By: John M Jerva
We have sone exciting news for you today and while it is not a trailer, there is a smashing new promotional one sheet teaser for the upcoming sci-fi martial arts epic Jiu JITSU which sees Alain Moussi assemble with the rest of the epic cast that includes Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, JuJu Chan and Nicolas Cage. Check it out below courtesy of the IMDb!!!
As you can see from the above poster, the cast is battle ready and looking all business and we even get an action shot of Jaa delivering one of his trademark devastating flying knees in the background. It also feature the sweet tagline “from the darkness, the ultimate fighters rise.”
This project peeked everyone’s interest a few years back when it was announced that Kickboxer franchise star Alain Moussi would be teaming up with legendary martial arts superstar Tony Jaa as well as Grillo, Chan and Cage for one epic sounding fisticuffs fueled extravaganza. Kickboxer: Armageddon was put on hold so this film could be shot first so Moussi will be returning to that franchise soon.
The film did finish production and is currently in post so hopefully we will have something footage wise in the future very soon as myself and many action fans are impatiently awaiting to see what is in store for us.
The film is set up as “a new Sci-Fi Martial Arts franchise from Dimitri Logothetis, Director/Producer of Kickboxer: Retaliation” and the official synopsis reads: “Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the Alien invader, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from amnesia, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Cage), Keung (Jaa), Harrigan (Grillo) and his team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters. They must help Jake to regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.“
Also starting in the film are Rick Yune from the original The Fast And The Furious and Olympus Has Fallen as well as Marie Avgeropoulos, James P. Bennett, Ryan Tarran and Marrese Crump and this film is certainly shaping up to deliver the goods and I can’t wait to see the first footage down the road. It certainly bodes well that Moussi, Cage, Grillo and Jaa are all fighting on the same team. Expect maximum damage on this one from this all-star action team!
I interviewed Moussi a few years back for Kickboxer: Retaliation and we chatted about this heavily anticipated film.
It’s an an action sci-fi film that was developed by Dimitri and another writer. Jujutsu is an action, martial arts, sci-fi film. It’s based on this comic book concept they created and it’s almost like a cross between the Bourne films and Predator. It’s very cool and it’s completely different from Kickboxer. It’s going to be really unique and awesome!
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