‘Underworld 2’- New Name, Better Story

Underworld 2 producer Tom Rosenberg talked recently about the sequel, which is almost ready to head into production. Inside he talks a little about the title and how he doesn’t want the action sequences to run the movie. Kate Beckinsale will return for the sequel…
IESB writes:Producer Tom Rosenberg gave us a status report on the sequel to Underworld, which goes into production soon and may have a different title. “We start in November,” Rosenberg said. “We may call it something else. We’ll probably call it something with Underworld 2 [but] it’s Underworld 2.”

With the recent director’s cut of Underworld expanding the film’s mythology, Rosenberg promises that those fans will get more out of the sequel, while casual fans will still be able to follow the story. “I think the real intense followers of the whole saga will really, really love the second one. It’s very intricate. It gives Selene’s history, Viktor’s history and then of course now Marcus is going to come out of the crypt. So it’s really cool. I’m excited about it.”

Of course, the action will have to evolve in the sequel. “It’s much bigger action but still, we have to keep the coolness of it and not let the action overwhelm it. I like the whole world that’s created and you have to stay within that world. I don’t want to jam mindless nonstop action at the audience and this is going to still be story driven. But we’re going to have cool sequences and some bigger action, but if you do that on a sequel, and that’s what often happens, what’s the point? This story is better. This story is more intricate and more interesting. That’s what I really like about it.”

Rosenberg also acknowledged that the success of the original allowed for one major difference on the sequel. “Well, it allowed all the actors to get paid more. Those are the chief beneficiaries of the success of it.”

Source: IESB.net