Despite the fact that this is a movie franchise based upon a film in which Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren starred as Vietnam-era soldiers who were killed and then turned into cyborgs who punch and kick each other a lot (I know, I know, it sounds like it should be cool, but it isn’t) Universal Soldier is somehow getting a freaking TV show. Go figure.
“Most recently, both Lundgren and Van Damme were due to return for 2012’s Universal Soldier: A New Dimension, its title both a nod to the film being in 3-D, as well as the more nuanced shade of existential ennui the actors would no doubt bring to their characterizations. And even though original Universal Soldier producers Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten are attached to the series—which will be scripted by Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis writer Damian Kindler—it’s not clear whether the show will bear any relationship to the film series beyond its basic premise.”
Can we just pause for a moment and reflect upon the fact that we live in a world in which people would willingly produce a film called Universal Soldier: A New Dimension, which is a 3D film about Van Damme and Lundgren in which they star as a couple of aging Vietnam-era cyborgs who are still trying to kick each other, but this time in 3D? Let’s all sigh over that for a moment.
What do you think of the Universal Soldier news?