Vampire action thriller Underworld set for Hollywood reboot
Underworld, the vampire-based action thriller, is set for a Hollywood reboot, according to reports.
The series has yielded four films so far, 2003's Underworld, 2006's Underworld: Evolution, 2009's prequel Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans and the most recent effort, 2012's Underworld: Awakening. Between them, the films have made over $458 million in box office receipts.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cory Goodman has been tasked by studio Lakeshore Entertainment to pen the script for the reboot. Goodman has previously written 2011's fantasy thriller Priest, and, most recently, the script for The Last Witch Hunter, a new fantasy epic that's set to star Vin Diesel and Game Of Thrones' actress Rose Leslie.
The original Underworld film series starred Kate Beckinsale as vampire Selena, with Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Scott Speedman, Wentworth Miller and Rhona Mitra among the supporting cast across the series.
The film series told the story of the battle that has raged between vampires and lycans (werewolf-like creatures) for centuries, especially focusing on Selena's quest to kill the lycans who murdered her family.