Jean-Claude Van Damme is about to flex his extra dramatic muscular tissues in upcoming neo-noir motion movie Darkness of Man.
The characteristic — being launched to consumers on the American Movie Market by VMI Worldwide — comes from director James Cullen Bressack, and has been likened to the grittier titles in Van Damme’s spectacular library, reminiscent of JCVD and The Bouncer.
No stranger to motion stars, having labored with Bruce Willis (Fortress), Mel Gibson (Scorching Seat), and Steven Seagal (Past the Regulation), Bressack co-write the script with Alethea Cho from an authentic story he devised alongside Van Damme. Bressack additionally produces alongside Jarrett Furst.
Set in Los Angeles, Darkness of Man sees the Kickboxer, Bloodsport and Common Soldier legend performs Russell Hatch, an Interpol operative who takes on the position of father determine to Jayden, the son of an informant killed in a routine raid gone unsuitable. Years later, Hatch finds himself defending Jayden and his uncle from a gaggle of cruel gangs in an all-out turf battle. Turning right into a struggle to outlive Hatch will cease at nothing to guard Jayden and struggle anybody getting in his method together with supposed allies with hidden agendas and nefarious intents. Filming is about to begin in Los Angeles in early 2023.
“James and I’ve been working collectively intently for some time now on Darkness of Man,” stated Van Damme. “It’s our ardour challenge. I’m very excited to begin filming in Los Angeles. Hopefully you all will get pleasure from what we create.”
Added Bressack: “I’m very excited to dive into the world of Darkness of Man. JC has been superb to collaborate with on this challenge and I respect the immense and instant assist from the crew at VMI. I really imagine this can be one thing very particular that can present a facet of Van Damme audiences have but to see.”
The deal was negotiated by Jessica Bennett, COO productions and acquisitions for VMI and Bressack.
“Thrilled to be partnering with James on Darkness of Man,” stated Bennett. “James and I’ve been looking for a challenge to collaborate on for fairly a while and when he despatched me the script to Darkness of Man I used to be instantly hooked. Partnered together with one of the vital iconic actors of the time, this one will certainly be a market favourite.”
Andre Relis and Jessica Bennett will function Producers on the movie together with James and Jarrett. Jean-Claude Van Damme, JD Beaufils, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Grady Craig, Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Ameer Fawaz, and James V. Builian can be government producers on the image. Financing was supplied by Bondit Media Capital.
This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter’s Nov. 1 day by day situation on the American Movie Market.