Netflix - The last mercenary, the first information, JCVD is back
"The Last Mercenary is an incredibly exciting project that allows me to confront a new genre. I've always been a fan of Jean-Paul Belmondo and I hope to take up the torch of action comedy in my own way. David Charhon's script brings all these codes in a very successful way in a beautiful story with emotion, a lot of action and a lot of humour. I am also very happy to work alongside a new generation of talents such as Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla and Samir Decazza, but also to be reunited on screen with the cream of French actors such as Patrick Timsit, Eric Judor, Valérie Kaprisky and Miou-Miou". - Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme has just started shooting The Last Mercenary, the new film by David Charhon (De l'autre côté du péripherique, Les naufragés) alongside Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla, Samir Decazza, Eric Judor, Patrick Timsit, Valérie Kaprisky and Miou-Miou - soon to be released on Netflix.
In this action comedy shot in French, JCVD will play a former and mysterious secret service agent who returns to France to save his son whom he has never met (Samir Decazza, seen in Validé). Scripted by David Charhon and Ismaël Sy Savané, the film is produced by Jean-Charles Levy, Nicolas Manuel (Forecast Pictures), Olivier Albou, Laurence Schonberg (Other Angle Pictures), David Charhon, Jakéma Charhon, Eponine Maillet (Mony Films), Olias Barco and Vlad Ryashin (Apple Tree Production).
"I am very proud and honored to be shooting a film with Jean-Claude Van Damme. He is a wonderful actor and a very generous man. This adventure is totally crazy, it's a great pleasure to be part of it. " - Alban Ivanov
"I would like to return to the great tradition of the action films of the 80s and 90s that we all love so much - those cult films we all remember where the heroes were out of the ordinary, the stunts all more impressive and truer than life, all punctuated with humor. Only Jean-Claude could embody this unparalleled golden age of cinema." - David Charhon
"We're very excited to welcome action film legend JCVD to Netflix, in a duet with the inarguable Alban Ivanov, surrounded by a myriad of French talent, and in a fun and original cinematic proposition orchestrated by David Charhon. "Gaëlle Mareschi, Netflix France (Creative Manager).
A mysterious former secret service agent returns to France to save his son, whom he never met. The latter is wanted by the government, which plans to arrest him for arms and drug trafficking following a pellet from a zealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.
The last mercenary
A film by David Charhon
Based on a screenplay by David Charhon and Izm...
With Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla, Samir Degazza, Eric Judor, Patrick Timsit, Valérie Kaprisky, Miou-Miou
Production: Forecast Pictures, Othe Angle Pictures
Broadcast: Netflix (World)
Release date: NC
(Source: press release)