Kickboxer: Vengeance sequel Kickboxer: Retaliation begins pre-production
The team behind the Kickboxer remake, Kickboxer: Vengeance, due to be released in theaters later this year, has already begun pre-production for the film’s sequel, Kickboxer: Retaliation.
Our House Films in association with Acme Rocket Fuel has announced that Hafthor Julius Björnsson (aka The Mountain from “Game of Thrones”) will be the Kickboxer’s next formidable foe. The film, which will be directed by its co-writer and producer Dimitri Logothetis, will have Alain Moussi and Jean-Claude Van Damme, among others, reprising their roles as they match against a syndicate of criminals.
Hafthor, who recently wrapped production on season six of “Game of Thrones,” has further established himself and gained online notoriety from his social media post that went viral showing him sparring UFC’s champion, Conor McGregor.
“The response we have garnered for the first film, before its release, has been staggering, and we are excited to continue the franchise with the Mountain himself added to the cast,” says Kickboxer franchise producer, Rob Hickman.
Filming on Kickboxer: Retaliation is set to begin in Thailand in May, immediately following Hafthor’s battle at the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition.