Nuclear disaster and mind control in new Universal Soldiers: The Next Generation
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 3, 2009
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, Universal Soldiers: The Next Generation will be directed by John Hyams, son of Peter Hyams of Timecop, 2010 and Capricorn One fame. It is the second sequel to 1992’s Universal Soldier.
In the original movie Luc Devereaux (Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Lundgren), both killed in Vietnam, are brought back to life by the U.S. military as near-perfect soldiers. According to Fantastique magazine in this sequel a deranged Chechen nationalist named Basayev has taken control of Chernobyl, site of the infamous nuclear disaster, and threatens to release radioactive clouds unless his blackmail demands are met.
Devereaux joins a group of re-animated soldiers held in a secret army installation. Their mission: to take back Chernobyl and disarm the explosives set to release the radioactive clouds. Devereaux is however surprised to find that one of the soldiers is a clone of his former sergeant, Andrew Scott, who has no recollection of him. The two soldiers are however captured by Basayev’s troops and using mind control technology Basayev turns the two soldiers against each other. Wounded and isolated Devereaux must fight Andrew to save the world from cataclysmic ruin . . .