Director: John Stockwell
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Dimitri Logothetis, Jim McGrath
Starring: Dave Bautista, Scott Adkins, Jean Claude Van Damme, Alan Moussi, Georges St. Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, Gina Carano
Copyright Holder: N/A
A new take on "Kickboxer." The new film follows Eric and Kurt Sloan, descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric’s shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. But when Kurt witnesses the merciless murder of his brother at the hands of Muay Thai champion Tong Po, he vows revenge. He trains with his brother’s mentor, Xian Chow, for a Muay Thai fight to the death with Tong Po. Chow first thinks Kurt impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Chow discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po. The 1989 film starred Jean-Claude Van Damme as Kurt Sloane, a man out to avenge his brother by learning the Muay Thai fighting style.