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‘Underworld’ is the latest franchise to get the reboot treatment

28 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Vampires and Lycans will wage ware once again in a reboot of the "Underworld" action horror franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter Lakeshore Entertainment hired Cory Goodman ("Priest," "The Last Witch Hunter") to write the script. The series debuted in 2003 with director Len Wiseman’s Underworld, which introduced Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a vampire determined to take revenge on the Lycans that killed her family. It was followed by "Underworld: Evolution" in 2006, "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" in 2009 and "Underworld: Awakening" in 2012. The four films, which boasted a collective budget of $177 million, have grossed more than $458 million worldwide. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Two Years After the Release of the Last Movie, Underworld is Being Rebooted

28 August 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Believe it or not, a reboot of the Underworld franchise is now said to be in the works. Writer and director Len Wiseman kicked off the series with the first instalment back in 2003, and that would be followed up by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and Underworld: Awakening in 2012.

The series starred Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer” who found herself caught in the middle of a war between vampires and Lycans. Despite never finding much success with critics, each of the movies was reasonably successful at the box office and clearly good enough for Lakeshore Entertainment to confidently move ahead with another. A reboot so soon after the last one is surprising to say the least…it’s only been two years!

Regardless, Cory Goodman (Priest) has been hired to pen the script, with Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi producing. Goodman »

- Josh Wilding

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Vampires and Lycans and Reboots, Oh My! 'Underworld' Set for a Revamp

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Just two years shy of its last theatrical outing, the "Underworld" series is getting a reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the vampire franchise, which launched actress Kate Beckinsale into a successful action career, is getting an update from Lakeshore Entertainment. Screenwriter Cory Goodman has been pegged to pen the script.

The "Underworld" films performed well at the global box office, raking in a total of $458.2 million. The first flick was released in 2003, followed by "Underworld: Evolution" in 2006, "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" in 2009, and the last installment, "Underworld: Awakening," released in 2012.

Goodman previously wrote the script for 2011 supernatural thriller "Priest," which starred Paul Bettany as a man who hunts vampires (a credit that should help him with the vampires vs. werewolves theme of the "Underworld" franchise). He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Vin Diesel flick "The Last Witch Hunter."

No word yet on when this latest "Underworld" movie will get underway, »

- Katie Roberts

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‘Underworld’ Reboot Announced; ‘Priest’ Writer Attached

28 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

2003 saw an unlikely milestone emerge in the form of the supernatural horror/action genre-blend franchise, Underworld. The vampires vs. werewolves flick featured an untested creative team (Len Wiseman and Kevin Grevioux) shepherding a collection of unlikely action stars, which included theatrically trained actors like Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter); a pretty-boy leading man in Scott Speedman (Felicity); and Kate Beckinsale, who – at that point – seemed as far from an action star as one could be.

Despite the unlikely players in the mix, Underworld‘s genre-blend premise sold with audiences, thus launching a 2006 sequel (Underworld: Evolution), a 2009 prequel (Rise of the Lycans) and a 3D soft reboot in 2012 (Underworld: Awakening); not to mention sister films ...

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Underworld: Kate Beckinsale vampire series to be rebooted

28 August 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A reboot of Underworld is being developed.

The vampire franchise, originally starring Kate Beckinsale as Selene, will be revamped by production company Lakeshore Entertainment. Cory Goodman will pen the script for the new movie.

Goodman previously wrote 2011 film Priest, and has contributed to the script of upcoming Vin Diesel movie The Last Witch Hunter.

Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi from Lakeshore are producing the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original Underworld film, directed by Len Wiseman, launched in 2003.

It was followed by three sequels, Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) and Underworld: Awakening (2012) - the latter of which was shot in 3D. »

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An Underworld reboot is in the works

28 August 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The vampire/Lycan war wages on, as THR reports that Lakeshore Entertainment is moving forward with a reboot of the Underworld franchise, only two years after the latest installment of the series.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce along with Underworld and Underworld: Evolution director Len Wiseman, while Priest and The Last Witch Hunter scribe Cory Goodman will pen the new screenplay.

Details about the reboot are scarce, though it’s being reported that the new film may be called Underworld: Next Generation and focus on Eve, the daughter of original franchise protagonists Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman). If true that means that the film won’t be a typical “reboot,” and may exist within the continuity of the previous installments, though both Speedman and Beckinsale are not expected to return.

As always, we’ll have more information on the Underworld reboot as it becomes available. »

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'Underworld' Franchise Headed For A Reboot

28 August 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's been two years since the last Underworld film. Normally we would say that not enough time has passed to qualify a whole franchise for a reboot. But in this day and age, studios seem to be pressing the reboot button almost immediately after the final film in a franchise leaves the theater. With that said, let us announce that Lakeshow Entertainment is rebooting the entire vampire action franchise Underworld. Cory Goodman (Priest, The Last Witch Hunter) has been hired to write the first script.

Underworld, directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003. The franchise starred Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a vampire "Death Dealer" caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. The franchise also included 2006's Underworld: Evolution, 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and 2012's Underworld: Awakening.

Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce the new film for Lakeshore. At the moment there's no details on what story will be told. »

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Underworld franchise to be rebooted

27 August 2014 11:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The horror action franchise starring Kate Beckinsale is to be given the reboot treatment. Expect a new Underworld movie soon...

Notable for their slow-mo, acrobatic action and Kate Beckinsale as a vampire in black Pvc, the Underworld franchise began just over a decade ago. The original Underworld, released in 2003, wasn't a blockbuster in the Marvel sense of the word, but it launched a memorable action heroine and spawned three sequels: Underworld: Evolution (2006), Rise Of The Lycans (2009 - actually a prequel, technically speaking) and Awakening (2012).

To date, the franchise has made a shade over $450m - not a bad sum, given that they didn't cost a huge amount to make in the first place.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is set to be rebooted, with Cory Goodman (who previously wrote the 2011 film Priest, which had a similar action-horror atmosphere) in charge of writing the script. Presumably, the success of »

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Underworld Is Getting A Reboot, Because Why Not?

27 August 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After only four entries, the Underworld series will be getting a reboot courtesy of Lakeshore Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Cory Goodman (Priest) is set to pen the script and Len Wiseman, who helmed the original Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, will be producing.

Plot details are scarce, but it’s being reported that the film might be titled Underworld: Next Generation and could focus on Eve, who is the daughter of the protagonists from the original series, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman). Not much else is known about the reboot other than that, but Beckinsale and Speedman are not expected to return.

The idea of rebooting Underworld will likely shock most, as the last film in the series, Underworld: Awakening, only hit theatres two years ago. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it, actually. It’s not like people are exactly clamouring for more Underworld. »

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'Underworld' Reboot Is in Development

27 August 2014 6:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After 11 years and four movies, Lakeshore Entertainment is rebooting the Underworld franchise, hiring Cory Goodman (Priest) to write the script. No story details were given for the reboot.

Kate Beckinsale starred as the vampire "death dealer" Selene in the first Underworld, which debuted in 2003 and followed the war between the vampires and their sworn enemies, the lycans, a.k.a. werewolves.

The actress returned for the sequel Underworld: Evolution in 2006, although she did not star in the 2009 prequel Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans, which featured Michael Sheen and Rhona Mitra. 2012's Underworld Awakening was the final feature within the franchise, which has earned $458.2 million worldwide through all four movies.

Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing, but there is no production schedule set at this time.

Cory Goodman's other feature writing credits include Apollo 18 and upcoming projects such as The Last Witch Hunter, »

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Oh Look, Underworld Is Getting Rebooted, How Nice

27 August 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Looks like the day has finally arrived in which Kate Beckinsale no longer has to squeeze into a dominatrix outfit (nothing wrong with that) to play the gun-toting vampire, Selene. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lakeshore Entertainment has decided to reboot their very lucrative Underworld franchise. They've hired Cory Goodman to pen the reboot. Goodman is responsible for writing Paul Bettany's Priest (2011) and Vin Diesel's upcoming film, The Last Witch Hunter, which is current in production.  The first Underworld film, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale, was released in 2003. Playing the strong vampiress Selena made Beckinsale into a bankable action star, and three films followed in 2006 (Underworld: Evolution), 2009 (prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and 2012 (Underworld: Awakening). »

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'Underworld' Reboot in the Works (Exclusive)

26 August 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Welcome back to Underworld. Lakeshore Entertainment is moving forward with a reboot of the vampire action franchise, hiring Cory Goodman to write the script.   Lakeshore's   Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing. The first Underworld film, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale, was released in 2003. Playing the strong vampire Selena made Beckinsale into a bankable action star, and three films followed in 2006 (Underworld: Evolution), 2009 (prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and 2012 (Underworld: Awakening). Underworld: Awakening, the 3D film that saw Beckinsale reprise her role as Selene, was the top earner in the franchise,

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Six of the Best: Michael Sheen

25 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Michael Sheen’s role in Masters of Sex resulted in his nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series this year, and you can see what all the fuss is about this Monday 28th July when the first season hits DVD in the UK.

Sheen plays Dr William Masters who, along with Lizzy Caplan’s Virginia Johnson, is a pioneering researcher in the field of human sexuality. The show was successful enough to draw a second season order, which is underway on Us TV as we speak.

This is just the latest in a line of successful roles for rising star Michael Sheen, who is becoming one of a number of new British stars successful in Hollywood. He has had numerous memorable roles, and here we take a look at six of the best…

 

Heartlands

In 2002′s Heartlands, Sheen plays Colin Lawes, a mild-mannered man running a newsagent with wife Sandra. »

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Exclusive First Production Stills from Awaiting

8 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last week we told you that Mark Murphy is currently at work on his second feature, a twisted vision entitled Awaiting, and today we have the first images from the set. The movie stars Tony Curran and Diana Vickers and began filming on June 22.

Awaiting was written and directed by Murphy and, along with Curran and Vickers, stars Rupert Hill, Sophie Lovell Anderson, Peter Woodward, and Charley McDougall. The UK film will shoot for four weeks, wrapping at the end of July.

For more info visit the official Awaiting Facebook page.

About Awaiting

Green Screen Productions, in co-production with Solar Productions, presents Mark Murphy’s second feature, Awaiting, a psychological thriller starring Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution, Gladiator) and "X Factor" finalist Diana Vickers (Little Voice, Give Out Girls).

Awaiting is an engaging journey of introspection into the depths of human nature and the capabilities of twisted minds. The plot follows »

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Thrilling Feature Awaiting Now in Production; New Artwork Released

1 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Filmmaker Mark Murphy is currently at work on his second feature, a twisted vision entitled Awaiting. The movie stars Tony Curran and Diana Vickers and began filming on June 22. We've got additional info and a look at some new artwork for you right now.

Awaiting was written and directed by Murphy and, along with Curran and Vickers, stars Rupert Hill, Sophie Lovell Anderson, Peter Woodward, and Charley McDougall. The UK film will shoot for four weeks, wrapping at the end of July.

For more info visit the official Awaiting Facebook page. Also, look below for a hilarious behind-the-scenes video featuring some backstage shenanigans!

From the Press Release

Green Screen Productions, in co-production with Solar Productions, is proud to announce that it is now in production on Mark Murphy’s second feature, Awaiting, a psychological thriller starring Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution, Gladiator) and "X Factor" finalist Diana Vickers (Little Voice, Give »

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Upcoming psychological/thriller Awaiting in Production.

1 July 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Bubwith, Selby, Yo: Green Screen Productions in co-production with Solar Productions is proud to announce that it is now in production on Mark Murphy’s second feature “Awaiting”, a psychological/thriller starring Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution, Gladiator) and X Factor’s finalist Diana Vickers (Little Voice, Give Out Girls).

Diana Vicker’s first UK movie began principle photography on the 22nd June and will continue for a period of four weeks in the studios and forests in Yorkshire.

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Scott Speedman Will Weather An October Gale With Patricia Clarkson

24 April 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Writer/director Ruba Nadda has found her mysterious stranger to star opposite Patricia Clarkson in their upcoming project, October Gale. Scott Speedman will take the role, in what is shaping up to be a potentially nail-biting drama.

Speedman – perhaps best known for his supporting turns in Underworld and Underworld: Evolution – will play William, who washes up on the shore of a remote island cottage owned by Helen Matthews (Clarkson), during a heavy storm. He is unconscious and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound but, lucky for him, Matthews is a doctor. She takes him in to tend his injuries, but they soon realize the would-be assassin – possibly Tim Roth – is returning to finish what he started. To make matters worse, the inclement weather has cut them off from the mainland, and they must face the threat alone.

While elements of the plot may sound somewhat contrived – if you’re going »

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Greek Fire: Patrick Tatopoulos showcases concept art for 300: Rise of an Empire

9 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Patrick Tatopoulos about production designing a project which allowed him to honour his Greek heritage…

Rodrigo Santoro who portrays Xerxes on-set with Noam Murro

“The first 300 [2006] I wanted to get on board with years ago,” recalls Patrick Tatopoulos who pursued the opportunity to do the production design for the stylish historical epic helmed by Zack Snyder about the Battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartan warriors fought the invading Persian army. “I remember that day very well. I did interviews for 300 and I Am Legend [2007]. I had my first sitting with Zack. I was really pumped. The Greek side of my family is from Sparta so when I heard that there was a movie being made I thought it was an incredible story. I was so passionate about it that I scared Zack at the time who said, ‘You actually could be directing it!’” The success of the »

- Trevor Hogg

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