While the Underworld franchise can’t claim that it has won the praise of its critics over the years, it sure can say that it has one hell of a devoted fan base, which has been yearning for the return of Selene, and more Death Dealer and Lycan action since 2012s Underworld: Awakening.
While there has been plenty of rumors circulating about everything from potential sequels to a television spin-off since 2012, we finally have confirmation that the fifth installment in the franchise will be titled Underworld: Blood Wars, and that film is slated for an October release for later this year, special effects artist Anna Foerster taking the helm in her directorial film debut.
With so much information suddenly being made public, we have surprisingly heard next to nothing about what the plot to the next instalment will entail, which means we get to do our favorite thing, which is to speculate, so without further a-do, today we take a look at what could be next for Selene in the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars.
Underworld: Blood Wars is an American action horror film directed by Anna Foerster and written by Cory Goodman. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld film series and the sequel to 2012 film Underworld: Awakening, with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene. The other main cast included Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Bradley James, and Charles Dance. Principal photography began on October 19, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Principal photography on the film began on October 19, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic, and is set to take place over ten weeks. The film’s crew included cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub, production designer Ondřej Nekvasil, costume designer Bojana Nikitović, and editor Peter Amundson. Filming wrapped up on December 11, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released on January 6, 2017, 2016 by Screen Gems. The film is the directing debut by Foerster.
Underworld: Blood Wars
Directed by: Anna Foerster
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Tobias Menzies, Theo James, Charles Dance, Bradley James, Lara Pulver, Alicia Vela-Bailey
Screenplay by: Cory Goodman
Production Design by: Ondrej Nekvasil
Cinematography by: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Film Editing by: Peter Amundson
Costume Design by: Bojana Nikitovic
Art Direction by: Bryce Tibbey, Martin Vackár
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Sony ScreenGems
Release Date: January 6, 2017