Kevin Grevioux, the creator and co-star of the Underworldfilms, told SCI FI Wire that he will continue to develop the series regardless of the medium. "I want to continue to be involved," Grevioux said in an exclusive telephone interview Monday. "I've been writing the comic books, I did the miniseries for IDW. But, you know, there are a lot of ideas that I still have that I would like to explore."
SCI FI Wire spoke exclusively to Grevioux about his future participation in the Underworld universe. The following is an edited version of that interview.
Given how much effort you're dedicating to other projects, does that mean you've taken the Underworld series as far as you would like?
Grevioux: No, I want to continue to be involved. I've been writing the comic books, I did the miniseries for IDW. But, you know, there are a lot of ideas that I still have that I would like to explore, and if I can't explore them there for whatever reason, I can just pull them over to I, Frankenstein. That works as an overarching monster and history story, and there's a lot that can be done.
What's the collaborative process with director Patrick Tatopoulos like, since he inherited all of the work you and he did when he took over as director on the third installment of the Underworld series but is entering I, Frankenstein with your designs and ideas driving the film?
Grevioux: First and foremost, I'm the creator. I created the comic book and gave the visual direction to the characters in the comic book. But Patrick is the director, and as a director and a creature designer as well, you have to be able to trust him, and he is very trustworthy. My thing is to let Patrick do what Patrick does, which is to create on this elite level. He can take it and run, but he will do a fantastic job, as Underworld proved.
Do you think the Underworld series could continue with direct-to-DVD installments? It seems like that might be an easier way to spin off stories and individual characters within the mythology of the series.
Grevioux: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That is definitely the plan, but with everything, it's what do the higher-ups say? What do they think? Do they think it [should follow] what has been done already? So we'll have to see what they say—what Sony thinks, what Lakeshore thinks—and we'll then all get together and see what can be done.