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Old 01-08-08, 11:19 AM
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Van Damme vs. Seagal: The Movie?!

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Director Mark Nippe (“Spawn”) has signed to direct the curiously-titled “Van Damme vs. Seagal”.

Alas – I’m guessing, but I think it’s pretty safe to say I’d be correct with my supposition – it won’t feature the real ‘Muscles for Brussels’ or the true Ponytailed Cook, but the film still sounds like it’ll be worth a look (cast and joke dependent, naturally).

Nippe has a background in special effects – having worked on such pics as “Back to the Future II” and “The Flintstones” – but made his directorial debut with 1994’s “Spawn”. Since then he’s directed “Pixel Perfect”, “Halloweentown High”, “Frankenfish” and the recent DTV release, “Garfield Gets Real”.

“Van Damme vs. Seagal” is a spoof comedy making fun of action heroes Van Damme and Seagal, both living in the Hollywood hills jealously trying to make each others’ life miserable – until a real nuclear threat arises and forces them to combine their action hero powers.
Personally, I find the premise to be absolutely hysterical. It may be cliched as hell, but I'm pretty sure that's the point. I would seriously pay good money to see this because it sounds like it could be 90 minutes of just mindless action and fun. If both actors were to actually sign on to this I could actually see this being relased in theaters.

The dumb comedy that could come from both guys lampooning their celluloid alter-egos makes me giggle like a six year old.
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Agreed, if they agreed to do this as caricatures of themselves, I'd give it a shot.
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It's not a terrible idea, but it would only work if the actual actors get involved. (See: High Risk)
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Van Damme might be game, but I think Seagal probably takes himself way too seriously.
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sounds pretty good .... i am sure they would do it...
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Someone need to convince Seagal that this is just the type of movie he "needs" to make... like Stallone in the Spy Kids etc...that put Stallone back on the radar a little.
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Agreed, if both actors were actually in the film I think this could be funny as hell and a decent kick in the ass to their careers. Otherwise this could turn out to be extremely lame.
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movie shouldnt be made without the stars
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I'll be there!
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If they get them to star in it, I'll see it.
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If this were to come off, it would be the first hit either one of them has had in many years.
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Like others have said, if the actors are in, I'm in. If not, no thanks.

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I would check it out.
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Sounds good to me, if the actual actors are involved. If not, I won't even bother to rent it.

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