08.04.2015 Chinese-made war action film “Wolf Warrior” topped the Chinese box office over the weekend with a strong opening of $32.5 million.
Many war films have had a tough time at the Chinese box office in recent years, but “Wolf Warrior” (aka “War Warrior”), which features a very Western plot about a special forces soldier who is forced out of the army and goes on to set up his own group of insurgents, had a strong debut.
Its success may have been helped by the huge recent performance of “The Taking of Tiger Mountain,” which reached over $150 million. The presence of martial arts ace Wu Jing and Scott Adkins in action roles also likely helped.
03.12.2014 Jean-Claude van Damme is joining the cast of a new Kickboxer movie. This time he returns not as the student, but in the role of Master Chow
The original star of the 1989 martial arts classic Kickboxer, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is set to feature in an upcoming remake of the movie.
Van Damme is currently in final negotiations to join the cast as Master Chow, teaching a talented martial artist — played by Alain Moussi from X-Men: Days of Future Past — who has come to Thailand to learn kickboxing in order to avenge his brother’s death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We are so excited to have Kickboxer roll into production and to have JCVD in the role of Master Chow, passing the torch to Alain, to have him lead the franchise to a new generation ” said Ted Field of Radar Films, who is co-producing the movie.
The movie, which starts shooting this week will also feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who played Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Shooting is slated to begin this week and the movie is expected to hit theaters in 2015.