Hard Target 2 trailer: John Woo produces a sequel to his hard-hitting JCVD action film from 1993.

The Hard Target 2 trailer is brief, but awesome in every way.

Hard Target 2 trailer
Hard Target 2 trailer

Remember John Woo‘s brilliant Hard Target starring Jean Claude Van Damme from the mid-1990s? Well, apparently there is a direct-to-DVD sequel starring Scott Adkins and Rhona Mitra, and it looks awesome.

The original was full of such gems as JCVD high-kicking rich folk, the wonderful Lance Hendrickson as chief bad-guy and the muscles from Brussels quite literally punching a snake the f**k out. Remember this?


Hard Target 2 will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray in the United States from September.

Scott Adkins recently told Impact: “I guess I am continuing to walk the path previously walked by JCVD (laughing) It’s just a coincidence I promise you, but yes, I do keep getting involved with projects that are sequels to his earlier work or I am co-starring with him… the director really knows how to shoot action and get the best look and epic production value for his movies… there are moments that pay homage to the original and we are doing everything we can to deliver a worthy sequel… and a hell of an action film in its own right.”

The film also stars Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Ann Truong (Sonnigsburg) and Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern), and will continue “the human hunt” in the jungles between Burma and Thailand.

Hard Target 2 trailer
Hard Target 2 trailer

Some official blurb, followed by the Hard Target 2 trailer…

Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia in Hard Target 2, wrapped production in Thailand. A no-holds-barred battle for survival through treacherous terrain inspired by John Woo’s hard-driving 1993 action-thriller, Hard Target 2 Unrated Edition premieres exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Fall 2016 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Watch a brief Hard Target 2 trailer below. We are all kinds of excited.