The third film in the Kickboxer reboot franchise is hoping to shoot this January with the help of SAG since the production is more independent.
As the big-budget projects get delayed and studios attempt to secure a deal with the Writers’ Guild of America, some of the smaller films that work outside of the studio system hope to use their grassroots status as an advantage during these times. Kevin Smith announced recently that his production The 4:1 Movie was approved to shoot with a waiver. His movie is expected to begin principal photography later this year. Now, the director of the Kickboxer reboot is now preparing for his next two projects, hoping to get a waiver to allow his film to proceed.
According to Deadline, Dimitri Logothetis, the director of Kickboxer: Vengeance and Kickboxer: Retaliation, is planning for the shooting of the conclusion to his trilogy with Kickboxer: Armageddon. Alain Moussi will star in the film, replacing Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played the role of Kurt Sloane. He wants to get waivers for his productions Kickboxer Armageddon as well as his action thriller Flying shadow so that they can begin filming in January. Logothetis is planning for the projects to film in Mississippi and Malta.
The synopsis for Kickboxer: Armageddon per Deadline reads, “in Armageddon, [Kurt Sloane] sees his world turned upside down once again, when an explosion meant for him kills his wife and baby. Kurt, with nothing to lose, runs furiously through Malaysia’s underground fight scene, training to find and assassinate Master Durand’s twin brother Cesare. Joel Shapiro and Rob Hickman will join Logothetis on the producing front. Joel Shapiro, Rob Hickman, and Logothetis will be joining him on the production front.
Flying Shadow is the synopsis of his other action movie. “exmilitary Black Ops Secret Service agent Travis Rawls, and commander of Chinese Private Security Force Ling, as they try to avoid certain disaster when the ancient legendary blade, Flying Shadow is stolen, leaving President’s Life hanging in the air.” Logothetis and McGrath also wrote this script, with the former to produce.”