Jean Claude Van Damme Fights Vinnie Jones
Jean Claude Van Damme is still working on that comeback. This time he’s getting help from director Russell Mulcahy.
THR says JCVD will face off against Vinnie Jones in a Mulcahy movie called Weapon. In it, they’ll play rival assassins. The film’s plot description seems to boil down mostly to their choice of killing instrument. Vinnie is a master sharpshooter and Van Damme is particularly fond of using a knife.
Mulcahy used to know a thing or two about mano a mano action movies. He’s probably best known for directing Highlander back in 1986. Unfortunately he also directed Highlander II: The Quickening, and my love of The Shadow aside, Russell’s career went missing in action. He’s seen a resurgence in recent years. In 2007 he directed the mildly successful sequel Resident Evil: Extinction and his upcoming movie Give em’ Hell, Malone with Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames is getting some positive buzz. Whether doing a JCVD movie is a step up, or a step down from there, I leave for you to judge.
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