Kickboxer movie reboot set for 2015 starring renowned stuntman Alain Moussi.
Alain Moussi plays Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 main character, pro-wrestler and mixed martial artist Dave Bautista playing Tong Po, Tony Jaa of Ong Bak and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
Alain Moussi renowned for serving as a stuntman and martial arts bit actor in Whitehouse Down, Pacific Rim and X-Men: Days of Future Past with Australia’s leading movie star Hugh Jackman. He will know play Kurt Sloane in the classic KICKBOXER reboot that is set for big screen next year. Alain Moussi is practitioner of Kickboxing, Karate, Aikido, Goshindo, Filipino Martial Arts, Kobudo, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Sambo.
Tong-Po, who was meant to be a Thai-fighter in original Kickboxer was played by Moroccan-American Michel Qissi. Tong-Po will now be performed by Dave Bautista, professional mixed martial artist and pro WWE wrestler.
According to IMDb.com, Xian Chow, the trainer of Van-Damme in the first movie, is rumoured to be played in 2015 edition by Tony Jaa, who is renowned for Ong Back trilogy and Fast & Furious 7.
These are the movie-stars and martial artists, including JCVM who hasn’t really tasted the real fight in the boxing ring either.
However, not that many know, that Eric Sloane character in Kickboxer 1989 was played by a real World kickboxing champion Dennis Alexio.
Dennis Alexio is an American full-contact style kickboxer who states the total record of 73 professional bouts with 68 wins finishing 63 of them by the way of KO, with only two losses, one draw and two no-contest challenges.
In Kickboxer 2015 the real, and also seems to be the only one true fighter on the screen will be famous Georges St-Pierre, former UFC 3-time Welterweight Champion from Canada. GSP role in Kickboxer is yet to be revealed.
The actual plot will probably remain similar, though the actual action and production will obviously be much different with all those special effects and the difference in film-making, 25-years since Kickboxer was released in 1989.