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Old February 4 2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

I've only seen the first Underworld movie - it was odd, Beckinsale was fun to look at in black leather, and White Wolf Games arrived at a nice little settlement with the producers over material lifted from their Vampire RPGs.

In any event, BloodyDisgusting.com reports that Variety seems to report that Underworld is being remade as a 3D film, starring Kate Beckinsale again.

I say "seems to report" because looking at the Variety piece, a) I don't see her name mentioned and b) it looks like the reference could be interpreted as a reprocessing of the original film into some version of 3D. But a number of other sites have picked up and reported this as definitely a new film.

Curious.

One way or another, though, everyone seems to be in a hurry to get into the 3D movie business.
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Old February 4 2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

I haven't seen any of the 3D movies (aside from theme park attractions), so I can't speak from experience, but it seems to somewhat be a fad (don't get me wrong, I'd like to check out a couple, but I don't know if I have anything at home that would show 3D good enough) that everyone is rushing into, despite whether or not the movie would be "good" for 3D. Especially the horror movies as of late, I don't get what the sudden fad is to do...I was pretty disappointed to find out Cabin in the Woods was delayed for another year for reprocessing into 3D, because it doesn't seem to be the type to be a 3D movie, nor does Underworld. To each, their own, I guess...
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Old February 4 2010, 12:43 AM   #3
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

They've been talking about doing the next UNDERWORLD in 3D for a several months now. Could be fun . . . .
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Old February 4 2010, 01:12 AM   #4
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...I was pretty disappointed to find out Cabin in the Woods was delayed for another year for reprocessing into 3D, because it doesn't seem to be the type to be a 3D movie, nor does Underworld.
Actually, part of the point of the way that Digital 3D is being marketed is that any subject matter is "suitable" for 3D just as (arguably) any subject matter is suitable for color. The current process gives objects apparent contour and space a sense of continuity and depth rather than the "multiplane" look of previous technologies. The whole idea is to get beyond 3D as a stunt.
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Old February 4 2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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They've been talking about doing the next UNDERWORLD in 3D for a several months now. Could be fun . . . .
Oh, I am sure it could be, don't get me wrong, maybe they can do something cool with it. I just meant along the lines of doing movies in a franchise (or perhaps better termed, where it already has other parts) that were not previously 3D, into a 3D part just seems...odd.
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Old February 4 2010, 01:26 AM   #6
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

I've found this from DarkHorizons today

Sources tell the site she's "trying to find a way out of the film -- or at least have a smaller role in order to "pass the torch" to one of her kindred"
Screenwriter John Hlavin has previously said that the film isn't a prequel, telling Heat Vision Blog that "It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don't want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements."
The film is currently scheduled to hit theatres on January 21st 2011.
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Old February 4 2010, 02:11 AM   #7
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

Any way I can just get a 3D MODEL of Kate Beckinsale?
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Old February 4 2010, 04:28 AM   #8
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so its a sequel? good... I have no interest in watching a remake of the first film...I hope Micheal will at least be in it.
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Old February 4 2010, 04:53 AM   #9
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According to AICN it takes place... IN SPACE!!! WTF.
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Old February 4 2010, 10:38 AM   #10
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As long as Kate is in it, I'll be there.
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Old February 4 2010, 10:57 AM   #11
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

Quote from the Variety report.
"Aided by rebates, Gaul's Duran Duboi will help deliver "Underworld 3D," a spatialized version of 2003's "Underworld," directed by Len Wiseman and produced by Screen Gems/Lakeshore."

I recently read an article about the new 3D technology, saying it is possible to re-treat already made films to make them into 3D (they are considering it for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy). The way that statement is phrased suggests to me that the are adding 3D to the original Underworld. Not a sequel or remake.

Still, Kate Beckinsale in latex, Sophia Myles in a corset, all in 3D. Might be worth watching.
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Old February 4 2010, 04:27 PM   #12
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According to AICN it takes place... IN SPACE!!! WTF.

I think that's just a stupid misunderstanding. The director said it was going to be "spatialized," which is probably just a fancy of way of saying it's going to be in 3D.

Some silly person thought "spatialized" meant "in space."
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Old February 4 2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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Re: Underworld #4 - Beckinsale in 3D?

SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
I've found this from DarkHorizons today

Sources tell the site she's "trying to find a way out of the film -- or at least have a smaller role in order to "pass the torch" to one of her kindred"
Screenwriter John Hlavin has previously said that the film isn't a prequel, telling Heat Vision Blog that "It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don't want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements."
The film is currently scheduled to hit theatres on January 21st 2011.
Talk of Underworld 4 has been going around since summer of 2009 after the tally of Rise of Lycans proved solid enough. Then DVD sales showed strength and talk improved to the fourth installment being in 3-D, with or without Kate.

I'm hopeful that this news from DarkHorizons that its still going to continue what was and not be a reboot stays true. I'm tired of the "trilogy" mindset completes a franchise.
With Underworld stories can be told post Lycans/pre Underworld and post Evolution. No need for any reboot. Heck there cold be stories pre-Lycans with Corvenus, father of both mosnter immortals. Not sure how fun it would be but who knows.
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Old February 4 2010, 05:09 PM   #14
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They really need to do a movie where Amelia is the main character.
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Old February 4 2010, 05:45 PM   #15
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They really need to do a movie where Amelia is the main character.
Amelia is definitely the big question mark in the UNDERWORLD mythos. We still know next to nothing about her . . . .
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