Theo James to Lead 'Underworld' Reboot, Which is More of a Sequel

September 12, 2014
Source: THR

Theo James

Towards the end of last month, it was revealed that Lakeshore Entertainment intended to reboot the Underworld franchise. However, that's only half true as more details have emerged in a report from THR. Instead of rebooting the series completely, instead it will merely continue by following a new lead character. Theo James, who played David, the vampire ally of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) who came into play when she united with her daughter and sought out the hybrid Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) in Underworld: Awakening, will take the lead this time. So instead of being a reboot, this is basically a sequel or spin-off.

Variety's report on the matter says Beckinsale won't show up in the film at all, which seems to indicate she's completely done with the franchise. It only makes sense that James would take over, especially following his pivotal supporting turn alongside Shailene Woodley in Divergent. However, it's a little disappointing that we won't see Beckinsale kicking ass anymore, and we're wondering if fans will be as keen to see James take over the franchise in her stead. As for the rest of the cast, Lakeshore is trying to fill roles right now with production expected to begin in the spring. Are you interested?

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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments


I'd rather get a Twilight reboot.

Stephen Ritchie on Sep 12, 2014


sarcasm ?

Tester on Sep 12, 2014


Obviously. 🙂

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 12, 2014



DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2014


It fkn better be.

Rock n Rollllll on Sep 15, 2014


Without Beckinsale its nothing.

Xerxexx on Sep 12, 2014


Its so funny that 'reboots' really have become a thing. If you would've told the movie makers in '79 "hey lets remake Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" since its 10 yrs old now, they would've prolly quit directing. Lets face it, Hollywood is out of ideas. Much better and original content is now..on TV.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 12, 2014


Does this series have actual fans, or just a bit of brand recognition?

OfficialJab on Sep 12, 2014


Do people seriously shop at Hot Topic or are all their patrons ironic?

DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2014


LOL. No one wants to see this dude. Beckinsale in that patent leather cat suit was the reason to see it.

DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2014


underworld was a load garbage..

Avi on Sep 13, 2014


twilight uber fan

Rock n Rollllll on Sep 15, 2014


Twilight is also a load of garbage!

Avi on Sep 15, 2014


This series dropped fast. Finding plot devices to keep Kate Beckinsale as the most powerful character in the universe was ridiculous. Focus should have shifted to Michale, the Hybrid, as the franchise went on. Underworld was good, but Evolution was a clear vanity project for her, as she is with the was just like Tarantino, Thurman and the Kill Bill films. Directors giving their starlets the most infinitely bad-ass roles they could give them. I can't stand movies like that.

Chris Groves on Sep 13, 2014


But Theo James had zero personality in that last Underworld film....yikes

SkyNet300 on Sep 14, 2014


And I don't care what anybody else says Underworld Evolution kicked serious ass! Great sequel in my opinion.

SkyNet300 on Sep 14, 2014


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LoriRWhorton on Sep 15, 2014


I fear this new franchise without either Len Wiseman or Patrick Tatopolous at the helm. Its best to just leave it alone. It wont get any better than the trilogy that was done.

Rock n Rollllll on Sep 15, 2014


Hey neat, a vampire flick! :

avconsumer2 on Sep 15, 2014


Lots of hate, I'm glad to see the series continue, there aren't ANY good werewolf movies out there, and hasn't been for a long time. Seems like all you haters just wanted to watch the series to see Kate Beckinsales ass, so pretty much your opinion means nothing.

Braheem Hazeem III on Sep 15, 2014


all i ned to see is a vampire girls in black lether catfight please

Ray Felch on Sep 15, 2014


I want Underworld 5 movie action figure toys for the movie.

Joseph on Sep 19, 2014


are they killing her off i thought it was the search for Micheal

Lorraine Connors on Jan 23, 2015

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