Bloodsport was one of Van Damme’s first starring roles. But it’s a movie that still retains some name recognition, so it’s ripe for the remaking.

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. Though Bloodsport made a ton of money, Van Damme didn't see much of it. Phillip Noycewas attached to direct a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen. A former body building champ in Hong Kong, Yeung befriended the martial arts icon in the '70s, and they soon became close friends. Both fighters would go on to appear with Van Damme in Kickboxer.

Among the pro fighters in Bloodsport are Michel Qissi, a kickboxer who played the fighter Suan Paredes, and Paulo Tocha, a Muay Thai expert who played Paco. First Stallone, now Van Damme, it seems today was the day to reboot the films of 80s action stars. "We would know. Bow before Jean-Claude Van Damme's martial-arts masterpiece. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a little known martial artist trying to make the transition to acting, and after bit parts in B-movies, a starring role finally landed in his lap. Almost certainly not. Unlike the other participants in the Kumite, he doesn't practice martial arts, relaying instead on his brute strength to crush dudes. Given Hollywood's obsession with recycling old ideas, it's little surprise that a Bloodsport remake is in the works. All photos: METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. 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.

Have any sequels ever been made to the movie Bloodsport? 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. Bloodsport also gave us the fight tournament subgenre of action movies and mades millions of American boys learn to do the splits. Variety reports that James McTeigue, of V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin, will be directing the upcoming remake.

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. Bloodsport There’s going to be no Jean-Claude Van Damme in the announced remake of Bloodsport that’s currently in the works. In the decade between starring alongside Lee and taking on Van Damme, he became one of the most recognizable bad guys in Hong Kong cinema. 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). The movie featured Daniel Bernhardt, Pat Morita, and Donald Gibb, who reprised his role as Ray 'Tiny' Jackson from the first Bloodsport movie. It was that same brute strength that landed him with the San Diego Chargers for a spell before he turned to acting. Dumbo is getting remade too . In fact, Midway Games attempted to license Van Damme's image for the game. Thirty years later, Bloodspot is still a part of the pop culture zeitgeist, and not just because it launched Van Damme into stardom. Here’s What The Legends Of Tomorrow Alum Said, 9 Sexually Explicit Netflix Movies You Can Stream Right Now, Why Interstellar's Ending Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means, Enter For A Chance To Win CinemaBlend's Antebellum Giveaway, One Harry Potter Actor Likes Not Being Recognized Nearly A Decade After The Final Film, The Studios Are Going After People Who Have Downloaded Milla Jovovich's New Movie, The Raven Director James McTeigue On The Darkness Of Edgar Allan Poe, John Cusack Sports A Pair Of Wings In New Poster For The Raven, The Raven And House At The End Of The Street Pushed Back. With Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks. 16. 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. Jackson was the only returning character. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a little known martial artist trying to make the transition to acting, and after bit parts in B-movies, a starring role finally landed in his lap. Ed Boon and John Tobias, the creators of legendary video game Mortal Kombat, were inspired in part by Bloodsport. What is surprising is that after being announced in 2011, we're still waiting for it to hit theaters. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. 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. Does the world need another Bloodsport? Centered around a brutal martial arts competition, the movie was essentially constructed to show … I am so proud to see the director of one of..., Lately the sheer number of remakes being proposed has, First Trailer For The Raven Starring John Cusack, New Look At Alice Eve In James McTeigue's The Raven, James McTeigue May Direct 1920s Gangster Film Ness/Capone, Disney+'s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer Opens Up The Multiverse, Back To The Future Actress Elsa Raven Is Dead At 91, The Batman: See What Star Wars’ John Boyega Could Look Like As Red Hood, Come Play Ending Explained And What The Cast And Director Said, Grey's Anatomy Is Adding A New Star To Season 17, ‘The Craft: Legacy’ Interviews With Zoe Lister-Jones, Michelle Monaghan, Zoey Luna And More, 'The Witches' Cast Interviews with Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Octavia Spencer, Back To The Future 35th Anniversary Interview With Lea Thompson, The Masked Singer's Popcorn: Our 5 Best Guesses, Would Superman Returns’ Brandon Routh Appear In The Flash Movie?