Today in rumors, CinemaBlend reports the possibility of a non direct-to-dvd sequel to Universal Soldier (there’ve already been two direct-to-TV sequels and a theatrically-released fourth that ignored the TV movies). It might possibly star Jean Claude Van Damme and also maybe Dolph Lundgren, possibly. (See ten awesome minutes of the original after the jump).
The original Universal Soldier first hit theaters back in 1992, directed by now king of the disaster movie Roland Emmerich and starring then relevant Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Jean-Claude plays a super soldier who breaks free from his killing programming and goes on the run, pursued by another super soldier played by the muscles of Dolph Lundgren.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, who starred in the original Universal Soldier, is in talks to topline this new one. Right now they’re developing it as a DTV project, but if they get him and if some of Van Damme’s other upcoming projects like Full Love do well, there’s a chance it could end up becoming a theatrical release. There’ve been whispers that Dolph Lundgren may be involved too, though that’s little more than a rumor at this point.
I can’t imagine either of these guys have a super busy schedule. It should be fine as long as they don’t shoot late on Tuesday, because Tuesday is fajita night. Dolph Lundgren fuckin loves fajitas.