The cast will also include Alain Moussi, who stars in the â€œKickboxerâ€ franchise. Dimitri Logothetis is producing with Martin Barab and directing from a script he wrote with Jim McGrath. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales, which are currently underway at Hong Kong Filmart.
â€œJiu Jitsuâ€ centers on an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters facing fearsome alien invaders in a battle for Earth every six years. Cageâ€™s character and his team of Jiu Jitsu fighters band together with Moussiâ€™s character to defeat the Brax.
Logothetis wrote and directed â€œKickboxer: Vengeanceâ€ and â€œKickboxer: Retaliation,â€ both starring Moussi. â€œâ€˜Jiu Jitsuâ€™ is guaranteed to satisfy the millions of martial arts and science fiction lovers across the globe with world class martial artists, stunt men go-to expert Alain Moussi joining superstar Nicolas Cage for some formidable, no holds barred fight sequences set in exotic Burma,â€ Logothetis said.
Cage won an Academy Award for â€œLeaving Las Vegasâ€ and was nominated for â€œAdaptation.â€ His recent credits include the horror film â€œMom and Dad,â€ â€œ211,â€ and â€œMandy,â€ along with voice work on â€œSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.â€ He can next be seen in Jason Cabellâ€™s â€œRunning With the Devilâ€ alongside Laurence Fishburne and Leslie Bibb, â€œPrimalâ€ opposite Famke Janssen, and â€œGrand Isleâ€ with Luke Benward and Kelsey Grammer.
Cage is represented by WME and Stride Management. Moussi is represented by the Characters Talent Agency and Peter Meyer Management. Logothetis is also represented by Peter Meyer Management.