Normally, if you’re going to remake a ten year old film or reboot a series, it’s usually because it’s a well established franchise (Star Trek), a popular character (Spider-Man), and/or the original was just a really good movie (The Man Who Knew Too Much).
As 2003’s Underworld wasn’t really any of those things, you can imagine my surprise when The Hollywood Reporter reported that the blue-filter laden vampire film series was getting remade.
Lakeshore Entertainment is rebooting the franchise, with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi producing, and Cory Goodman writing the script. Why are they doing this? I have no idea. Clearly they must think the money must be there. And to be fair, Underworld wasn’t completely terrible — and Buffy the Vampire Slayer proves a recast remake can far surpass the original… but you’re going to have a hard time convincing me this remake is a worthwhile idea.