Fantastic Fest Video Interview: Dolph Lundgren (UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: A NEW BEGINNING)

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
October 4th, 2009

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Last Thursday, Dolph Lundgren came to introduce UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: A NEW BEGINNING, the final secret screening of Fantastic Fest. After the U.S. III Q&A, my good friend Scott E. Weinberg over at Cinematical set me up with an interview with Dolph. Since the first UNIVERSAL SOLDIER played a big part of my childhood, as well as ROCKY IV, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO, and - the best of them yet - the original THE PUNISHER, you could see the childlike excitement glowing all around me. Minutes before Dolph walked into the interviewing room that was covered with white fur on the wall (don't ask), all I could think about was, "pleeeeeease don't be a dick, pleeeeeease don't be a dick, pleeeeease don't be a dick!" I accepted the fact a long time ago that Santa Claus wasn't real, but I did not wanted my movie childhood memories shattered. They weren't - Dolph is one badass motherfucker!

Check out my video interview with Dolph (after the jump!), as we discuss what it was like to put back on Sergeant Andrew Scott's boots after almost two decades, and what we're in for with UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: A NEW BEGINNING.

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  • http://movies.msn.com/superfans/science-fiction-movies/blog/ Amy

    Awesome — great interview and I’m *just* a tad envious you got a sit down with him. He’s the ultimate action star, IMO, and a brain to boot. JCVD sure as hell never went to MIT.

  • amy_c

    Awesome — great interview and I'm *just* a tad envious you got a sit down with him. He's the ultimate action star, IMO, and a brain to boot. JCVD sure as hell never went to MIT.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Hey thanks amy_c! I had a lot of fun talking to him. He's like a giant teddy bear – that could take my head off within a single punch

  • http://www.mosquito.net/dolphforum/ Mosquito

    Nice interview! Thanks for spreading, can't wait to see the movie. I'm glad that Dolph doesn't just have a cameo. Otherwise I would have skipped this one.

  • Tom F

    Was “Universal Soldier : A New Beginning” picked for a secret screening because John Hyams is the brother of Chris Hyams who in turn owns B-Side, the site that works hand-in-hand with Fantastic Fest?? Curious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Muscles.from.Brussels Waleed

    I can't wait for the movie…to see Van Damme and Lundgren back together again is awesome!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    That's a good question, but I honestly have no clue!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Yeah man!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Thanks Mosquito! Dolph is such a cool dude

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvia-Mariela-Bermudez-Garcia/1224109445 Silvia Mariela Bermudez Garcia

    I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS GREAT FILMS.AWESOME VAN DAMME AND DOLPH LUNDGREN. VERY NICE INTERVIEW.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    That's a good question, but I honestly have no clue!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Yeah man!

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Thanks Mosquito! Dolph is such a cool dude

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvia-Mariela-Bermudez-Garcia/1224109445 Silvia Mariela Bermudez Garcia

    I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS GREAT FILMS.AWESOME VAN DAMME AND DOLPH LUNDGREN. VERY NICE INTERVIEW.

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