UNDERWORLD Reboot in Development; Cory Goodman to Write the Script

     August 27, 2014


Lakeshore Entertainment is developing an Underworld reboot after four entries in the vampires vs. werewolves series.  According to THR, Cory Goodman will write the script.  In March, Bloody Disgusting reported Screen Gems had commissioned a new Underworld movie titled Underworld: Next Generation with Len Wiseman producing.  Given the subtitle, the report speculated the new direction could focus on Eve, the vampire/werewolf hybrid daughter of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman).  Beckinsale informed us in 2012, “I think it’s probably unlikely that I’ll do [another Underworld sequel] but they may do one without me.”

It’s too early to say where exactly the Underworld franchise is heading next, but fans of the series should rest assured a new Underworld movie is likely on the way.  Hit the jump to revisit the first Underworld trailer.

Official Underworld synopsis:

In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city’s underbelly. No one knows the origin of their bitter blood feud, but the balance of power between them turns even bloodier when a beautiful young Vampire warrior and a newly-turned Lycan with a mysterious past fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion all set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis.

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  • rykshaw

    just what no one was asking for.

  • Ben Kenobi

    No, man! This franchise doesn’t need a rebot yet!! They can make at least others two movies to conclude the story!!

    • andi

      you mean a robot?


      • Kondorr

        No, he means a Reebok!

      • Dixon Wragg

        A rabbit?

    • Andrew Sanders

      Absolutely loved the first Underworld & the sequels were pretty decent follow-ups(though Rise of the Lycans sorely missed KB!)but I can’t see yet another pointless reboot being a success! A shame!

  • vitextreeradar

    i always liked the concept of these movies but the execution seemed kind of flat. if they started from scratch that’d be cool but thats not really fair to fans of the series.

    • Kondorr

      The first one, was cool… then the others happened.

  • leroy

    No Kate = No See

  • Liderc

    The only reason these movies worked is because of Kate. She is literally the most beautiful woman on earth. So good luck studio because you’re going to need it.

  • YodaRocks

    Direct to Netflix.

    • Jack Dennis

      A netflix series would make more sense

      • jimmybfresco

        Don’t give them any ideas…

      • CyborgUnicorn

        Kind of a bummer though, that there are so many vampire shows, yet none of them are really that great, just feeding the twilight crowd. An Underworld series on Netflix could be bloody gold. Although, I think i saw a dusk till dawn show on netflix? but didn’t check it out. Hemlock Grove has a nice Twin Peaks flavor.

      • jimmybfresco

        Don’t give them any ideas…

  • fuck you i’m a guest

    Is Lakeshore Entertainment fucking high?

  • Jack Dennis

    Really?just give Kate Benkinsale a good enough offer because without her this series is meh.Underworld:Rise of the Lycans anyone?

  • Evandest

    Len Wiseman producing… could focus on Eve, the vampire/werewolf hybrid daughter of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman)… How is this a REBOOT? It is straight up a sequel of the same garbage…

    • Michael bay

      Yeah that India eisley looks really cute

    • Michael bay

      Yeah that India eisley looks really cute

  • TigerFIST

    omg! I’m so tired of all these fucking reboots! Getting ridiculous!

  • God’s Diamond

    With theo James getting bigger i would’ve thought they would want to continue with him. Personally i liked all of them except for lycans. Though the last one was too short imo, this series is at least great eye candy

  • appolox

    Looks like Sony/Spidey syndrome is spreading.

  • One of Nine

    In other words, Kate is done with the franchise and you have no other choice but to reboot. I’d continue the franchise with the current continuity and explore new characters. Nobody is going to play Selene like Kate!

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  • mattinacan

    get a good writer and remove that hack Wiseman and this movie may have a chance.

  • DEADP00L

    Hollywood, man, a cesspool of utter unimaginative hacks now. It’s like a corpse, the first stage after death the body regains color and some warmth but inside its just the organs expanding as gases amass. Second stage the body bloats before finally bursting all its gases and the third stage it begins to rot, dry up and finally decompose into nothing but bones.

    Hollywood is a dead corpse in the stage of bloating. All this money is meaningless in the long term. This crap is going to burst and when it does we all would have been well away from it.

    INDY is whats alive, well and flourishing.

  • Kyle Chandler

    Sorry, but Kate Beckensale’s outfit was the only reason to watch this series. Pass.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Without Kate Beckingsdale’s hottness why else watch these films? They weren’t great but ok B movies at that. Her beauty is something I can watch in just about most movies but this franchise will die without it – she was the only highlight in Total Recall.

  • Yurine

    In what way does this deserve a reboot?

  • Gerry Rock

    Come on Sony, what you need to reboot is the Amazing Spider-Crap series not this lame franchise :/

  • Logan Hickman

    They should at least finish the series before rebooting it.

  • CyborgUnicorn

    Nuuuuuu! Oh well, sounds more like a jumping off point than a reboot, the word reboot as it relates to films is way overused these days.

  • JordanN

    This series has fans?

  • Batty Mystic

    This is why nobody gives a damn about going to the movies anymore.

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