UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 29 Aug 2016, 17:16

Earlier you mentioned Universal Soldier. If another film in the series came along would you be interested in joining the cast?

Yeah, I would love to! I would absolutely love to but I just don’t think it performed as well as we had hoped. I think it was too smart for a lot of people. I’m really proud of the film and I think John Hyams did a great job writing and directing it, and we did a film that very much stands on its own and could take the franchise off in a new direction. So yes, if another opportunity came up I would definitely be up for it.

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby bomaz on 22 Sep 2016, 19:45

I watched it a second time last week, and it really is a good movie. The direction John Hyams takes is really interesting (and the balls on this director !). I would love him to continue the serie in this dark, gritty and horror direction.
Funny enough, I watched Apocalypse Now a couple of days later, and the parallel is really interesting.
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 23 Sep 2016, 18:37

bomaz wrote:I would love him to continue the serie in this dark, gritty and horror direction.

I think he had some good ideas for a new opus but the film apparently didn't do so well commercially, in the US especially...
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 02 Oct 2016, 22:36

The Universal Soldier film that foreshadows Donald Trump’s rise to power
http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/10/t ... -to-power/

Cool article Tom ! 8)



Another US4 article:
‘Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning’ Is a Direct-to-Video Masterpiece

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Tom on 03 Oct 2016, 21:30

ha ha. I was just about to post it here. Way ahead of me as always mate. ;)
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 11 Oct 2016, 00:47

The Savage Stack: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER - DAY OF RECKONING (2012)
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/10/09/ ... oning-2012
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby shooby on 17 Apr 2017, 11:22

A little behind the scene :

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 17 Apr 2017, 16:05

The teaser for the 80 mins documentary from the U.S. edition is pretty good too:

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 06 Jul 2017, 10:34

Martin Kessler‏ @MovieKessler

Between Skin Trade and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, I think Dolph Lundgren should make a movie with Nicolas Winding Refn.
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning often looks more like an art instillation piece than a typical action film.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) dir. Miloš Forman
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) dir. John Hyams
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 01 Dec 2017, 10:24

From GQ Magazine:
You Almost Definitely Haven't Seen One of the Best Action Movies of the Decade
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 18 Feb 2018, 11:31

I'm positive everyone will be glad to learn that John Hyams will have two movies out in 2018. The first will be All Square a bit of a departure for him, it will be a comedic drama about a gambling addict betting on children's games. It will be good to see him testing himself a bit there. The second film is Alone, a survivalist thriller about a woman escaping killers in the woods.
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 19 Feb 2018, 00:11

dude hallenbeck wrote:I'm positive everyone will be glad to learn that John Hyams will have two movies out in 2018. The first will be All Square a bit of a departure for him, it will be a comedic drama about a gambling addict betting on children's games. It will be good to see him testing himself a bit there. The second film is Alone, a survivalist thriller about a woman escaping killers in the woods.

Yup!

I hope he and Dolph manage to make another film together soon or later, they're pretty close, Dolph got him a little involved in SKIN TRADE, offered him to direct (that was 6 months before Tony Jaa came on board) and would call Hyams for friendly advice or support while filming, and he has been thinking of him for another couple of projects, WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING and another one I'm not sure which one it is (maybe COOL BURN he mentioned to me last year)...
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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 02 May 2018, 18:58

With make-up artist Ilaria Zamprioli

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Re: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (John Hyams, 2012)

Postby Jox on 26 May 2018, 23:40

http://kungfukingdom.com/universal-sold ... ie-review/
Imagine if Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” were the latest sequel in the “Die Hard” franchise, and you’ll have an idea of just how stark the tone shift between “Day of Reckoning” and the other Universal Soldier films really is.

Few action movie franchises have as much of a wonky, non-linear history as the “Universal Soldier” movies. How many other series start out on the big screen, produce two made-for-TV sequels, return to the big screen, and then finally reach their arguable pinnacle in the straight-to-DVD arena? As if that road didn’t have enough twists and turns already, 2012’s “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” takes one of the sharpest turns in the history of sequels, steering away from the series’ normal testosterone-drenched battle of biceps and dropping the viewer into a whacked-out, Aronofsky-esque “Twilight Zone” episode with the tonal vibes of a horror movie and easily the most out-and-out barbaric fight sequences that the franchise has ever delivered.
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