Anytime Hollywood finds a successful franchise that starts running out of steam, the decision to pull the plug is immediately discussed. We have seen this happen time and time again, and for the most part, walking away from the sliding franchise is the most intelligent decision from a financial standpoint. More often these days, however, movie studios want to continue building on the brand that they have created and nurtured by rebooting the property rather than just tossing the franchise after a failure or two. Well, a franchise whose latest release was actually the most successful entry in the entire saga has just decided to join this not-so-elite group of reboots rather than continuing the story that it’s been telling for over ten years. It looks like fans of the Underworld series will soon have a whole new team of vampires and werewolves to follow. (more…)
Remember all the hubbub about a Star Wars television show that would take place between Episodes III and IV and would focus on the underworld of Coruscant? It was rumored to be called Star Wars: Underworld and we’ve been told hours upon hours of scripts had been written but since it would be too expensive to make right now it’d be on hold for a few years. Well, there’s been an update, as in it’s no real update but producer Rick McCallum assures us the series is still happening…someday.
It all boils down to money. With where technology is right now the 50 scripts they have written would just be too expensive to film. They’re waiting for things to be more affordable. Affordable like $4-5 million per episode! That’s a freakin’ pricey TV show, what the hell would it cost now!?!
McCallum talked with IGN at Kapow! Comic Con where he gave them the update,
When do you think will finally see some of Star Wars: Underworld?
Source: Geek Tyrant
Even though Underworld: Awakening isn’t out in theaters until this weekend, Kate Beckinsale is already talking about the possibility of another Underworld flick.
In a recent interview with Collider, Beckinsale tells us why she should never become a psychic:
I’m the worst person to ask about this. I always said there was not going to be a fourth one, so you can’t trust what I say at all,” she said. “Playing the same character over and over again does seem a bit odd, but I am very fond of the character and other people are pretty fond of her, too. So, who knows?
To be honest, I hope they leave the franchise where it is because enough is enough. It’s getting old and overdone now and it’s time to just move the fuck on.
Source: Geek Tyrant
It’s less than a month until the release of the next Underworld entry, Awakening (so much for Christmas movies), and now we have another new sneak preview of the film, which offers nothing actually new except lots of action, including shots of Kate Beckinsale kicking ass in skin-tight leather.
The plot will follow (“The Original”) Death Dealer Selene as she makes her way through a world where humans are warring with both vampires and Lycans. Sadly, the ratings tag at the end seems to indicate that Beckinsale won’t be shedding her tight black leather in this film, but at least the outift leaves little to the imagination.
Underworld: Awakening will be released Jenuary 20th, 2012.
Source: Coming Soon
Werewolves. We love them right? They are the original gangsta staple for what we know, live and breathe in horror besides Vampires, Frankensteins and Zombies. Now we have tons of variations of werewolves and vampires, new plagues wiping out civilizations and giant all the steady cam horror we can get. But I have something to admit, its hugely embarrassing and I’m not ashamed to say it. I slept in my parents bed until I was 10 for two reasons, one was the clown doll from Poltergeist and the other was David, the American Werewolf in London. I’ll never forget his transformation scene, scary me batshit crazy until my early adolescence. Now I look back and while they certainly don’t scare me anymore, I was petrified, but later on I will reveal strangely enough a werewolf that took his place when I was 7 or 8 as the most terrifying Werewolf. While the old school transformations looked more realistic, some of the digital renderings are getting there finally. No bullshit American Werewolves in Paris where 2 cartoon dogs are fighting it out, no, now special effects have brought us to Lycans. (more…)
If this clip from the three-part Underworld anime-ted series proves one thing, it’s that the appeal of this franchise is almost entirely dependent on how Kate Beckinsale looks in skin-tight leather.
The Underworld trilogy* box set is coming out on Blu-ray this holiday season, and included in them is this anime-inspired miniseries called Endless War. What it’s about, no one seems to be sure.
*Of course, we use the term “trilogy” loosely because the fourth film comes out in January.
IGN says the series, “Complements the live-action iteration by incorporating the themes of the story and spotlights the characters that we know and love, making it a must-see for fans of the films.” And yes, that “synopsis” doesn’t say much.
Underworld Trilogy: The Essential Collection will be released on Blu-ray on December 13th.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Florida. Not like the rest of us.
Floridian resident Stephanie Pitsey, 18, is currently being held as an accessory for the murder of Jacob Hendershot, which is being being reported as a premeditated killing. Police say that Jacob was lured to a house where several of Pitsey’s friends brutally killed the 16 (!) year old, after which they proceeded to dump his body in a local storm drain. Now, while this is plenty fucked up as it is…it’s not even close to the weirdest part of the crime.
In a recent interview from behind bars Stephanie claimed <and hold on to your hats here people> that she is a half-vampire/half-werewolf hybrid! Whoa!
Are you shitting me? This isn’t Underworld and she sure as hell isn’t Scott Speedman, but her words may be true (as twisted as they are). Police claim that she and four others, also carrying similar charges, were members of a vampire cult, which may be the reasoning behind the killing in the first place.
Pistey said: “Since I was like, 12…I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe that I’m a vampire. Part of a vampire and part of a werewolf.” Pitsey denies drinking any of Hendershot’s blood, but has claimed to have drank the blood of fiance and co-defendant William Chase, 25.
I wonder if they’ll somehow find a way to trace this back to the whole Twilight thing and maybe force some government action against it. A man can dream, a man can dream.
Police are currently looking for, and expecting to arrest, a sixth person in connection to the crime in Florida.
We’ve come a long way haven’t we? Finally, before our eyes unfurls the first official trailer for Underworld: Awakening, the fourth film in the franchise and the third to feature voluptuous vampire vixen Selene, played in head-to-toe black leather by Kate Beckinsale. But let’s never mind the commentary, just embiggen the screen, sit back and enjoy.
Yes, it looks insipid, uninspired and derivative (and did anyone get a hint of David Goyer‘s original treatment for the third Blade), but it gives us all what we really want anyway: Kate Beckinsale, kicking ass in tight black leather. And its in 3-D to boot. Let the countdown begin to January 20, 2012. Talk about a happy new year.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
“After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.”
Underworld: Awakening is being helmed by Shelter directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein
We learned today Kate Beckinsale has been offered the role of Lori in Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall. If she accepts she’ll play wife to Colin Farrell‘s lead, Quaid. I find it highly unlikely she’ll be turning down the role since her relationship with Wiseman is very, very chummy. The two were married back in 2004 and have worked together on multiple occasions, most notably the Underworld series. At the moment Beckinsale is filming the fourth film in the series, Underworld 4: A New Dawn, which Wiseman is producing.
This version of Total Recall will supposedly be a closer adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale rather than the 1990 movie version. Already announced in the cast in Colin Farrell as Quaid and Bryan Cranston as the villain, Vilo Cohaagen.
Would you like to see Kate Beckinsale in the role? Public opinion might not mean much to Wiseman since he’ll probably be casting his wife no matter what, but what do you guys think?
As a refresher, /Film posted an image of Sharon Stone as Lori in the ’90 Total Recall,
I think we can unanimously agree we’d like to see Beckinsale rockin’ this itty, bitty tube top.
BloodyDisgusting.com has reported that Kate Beckinsale is in talks to return as Selene, the leather clad, saphire eyes vampire for Underworld 4.
Also rumored to be shot in 3-D….A genre which is again cool, but one that I thought died out in the 50’s and 60’s, Beckinsale claimed to have left the franchise to persue more serious fare.
Hell, rumors are good enough for me, I didn’t list her as one of the sexiest NerdBastard girls for nothing. She can suck me anytime she wants….They should do a cross-over like DC/Marvel and have her show up on True Blood and kick some ass,may be interesting… I think Sookie would have no chance in hell against her though….
Let’s hope the rumors pan out into reality and we get a continuation of the series and not another prequel….