Bloodsport Remake: No Kumite. No JCVD. No Point.

In more remake news (is there any other news these days OTHER than remakes?) my head hit my hands when the news was released that not only will the latest version of Bloodsport, the 80’s action fest starring the legendary JCVD will no feature  JCVD but it will share pretty much just a title with the original.

You may ask… what’s the point? Thousand’s of film fans are currently screaming the same.

So the details: Robert Mark Kamen, screenwriter for the disliked and critically mauled Taken 2, will be handling writing duties for this remake (set expectations to VERY low).  Kamen told “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.”
Phillip  (“Salt’) Noyce is set to direct whilst king of the unwanted sequel/prequel/remake king Ed Pressman will produce (Wall Street 2, another Crow remake, a bunch of other films you wont ever bother watching).
It’s rumoured that the film will focus on Frank Dux the real life inspiration behind the original film.
Hopefully before then this film will burn in the flames of development hell.  We can only hope.
Reporter: Phil Hobden

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One comment

  1. I find it curious how and why you anyone would call this a remake? When it is not the same story? The fact is according to my contractual agreements it specifically states that a remake must make use of Frank Dux character and cannot digress in any manner from the original… apparently, people will do anything to get a film made even if it is to fraudulently attach itself to a title like Bloodsport… Given all the breeches of contract there was no meeting of the minds or compensation paid to me which means i retain ownership of that title…

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