Van Damme Gets Silly In Two Clips From WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
That Jean Claude Van Damme can be quite funny is enormously evident to anyone who has seen 2008 effort JCVD but The Muscles From Brussels starring in a full on comedy? It's happening with the Rob Meltzer directed effort Welcome To The Jungle, in which Van Damme stars as a survival coach tasked with toughening up a group of office workers on a corporate retreat.

CHRIS (Adam Brody) is a workplace weakling who doesn't have the balls to stand up to the slick office bully, PHIL (Rob Huebel), who steals all his ideas, and he has yet to muster the courage to ask out cute HR manager, LISA (Megan Boone). Even Chris' only friend, JARED, a sarcastic slacker IT guy who secretly monitors everyone's porn intake, slams Chris for being a pussy.

But when a team-building "wilderness seminar" goes horribly wrong, and unhinged ex-marine teambuilding coach STORM ROTHCHILD (Jean-Claude Van Damme) gets mauled by a cougar - Chris and his co-workers find themselves stranded on a deserted tropical island with no rescue in sight... and someone's going to have to step up and take charge.

Phil quickly proclaims himself "God" of the island - but Chris has Boy Scout skills and would be far better suited to lead the group if he could overcome his fear - of everything. Can Chris finally man-up to Phil, release his inner-beast, get them rescued and win the girl? Or will Phil triumph, as usual, while Chris cowers like a bitch-boy?
A pair of clips from the film have appeared online, both focused on the Van Damme character and if there was anyone out there who thought he might possibly be playing it straight here ... heh. No. It's all very silly and it suits him, frankly. Check the clips below.
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  • Matthew Messerly

    Lord of the Flies meets the Office = best movie ever....maybe.

  • billy

    Looks awesome!

  • PeterKapow

    I like to imagine that this film is actually just a documentary about what JCVD does for his birthday.

  • Arthur Vandelay

    WAAAAH!...Talking stick attack!

    This could be a fun role from Van Damme. Can't wait. =)

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