The UNDERWORLD TV Series Moves Forward and Will Be a "Big Departure From the Films"
A series adaptation of Underworld has been in and out of development for years. According to Deadline, it's finally moving forward with franchise producer Len Wiseman, who also wrote and directed the first two films in the franchise.
We also have some details on the direction he is taking the film. According to Wiseman, “The series will be a pretty big departure from the films. I don’t want to say it’s more adult, but it’s definitely less comic book in its tone and character.”
That's interesting to hear. I guess if you're a fan of the films, don't expect this series to have the same tone and style. It sounds like they are approaching things a lot differently. There's no word on if the series will be connected to films in any way, but I assume if the series will be a "big departure" the films, it won't be.
I've enjoyed the film franchise, and I'm ok with seeing a new series that will be its own thing with its own style. I'm curious to see what Wiseman ends up doing with it. We don't have any other details to share on it at this time.
Wiseman is set to direct the next Die Hard film, which is a prequel/sequel that will center around John McClane in both present day and 1970’s New York. Bruce Willis is set to reprise his role, but they haven't cast an actor to play the younger version of him.
Are you excited to see an Underworld TV series?