Mike Tyson joins ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation’

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Legendary boxer Mike Tyson will star in the upcoming film “Kickboxer: Retaliation”, a sequel to yet-to-be released martial arts film “Kickboxer: Vengeance”.

“Kickboxer: Retaliation” is currently in production in California and Nevada, and will head back to Thailand in June for final principal photography, reports variety.com.

Tyson will portray a tough convict forced into a world of fighting behind bars.

“This is a monumental moment for us. We have already signed on 14 champions from the sporting world, mostly decorated fighters from the UFC, being able to add Mike Tyson as a cast member adds a whole new element and excitement to the film,” producer Robert Hickman said.

“Kickboxer: Vengeance”, which has been directed by John Stockwell, stars Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Darren Shahlavi.

The film is a remake of the original 1989 film “Kickboxer”.

“Kickboxer: Vengeance” is slated to release in September.

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