Creator of the Underworld film franchise, Len Wiseman is bringing an adaptation of the story to the small screen with his Sketch Films shingle. Wiseman says it will not be on network TV but rather a premium cable or digital space. The series will also be more serious, more adult, with less comic book sensibilities.
Wiseman has been involved in all five of the Underworld films that he helped launch. He directed the first two films and has produced the last three. Wiseman will executive produce the potential TV series via his Sketch Films with Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid. (Lakeshore produced the Underworld movies, with the company’s Rosenberg and Lucchesi serving as producers on all of them). The TV division of Sony, whose Screen Gems unit distributed the features, also is involved in the project.
The Underworld franchise, which kicked off with the eponymous movie in 2003, centers on Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire who works as a Death Dealer. She started off by killing the Lycans who allegedly slaughtered her family. The modestly budgeted films have grossed collectively more than half a billion dollars at the boxoffice.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this venture because we’re huge fans of the Underworld series of films here at Horror Patch. Keep it bookmarked here for all the details on this in the future.