By Per Liljas
December 3, 2014

The original star of the 1989 martial arts classic Kickboxer, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is set to feature in an upcoming remake of the movie.

Van Damme is currently in final negotiations to join the cast as Master Chow, teaching a talented martial artist — played by Alain Moussi from X-Men: Days of Future Past — who has come to Thailand to learn kickboxing in order to avenge his brother’s death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“We are so excited to have Kickboxer roll into production and to have JCVD in the role of Master Chow, passing the torch to Alain, to have him lead the franchise to a new generation ” said Ted Field of Radar Films, who is co-producing the movie.

The movie, which starts shooting this week will also feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who played Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Shooting is slated to begin this week and the movie is expected to hit theaters in 2015, reports Rolling Stone.

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