UPDATED: Will this movie finally be released this year, over a decade on? Here is what Jean Claude Van Damme’s co-star Josef Canon tells Viking Samurai:
I’ve spoken to him and the film will be out this year. There are some projects you must wait for the right moment for it may be ahead of it’s time. FRENCHY is such a film!!
A long time in the oven for sure.
PREVIOUSLY: Full Love (formerly The Eagle Path) has a new trailer, and will hopefully get released by the end of the year.
It’s a pet project of Van Damme’s, written, directed, produced by and starring him. The movie is about “A military veteran and former mercenary named Frenchy is haunted by his childhood, as well as his past in the military.” The film was shot in 2008 in Thailand, so it’s been a long process with Van Damme editing and re-editng. You can actually see him working on the editing process in the documentary series Behind Closed Doors, which itself is years old.
The film had a screening in Shanghai once and was described as “okay”. No exact word on a release date yet. But at least Van Damme will look younger.