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Raise your hand if you want to see Jean-Claude Van Damme take a spinning roundhouse kick at comedy. I certainly do. To see him play a crazy ex-Marine teambuilding coach? Even better. That’s the plan in director Rob Meltzer’s new film, “Welcome to the Jungle”. (I feel like Axel Rose is going to sue the production over that name at some point.)
Here’s the synopsis:
CHRIS (Adam Brody) is a workplace weakling who doesn’t have the balls to stand up to the slick office bully, PHIL (Rob Huebel), who steals all his ideas, and he has yet to muster the courage to ask out cute HR manager, LISA (Megan Boone). Even Chris’ only friend, JARED, a sarcastic slacker IT guy who secretly monitors everyone’s porn intake, slams Chris for being a pussy.
But when a team-building “wilderness seminar” goes horribly wrong, and unhinged ex-marine teambuilding coach STORM ROTHCHILD (Jean-Claude Van Damme) gets mauled by a cougar – Chris and his co-workers find themselves stranded on a deserted tropical island with no rescue in sight… and someone’s going to have to step up and take charge.
Phil quickly proclaims himself “God” of the island – but Chris has Boy Scout skills and would be far better suited to lead the group if he could overcome his fear – of everything. Can Chris finally man-up to Phil, release his inner-beast, get them rescued and win the girl? Or will Phil triumph, as usual, while Chris cowers like a bitch-boy?
Oh, did I forget to mention that Van Damme plays a character named STORM F’n ROTHCHILD!!! Sorry, that must’ve slipped my mind. I fully anticipate a tense, and awesome, faceoff with that cougar. After all, STORM ROTHCHILD will not go gently into that good night, he’s going down punching and kicking and biting and clawing and perhaps, just perhaps, finding an excuse to do the splits.
“Welcome to the Jungle” is currently filming in Puerto Rico. More news as we hear it.
Via : Twitch