‘Underworld’ Was Risky to Make Because of One Simple Reason

As Underworld reaches its 20th anniversary, Collider’s Carly Lane sat down with franchise director Len Wiseman (Total Recall) to celebrate the lycan and vampire legacy and reminisce about how all of that came to be in the early aughts. Much like a lot of people in the production of the first movie, Wiseman was a first-timer – up until that point, the filmmaker had only helmed music videos. And this was one of the biggest obstacles that kept Underworld from coming off the page for a long time.

​ Underworld director Len Wiseman explains how tricky it was to get the film off the ground as a first-time filmmaker.