Are you ready for THREE times the VanDamage?
International superstar Jean Claude Van Damme (Time Cop, Cyborg), fresh off his critically acclaimed turn in JCVD, is set to kick the straight-to-DVD market on its ass with the Jan. 5 release of Universal Soldier: Regeneration. The Muscles from Brussels reprises his role of reanimated killing machine Pvt. Luc DeVeraux for director John Hyams’ ambitious $15 million installment to the unstoppable franchise originally launched by disaster-master Roland Emmerich (2012, Independence Day) in 1992.
The sci-fi, rock’em-sock’em pic also sees the return of action star Dolph Lundgren (The Punisher, Masters of the Universe) as Van Damme’s bio-mechanical nemesis Sgt. Andrew Scott. Lundgren, who rose to fame as Ivan “I will Break You” Drago in 1985’s Rocky IV, is on the comeback fast-track with roles in Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming geriatric shoot’em up The Expendables.
Synopsis for Universal Soldier: Regeneration reads as follows:
When a team of former Soviet radicals seizes Chernobyl and threatens to unleash a lethal cloud of radioactive gas one hundred times deadlier than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, the US military brings in a bio-mechanically enhanced super soldier, Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), to foil the plot. As Deveraux fights his way into the plant, he faces off with his now revived former nemesis, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), and a newly ‘updated’ Next Generation Unisol (former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski), in a battle of battles, and must save the day.
But, if you want to hear it from Drago Dolph himself, check out his interview with gordonandthewhale.com: