Screen Gems, a Sony Entertainment subsidiary, is working on two new Underworld films that will be continued from the first four movies. At first we thought that these movies would be a reboot of the popular franchise, but that is clearly not the case here.
Director of the Underworld series Lens Wiseman revealed a lot to the good folks at IGN about what the studio has in store for the franchise going forward.
“There are a few things being developed right now. There are some characters that we really like; that’s kind of like a spin-off, like we did with Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans,” said Wiseman. “And then another film is being developed and is in the works with Kate possibly as well, and then there’s a television series as well. It’s expanding that universe in many ways.”
Even more interesting, the studio is also planning to bring Underworld to the small screen, though it is not certain if the TV show will be set in the same universe as the films, or if it will be something else entirely. Furthermore, it is also not certain if the TV show will be set in the past or in the future, so there’s something to think about before going to bed tonight.
Now, when it comes down to when the movies and TV shows will be available for public consumption, Wiseman did not reveal a thing. However, chances are the first Underworld film will make its way to theaters by 2016, and the TV show could make its way to the small screen by the end of 2015.
“They’re all in development, and there are a lot of releases out there that aren’t actually true, but it’s too long to actually wrap all of that up,” said Wiseman.
It would be very interesting to see how things will turn out for the films and TV show. At the moment, there’s not a single vampire-related show on TV that is worth watching, so maybe Underworld could fill that void, especially for those who are not interested in abominations such as the Vampire Diaries.