They’re Already Rebooting Underworld … 2 Years After the Last Movie

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Kate Beckinsale in Underworld Evolution (2006) Movie Image

Remember when you thought Sony jumped the gun with remaking Spider-Man a mere 5 years after the last movie? Well, Lakeshore Entertainment’s going to top that: A mere 2 years after the last “Underworld” movie (which would be “Underworld: Awakening” in case you’re keeping score at home), the studio is already moving forward with a reboot of the franchise.

Yes, the term being bandied about is “reboot.” Not “remake.” Is there a difference? I have no idea, but saying they’re going to “reboot” it would seem to mean, well, rebooting it. You know, go back to the original and start all over again?

Kate Beckinsale in Underworld Evolution (2006) Movie ImageMaybe. It’s Hollywood. They confuse me with their fancy terms and whatnot.

In case you think it’s all talk, well, it’s not. Lakeshore has already plopped down the cash for Cory Goodman, who last wrote the Paul Bettany actioner “Priest” and the Vin Diesel actioner “The Last Witch Hunter,” to reboot the crap out of a screenplay for them.

The original surfaced in 2003 from director Len Wiseman and creator Kevin Grevioux (who also co-starred in the series). It starred Kate Beckinsale as a sexy vampire who slays werewolves, but ends up falling in love with a human, resulting in all manner of shenanigans for the two species. And, er, the human race as well, I guess. The 2003 movie was a surprise hit, and spawned three sequels as a result, including a prequel starring Rhona Mitra.

Since they’re rebooting the franchise, it seems unlikely Beckinsale will return in the starring role, especially since she’s, well, not a young girl anymore. Depending on who you ask, the series was worth watching either because of its vampires vs. werewolves action…

…or Kate Beckinsale in tight black pleather.

Via : THR

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  • Debo4735

    I hope they do a far better job with the hybrid.

  • chipster

    wasnt the last one – incomplete? shouldnt they end that sries first before even thinking of a reboot. we havent seen where michael is yet

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! Actually that would be a great place to restart from. Lets jump ahead a few years with a teen Eve (Selene and Michael’s daughter, reprised by a now teen India Eisley) or just use Emily Browning, with her leading a resurgence of vampires, now working with some humans, against the Lycans who’ve basically taken over the world, placing agents in powerful positions.

  • sin isfree

    hope no hybrid in the reboot.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    And yes there’s a difference between remake and reboot. A remake is pretty much trying to tell the same story with the same beats, and maybe a few changes. a reboot is trying to take the essence of what came before but tell a new version (but there have to be some nods and homages to keep fans happy). Very thin line, but it’s there. LOL.

  • gomugomu

    eh, go home Hollywood….you’re drunk.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Hopefully there will be more ancient Vamps vs Lycans stories. The prequel was the best in the series IMO.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I 100% agree!!

  • Sojourner

    There was a prequel?! I’m assuming, with the presence of Mitra, it was a VOD release.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Nope I watched it in a theatre in SA, which says a lot. We only get big mainstream releases in theatre.
      It had the most impressive sequences of all three films.