Even though JCVD turned an awesome concept into an annoying film school masturbation, it was worth it for bringing Van Damme back into the media spotlight. Not even Steven Seagal does a better interview.
“You know, like, we’re gonna do Bloodsport 2,” he told us in a recent interview. “Which was my first movie. And I want to do it now in a very mature way, where the guy from Bloodsport is a complete bum, maybe abusing his son.”
[On encountering resistance from the studio] “They told me, ‘No, no, no! You cannot make a movie in America where a father is abusing his son physically! It’s wrong.”
“And you cannot be a guy on drugs doing karate and shit like that.’ I said, ’Why? Why? Tell me why.’ It’s against the rules of success. But I believe the other rules of success. To show something real.” [TotalFilm]
Dear Studio Exec: Think about it, Bloodsport 2: Child Abuse and Drugs and Karate and Shit, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gary Busey. The world is counting on you.