Hollywood can’t quit remaking the classics–and this time, they’re looking for a studio to remake the Jean Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer. This one may not be a clunker, though, with a huge WWE wrestler and a legendary mixed martial artist to play two of the movie’s biggest roles.
Producers tapped have Dave Bautista and UFC legend Georges St. Pierre as co-stars for their big screen remake of the infamous Van-Damme movie. That’s after martial arts star (and movie stuntman) Alain Moussi getting signed for the lead role in the remake. The original movie told the story of a cornerman turned kickboxer who’s hellbent on getting revenge for the brutal beating of his brother in the ring. He travels to Thailand to take down the fighter who paralyzed his brother in an epic showdown of blood, sweat, and unnecessary screaming.
Both Bautista and St. Pierre are hot commodities in the fighting world and the film biz. Bautista is following up last year’s Riddick as the hulking Drax in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and St. Pierre has a memorable turn as the villainous Batroc in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier…
Putting them on the same screen with a rising star like Moussi could make for an entertaining couple of hours–assuming the producers can get the funding they need to make the movie happen. Of course, we would just be happy to watch Bautista and St. Pierre brawl for a couple of hours without all that needless plotting. We bet that it would be a lot easier to finance, too.