Hollywood classics continue to be remade and Jean-Claude Van Damme is no exception a remake of his 1989 hit Kickboxer in the works. Stephen Fung has signed on to direct the film which will be produced by Radar Pictures which also produced The Last Samurai and The Chronicles of Riddick.
Fung previously directed the movie Tai Chi Zero. This is the second Van Damme flick which will be remade as it was previously announced that another of his more popular works Bloodsport is to get a reboot. Jim McGrath and Dimitri Logothetis will write the script for the film. No word yet on whether Van Damme will make a cameo in the remake of either film but Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is reporting that he has been offered a film by the Belgian action star.
Van Damme was in India at the International Indian Film Academy Awards where he met Mukesh. It has been reported that Van Damme is hoping to make a film in India complete with all the spice of a Bollywood film mixed in with a little romance and action. Hollywood in the meantime, continues its trend of giving movies a fresh new look. Many films have been getting the reboot over the last decade including Fame, Ice Castles, Fright Night.
Even Spiderman which was only ten years old got a reboot last year.