kate beckinsale underworld

I just don’t get the fascination with the Underworld franchise. I saw the first movie and I didn’t care to see anymore. Apparently, a lot of you out there can’t get enough of the films, and have caused the film’s studio Sony Screen Gems to take drastic action. Not only will there be more Underworld features in our future, but it’s original star Kate Beckinsale could be at the center of them.

Find out more on Underworld and Kate after the jump…

According to BloodyDisgusting, Sony plans on jump starting an entirely new Underworld trilogy, the first of which will be in 3-D (screams). Not only that, but they received word from several sources that Underworld 1 & 2 star Kate Beckinsale would reprise her role as the vampire, Selene. The studio hasn’t confirmed her casting so neither can we, but I thought you should know that it’s out there. Underworld 4 is set for release in theaters on January 21, 2011.

I didn’t see Underworld 2 or 3 so I have no idea where Selene’s story could go if she did return. All I know is the first movie bored me to tears. I thought the action was underwhelming, and Beckinsale wasn’t nearly as much of an ass kicker as she could have been.

Are you interested in Kate’s return? Do you want to see another Underworld trilogy?