Following its last installment three years ago, “Underworld 5” is reportedly in the works.
According to JoBlo, Kate Beckinsale, who has been in the franchise since it first started in 2003 is said to reprise her role as Selen in the fifth sequel.
Together with Beckinsale, Theo James, who appeared in “Underworld Awakening” as the vampire David, is reportedly also reprising his role in “Underworld 5.”
While both stars have yet to confirm their involvement in the said project, Beckinsale’s producer husband, Len Wiseman revealed to IGN that a fifth film is actually in the works, in addition to a separate spin-off film and TV series.
“There’s a few things being developed right now and there’s some characters that we really like,” the 42-year-old writer-producer said of the “Underworld 5” movie.
“There’s kind of more of a spin-off of some of the characters like we did with Rise of the Lycans and then another film is also being developed in the works with Kate possibly as well, and then there’s a television series as well.
“It’s kind of expanding that universe in many ways,” he continued.
Meanwhile sources of The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Theo James will most likely return to the franchise as well.
“Sources say there was an option on James because of his work on the previous film, and he’ll star opposite two new female characters,” THR claimed.
And while there are already reports that “Underworld 5” is coming next year, Wiseman clarified that everything is still in the early stages of development, hence nothing has been made final.
“You tell me I don’t know, there’s a lot of releases out there that aren’t actually true,” he explained.
Meanwhile, JoBlo added that the story will now focus “a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races.”
Adding that “Game of Thrones” star Tobias Menzies has been tapped to play the role of Marius, the new Lycan leader while Deadline claimed that “Merlin” star Bradley James has been cast as one of the male villains whose character has yet to be divulged.
Cory Goodman has reportedly been tasked to pen the script for “Underworld 5” with Lakeshore Entertainment’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg producing.
Meanwhile, Anna J. Foerster, who has been famous for her brilliance in cinematography will reportedly make her directorial debut in “Underworld 5.”
With no concrete release date yet, Kate Beckinsale and Theo James will reportedly start shooting this fall in Czech Republic capital of Prague.
Thanks a lot to my friend Maria we’ve got 3 HQ images of Kate during Aerie REAL Campaign Launch Dinner which took place last August 21. Enjoy them in our gallery!
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Kate Beckinsale’s latest film, Absolutely Anything, sees her star alongside a roster of comedy genius’. From Simon Pegg to the late Robin Williams, John Cleese to Joanna Lumley, the story is based on an ordinary guy (Pegg) who’s given the power to get anything he wishes – what he wants is his beautiful neightbour Catherine (Beckinsale).
We tracked the actress down to talk comedy, teaching American’s bad language and the health craze taking LA by storm…
Describe your character.
She’s very passionate about her job and she’s really just a normal, nice, sweet person.
If you were given superpowers, what’s one wish that you’d want granted?
I mean obviously, there’s world peace and global warming (laughs) all that kind of thing I suppose.
Robin Williams does the voice of the dog Dennis, were you on set at the same time and if so what was it like to meet him?
We actually didn’t meet, sadly. I think he did most of his stuff in a sound booth before we arrived.
There are some British comedy gems in this film from Joanna Lumley, to John Cleese and Eddie Izzard – what was your funniest moment on set?
Probably a moment involving a dog or Simon [Pegg] wearing glasses with sausages stuck to them (laughs). I actually worked with Joanna a long time ago so it was really lovely to see her again – she’s always hilarious, she’s great.
Did you have fun with Simon Pegg making the film? Is he as funny off-set?
Yes, he’s really funny but he’s never unprofessional. He’s very committed and hardworking – he really understands what’s expected of him.
You live in LA now. What do you miss about the UK?
Black cabs and my mum.
This looks like a film with a very British sense of humour. Do you miss that in America?
I do, I’ve managed to find a lot of British people to be surrounded by though. I’m slowly chipping away at the Americans – I’ve got a lot of people saying wanker now.
You’re well known for leading a healthy lifestyle, are there any new health crazes we should be aware of?
Oh my god, there are so many crazes at the moment but I don’t necessarily think that they’re a good idea. I ended up going for cryotherapy the other day (a spa treatment where you sit in a room colder than the Arctic, it’s said to have fitness and health benefits) and I really didn’t enjoy it. I felt really, really not great after it (laughs). I won’t be doing it again.
Absolutely Anything is out in cinemas nationwide now.
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Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene in the tentatively titled Underworld: Next Generation, which begins filming this October in Prague.
The Underworld sequel will star franchise vamp Theo James, and potentially focus on Selene (Beckinsale) and Michael Corvin’s (Scott Speedman) hybrid daughter, Eve.
Directing the movie is Anna Foerster, who did 2nd unit work as well as acting a director of photography as Roland Emmerich’s right hand woman on movies such as The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.
Screen Gems has slated it for release on October 21, 2016.
Kate Beckinsale thinks all she and Victoria Beckham have in common is brown hair.
The stunning Hollywood star is good friends with the designer and they are often compared to one another. While many are convinced they could be twins, Kate doesn’t think they’re all that similar.
“We’re completely different types!” she laughed to German channel Tele 5.
“Of course, we both have brown hair, but I think her butt is much smaller than mine…”
Fans had no complaints about Kate’s figure when she starred in the Underworld franchise as the sexy Selene. She had to slip into a super-tight catsuit, but it was no problem for the 42-year-old.
“It made a noise every time I moved, but that’s fine by me!” she grinned.
Kate has shown off her impressive fitness in action films including Total Recall and Van Helsing. But while she can kick ass now, it came as a bit of a surprise to her family and friends who knew her as a couch potato.
“I wasn’t particularly athletic. No one ever thought, ‘I must have Kate on my team,'” she previously revealed to Women’s Health, adding that she very rarely worked out. “To me, you only went to the gym if you were really weird and obsessive. No one I knew in London at the time ever did it.”
Despite working hard before she was cast in Underworld, things still didn’t quite go to plan when she started filming.
“I mean, I could run if a bear were chasing me, but I ran like a girl with my arms like this,” she said, demonstrating her flailing. “The day they asked me to try a few punches, it was dismal. All I could see was despair in the stunt coordinator’s face.”