Universal Soldier: Regeneration (also known in some countries as Universal Soldier: A New Beginning) is a 2009 American sci-fi action film directed and edited by John Hyams (the son of director Peter Hyams, who previously worked with Jean-Claude Van Damme on three films, 1994's Timecop, 1995's Sudden Death and 2013's Enemies Closer; in this film Peter is the director of photography). The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, who both reprise their roles from the first film. It is the third installment in the Universal Soldier series. The film is direct sequel to the original Universal Soldier from 1992, unrelated to the two Universal Soldier television sequels that were produced in 1998 and completely ignores the events from the 1999 theatrical sequel Universal Soldier: The Return.
MMA fighter Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski stars as 'NGU' (Next Generation UniSol), a Universal Soldier of the latest type, along with fellow MMA fighter Mike Pyle as Capt. Kevin Burke. Tekken star Jon Foo appears as a cameo in the film as one of the four UniSols. The film was released theatrically in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and directly to video in the United States and other parts of the world. The film has received average to mixed reviews, but it has since developed a notable cult following.
A group of terrorists led by Commander Topov (Zahary Baharov) kidnap the Ukrainian prime minister's son and daughter and hold them hostage, demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades within 72 hours. In addition, they have taken over the crippled Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and threaten to detonate it if their demands are not met. It is revealed that among the ranks of the terrorists is an experimental Next-Generation UniSol (NGU) (Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski), who was smuggled in by rogue scientist Dr. Colin (Kerry Shale). U.S. forces join up with the Ukrainian army at the plant, but quickly retreat when the NGU slaughters most of them effortlessly. Dr. Porter (Garry Cooper), Dr. Colin's former colleague on the Universal Soldier program, revives four UniSols to take down the NGU, but they are systematically eliminated.
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