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

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September 12, 2014
Source: THR

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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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  • Stephen Ritchie
    I'd rather get a Twilight reboot.
    • Tester
      sarcasm ?
  • Xerxexx
    Without Beckinsale its nothing.
  • 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.
  • OfficialJab
    Does this series have actual fans, or just a bit of brand recognition?
    • DAVIDPD
      Do people seriously shop at Hot Topic or are all their patrons ironic?
  • DAVIDPD
    LOL. No one wants to see this dude. Beckinsale in that patent leather cat suit was the reason to see it.
  • Avi
    underworld was a load garbage..
    • Rock n Rollllll
      twilight uber fan
      • Avi
        Twilight is also a load of garbage!
  • Chris Groves
    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 Director...it 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.
  • SkyNet300
    But Theo James had zero personality in that last Underworld film....yikes
  • SkyNet300
    And I don't care what anybody else says Underworld Evolution kicked serious ass! Great sequel in my opinion.
  • LoriRWhorton
    just as Doris answered I am inspired that a person able to make $5920 in a few weeks on the computer . navigate to this site x.vu/TP1V8l
  • Rock n Rollllll
    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.
  • avconsumer2
    Hey neat, a vampire flick! :
  • Braheem Hazeem III
    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.
  • Ray Felch
    all i ned to see is a vampire girls in black lether catfight please
  • Joseph
    I want Underworld 5 movie action figure toys for the movie.
  • Lorraine Connors
    are they killing her off i thought it was the search for Micheal

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