A starring role as the main villain (Jean Vilain to be exact) in The Expendables 2 is about to give Jean Claude Van Damme the kind of career boost he hasn’t had in over 15 years. In fact, The Expendables sequel is likely to be the highest grossing live action film he has ever appeared in (and by a huge margin). I was a big fan of film JVDC and Universal Soldier: Regeneration, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has seen either of those films (and a harder time finding someone who has seen both). Van Damme’s production slate suggests he is not ready to give up on his straight-to-DVD ways (which includes the horrible looking Welcome to the Jungle), but the press tour for The Expendables 2 is giving him the opportunity to talk about returning to some familiar roles. I wouldn’t mind seeing return as Lionheart or Kickboxer, but it appears neither is in the cards. Here is what he told NextMovie.com about a potential Bloodsport (grossed $11 million in 1988) remake and a Double Impact (grossed $30 million in 1991) sequel, that apparently is ready to go . . .
HE WANTS TO BE PART OF THE BLOODSPORT REMAKE: “I want to be in the film as a trainer and I don’t think the writer wants [me] to … he knows that ‘Bloodsport’ is a big film so he wants to get credit with all of that — you know what I’m saying? When I did the first ‘Bloodsport,’” he told us, “it was an independent company and [they] didn’t want bankruptcy, so they sold the title all over the place – 2,3,4,5,6 ‘Bloodsports.’ The remake, I would love to be in it. It’s kind of painful, but maybe they’ll change their minds. That would be great because I can still kick better than anybody here today.”
HE WROTE A SCRIPT FOR DOUBLE IMPACT 2 & NEEDS SOMEONE TO HELP HIM MAKE IT: “I wrote the script with a friend of mine Sheldon – He [co-wrote] “Bloodsport” and “Double Impact” with me,” he told us. “Hopefully, somebody smart enough, like an agent or a producer, can put that back together…I’m excited about it, you know? “
“‘Double Impact’ [would be] a great franchise,” he told us, explaining how he thinks his twin characters Chad and Alex might have evolved. “Today, Chad would be like the guy in ‘JCVD’ and Alex would be the guy like ‘The Expendables.’”
“I came up with a great story set in Los Angeles. [Chad] is a producer, making pictures with a big house behind him. Alex is gonna go on vacation and has some problems with the Triads. Why? Because Chad went to Hong Kong and to get some loan money using [Alex's] face, all of that bulls**t. And Alex comes [to Los Angeles] to see Chad and he’s full of s**t, has a girl pregnant, and she’s the sister of the big boss from South Central. It’s like ‘Double Impact’ in Los Angeles.”
Source : NextMovie.com