Outside of the fourth CGI-heavy Underworld flick, I’m a big fan of this franchise. There aren’t any sparkly vampires or emo’d out werewolves to stare at, and there’s no shortage of brutal violence. So, Underworld is almost an anti-subgenre film, if that makes any sense. Whether it makes sense or not, most of these movies have been absolutely bad ass, and there’s certainly hope for the upcoming fifth installment, Underworld: Blood Wars.
Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment have delivered some fine announcements regarding Underworld: Blood Wars. So, read on for the skinny!
Kate Beckinsale again returns as Selene while Theo James (Divergent) will be back as Selene’s ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Rome) and Lara Pulver (Sherlock) take on the respective roles of a nasty new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire, meanwhile Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Alien 3) again plays Vampire elder Thomas.
The film’s stellar international cast members include James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (Damien) and Daisy Head (Fallen).
Talk about a gnarly lineup!
The screenplay for Underworld: Blood Wars was penned by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest) and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, and Danny McBride. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby), Gary Lucchesi (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), and Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld) are producing, as are David Kern (Underworld: Awakening) along with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).
The film is tentatively tapped for an October 14th release.
More news as it comes trickling in!