Larnell Stovall has spent the past few years building a reputation for himself as one of the best fight choreographers working today. With the likes of Undisputed 3, Never Back Down 2, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, The Raid 2, and both seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy to his name, he’s certainly deserving of that title several times over. And now he’s poised to add the upcoming remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Kickboxer to that list, as well.
Stovall will join Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Fung, whose past directorial efforts include “House of Fury” and more recently the live-action cartoons that were “Tai Chi Zero” and “Tai Chi Hero”. The film will mark Fung’s Hollywood debut.
Alain Moussi will make his debut as Kurt Sloan when the film starts shooting in the autumn.
Here’s a refresher of the original Kickboxer trailer: