UNIVERSAL SOLDIER Getting Rebooted for New TV Series and NATIONAL TREASURE Creator Plans BLOOD & TREASURE Series

     October 3, 2011


Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren were at the top of their game back in 1992 when they faced off for the sci-fi action flick Universal Soldier, and since the two action stars are enjoying a sort of comeback with The Expendables franchise, why not have the film in which they battled have a resurgence as well? Deadline has word that Universal Soldier will have a comeback of its own in the form of a new TV series. Stargate writer Damian Kindler will script the series for Fremantle Media North America and executive producers Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, the duo behind the original film which followed two once-dead, biologically-regenerated soldiers (Van Damme and Lundgren) who turn against one another when one of them has memories of his previous life.

Details on a new series from Charles Segars, creator and executive producer of both National Treasure films, after the jump.
In the same spirit as the treasure hunting films starring Nicolas Cage, a new TV drama series called Blood & Treasure is being developed from the films’ creator and executive producer Charles Segars. The series would follow two brothers who go around the world solving crimes and unearthing some of the world’s greatest secrets. Law & Order writer Rob Wright has crafted a “series bible” as well as the first hour-long episode for a show described as a police procedural meets The Da Vinci Code. As long as it turns out better than the film adaptations of Dan Brown’s novels, this could certainly be a fun series that puts an original spin on the usual police procedural dramas that hit TV every single year.