If there was a hall of fame for all time great “guy” movies, then somewhere on the top floor there would have to be a spot reserved for Bloodsport. No, not any of the bastard Jean-Claude Van Damme-less sequels that crawled around… but the original masterpiece (yes… I said masterpiece) filled with splits, spinning back kicks, bandanna wielding bad asses and the biggest pecks I’ve ever seen on an Asian dude in my life (Bolo Yeung).
The mighty Jean-Claude Van Damme seems to be enjoying something of a resurgence with the success of JCVD… and with the success of films like Rocky and Rambo for Stallone it makes sense that Van Damme would want to go back to that which made him a star in the first place. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Jean-Claude Van Damme has announced that he is making a TRUE Bloodsport 2.
The folks over at TotalFilm give us this:
“You know, like, we’re gonna do Bloodsport 2,” he told us in a recent interview. “Which was my first movie. And I want to do it now in a very mature way, where the guy from Bloodsport is a complete bum, maybe abusing his son.”
“They told me, ‘No, no, no! You cannot make a movie in America where a father is abusing his son physically! It’s wrong.” “And you cannot be a guy on drugs doing karate and shit like that.’ I said, ’Why? Why? Tell me why.’ “It’s against the rules of success. But I believe the other rules of success. To show something real.”
I don’t know how I feel about Frank suddenly being a child abuser… but maybe it has something to do with the story he has in mind… I’ll give the mighty JCVD the benefit of the doubt for now.
International friend I cry tears of joy at the thought of a true Bloodsport 2. Ahhhh… so many memories. What is your reaction? Great? Who Cares? (Thanks to Henrik for the heads up)