Cage to star in a martial arts actioner

Actor Nicolas Cage will star in the upcoming martial arts actioner Jiu-Jitsu, based on the comic book of the same name. The cast will also include Alain Moussi, who stars in the Kickboxer franchise, reports variety.com.

Dimitri Logothetis is producing with Martin Barab and directing from a script he wrote with Jim McGrath.

Jiu-Jitsu centres on an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters facing fearsome alien invaders in a battle for Earth every six years. Cage’s character and his team of Jiu-Jitsu fighters band together with Moussi’s character to defeat the Brax.

Logothetis wrote and directed Kickboxer: Vengeance and Kickboxer: Retaliation,” both starring Moussi.

“Jiu-Jitsu is guaranteed to satisfy the millions of martial arts and science fiction lovers across the globe with world-class martial artists and stuntmen go to expert Alain Moussi joining superstar Nicolas Cage for some formidable, no-holds-barred fight sequences set in exotic Burma,” Logothetis said.

Cage won an Academy Award for Leaving Las Vegas and was nominated for Adaptation.

His credits include the horror film Mom and Dad, 211, and Mandy along with voice work on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He can be seen next in Jason Cabell’s Running with the Devil alongside Laurence Fishburne.           - PTI/IANS