Brian O’Shea’s Cannes portfolio just got bigger with the reboot of the 1989 combat film to star UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre (pictured) and WWE’s Dave Bautista.

China’s Stephen Fung will direct and Ted Field of Radar Pictures produce the revenge story about a California fighter who sets out to Hong Kong find the thug that killed his brother.

Newcomer and stunt man and martial artist Alain Moussi will play the lead.

“Alain is a star and will be an amazing leading man,” said Filed “Like Vin in Riddick, Alain will make this movie very special and this Kickboxer reboot will be the start of an amazing franchise”.

Dimitri Logothetis and Nick Celozzi also produce. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will serve as executive produces alongside The Exchange CEO O’Shea, Jeff Bowler and Nat McCormick.