UPDATE: UFC Superstar Nick Diaz is set to make his acting debut in Darkness of Man alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.
According to Matt Staudt, the co-founder of Game Up Nutrition (a CBD brand founded by the Diaz brothers), Diaz also had a hand in choreographing one of the film’s fight scene.
Martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Last Mercenary) is set to star alongside Kristanna Loken (Mercenaries) in the action thriller Darkness of Man directed by by James Cullen Bressack (Survive the Game).
Written by Bressack and Alethea Cho from an original story by Bressack and Van Damme, the film follows Van Damme as Russell Hatch, an Interpol operative who witnesses the death of his last informant in a routine raid gone wrong. Years later, Hatch takes on a father figure role to the son of the informant, Jayden. Set against the backdrop of L.A., Hatch finds himself protecting Jayden and his uncle Mr. Kim from a group of merciless gangs led in an all-out turf war. In a resulting fight to survive, Hatch will stop at nothing to protect Jayden and fight anyone getting in his way, including supposed allies with hidden agendas and nefarious intents.
The film also stars Rapper Sticky Fingaz (Blade The Series), Peter Jae (Blackhat), Spencer Breslin (The Kid) and Emerson Min (Black-ish).
Production is targeted for early next year in Los Angeles.