Crowdfunding officially kicked off on Monday with a new Indiegogo campaign for The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback. Action stars Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock are back and co-producing, as well as rejoining a cast of returning and new faces led by title star, actor Jansen Panettiere, and once more with writer/director Michael Baumgarten who helmed the first film as well as last year’s Paying Mr. McGetty.
Plot details are unknown for the sequel following the first installment centered on an embattled teenager struggling to face the odds in a new neighborhood with help of his martial arts expert sibs, Uncle Glen and Auntie Cindy. Returning are Brandon Tyler Russell, Matthew Ziff and martial artist TJ Storm to reprise their roles with Chuck Zito emerging for the sequel next to actor Sasha Mitchell and with award-winning stunt coordinator James Lew back to direct the action.
Florida’s Cocoa Beach will again serve as the backdrop from a script by Baumgarten with Cheryl Wheeler Sanders and James Wilson producing. Executive producing are martial arts masters Maurice Elmalem and Guiness multi-world record holder Dr. Bob Goldman with Wing Chun master Alan Goldburg and actor/co-star Jody Nolan serving as associate producers.
Visit the official Indiegogo campaign page for more information on how to donate and the perks involved in this latest project.