For now, all we have is a short teaser video to go on, but this stunt will have two Volvo Trucks driving in reverse while Van Damme stands on the side mirrors as both trucks move further apart, leading to him eventually performing his signature splits. The goal of the video is to show off the precision steering of these big trucks, but it just left us feeling aged seeing how old Jean-Claude Van Damme has gotten.
Scroll down to watch the teaser video, but the full stunt will be here in just a couple days. And just in case you thought performing martial arts stunts on moving semi-trucks was a little too masculine, this video wraps up with the soothing sounds of Enya.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, one of the world's most famous martial artists and star of countless Hollywood blockbusters, takes the lead role in Volvo Trucks' latest film 'The Epic Split'.
The film, which will be released on November 14, is the latest in a series from Volvo Trucks that feature spectacular ways of demonstrating its trucks' unique handling capabilities. In 'The Epic Split' Van Damme performs one of his trademark splits in an incredible world-first stunt.
"It's quite unusual, and the first time we'll ever see anything like it – in a movie or a commercial," said Van Damme on set at a deserted airfield in Spain, before shooting the scene. "When I saw the storyboard, I thought it looked amazing. It's very majestic and very powerful."
The purpose of the film is to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering, and it follows on from previous viral hits including 'The Ballerina Stunt', 'The Hook', 'The Hamster' and 'The Chase'.