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What?! An Underworld Reboot Is Heading To The Big Screen

August 28th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Really, it’s only been two years since the last installment and we liked the series… so is a reboot really necessary?

Given that the last couple of movies were a far cry from the hair-raising experience of the first two movies, they were still entertaining enough and provided plenty of action. However, it has been stated that Kate Beckinsale wants to be done with the character (though it should be noted that the films are her biggest turnovers at the Box Office) Thus, perhaps the producers could just go with a fifth installment and call upon Beckinsale’s doppelgänger: Rhona Mitra – who starred in the third installment “Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans.”

Well, according the The Hollywood Reporter, Lakeshore Entertainment is thinking in a whole new light. Lakeshore is set to reboot Underworld hiring Priest scriptwriter Cory Goodman to pen the Screenplay.

Directed by Len Wiseman (A Good Day To Die Hard), Underworld was released in 2003 and followed the adventures of Selene, a vampire Death Dealer played by Kate Beckinsale, who was caught in a war between vampires and Lycans. It was followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 (with Rhona Mitra filling Kate Beckinsale’s shoes) and finally Underworld: Awakening in 2012.

Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing the new film for Lakeshore. It is hard to say whether the films will have any tie-ins or maintain any continuity with Beckinsale and Mitra’s films. They could be reboots in the sense that they are prequels or based in the same world as the previous entries.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter,

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.