Bloody Red Band Trailer for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Scott Adkins in Universal Soldier - Day of Reckoning (2012) Movie Image

I don’t know who cut this latest trailer for director John Hyams’ “Universal Soldier” movie together (his second in the serires), but it’s a pretty unique approach. Hell, the whole thing looks more like the trailer for a slick horror movie than for the fourth installment of a silly action/martial arts franchise. There’s lots of blood in here, folks, though I wouldn’t go so far as slap it with a Red Band designation. I’m also totally digging the whole ridiculous close-quarter gunplay. Check it out, check it outers.

John (Adkins, The Expendables 2) wakes up from a coma after his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rouge army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski and Dolph Lundgren.

“Day of Reckoning” arrives on On Demand October 25th and in theaters November 30th.