— by JOSUE SANCHEZ —
I recently rewatched “JCVD” only to be reminded what an unexpected and surprising treat that movie was. Jean Claude Van Damme’s performance was touching and gracious — he truly can act. So you can imagine how pleased I was to read that he would return to his roots in his next film, and that it would be a sequel (or is it?) to one of his most famous roles: Luc Deveraux: the “Universal Soldier.”
When I read this, various questions popped into my head, such as: will this new movie follow the continuity of the first Universal Soldier or Universal Soldier: The Return? Will it be a prequel? Could that even be possible, considering Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren (Andrew Scott) character have aged noticeably since their original outing?
After much anticipation, the trailer has arrived. Actually, I must confess that after watching this trailer I have a slew of more questions, like: why is Van Damme’s character kept in a body bag? And, do they really think they can control Lundgren’s character this time around, after what happened before? Either way, I am very excited. By the looks of the trailer, the movie looks action packed.
It seems that the original “UniSol’s” are going to have their hands full with this new “NGU,” the Next Generation UniSol.
It is impressive how much Van Damme (49) and Lundgren (52) have maintained their bodies in such incredible shape. Both can continue doing believable action movies despite their ages because of their impressive physical appearance. Van Damme is one of the action heroes of my youth with whom I have never lost faith (same with Sylvester Stallone). I always felt they could deliver and make huge comebacks. We will see if Van Damme can deliver another great movie that goes back to his more well known style of action.
“Universal Soldier: Regeneration” will be released on Jan. 5, 2010.
Source: Trailer Spy
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