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.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Nope no Bolo Yeung so I don't want to see it. LoL. Go for JCVD!

  • Brent

    Hell, I'd even settle for Donald Gibb.

  • Bad Zack

    id watch it

  • Blackfighter

    Bolo Yeung is KING!

  • Blackfighter you!

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Touch a nerve?!? LoL. That was uncalled for, even if I wasn't serious.

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    And that's why I'm not watchin a sequel, cuz he's not in it. Just like I wouldn't watch a Bloodsport sequel without him in it. LoL

  • Mike

    Woot! Do it! Props to Van Damme- hope the comeback continues and gets actual critical recognition!