Whether or not you're happy about the upcoming remake of Total Recall or are unaware or never saw director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation, Columbia Pictures plans to sell audiences on the movie by releasing footage of the high-adrenaline action that director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) has in store.
Building off of the action-packed trailer released in April, the second feature-length trailer starts off similarly, with factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) admitting to his wife (Kate Beckinsale) that he isn't happy with his life. He eventually ends up at a memory-implanting company called Rekall, where things go quickly awry. Quaid becomes a hunted man and discovers that he may be a spy. Or is he? The trailer doesn't slow down long enough to answer as it provides more of the fight between Quaid and his "wife," as well as more chase scenes, more fight scenes, and more overall explosion-ness than the previous trailer. watch the new trailer >> Posted 06.28.12 by Ryan
A few horror movies have been on the move recently, with Underworld 4 moving release dates (again) and director Alex Proyas's Dracula Year Zero (maybe) moving forward.
Box Office Mojo reports that Underworld 4 has been bumped from its Sept. 23, 2011, release date to Jan. 20, 2012, instead. The sequel will still be in 3-D. Len Wiseman, director of the first two Underworld movie, was reported to be returning to direct the fourth in February, with his wife/series lead Kate Beckingsale returning, as well. John Hlavin is writing the screenplay. What's going on with Dracula: Year Zero? >> Posted 08.19.10 by Ryan
Back in September, actress Kate Beckinsale considered the talk of plans for a fourth chapter in the Underworld franchise to be "just a rumor." Since that time, it's been confirmed that the movie is in the works, with John Hlavin writing the screenplay. While there's been no definitive word of Beckinsale's involvement, a couple pieces of recent news allow for a connect-the-dots, of sorts, that seems to guarantee Beckinsale's involvement, if only in a supporting role.
It was announced in November that Len Wiseman, who directed the first two Underworld movies, would only produce the fourth installment, as he had the third. However, a recent Variety article about tax breaks for movies shot in France, revealed that Wiseman would be returning to direct Underworld 3D. Why is this a significant clue? Beckinsale and Wiseman have been happily married since 2004. And, though the news is unsubstantiated, popular horror site BloodyDisgusting is reporting that Beckinsale's involvement is confirmed, but the site's "sources" say that Beckinsale is "trying to find a way out of the movie."
An Underworld movie with Beckinsale in it is clearly better than one without her. But the title seems pretty lame for the fourth movie in the series. And, with rumors that Underworld 3D will be the first in a new trilogy, what would they call its sequel? Underworld 3D: Part Deux? Posted 02.03.10 by BrentJS
THR reports that former Shield writer John Hlavin will write the screenplay for Underworld 4. The fourth installment in the franchise is supposedly going to be shot in 3-D and will set up another trilogy of Underworld movies. Hlavin wouldn't say too much about the plot, but he did note that "it's not a prequel."
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.
Len Wiseman, director of the first two Underworlds will produce, while neither Kate Beckinsale, who starred in Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, nor Rhona Mitra, who starred in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, are signed on to return. However, Beckinsale has said that she could be interested in returning if she liked the script. Posted 11.20.09 by Ryan