Lakeshore Entertainment confirms “Underworld 5,” the latest installment to the long-running vampire vs.
According to The Christian Post , series star Kate Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as Selene again in the latest sequel.
“[Kate Beckinsale] has signed on to reprise her vampire character Selene, in the fifth installment in the franchise from Lakeshore Entertainment and Screen Gems.” Theo James, who starred in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening” is also returning to the fifth sequel, according to a report from Cinema Blend .
“Theo James has a small role in ‘Awakening’ as a young vampire named David, and is set to reprise his role in the new film.” While plot details are kept in the dark, Cinema Blend speculates that “Underworld 5” could center on the younger generation of vampires and werewolves.
“The few tidbits we do know, however, indicate that the plot sees the never-ending war between vampires and lycans continue as new generations on both sides take up the conflict,” their article states.
“Makes sense that it would be called ‘Next Generation.'” Anna Foerster, whose directorial credits includes TV’s “Outlander” and “Criminal Minds,” has been tapped to direct the latest “Underworld” film.
She has also worked with “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich, lensing film’s like “Anonymous” and “White House Down,” “10,000 B.C.” and “The Day After Tomorrow.” “Underworld 5” is scheduled to begin production in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, aiming at an August-September 2016 release.
However, sources claim that it might be pushed to 2017 due to extensive post-production and SFX work.
“Underworld” debuted in 2003 and has spawed three installments: 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution,” 2009’s “Underworld: Rise of The Lycans,” a prequel which starred Rhona Mitra as lead.
“Awakening,” the last film, is the most successful installment to date, earning a $160 million at the box office.