Jean-Claude Van Damme could also be finest identified for his streak of starring roles in ’80s and ’90s motion motion pictures like Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Double Impression, Common Soldier, Timecop and Road Fighter, however he’s nonetheless in preventing form—as footage from his new film can attest.
A trailer for the French-language Netflix motion comedy film The Final Mercenary simply dropped, through which The Muscular tissues From Brussels will be seen demonstrating his martial arts abilities—to not point out his fresh-to-death dance strikes—in a collection of motion setpieces (and in an array of wigs).
Van Damme performs “the world’s most celebrated mercenary,” an skilled fighter, sharpshooter and grasp of disguise who merely goes by the codename Mist. A former undercover agent who was denounced by his authorities, Mist should return to France when his estranged son turns into embroiled in a terrorist conspiracy. What follows is an element shoot-’em-up, half buddy comedy, half fish-out-of-water story because the grizzled old-school loner Mist should work with a youthful era to save lots of the day.
And sure, The Final Mercenary additionally supplies Van Damme with one other alternative to indicate off what has change into his trademark transfer over time: the splits, which he can nonetheless carry out flawlessly at 60 years outdated.
Talking with Males’s Well being again in 2017, JCVD mentioned that he believes his legendary flexibility comes from a mixture of genetics and the truth that he has been figuring out nearly his whole life. “I began coaching after I was very younger,” he mentioned. “I used to be all the time into flexibility coaching, so it made my muscle tissue very elastic. Additionally, I’ve good genes from my dad and mom, and that DNA is essential.”
The Final Mercenary will begin streaming on Netflix on July 30.