Kate Beckinsale Coming Back For UNDERWORLD 5
Underworld 5 is moving forward, and Kate Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as the badass vampire Selene. I’ve enjoyed the films in the Underworld franchise, and it’s great to see that Beckinsale is willing to come back for more action.
She will join Theo James, who will also be reprising his role from 2012’s Underworld: Awakening. He was only in that film briefly, but maybe he’ll have a bigger part in the story this time around.
The movie is going to be directed Anna Foerster from a script by Cory Goodman. There are no details on the story, but according to THR, it will focus on a new, younger generation of vampires and werewolves. If you’ve been watching the films, then you know the two supernatural races don’t get along with each other and have been locked in a war for centuries.
This will be the first time Foerster has directed a feature film. In the past she has done some second-unit work and also worked with Roland Emmerich as the director of photography on films such as The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down. She will also be the first woman to helm a film in this horror/action franchise.
I enjoyed the last film, and it will be interesting to see how they move the story forward and if they will be handing off the franchise to these new younger characters.