The UFC and WWE worlds are set to collide when Georges St-Pierre and Dave Bautista star in the remake of the cult classic, Kickboxer.
The 1989 hit starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and was one of his breakout roles, alongside Bloodsport, with filming for the new movie set to start in the coming months.
St-Pierre and Batista will star in the film but it will headed by stuntman, Alain Moussi, who has done work in films such as X-Men Days of Future Past and Pacific Rim.
"David and Kurt Sloan are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California dynasty of champions. Both are top-notch fighters and athletes in the prime of their lives. When David wins the Karate World Championship, a promoter lures him to Hong Kong despite Kurt's protests that the man is a crook.
"Not soon after, Kurt receives a letter from David and heads to Thailand to meet him. When he arrives, he discovers his brother is dead. The man responsible is the viscous Tong Po. Desperate to seek revenge, Kurt turns to Xian Chow, his brother's former mentor. To defeat the man who killed his brother, Kurt must look within himself to find the strength and courage of a champion."
For St-Pierre it's the biggest role he's had since his cameo role in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as he continues to break ground for UFC stars in the mainstream media.
The most successful MMA fighter to Hollywood switch thus far has been women's MMA star, Gina Carano, who left the women's MMA scene before the current 'golden age' under the UFC banner.
Current Women's Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey has made it no secret that she plans on leaving the UFC in the coming years in order to make the switch to Hollywood. The 27 year old will have starring roles in The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7, with both films being released within the next 18 months.
With this announcement for St-Pierre though, it is breaking ground for the male stars.
The 32 year old, who turns 33 next week, has struggled with injuries in recent years, which is one of the reasons he's taken time off from the sport. A successful move into films would likely see him not return to the cage.
A rumored late-2014 return was scuppered after he underwent ACL surgery last month and a 2015 return has been talked about by Dana White, but there's been no word from St-Pierre on the matter recently.
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