So, ever wake up one morning and wish Nicholas Cage would enter an alien martial arts contest where the winner defends the Earth from certain doom?
Hey, here we are.
Jiu Jitsu will be featuring some of the best martial arts talent available, with Ong Bak superstar Tony Jaa, Ninja Assassin badass Rick Yune and Winter Soldier scary dude Frank Grillo all joining the lineup of contestants.
Juju Chan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) and Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100) will also be kicking on board the Nick Cage and Kickboxer franchise star Alain Moussi fight-fest, reports Deadline.
Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious alien in a battle to protect Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the alien invader, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from amnesia, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Cage), Keung (Jaa), Harrigan (Grillo) and his team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters. They must help Jake to regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.
Soak all that in, Wasteoids. Just inhale the heady perfume of the 80s-est thing that’s come out of fifteen years of nostalgia-boning that weird decade. Taste the lack of self awareness in the bold search for raw, unadulterated badassery.
Helmed by Dimitri Logothetis and written by Jim McGrath, the film also stars Randy Couture (The Expendables franchise) and stunt legend Ryan Tarran as the alien warlord Brax.
Jiu Jitsu hits theatres sometime in 2020.
I have no further words to describe my thoughts on this. What say thee?
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