The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Underworld is being rebooted. It’s been eight years since first entry in the trilogy (and two since the last film, Underworld Awakening).
And while I don’t necessarily think that eight years is a long time between reboots, at least it’s more than between the transition from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 to Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
The thing is, a reboot of Underworld is not a bad thing, especially since the original films were little more than (visually speaking) Matrix knockoffs with vaguely supernatural overtones.
This time around I hope that filmmakers spend less time finding out ways to better arm werewolves and vampires than to have them rely on their ‘natural’ abilities and leave the weaponry to humans, who need the assist.
I also hope that the new movies are more on the horror side, as opposed to (somewhat generic) action films.
It’s not like there’s anything wrong with action films, though we could always use more horror films featuring werewolves and vampires.