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Casting Net: Jean-Claude Van Damme back in the ring for 'Kickboxer' remake

• Jean-Claude Van Damme is in final talks for Kickboxer, a franchise remake of the 1989 action film that kickstarted his career. John Stockwell is directing the film, which stars Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, and Georges St. Pierre. The story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi), a man who travels to Thailand and learns how to kickbox in order to face his brother’s killer, Tong Po (Bautista). Van Damme starred as Sloane in the original, and is eyeing an updated version of Sloane’s teacher, Master Chow. If it’s finalized, he will be replacing Tony Jaa who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Jim McGrath wrote the script. The film began shooting in New Orleans this week, and will later shoot in Thailand. [THR]

• Will Ferrell will star in an untitled film about the competitive world of a Shakespearean theater company. David Guion and Michael Handelman are writing the script; together, they also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Specific plot details, and the film’s director, have not yet been announced. [Variety]

• Allen Leech, known for his work on Downton Abbey and The Imitation Game, has signed on for Jonathan Mostow‘s Hunter’s Prayer. Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush star. Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato, and Michael Ferris adapted Kevin Wignall‘s novel, For The Dogs, for the screen. The story follows Lucas (Worthington), an assassin who connects with his target, Ella (Rush), causing him to fail his assignment, and become a target as a result. Leech will take the part of Lucas’ former boss. [Deadline]

Jean-Claude Van Damme welcomes Adam Brody to the jungle in new movie trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Martial-arts master Jean-Claude Van Damme has gloriously entered the Chuck Norris chapter of his career. No, Van Damme can’t make it rain cats and dogs just so he can solve a mouse problem. But the Muscles from Brussels is much more willing to parody his reputation as a legendary cinematic tough guy and laugh at his own expense. (You may have seen his recent Volvo commercial.)

In the upcoming movie Welcome to the Jungle, Van Damme goes even further, playing a deranged former Marine tasked with training a herd of office drones on an island corporate retreat. He immediately identifies a potential agitator, Adam Brody, and when the group finds themselves stranded in the remote wilderness, it becomes every man and woman for themselves. Rob Huebel and Kristen Schaal co-star in the movie, which will open in theaters and VOD on Feb. 7.

Click below for the exclusive trailer, and see what wild animal dares challenge Van Damme as king of the jungle. READ FULL STORY

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