Jean Claude Van Damme is on a roll. First he landed a voice gig in DreamWorks upcoming sequel Kung Fu Panda 2, then he got picked up for a part in James Bobin The Muppets movie, and now Joel Silver has tapped him for a role in his latest martial arts flick, Dragon Eyes. The eighties action star has been on a solid winning streak and we hope it continues.
According to a report from EW, Van Damme has been confirmed to star alongside martial artist Cung Le in the film. He’ll play a shady mentor who once trained Le’s character Ryan. Ryan “has just arrived in a neighborhood blighted by drug crime and official corruption and he’s ready to use his fists and his street smarts to take on the local gangs and the police.”
The film will be directed by John Hyams, who previously directed Van Damme in Universal Solider: Regeneration. Coincidence? We think not! Dragon Eyes will begin shooting at the end of the month. The movie will be produced by Silver and After Dark Films. Who’s excited about seeing Van Damme in the mentor role?
What do you think of Van Damme’s role in Dragon Eyes?