LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - Earlier this month, crowds anxiously stood outside the world premiere of Kickboxer: Vengeance, the first film in the rebooted Kickboxer franchise (starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista, and Georges St-Pierre), as fans anticipated the arrival of the film's stars, as well as some of UFC's biggest names.
Held at the exclusive iPic Theater in Westwood, CA, guests were all smiles as they walked the red carpet, which included breakout star Alain Moussi who plays the lead character Kurt Sloane (the same role Jean-Claude Van Damme originated in 1989's Kickboxer), as well as co-stars Georges St-Pierre, Sam Medina, Sara Malakul Lane, Fabrício Werdum, Luis Da Silva Jr., and Steven Swadling. Additional VIP guests included the current World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw, and UFC champion Roy "Big Country" Nelson, both of whom have prominent roles in the soon to be released sequel Kickboxer: Retaliation.
The talented production team behind Kickboxer: Vengeance (and Retaliation) includes producer Rob Hickman and executive producers Larry Nealy, Steven Swadling, and Jay Strommen (all from Our House Films), and producer/writer Dimitri Logothetis of Acme Rocket Fuel -- who is also the director of the upcoming second and third films.
"It is great to see people appreciate our film. Those who attended the premiere genuinely enjoyed the movie," said Rob Hickman. "We received nothing but compliments. It's very rewarding."
Following the screening, the talented cast went on to celebrate at the after-party held at The Tuck Room Tavern, where attendees congratulated them on their substantial performances.
Kickboxer: Vengeance is now in select theaters and available on VOD through Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, and other major cable/satellite providers. The second installment, Kickboxer: Retaliation, is set for a 2017 release and will once again star Jean-Claude Van Damme and Alain Moussi. They will be joined by Christopher Lambert, Mike Tyson, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Roy Nelson, Brian Shaw, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Fabrício Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, and Shogun Rua, to name a few.
For more information, or to interview the producers of this rebooted franchise, please contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a full service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310.441.1000 or email Eileen@ekcpr.com. Visit www.EKCPR.com.