Like all movie franchises losing steam over time, the impressively enduring Underworld was bound for the TV treatment at some point or another. Producers did have in mind to craft a series back in 2012, to complement the fifth film due out later this year, and now Len Wiseman offers an update.
A couple of weeks ago we reported on a reboot of the 'Underworld' franchise, which delivered its fourth film -- 'Underworld: Awakening' -- in 2012. But it seems that news was only slightly premature as Lakeshore Entertainment is moving ahead with a sequel, not a reboot, and they're bringing back 'Awakening' star Theo James to reprise the role of vampire David for the fifth film.
Reboots have become an inevitable part of movies, and while we can pretty much understand rebooting franchises like 'The Mummy' or even giving Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' another go, do we really need to reboot the 'Underworld' franchise so soon? Apparently we have our answer.