Jean-Claude Van Damme has confirmed to totalfilm.com that he is working on Bloodsport 2, a true sequel to his first hit movie.
“You know, like, we’re gonna do Bloodsport 2," he told us in a recent interview. "Which was my first movie. And I want to do it now in a very mature way, where the guy from Bloodsport is a complete bum, maybe abusing his son."
The original Bloodsport spawned three follow-ups, but Jean-Claude was connected to none of them.
Despite the recent success of latest movie JCVD, Van Damme is encountering some resistance from the studio.
“They told me, ‘No, no, no! You cannot make a movie in America where a father is abusing his son physically! It’s wrong."
“And you cannot be a guy on drugs doing karate and shit like that.’ I said, ’Why? Why? Tell me why.’
"It’s against the rules of success. But I believe the other rules of success. To show something real.”
Keep an eye on totalfilm.com for more from Van Damme, including his thoughts on drug addiction, why he turned down Stallone's Expendables and the help tape he's looking to create.