Nicolas Cage only just wrapped director Richard Stanley’s The Color Out of Space, in which he plays a character faced with a dangerous otherworldly force. And now the ever-busy Oscar winner has signed on to face an alien threat in the martial arts action saga Jiu Jitsu, from Kickboxer: Retaliation filmmaker Dimitri Logothetis.
The film is set in world where every six years, an ancient order of expert jiu jitsu fighters faces a fearsome extraterrestrial invader in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters who protect Earth have played by the rules… until now.
When Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi), a celebrated war hero and master jiu jitsu fighter, refuses to face Brax, the indomitable leader of the invaders, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from severe amnesia, Jake is captured by a military squad. After a brutal alien attack, he’s rescued by Wylie (Nicolas Cage) and a team of fellow jiu jitsu fighters who must help him recover his memory and regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.
Jiu Jitsu is based on the comic book of the same name, which Logothetis wrote with Jim McGrath.