Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have announced the fourth installment in their vampires versus werewolves saga. They also confirmed that Kate Beckinsale will once again done her leathers and return to her role as Selene in UNDERWORLD 4: NEW DAWN.
“After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.”
Below is an excerpt from the official press release.
“Reprising her role as the character Selene, Kate Beckinsale will take the lead in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s fourth installment of the UNDERWORLD franchise. The project penned by John Hlavin with revisions with J. Michael Straczynski will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, and Len Wiseman. A director is currently being sought out for the project as well as an actress to take the role of Selene’s daughter. Production is set to start in March of 2011 in Vancouver. Beckinsale is known for roles in THE AVIATOR, CLICK, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, and SNOW ANGELS. Straczynski recently penned the screenplay for CHANGELING. Hlavin’s writing credits include the television series’ Trust Me and the Golden Globe® winning series The Shield. He will next write the script for the Warner Bros. film THE GUNSLINGER and ALIBI. Screen Gems’ Senior Vice President of Production, Scott Strauss will oversee the project for the studio.”
The film has an estimated release date of January 20, 2012 and this jaunt into the supernatural realm will appear on screens in 3-D.