‘Underworld: Next Generation’ In Development (Exclusive)


With the introduction of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael Corvin’s (Scott Speedman) hybrid daughter, Eve (pictured above; India Eisley), in the 2012 Underworld: Awakening, Screen Gems passed the torch to another star in hopes of continuing the franchise.

After a decade-long battle between vampires and werewolves, like it or not, the Underworld franchise is legit. After four successful films, I’m told by my studio Intel that Screen Gems is actively developing the fifth, currently titled Underworld: Next Generation.

While the title could change by the time they go into production, right now they’re seeking a writer and director for the fifth film, although Len Wiseman remains producer. It’s also unclear what direction they will be going as Beckeisale is not attached yet, officially. Hence the title, Next Generation, it’s implied that the new film will follow Eve as the film’s protagonist.

Again, since a director and writer have yet to be assigned, things could change. But in the early stages of development, this is where the studio hopes to take the franchise come 2015.

  • djblack1313

    FUCK YES! FUCK YES! FUCK YES!! please bring Kate back. she’s essential to wrapping the storyline up (bring back Scott Speedman as Michael too!).

    • Taboo

      Yes, she needs to be in this one for sure.

  • Lion7718

    Best news I’ve read today.

  • SaltSlasher

    I wouldn’t mind alternate story line type thing, like follow that blonde hair vampire from the mansion.

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind a full new line starting just after where the last one ended. They can’t kill Kate, they need her to go into vampire hibernation.

    My story: Kate’s man dies, so she goes into the ground to never be heard of again (wait till movie 3 of next generation). Then a new chick runs around fighting the good fight in the future setting in movie 1. Then in movie 2, we got back in time with a little time crossing with Kate, yada yada yada they fight the good fight. Movie 3, were back in the 90′s or 80′s era, and they fight the good fight. Movie 4, is in the way far out future, like year 3000, and Kate comes up from the ground to help un-enslave all the vampires who have now been taken over by werewolf man hybrids.

    • Lion7718

      There was talk after Underworld: Evolution to spin off Sophia Myles (Erika), but nothing ever came of it.

  • Author_RobF

    You want someone to write it? As A Sci-fi Horror Author contact me, I shall write this one up for you. Not my first script rodeo.

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    Yes!!!!!!! I love Underworld, and I need my fix for a new film! lol.

    Eve was a bad ass in Awakening, and at some point, someone needs to take over Selene. And if I’m using Awakening as a measuring stick, she’s a good choice.

  • Evan3

    I didn’t think anybody cared about this series any more, but then I saw the above comments. @djblack1313, your taste in movies absolutely puzzles me. What are your favorite horror films? What do you hate?

  • https://soundcloud.com/will-dotson-dmnm WILL-.-SON

    fuck no fuck no fuck no…len wiseman is banging every bit of talent she has out of her.

    underworld is a slap in the face. honestly , if i wanna see that much blue id watch jlc in blue steel and get more out of it.

  • https://soundcloud.com/will-dotson-dmnm WILL-.-SON

    im sorry but ….
    fuck underworld… if you want me to elaborate i could go for days.

  • Beatnation

    Are you fucking kidding me?, let’s this trash franchise die already.

  • wormlander

    Underworld is the only “fanged” franchise out there worth watching. I also thought the Eve hybrid was really bad-ass in Awakening. Makes me look forward to the next installment even if Beckinsale doesn’t return.

  • Nurse Derpusheen

    *Drops to my knees and cries* YES! FINALLY!

  • MinaDoll7

    Yesss!!! Cant wait! I loved the series TBH. The only one i didn’t like was the one that focused on Lucian’s love story in the way back. I’ve always loved the action, how the vamps and lycans moved, the gore, and mythology. I LOVED Bill Nighy as one of the vamp elders Viktor and Marcus was freakin scary! Loved Beckinsale too, one of the best actresses in a vamp action movie, loved her movements. I hope they expand the world more.

  • GothicGuido

    This could be really good news for Underworld. IMO they need to start fresh, forget the past storylines. The thing that matters here is Vampires vs Werewolves not Selene, Micheal and Eve. I love Underworld but it frustrates me because I know it could be so much more.

    Underworld suffers from the “chosen one” cliche/trope. Micheal is the strongest, no Selene is, No eve is. A “12 year old” killing a monster with her bear hands? Is that the sequel you guys want?

    You know what I want? The Raid: Monster edition. Simpler story line, more characters who are expendable. No “chosen one” no kids, no tacked on romance for the heck of it.

    In Awakening the Vampires mention a “failed Lycan youth revolt”. That sounds like a much more interesting movie than the one we got. Underworld 1 was set up to be “Werewolf gang initiation”. Once again a much more interesting set up than the “Romeo and Juliet” action flick we got.

  • mobstar67

    I’m actually on the fence with this one..
    I find these movies too be basically action flicks and I’m not much into car chases and shootouts and this series is heavy on that sort of stuff…
    i really liked the back story in “Rise Of The Lycans” with Rona Mitra but found the last installment to be weak at best so im not even sure if I’d care to see another round of the halfbreed kid..
    i guess its all about personal preference .

  • Jok

    If this is true they won’t have kate to rely on anymore. So they’re going to actually have to put real effort into it.

  • Ray Felch

    yes love it cant what

  • rex

    best franchise ever, it could even turn into a t.v seriers, absolute love for underworld!! and give eve marcus wings too signify that she is the strongest!!

    • Giavini Lestat

      bullshit the howling is way beter so is lost boys lol

      • rex

        bollocks!! this film captures both classical vamp traditions but yet meets with the modern world perfectly, the action in these films are rare and highly recommended aswell as the class A actors!

    • Giavini Lestat

      all underworld is gay ass love story n cgi bullshit the orginal howling moviues n lost boiys were non cgi spure makeup n porstetics :P

      • akamaekame

        if you don’t like it, why are you reading it

  • Joseph


  • Ebonee

    I hate when they change or remove characters. I loved selene

  • William Perry

    i’m a up and coming writer i hope to have my work looked upon in the near future..but i think a sweet story line for the next underworld should be finding MIKE,but when they do ,it turns out not to be the mike they thought he was..have him be some sort of inner beast that is torn between his vampire side and his wolf side.towards the end,he is faced by his daughter who has a fight with him..i can’t tell u the rest ..but rest assure if anyone out there is reading this from the film world..the ending will shock u…there will be another 1 after this..the way i would write it..

  • Dee87

    If Michael isn’t in the next one, showing more of his abilities as the original hybrid, i’m not going to be very happy. I’ve only been waiting to see more of him since the first one, but don’t get me wrong, I like eve, but i’d just like to see them all together for more than 5 minutes in one scene.

    • germari cosby

      Michael isn’t the original hybrid. Marcus Corvinus was. Michael is the second one followed by his daughter is the 3rd

      • Arsenic_Touch

        Incorrect. Michael was the first hybrid. Marcus was the first vampire. He became a hybrid after Michael.

        • ChocolateRello


        • akamaekame

          technically, selene was the third hybrid, because she took Alexander Corvinus’ blood and became a Lycan-Corvinus strain hybrid.

      • Cersei425

        Marcus became a hybrid after Michael making him (Michael) the first living Hybrid if you don’t count Sonja and Lucian’s unborn child. Marcus became a Hybrid when he was inadvertently revived by the blood of the Lycan Singe after Michael was turned. Unless it was shown out of sequence. They both were made on the same night.

  • germari cosby

    the better keep Kate Beckeisale in the fifth one. Like she made all the underworld possible and without her it’s going to be kinda lame

  • Jasmine

    I have said about hundred times they better make a new one or I will scream till I spit up blood. Ya and I’m not kidding.

  • ChocolateRello

    If yall not hip, Kate & Scott was messing around an yall know she married to the director. Reason y scott wasn’t in the last one so I doubt if it ever be the same again. Shyt she even talking bout calling it quits

    • Rose

      sorry but u must be trippin’ bc she and scott weren’t “messing” around. yea she married to the director but, he made the scenes in the movies. which is the only place kate and scott were “messing” around. scott was infact in the last one. but, for only a short time. the only reason he “wasn’t” in it was bc in the beginning he was captured along with kate. eve save kate and kate saved scott. but she got back and he was gone. sorry ChocolateRello, but YOU NEED TO BRUSH UP ON UR FACTS. :/ and the only reason she might not be in the next one is bc it has focused on her, so they are trying to focus on her daughter Eve. so brush up on ur facts before u wanna say stuff like this.

      • William Talbert

        Scott was not in the last movie underworld awakening that was a another actor they digitally put Scott’s face over the other actors face, lol you might wanna get your facts straight.

  • Joseph

    I want Underworld: Next Generations movie action figure toys for the movie.