Jean Claude Van Damme is back in Kickboxer: Vengeance. Sadly he won’t be returning as Kurt Sloane, he’s playing Master Durand – a man known for training fighters.
However, Alain Moussi is playing Kurt Sloane so I’m assuming that’s the connection to the original Kickboxer story.
Here’s the plot synopsis: Living in Venice, California, Eric and Kurt Sloane come from a long line of martial artists. After Eric wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Thailand despite his brother’s protests. When Eric dies fighting the Muay Thai champion Tong Po, Kurt turns to his brother’s mentor Master Durand to seek revenge on the vicious Tong Po.
Directed by John Stockwell (Turistas, Blue Crush, Middle of Nowhere), Kickboxer: Vengeance also stars Gina Carano, Dave Buatista, and Sara Malakul Lane.
The trailer looks like all the cheesy 90’s action movies I grew up loving. The movie hits theaters August 19th.