Forget tightrope walkers, bull runners, driving hamsters and death-defying executives. Here comes Jean-Claude Van Damme. Known for his martial arts skills, which usually lead to him doing the splits in movies, JCVD will perform "Epic Splits" in an upcoming stunt for Volvo Trucks.

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.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in Volvo Trucks' latest film 'The Epic Split'

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'.


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      safeerexus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! this has to be one of the best videos on YouTube. Let's have a 70-year old Van Damme discussing how to kill himself & some 'girly' music to top it all off....
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      He is developing quite a 'Clint Squint' as he ages.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        "Clint Squint" LMAO! I can't believe how old all these big name action stars look now, sadly there will probably never be another group of 80s/90s action stars like there use to be.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dig JCVD, especially that movie where he's coked out and then crashes his 1995 Mercedes S-Class Coupe at 3 mph after leaving a nightclub. Oh waaait...
      Major Lee Gassole
      • 1 Year Ago
      Holy bromance, Batman! Arms around each other, the director laying down in the bed behind the drivers seat, enjoying a sunset together... and Enya. Awkward!
        safeerexus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Major Lee Gassole
        Yup, it has all the makings of a Scandinavian love story, with one of 'em ending up a 'split' smear on the asphalt & the other only having a couple Volvo scale models to play with...
      thedriveatfive
      • 1 Year Ago
      This must be a European thing.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      belfagor
      • 1 Year Ago
      bad actor, even when he doesn't act!
        Koen Ardies
        • 1 Year Ago
        @belfagor
        you haven't seen JCVD http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130988/
        safeerexus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @belfagor
        I think he was actually 'acting' for this video, otherwise they wouldn't have posted it, I reckon.
      Vladymyr Martsinkovs
      I don't care what he's been up to lately, this guy is my childhood hero!
      Andy Dufresne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah but the final result was pretty epic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FIvfx5J10
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Creepy lil bromance definitely made creepier with Enya.
      trollaxx@gmail.com
      • 1 Year Ago
      It blows my mind, them getting it in one take. At least that's what I heard. Unless they mean one uninterrupted take. http://youtu.be/iNI53kbUrmg
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      When did they hire Jean-Claude Van Damme?
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