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Hungry for more Lycans and vampires? An Underworld reboot is in the works

08.27.2014

It’s been two years since the last entry in the UNDERWORLD franchise was released, UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, which stands as the biggest earner of the four movies in the series. Now, as it happens from time to time, a reboot is coming well ahead of schedule. Lakeshore Entertainment is moving forward with a reboot and has hired Cory Goodman (PRIEST) to write the script. There is no word on who will direct or who might take the lead away from Kate Beckinsale who starred in three of the four movies as the strong and sexy vampiress Selena.

Len Wiseman directed UNDERWORLD in 2003 and UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION in 2006; he and Beckinsale didn’t return for the prequel UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS in 2009, and then Beckinsale returned for the inevitable 3D release of UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING in 2012. This franchise stands right next to the RESIDENT EVIL saga; they can be entertaining enough if you’re game. I wouldn’t have called for a reboot already; perhaps a TV series would have been a better direction for a series that most fans probably didn’t forget about yet.

Are you a fan of the franchise? Any ground you want to see covered in the reboot?


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Source: THR

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1:16PM on 08/29/2014
You have go to be kidding me. Seriously Hollywood?
You have go to be kidding me. Seriously Hollywood?
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4:05PM on 08/28/2014
They've kinda written them into a corner so I suppose it's inevitable. There's no replacing Kate though.
They've kinda written them into a corner so I suppose it's inevitable. There's no replacing Kate though.
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1:17PM on 08/28/2014
Wasn't the fourth left on a cliffhanger?
Wasn't the fourth left on a cliffhanger?
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1:44PM on 08/28/2014
My thought exactly !
I HATE when they reboot an unfinished story...
As bad as was the 4th one, I wanted the 5th Terminator to continue the planned trilogy started with it, for instance.
My thought exactly !
I HATE when they reboot an unfinished story...
As bad as was the 4th one, I wanted the 5th Terminator to continue the planned trilogy started with it, for instance.
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11:31AM on 08/28/2014

that sucks. I love this series

at least 1, 2 and 4. I thought 4 was very fun with some awesome R-rated monster action... but a reboot? Man screw that. The end of 4 got my hopes up that Len Wiseman would return to direct for one last time, the final movie in the series (THEN reboot it, how hard is that?). Because, the end of Underworld 4: Awakening (spoilers ahead) features Beckinsale and who she now knows as her daughter, standing on top of a building in the near future after they just defeated their captors, and are setting
at least 1, 2 and 4. I thought 4 was very fun with some awesome R-rated monster action... but a reboot? Man screw that. The end of 4 got my hopes up that Len Wiseman would return to direct for one last time, the final movie in the series (THEN reboot it, how hard is that?). Because, the end of Underworld 4: Awakening (spoilers ahead) features Beckinsale and who she now knows as her daughter, standing on top of a building in the near future after they just defeated their captors, and are setting out to find Michael (Scott Speedman) who they find out is still alive. I mean that would've been so awesome... 4 was the biggest money maker in the series so why not? Bring Wiseman back, bring Speedman back, have it about Selene, Michael and their daughter fighting in the 'final war' and go out with a bang... then reboot it. Just in concept this is like if they had made The Fellowship of the Ring and then The Two Towers... and then said screw Return of the King lets just reboot it/make The Hobbit instead now. Like what? Lame.
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9:22AM on 08/28/2014

Hollywood is dead.

But or course that comes as no surprise. Lets see the actors from this franchise are fully capable of continuing even though no one wants another, hmmmm. Okay reboot, same story just new faces yah that's the joint! And when we market it in China they will rename it White Devil Cannibal Wife Eaters we will make a billion easy!
But or course that comes as no surprise. Lets see the actors from this franchise are fully capable of continuing even though no one wants another, hmmmm. Okay reboot, same story just new faces yah that's the joint! And when we market it in China they will rename it White Devil Cannibal Wife Eaters we will make a billion easy!
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8:27AM on 08/28/2014
One has to wonder how different they possibly plan on making it that it would warrant a reboot.
(never mind that the concept was mostly ripped off from role-playing games in the first place)
One has to wonder how different they possibly plan on making it that it would warrant a reboot.
(never mind that the concept was mostly ripped off from role-playing games in the first place)
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7:34AM on 08/28/2014

doubtful

Unless they have a really good story planned, they should forget it. Here's a radical idea: make something original!
Unless they have a really good story planned, they should forget it. Here's a radical idea: make something original!
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6:21AM on 08/28/2014
Len Wiseman has, unwisely, robbed us all of Kate Beckinsale's best backside-years. Damn you, Len Wiseman.
Len Wiseman has, unwisely, robbed us all of Kate Beckinsale's best backside-years. Damn you, Len Wiseman.
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1:53AM on 08/28/2014
Not exactly sure what the article said, I was too busy mesmerized by the picture of Kate.. I'm hoping they use her for one more movie.
Not exactly sure what the article said, I was too busy mesmerized by the picture of Kate.. I'm hoping they use her for one more movie.
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12:07AM on 08/28/2014
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS could have been used as a preboot instead of just a prequel.
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS could have been used as a preboot instead of just a prequel.
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11:05PM on 08/27/2014
I loved Rise of the Lycans. But there is no need to reboot this.
I loved Rise of the Lycans. But there is no need to reboot this.
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12:04AM on 08/28/2014
I was surprised by how good that was and it made me all the more disappointed that the window for Rhona Mitra to play Lara Croft has passed.
I was surprised by how good that was and it made me all the more disappointed that the window for Rhona Mitra to play Lara Croft has passed.
10:57PM on 08/27/2014
More entertainment for morons who eat this shit up. It's like the Resident Evil franchise.
More entertainment for morons who eat this shit up. It's like the Resident Evil franchise.
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10:22PM on 08/27/2014

Don't reboot

either make a sequel or make something original.A REBOOOT?? Is Hollywood out of ideas?
either make a sequel or make something original.A REBOOOT?? Is Hollywood out of ideas?
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10:19PM on 08/27/2014
Boy, I tell ya. Those studio guys sure have their fingers on the pulse and know exactly what the viewers want.... oh wait.
Boy, I tell ya. Those studio guys sure have their fingers on the pulse and know exactly what the viewers want.... oh wait.
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10:13PM on 08/27/2014
What Hollywood needs now is a swift kick in the ass.
What Hollywood needs now is a swift kick in the ass.
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9:52PM on 08/27/2014
Abandon the project if only because nobody else will look better than Kate Beckinsale in black leather.
Abandon the project if only because nobody else will look better than Kate Beckinsale in black leather.
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9:50PM on 08/27/2014
This could be a good thing to fix the series which was underwhelming to say the least.
Something needs to be done to make werewolves more bad-ass. I didn't understand how the vampires hadn't wiped them out yet. It's like Twilight. I don't understand how the werewolves survived for that long either.
This could be a good thing to fix the series which was underwhelming to say the least.
Something needs to be done to make werewolves more bad-ass. I didn't understand how the vampires hadn't wiped them out yet. It's like Twilight. I don't understand how the werewolves survived for that long either.
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9:36PM on 08/27/2014
I long for the day of a new Hollywood renaissance.
I long for the day of a new Hollywood renaissance.
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9:44PM on 08/27/2014
Amen.
Amen.
9:32PM on 08/27/2014
So it's going to be Amazing Spider Man all over again.
So it's going to be Amazing Spider Man all over again.
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9:32PM on 08/27/2014

Why?

Are they rebooting this? I mean seriously? I can understand rebooting movies from the 70s and 80s, but its like this series JUST happened.
Are they rebooting this? I mean seriously? I can understand rebooting movies from the 70s and 80s, but its like this series JUST happened.
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9:16PM on 08/27/2014
I have enjoyed all of these movies so far. Some more than others. But with the way they ended the last one Awakening I would really like to see them bring back Beckinsale, Speedman, and Eisley and make one more to end the franchise before a reboot is made.
I have enjoyed all of these movies so far. Some more than others. But with the way they ended the last one Awakening I would really like to see them bring back Beckinsale, Speedman, and Eisley and make one more to end the franchise before a reboot is made.
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