Universal Soldier: Regeneration Trailer With JCVD

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

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If Sylvester Stallone’s tribute to ’80s action movies with his movie The Expendables wasn’t enough for you, then you absolutely must watch this trailer for Universal Soldier: Regeneration.

Yes, you read that right.  Jean-Claude Van Damme may have turned down a role to play along with Stallone and friends and his star-studded action fest, but he and Dolph Lundgren still get to party in this third installment to their Universal Soldier franchise. I say “their” because there were two made-for-TV sequels to the first Universal Soldier that starred Matt Battaglia as the title character (making this the fifth Universal Soldier film).

Check out the trailer after the jump.

The last time we got treated to JCVD suiting up as Luc Deveraux was a decade ago in 1999′s Universal Soldier: The Return and although this movie is ridiculous – they’re threatening to blow up Chernobyl – I was smiling while watching the trailer.

But it doesn’t matter. The folks behind this flick know their audience and they aren’t trying to make a run for the award ceremonies or critical praise. For that reason, this film succeeds in its goal of classic 80s style dialogue and action, and I’m not ashamed to say that I’ll be watching this when it comes out. If you noticed the beginning of the video, it’s rated R, something that Stallone’s next flick may not be which is a downside to quite a few fans of the genre.

Here’s the plot synopsis if it matters to you:

With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier – an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this “UniSol” (Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski) leading the way, they seize the crippled Chernobyl nuclear reactor, threatening to unleash a lethal radioactive cloud. The only one who can stop them is Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a UniSol who’s been decommissioned for years. Reactivated and retrained, Deveraux must make a full-out assault on the heavily armed fortress. But inside, he’ll discover not one but two of these virtually indestructible warriors. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), Deveraux’s vicious UniSol enemy from the original Universal Soldier, has been secretly reanimated and upgraded. Now, these elite fighters are locked, loaded and programmed to kill; and the fate of millions hinges on this high-action showdown.

“Locked, loaded and programmed to kill.” What do you think of JCVD in this latest Universal Soldier?

It sure makes me question why he turned down a spot in The Expendables.

Universal Soldier: Regeneration is directed by John Hyams and stars Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski, Corey Johnson and Zahary Baharov alongside the star, the legend, Jean-Claude Van Damme. It is going straight to home video.

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  1. After watching the movie JCVD i was actually impressed with his acting skills. Im bummed i would like to know why he turned down the Expendables role. Oh well ill wait for this on netflix.

  2. Wow, he turned down The Expendables for this? I think that bar fight must have knocked some screws loose. :-)

  3. as much as i like jcvd this movie doesnt look promising, im only going to watch it for the fighting and nothing else.

    it would have been cool if he was in the expendables though, then the movie would be complete :D

  4. if you want to have some good acting I suggest the movie JCVD

  5. I’ll be buying this DVD when it comes out.

    I grew up on Van Damme, Arnold, Stallone, etc. Universal Soldier is still a great action flick and much more than that to me. Van Damme still has it and I’ll be supporting him.

    Plus, original cast is back? Hell ya! Arlovski is also one of my favorite fighters, although he’s had a few really bad losses ever since he started working with Freddie Roach. But he’s on a comeback trail!

  6. It sort of makes sense that JCVD would pass on a role in The Expendables. As big of a name as he was, he wasn’t in the same mold of action stars as Stallone, Arnold or Bruce. He and Seagal were redefining action films by throwing jabs and kicks instead of going through boxes of bullets. Also, and this is pure opinion, he seems like he could be the sort of celebrity who would need a lead or major role to be involved in a project.

  7. Universal Soldier was a guilty pleasure for me. I’ll see this.

  8. After watching JCVD I feel like I want to pay to watch this just because I feel sorry for the guy. 8)


  9. Kind of looks horrible. Why can’t they just make a good one? I’m sure it would sell as long as they market it right and get a good story.

  10. I watched this trailer before going to sleep yesterday, and dreamt of Jean Claude blowing up a submarine with a laser gun blasting purple energy. I had to rewatch the trailer because I genuinly couldn’t remember if my dream was real or not, the whole trailer just felt quite silly.

  11. S.O.C. same old crap pass on it

  12. Your kidding me with this right?!?!?

  13. Van Damme was a pretty good martial artist in his prime. Bloodsport was a fabulous film, documenting the life of Frank Dux. After that, JCVD made some dogs, but the original Universal Soldier was okay. Then he got into drugs really bad, and sort of faded away.

    I’m rooting for the guy. Even at that, I’ll probably wait for the DVD.

  14. JCVD is my hero. I remember watching Street Fighter back when the game was popular and thinking he was so kickass as Guile. I watched the movie like a year ago and was ashamed at how terrible it was. JCVD is still the man and I hope this reignites his career which it won’t.

  15. Ok Actually this would be the Fifth movie in the franchise seeing how as UniSol 2 and 3 were made for cable movies. Im surprised that Lundgren and Van Damme patched things up because ont he Special Features of the Original UniSOl DVD they were ready to beat the crap out of each other.

  16. “Im surprised that Lundgren and Van Damme patched things up because ont he Special Features of the Original UniSOl DVD they were ready to beat the crap out of each other” ~ SIN187UM

    Hopefully they both have grown up some since then and know how to act like adults now. I imagine they also have much smaller egos now then they did back then and that can temper a man who once believed he was on top of the world.

    Its a shame about JCVD but teh again he isn’t the only 80s action star to go DTDOM (Direct To Disc Only Movies); Segal, Lundren; Snipes; need I say more? I admit I haven’tseen the movie JCVD butI hear it is good.

    I too idolized Van Dam but for the reason that all the girls I knew wanted to see him partially or fully nude doing those splits. I’d be happy just looking lke that; forget the splits.

  17. well I was going to comment about JCVD wanting to do serious roles now and how he was put off by the Expendables spot offer……but it looks like you all beat me to it lol

  18. i cannot wait! awesome!

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