A big screen return for the Underworld franchise is in the works. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Lakeshore Entertainment is developing an Underworld reboot and has hired Priest scribe Cory Goodman to pen the screenplay.
Underworld, directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003 and follows the adventures of Kate Beckinsale’s Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer” caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. It was followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and Underworld: Awakening in 2012.
Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce the new film for Lakeshore. Although the trade uses the term reboot, it’s hard to say right now exactly what that means as far as whether or not the new film will maintain any continuity with previous entries. As always, check back for details as soon as they become available.