Van Damme plays an American working overseas in , Russia.
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As the first choice to play the titular character, with the intent that he would use his martial arts skills to make the alien an agile, -like hunter, but after few days shot, he left the film.
That death came just weeks after Van Damme proved his deep love for Aznavour with a work trip to Armenia Aznavour's family is from there.
It is a reboot of the original where Van Damme was the lead.
From thereon Van Damme continued starring in action films, and playing supporting roles in 2012 , the 2011—2016 , and the 2016—2018.