Just when we thought the “Underworld” franchise has finally ended, a reboot of the vampire-action film is currently in development!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are slated to produce the “Underworld” reboot while Cory Goodman was hired to write the script for the film. It was also reported that the 5th film is currently titled, “Underworld: Next Generation”.
It came as no surprise to us that Cory Goodman will be penning the script as he is best known for his work in the 2011 film “Priest”, starring Paul Bettany. Similar to “Underworld”, that film is about a vampire warrior who is set to destroy the malicious vampires in the human world. Just recently, Goodman also penned the script for “The Last Witch Hunter”, starring Vin Diesel as the only witch hunter who will battle against the witches in modern day New York.
Since the plot for the “Underworld” reboot has not been confirmed yet, it is unclear if Kate Beckinsale will be returning to the film to play Selene the Vampire Death Dealer.
Set to be released in 2015, it was rumoured that India Eisley will reprise her role as Selene and Michael Corvin’s (Scott Speedman) hybrid daughter, Eve, in “Underworld: Next Generation”. After all, the title itself has already hinted that the film will be focusing on the new generation and there are certainly more stories to be told about Eve, who was previously introduced in the 2012 “Underworld: Awakening”.
With everything kept under wraps, what do you think of the “Underworld” reboot?