Batista to star with top UFC Star in remake of 1980s action movie
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Batista is set to star with UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre in Kickboxer, a remake of the 1989 action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and world kickboxing champion Dennis Alexio. Stuntman and martial artist Alain Moussi will play the lead role, while Stephen Fung will direct (Tai Chai Zero, Tai Chi Hero).
“Alain is a star and will be an amazing leading man,” said producer Ted Field of Radar Pictures, who is producing the remake alongside Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi. “Like Vin [Diesel] in Riddick, Alain will make this movie very special and this Kickboxer will be the start of an amazing franchise.”
The film tells the story of Kurt Sloan, who is the corner-man for his brother, kickboxing champion David Sloan. After David wins the Karate World Championship, he is lured to Hong Kong by a promoter and is killed. Kurt then travels to Thailand to train and avenge his brother’s death.