Stuntman and martial arts star Alain Moussi has landed the lead role in the remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1989 film Kickboxer.

Moussi, who has worked on several movies, including White House Down and X-Men: Days of Future Past, will star alongside Ultimate Fighting champion Georges St. Pierre and World Wrestling Entertainment star David Bautista in his first leading role.

The film, which will be directed by Stephen Fung, will centre on a karate champion who travels to Hong Kong to train with his former mentor in a bid to avenge his brother's death.