Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme has taken a pretty long and arduous journey to the completion of his latest film festival contribution, Full Love – only his second directorial offering since the 1996 tournament action adventure, The Quest. The film was reportedly shot in Thailand on a budget of $5 million dollars and underwent a small series of screenings in 2010, additional filming in Sofia, Bulgaria a few years later, and a few name changes between its initial title, The Eagle Path, and its later rebranding, Soldiers.
Well, it’s 2014 now, and the actor has been keeping busy ever since, just recently wrapping things up in China on the set of his third film with director Ernie Barbarash titled Pound Of Flesh, and is now back and re-emerging once again with his long-awaited film, reverted back to the title, Full Love. The film is finally getting an audience for its new iteration at this year’s events at the Shanghai International Film Festival with a few new posters which you can check out below.
A military veteran and former mercenary, Frenchy (Van Damme) works as a taxi driver, hiding somewhere in East Asia, haunted by his past. In the midst of the chaotic Asian traffic Frenchy picks up a beautiful female passenger who will change him forever. Driven by dark memories of his childhood, he becomes determined to improve her life and, without her approval, he embarks on a journey which proves to be more dangerous and complicated then he expected.