Mike Tyson joins the cast of Kickboxer: Retaliation. This is a sequel to Kickboxer: Vengeance, which has yet to be released. The sequel is currently shooting in California and Nevada and will head back to complete its production in Thailand.
Kickboxer: Vengeance, which is set to be release in September. Movie was directed by JohnStockwell and stars Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, and Darren Shahlavi.
The story centers on the character Kurt Sloane played by Alain Moussi, who is “brought back forcibly to Thailand to fend for his life against a new formidable foe, portrayed by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones.”
Tyson is set to play a “tough convict forced into a world of fighting behind bars.” He joins the previously announced Paige VanZant in the project.
The movie is being directed by Dimitri Logothetis (Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers) from a script that he wrote. The filmmaker holds two black belts, and he had this to say in a statement:
“Words cannot express my excitement for this second installment. The passion I have for this genre just keeps getting bigger and the cast we have assembled is phenomenal. Expect to see spectacular, non-stop, action-packed martial arts from real fighters.”
Producer Robert Hickman added:
“This is a monumental moment for us. We have already signed on 14 champions from the sporting world, mostly decorated fighters from the UFC, being able to add Mike Tyson as a cast member adds a whole new element and excitement to the film.”