French director David Sharon will direct the action-comedy ‘The Last Mercenary’ for Netflix. According to the director, he wants to revive the tradition of action films that were popular in the 80s and 90s, so Jean-Claude Van Damme was invited to play the main role, who, according to the director, is ideal for this kind of films.
I want to go back to the great tradition of action movies from the 80s and 90s, those cult films that we all love, where the characters are unusual, the stunts are impressive, and everything is told with humor. Only Jean-Claude can revive this golden age of cinema.
Van Damme himself, who was an action star in the 80s and 90s, said that he was glad to have the opportunity to star in a comedy project because in his career there were no films of this genre. The actor is impressed by the script and promises that the audience will remember the action films with Jean-Paul Belmondo when watching.
The film tells the story of a former secret service employee who returns to France to help his son, accused by the authorities of illegal arms and drug trafficking.