Universal Soldier 3 : not just a rumour

I just got off the phone with “Lost Boys : The Tribe” director P.J Pesce (lovely bloke) who tells me that, if we’d spoken last week, his next film would have been ”Universal Soldier 3” starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.

“Unfortunately that has fallen apart”, says Pesce. “It’s really too bad. We had a great script. But it just cratered – I don’t know what’s gonna happen.”

Pesce’s a bit bummed that he won’t be working with Van Damme and Lundgren on the film but says “It’s the way it goes in this business”.

On a better note, Pesce says he’s just been told “The Tribe” is the highest-selling DVD of the year.

“It actually doubled their projections”, says the filmmaker. “Warner Bros is very happy – and they sent me a bottle of champagne last week”.

He says they’re definitely talking about a third one – one which would bring back Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander and Corey Haim.

As for whether Pesce will be asked to direct it, he doesn’t know.