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Original going by “Universal Soldier 3: The Next Generation”, it seems Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren’s return to one of their glory day franchises has been changed to “Universal Soldier: Regeneration”. I suppose that makes some kind of sense. Or as much sense as the movie could possibly make, I suppose, given its premise and what previously happened to one of the characters in the original. Thanks to reader ivica and the Dolph Ultimate fansite for the poster and DVD details.
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.
The film is, as you might have guessed, going direct to video, and will be landing on standard DVD and Blu-ray January 5, 2010. The film has a budget of around $10-$15 million, and you would think the producers might try a little harder to get it into theaters, but apparently not so much.