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Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport gets remake treatment

Bloodsport

Story by Jack Foley

JEAN-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport is to be re-made, according to Variety.

James McTeigue, whose past credits include The Raven and V For Vendetta, is to direct from a script that has been worked on by Taken scribe Robert Mark Kamen and Craig Rosenberg (the latter under McTeigue’s supervision).

The story, this time around, will explore the life of 21st Century mercenaries as they collide with the underground world of Brazilian Vale Tudo fighting.

As yet, there is no word on casting or release date but shooting on the new Bloodsport will take place on location in Australia and Brazil during the first quarter of 2014.

The original Bloodsport was shot for $1.1 million and made $11 million in the US alone, helping to turn Van Damme into a mega movie star in the process.

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