Lakeshore Entertainment Decides to Reboot 'Underworld' Franchise
Though the last film in the series just arrived in 2012, it appears Lakeshore Entertainment believes it's time to reboot the Underworld franchise. THR reports screenwriter Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script for the reboot of the horror action franchise that kicked off 11 years ago. The series has followed Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a dangerous vampire warrior, entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end. And the battle between vampires and werewolves has spanned four total films.
There's only been two sequels (Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Awakening), while the 2009 installment Underworld: Rise of the Lycans was a prequel. It seems strange that Lakeshore is rebooting the franchise since the fourth film in the franchise was the most successful at the box office. But maybe Beckinsale is just done with the series. Goodman seems like a decent choice to reboot the series since he wrote the comic book adaptation Priest, but we're not so sure a reboot needs to happen this quickly. We could be looking at an Amazing Spider-Man situation where people just aren't interested anymore.