A new development has been made regarding the forthcoming Underworld sequel which will speed up the film’s production. According to THR, a screenwriter has been hired to take on the story for the movie, and it’s the guy behind the FX series, The Shield.
The Shield was a brutally honest cop show that ran on the FX cable network for many seasons, so the thought of mixing that background with vampires and werewolves seems odd. According to the trade, John Hlavin will take on the task of making the fourth Underworld film somewhat logical and according to him this film won’t be a prequel like its predecessor.
“It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don’t want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements.”
So far Kate Beckinsale hasn’t signed on to return to the franchise, and neither has Rhona Mitra. They may have to start from scratch and bring in some new characters and actors. Len Wisemen directed the first two films in the series, but hasn’t signed on to helm the fourth, even though he will be on board to produce.
Why are they making another Underworld when all of those movies were so mediocre? Oh, it’s probably because they earned over 300 million dollars at the worldwide box office. Money seems to always trump quality in this industry.
What do you think of the writer for Underworld 4?