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.