Posted by: GregMo Roberts Source:Next Movie
Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen is on a high. His new movie Taken 2 took in over $50 million at this week-end’s box office which was a surprise to just about everyone. And although Kamen’s script is not exactly getting the highest accolades in critical corners, it has allowed Kamen to pick his next project and that project is a remake of the 1988 movie Bloodsport.
The kickboxing movie that launched the career of one Jean Claude Van Damme will be rebooted, but Kamen doesn’t think that the Muscles From Brussels should be involved.
"This film resembles the original in title only," he says. "It has nothing to do with any Kumite contest. It has nothing to do with Frank Dux. If the title was not the same, you would not associate the two films. To use JCVD would make no sense because the association would be lost as the story has nothing to do with the first one. If anything it would be a distraction."
Salt directed Phillip Noyce is pegged to direct and Van Damme doesn’t seem to happy not being involved. “I want to be in the film as a trainer and I don’t think the writer wants [me] to” says Van Damme. “..[Kamen] knows that Bloodsport is a big film so he wants to get credit with all of that – you know what I’m saying.”