Len Wiseman still pulling the strings on Underworld: Awakening

Total Recall shoot not splitting his focus

 
Len Wiseman is still the driving force behind the fourth film in the Underworld franchise, according to producer Richard Wright. 
 
Despite heading out to Toronto to prepare for the Total Recall shoot, Wiseman - who directed Underworld and Underworld: Evolution has apparently been on call to solve problems on the Underworld: Awakening movie. 
 
"Len wrote the original story, and there have been a number of occasions over the last six or eight weeks where we've had to rewrite scenes and Len's rewritten all of them, even though he's directing another movie," producer Richard Wright told Shock Till You Drop
 
"That guy must never sleep. We'll call him at 11 o'clock at night and say, 'Oh God, we've got this problem, we're shooting tomorrow, what are we going to do?' And seven o'clock in the morning you'll look in your email and there will be the scene. So Len is very, very much part of the process.” 
 
Wright said the online system that shows daily footage is also used by Wiseman to share his thoughts. 
 
“We have a system called Pix, which effectively puts your dailies onto a server and people with passwords can log in and watch them. Invariably the first person to comment on all the dailies we've shot is Len, so he's very, very much the Godfather, not just of the franchise, but of this film as well." 

Happier knowing Len Wiseman still has a major foothold in this franchise? Spill some guts below. 

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 23rd 2011, 20:46

      |n other words Len Journeyman is still trying breath life into an unloved franchaise whilst remaking a classic with godawful CGI and pg-13 violence. "Oooh we cant have commuters being used as human shields, my morbidly obese 12yr old will choke on his lardo-choco-fat shake!" Sorry but sacred cows, should stay sacred. Why not remake a film that NO-ONE likes, I point to the career of Pauly Shore or Ashton 'my wifes still more famous' Kutcher.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 23rd 2011, 22:50

      I've said before and I'll say it again. Dalidab, you are a f*****g idiot.

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    • Nmnbc70

      Aug 24th 2011, 0:07

      agreed with writerdave87

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 24th 2011, 10:21

      I was referring to your s**t nickname for Ashton Kucher. d*****s.

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    • trist808

      Aug 24th 2011, 13:09

      Hadouken76 was actually referring to the remake of Total Recall. Wiseman is overseeing Underworld 4 but he is also directing the new remake of Total Recall. The 1990 version was rated 18, but Wiseman is going to make the new one kiddie accessable, ergo PG-13 in the States ... most likely 12A over here. Somebody needs to re-read the post ...

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 24th 2011, 15:10

      Underworld > Resident Evil

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    • mchapman

      Aug 25th 2011, 3:44

      These comments reminded me that Dreamwatch magazine (no longer with us) once had a very embarrassing misprint on the cover: The Butterly Effect. It's almost - but not quite - funny enough to make Kutcher seem bearable.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Aug 25th 2011, 9:08

      The Ashton Kutcher Butterly effect. I can't believe he's a real actor.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 25th 2011, 9:51

      She didn't 'leave Bruce Willis for Ashton Kutcher'. They divorced three years before she even met Kutcher. Jesus this isn't the entertainment dalidab put the claws and the gossip away. Bruce is mates with Kutcher, I don't like the latter's films but stop being a t**t.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 25th 2011, 22:27

      Just shut up and go drown yourself. Please.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 26th 2011, 22:16

      Apart from your hard disk.

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