Underworld, that movie franchise that flies under the radar but somehow is on its fifth movie, is returning with Kate Beckinsale as Selene. They’ve also tapped Anna Foerster to direct.

For awhile, rumor had it that Beckinsale was done with Underworld and that the fifth film would focus on Theo James’ character, David. It sounds like the film’s story hasn’t changed too radically, because James is still going to be in Underworld 5 and Cory Goodman’s (Priest) script will still be used. Supposedly it’ll follow a “younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races.”

Advertisement

Back at New York Comic Con, Len Wiseman said that there were two Underworld movies in production, as well as a TV series. He also said that one of the films could have Beckinsale back. Presumably, the “younger generation” bit in this film relates the other film that’s in development. Which begs the question about just what the status of the TV show is.

[The Hollywood Reporter]


Contact the author at katharine@io9.com.