Austin has been growing exponentially these last few years with a reported 150 people moving there a day. Chalk it up to a diverse population of cultured and open minded music and arts loving, keeping it weird peeps. Apparently Austin is known as the live music capital of the world with something like 1700 venues and festivals including SXSW and Austin City Limits. Food wise I'm always hearing about people waiting in line for hours to get a plate of award winning barbeque. While I love me some charred and slow cooked meat, I won't have time to waste a chunk of my day for it. Luckily we did a bit of a BBQ tour tasting in Kansas City. Probably not the same thing but ya know, go read a food online journal then.
street fighting flick would be picked up by Universal and gross a very healthy $24 million at the US box office in 1990 and far outgrossing Van Damme's previous efforts like Cyborg, Kickboxer and Death Warrant. With his profile and box office clout growing, Van Damme and Lettich were provided 3x the budget of Lionheart for follow up Double Impact. Lettich would go on to work with Van Damme as a writer and or director on The Quest, Legionnaire, The Order, Second in Command and The Hard Corps. His military background, writing style and eye for action would see team up with physical onscreen heroes Sylvester Stallone, Mark Dacascos, Daniel Bernhardt and Dolph Lundgren through the years as well as work on an aborted live action G.I. Joe movie. Besides his catalog of fan favorites, Lettich co-wrote the upcoming dogs of war tale Max with friend Boaz Yakin, writer and director of flicks like Now You See Me, Safe, Remember the Titans, The Punisher and Fresh. Warner Brothers is releasing this upcoming August.
As Sheldon had plenty of great stories for our Van Damme Triple Dip of Double Impact and Bloodsport, I'm looking forward to hearing about his experience on Lionheart and seeing it on the big screen for the first time. Let's get weirdcool!