THE MOVIE: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the fourth film in the franchise, is officially complete. Shot in 3D, it arrives on Video on Demand this October 25th and in limited theatrical release on November 30th, 2012. Universal Soldier: Regeneration’s John Hyams is back in the director’s chair and Scott Adkins, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, and Andrei Arlovski all star.
Updates: Dolph Lundgren states that the 4th film will be “More violent than the last one.”
During an online video Q&A, Scott Adkins talks about Universal Soldier, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Donnie Yen, Undisputed 4 and more. Adkins just hyped the R-rated content for the film on his Twitter: Bummed out that Expendables 2 will be PG-13? Never fear, UniSol 4 will probably be the most violent action film you’ve ever seen.
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Facebook posted a new picture of himself promoting the movie. You can help fund the self-produced, in-depth, behind the scenes documentary Into A New Dimension: The Making of Universal Soldier: A New Dimension by Doug Magnuson. For more information, check out a video. A Spanish-language Dolph Lundgren fan forum has some new (and wild-looking) pictures from the film.
MovieHole has an exclusive interview with director/co-writer John Hyams that touches on nearly every aspect of the film – Van Damme’s screentime, shooting in 3D, the rating, and more. Hyams cites filmmakers like David Cronenberg, David Lynch, and Gaspar Noe as key influences so we can expect Day of Reckoning to be anything but your typical action movie. Meanwhile, enjoy a selection of Day of Reckoning images here.
The official poster has been released. Director John Hyams shared this impressive fan poster on Facebook. Here’s a slick official poster, courtesy of Beyond Hollywood. Also, check out the new trailer, which is slightly different from the one we posted weeks ago. Check out an interesting foreign poster that UV4‘s official Facebook shared.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning has arrived on Video on Demand and is available at Amazon.com. Still undecided? Here’s a Featurette on Apple Quicktime. Be sure and check out the Red Band trailer and three new character posters at AICN.