Van Damme Interested in Double Impact Sequel

Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Impact (1991) Movie ImageThings have been picking up for Jean-Claude Van Damme the past couple years. Emerging out of the semi-obscurity of the direct-to-video market, “JCVD” was a critical darling, and who knew that “Universal Soldier:  Regeneration” would be as good as it was? He’s even lending his voice to he upcoming “Kung-Fu Panda:  Kaboom of Doom”.

In the best news I’ve heard all day, it appears that Van Damme wants to revisit another earlier role, and is interested in doing a sequal to his 1991 hit “Double Impact”, where he played twins Alex and Chad Wagner.  Moviehole reports writer/director Sheldon Lettich, who also collaborated with Van Damme on “Lionheart” and “The Hard Corps”, among others, told a Van Damme fansite, that, though there may be some problems with the rights, and that it is “not a done deal,” they have a great idea for a story.  Their proposed plot would

“begin with Chad getting in trouble with a Chinese Triad gang in Los Angeles (which has a huge Chinese population), and Alex having to come from Hong Kong to help him out. Alex, of course, would be a fish-out-of-water, bull-in-a-china-shop in L.A., kind of like “Crocodile Dundee” or like Jackie Chan in RH2.”

I really hope this happens, if not for my own sake, then for Van Damme’s continued career resurgence.