With the trailer for Kickboxer: Vengeance expected to drop this week, just 12 hours ago on a Facebook live video, Jean-Claude Van Damme has signed the contract and he will be heading to Bangkok to reprise his role of Master Durand in Kickboxer: Retaliation.

Recently completing its shoot in Los Angeles, the sequel to the remake of Van Damme’s 1989 film now finds our hero Kurt Sloane, played by Alain Moussi, framed and put in prison to take on a major monster of a fighter named Mongkut, played by Game of Thrones‘ Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. Van Damme joins the likes of Moussi, Bjornsson, UFC fighters Paige VanZant, Fabricio Werdum, and Roy Nelson; boxing legend Mike Tyson, soccer star Ronaldinho, and the current “World’s Strongest Man”, Brian Shaw.

The Bangkok shoot of Kickboxer: Retaliation is set to begin within the next week with the trailer to the long awaited Kickboxer: Vengeance expected to drop this week with a late August/early September release date from RLJ Entertainment.