bloodsport remake 2019
Given Hollywood's obsession with recycling old ideas, it's little surprise that a Bloodsport remake is in the works. There’s no word yet on any cast members, but the script (penned by Robert Mark Kamen of The Karate Kid, The Fifth Element and Taken) will see rewrites before filming. The year was 1988. That's the conclusion the L.A. Times arrived at after an investigation into his claims just a couple months after the movie hit theaters. While the original film was based off of a somewhat-true story (the real-life version of Van Damme’s character, Frank Dux, allegedly fought in a bloody tournament similar to the filmed one), the updated story will likely have a political edge. Two years ago, it was reported that a new Bloodsport would follow a mercenary fresh from Afghanistan, who seeks respite from violence but ends up in a deadly Brazilian fighting tournament. It was that same brute strength that landed him with the San Diego Chargers for a spell before he turned to acting. In 1996, Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite was released direct-to-video. The year was 1988. Frank Dux told Buzzfeed that the budget didn't allow for stuntmen to be cast, so producers made sure that everyone in the movie could take a punch. Tocha has credited the role with helping to legitimize Muay Thai in the West. All photos: METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. With Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all. There’s no word on the Afghanistan angle, but Variety’s article does include the phrases “21st century mercenaries” and “Brazilian Vale Tudo fighting.” Both would seemingly tie right back into the older story. ‘Bloodsport’ Becomes the Latest Remake That Nobody Asked For Tweet Share Post Bookmark Subscribe First Stallone, now Van Damme, it seems … The latest is Bloodsport, the 1988 action film that served as Jean-Claude Van Damme’s first major starring role (outside of his turn as ‘Gay Karate Man’ in Monaco Forever). Here are 10 things you might not have known. When that fell though, Jean-Claude became Johnny Cage, who not coincidentally shares initials with the Muscles from Brussels. Have any sequels ever been made to the movie Bloodsport? The real-life Frank Dux, whose victory at the underground Kumite supposedly inspired Bloodsport, was probably lying about his exploits. Does the world need another Bloodsport? Variety reports that James McTeigue, of V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin, will be directing the upcoming remake. Bloodsport was one of Van Damme’s first starring roles.

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