Universal Soldier is being rebooted, remade into a TV Show. The Universal Soldier TV series is being penned by Damian Kindler and is being brought to the small screen by Fremantle Media. Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, both of whom produced the original 1992 Universal Soldier film – directed by Roland Emmerich – will executive produce the TV series.
I found this story strange since John Hyams is currently making Universal Soldier: A New Dimension with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Rus Blackwell, Mariah Bonner, Audrey P. Scott, David Jensen, Adam Sibley, James DuMont, Roy Jones Jr., Christopher Severio, Juli Erickson, and David Lee Valle. The film has not even been released yet. I thought Michael Jai White was starring in the film as well, reported here: Universal Soldier: A New Dimension: Michael Jai White joins Damme, Lundgren, but a quick check of his IMDb page and the Universal Soldier: A New Dimension page show him nowhere to be found in the film. Too bad.
If Universal Soldier: A New Dimension does well and is as well received when released in May 2012 as the last Universal Soldier film was – Universal Soldier: Regeneration, reviewed here: Universal Soldier: Regenration (2009) Movie Review – another film could be comissioned. It happened with the last two The Fast and the Furious films.
I could see why Universal Soldier is making the transition to television since bullets do not effect the soldiers (Unisols) that much but the Unisols are ultra violent and have no conscience. I hope the show ends up on FX Network or SpikeTV or a pay TV channel like Showtime, HBO, or Starz. Please not CBS, NBC, or ABC. I doubt Jean-Claude Van Damme or Dolph Lundgren will be making an appearance on the show as I have never seen either on a television show before but who knows. Anything is possible.
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