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It looks like fans of the Underworld series will have a little longer to wait for the arrival of the fifth instalment, with Screen Gems pushing back the release of Underworld: Blood Wars from its original date of October 14th of this year to January 6th, 2017.
Directed by Anna Foerster (Criminal Minds, Outlander), Underworld: Blood Wars sees Kate Beckinsale returing as Selene alongside Theo James and Charles Dance, while new additions to the cast include Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Bradley James (Damien), Daisy Head (Fallen) and newcomer Clementine Nicholson.
- Gary Collinson
A Lakeshore Entertainment film, Underworld: Blood Wars stars Beckinsale back in her role as the highly skilled vampire Selene, with Theo James once again playing David and Charles Dance returning as the vampire elder Thomas. Bradley James (Damien, iZombie) also plays a key role in the fifth Underworld film, which is directed by Anna Foerster from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest):
"Theo James (The Divergent Series) returns 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 »
- Derek Anderson
Once on course to scurry into theaters in time for October 14, 2016, the horror sequel (franchise revival?) has now been delayed until January 6, 2017.
Beckinsale is in line to return as the famed Vampire Death Dealer for the franchise’s fifth installment, rubbing shoulders with Divergent breakout Theo James as they navigate the historic battle between vampires and werewolves. Last time we saw the actress take point as the series’ badass lead she had reached the ripe old age of 632. That was Underworld: Awakening in 2012, though Screen Gems will surely be aiming for a more effective sequel in time for 2017.
- Michael Briers
Variety has learned that Screen Gems & Lakeshore Entertainment have decided to shift their upcoming horror sequel Underworld: Blood Wars from its October 2016 release date to January 6, 2017. The film was previously slated to release October 14 of this year, but considering how crowded October already is with the releases of The Girl On The Train (October 7), The Accountant (October 14), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (October 21), & Inferno (October 28) taking up the four big weekends, it's not all that surprising the Anna Foerster-directed sequel decided to move to a month where the franchise has historically performed quite well. It will now open the same day as the Tom Cruise-starrer Mena and Amityville: The Awakening. Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship) will reprise her role as the Vampire Death Dealer Selene and Theo James (Divergent) will return as David. They'll be joined by Trent Garrett (All My Children), who is taking over the role of Michael Corvin from Scott Speedman, »
The film was set to hit cinemas this coming October, but that will not be the case now as the distributors have stated that the film will now release on January 6th 2017 in the Us. and on February 3rd 2017 in the UK.
The film has also seemingly gone under a title change with the film’s official Facebook page reporting that the film will now be called Underworld: Blood Wars. A new title card has already been shared on the same page, much to fans delight. Check it out above.
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- Paul Heath
Back in April, Screen Gems released the first teaser poster for Underworld Blood Wars, although it didn't featuring returning star Kate Beckinsale or any of the other cast members. Since the release date had already been set for October 14, most assumed that the first trailer was just around the corner, but the studio still hasn't released any footage as of yet. Today we found out why, with Screen Gems officially pushing the movie from October 14, 2016 to January 6, 2017.
Variety reported on the release date shift, but there was no reason given for why the date was pushed into 2017. In its new date on January 6, 2017, Underworld 5 will be going up against The Weinstein Company's Amityville: The Awakening, starring Bella Thorne and Universal Pictures' Mena, starring Tom Cruise. The first weekend of January is typically quite slow at the box office, but that could change next year, with three high-profile projects hitting theaters. »
Kate Beckinsale and Theo James are starring in the fifth film in its vampires-versus-werewolves franchise. German cinematographer Anna Foerster, a longtime collaborator with Roland Emmerich, is making her feature directorial debut and helming from Cory Goodman’s screenplay.
Trent Garrett, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James and Charles Dance are also starring. Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing along with David Kern, Len Wiseman and Richard S. Wright.
The four films have grossed $460 million worldwide. Thee franchise launched in 2003 with “Underworld,” directed by Len Wiseman and starring Beckinsale as the vampire Selene who is killing the Lycans (Werewolves) who allegedly slaughtered her family.
- Dave McNary
Image Source: Getty / Justin Tallis Fans lost their minds when Tom Hiddleston was spotted kissing Taylor Swift recently, and rightfully so. Not only is the British actor quite the heartthrob, but his new romance with the singer marks one of the first times he has gone public with a relationship. Actually, his only confirmed girlfriend was his Wallander costar Susannah Fielding (pictured below). The two dated for a few years but eventually broke up in 2011, when Tom reportedly decided to focus on his career. Following their split, he explained to The Daily Mail, "Acting just demands everything and if you don't give it everything, there will be someone behind you who will." Image Source: Getty / Michael Tran He may keep pretty mum about his love life, but that hasn't stopped the dating rumors from swirling. Over the past few years, the actor has been linked to some very successful ladies, »
- Kelsie Gibson
Having previously used the title Underworld: Next Generation during production, Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have now announced that the fifth instalment of the Underworld franchise will be called Underworld: Blood Wars. Here’s a look at the first teaser poster, which is basically just the film’s logo…
Directed by Anna Foerster (Criminal Minds, Outlander) sees Kate Beckinsale returing as Selene alongside Theo James and Charles Dance, while new additions to the cast include Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Bradley James (Damien), Daisy Head (Fallen) and newcomer Clementine Nicholson.
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Jul 1, 2016
A quick update here, to the information below. The original planned release date for Underworld: Blood Wars has been cancelled. It was set to land this October, but the film has now moved to a January 6th 2017 release in the Us. In the UK, we now get the film on February 3rd 2017. There's no suggestion of problems with the film or anything like that, just that its distributors wanted to switch release dates.
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Kate Beckinsale slips back onto the catsuit as the vampire Selene in the upcoming fifth "Underworld" feature, and today Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have unveiled the official title - "Underworld: Blood Wars".
Shot last year in Prague, the film sees the return of several other characters including Charles Dance as the vampire elder Thomas, and Theo James as his son and Selene's ally David. Joining them are Tobias Menzies ("Outlander") as a new Lycan leader, and Lara Pulver ("Da Vinci's Demons") as a fiercely ambitious vampire, Bradley James ("Damien"), James Faulkner ("Game of Thrones") and newcomer Clementine Nicholson.
Anna Foerster helms from a screenplay by "The Last Witch Hunter" scribe Cory Goodman. Specifics of the plot are under wraps beyond it involving a new, younger generation of vampires and werewolves still locked in the endless struggle. No release date has yet been set.
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- Garth Franklin
For quite some time, this upcoming October has been an anticipated month for Underworld fans looking forward to seeing Kate Beckinsale return as Selene in the fifth film of the franchise. Now those fans know what to mark down on their calendars, as the new movie has officially been titled Underworld Blood Wars.
While specific plot details have not yet surfaced, it has been revealed that Beckinsale will reprise her role as Selene, Theo James (Divergent) will return to play the vampire David from Underworld: Awakening, Bradley James (Damien) will play a villainous role, and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) will once again portray Thomas, the Vampire elder.
- Derek Anderson
Kate Beckinsale's fifth adventure as the Vampire Death Dealer Selene will be titled Underworld: Blood Wars. Co-producers Screen Gems & Lakeshore Entertainment made the announcement earlier today on the film's official Facebook page. Anna Foerster (Outlander) directed the feature, which wrapped principal photography earlier this year, with a script from Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter). Joining Beckinsale are Theo James, who reprises his role from the previous installment, Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Edge Of Tomorrow), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Bradley James (iZombie), James Faulkner (Da Vinci's Demons), Oliver Stark (Into The Badlands), Peter Andersson (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Clementine Nicholson, and Daisy Head (The Syndicate). The film will arrive in theaters just in time for Halloween on October 14, a week ahead of the Tom Cruise-starrer Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. There are also a few early rumors circulating that suggest a sixth film with Beckinsale is already being planned. »
The age old war between werewolves and vampires is ready to rage again in Underworld 5! Today, Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment has revealed that the title of this latest chapter in the Underworld saga is titled Underworld Blood Wars. This news arrives along with the first teaser poster.
Underworld Blood Wars finds Kate Beckinsale returning to reprise her iconic role as Selene. Also returning in this horror thriller is Theo James as Selene's trusted ally David. The movie will be in theaters just in time for Halloween, arriving October 14 of this year.
Also starring in the cast are British actors Tobias Menzies and Lara Pulver, who take on the roles of a formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire. Charles Dance will be back once again to portray the legendary Vampire elder Thomas. Capping off the immensely talented cast are James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Daisy Head »
Welcome the Next Generation. Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have formally announced that Underworld 5 will leap from the shadows and into theaters later this year bearing the title Underworld: Blood Wars. Series stalwart Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, a Death Dealer and a Vampire-Corvinus hybrid, when the long-gestating sequel opens on October 12, 2016.
Steering Screen Gems’ horror sequel toward a theatrical release is director Anna Foerster – best known for helming various episodes of both Criminal Minds and Outlander – and she’ll be overseeing a starry ensemble cast that comprises Tobias Menzies and Sherlock alum Lara Pulver as a formidable Lycan leader and tenacious vampire, respectively. Foerster is no stranger to the blockbuster space, though, having served as director of photography all across Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.
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- Michael Briers
Honoring the best of London theater, the Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary April 3 at the iconic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Hosted by two-time Olivier winner Michael Ball, the ceremony was broadcasted live for the first time on YouTube, allowing audiences from around the world to tune into the show’s results and special performances. This year’s most nominated production, the Jonathan Kent-directed “Gypsy” at the Savoy Theatre, came away the big winner with wins for best musical revival, lighting designer Mark Henderson, and stars Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver. The National Theatre was also represented with four wins, including best actress in a play Denise Gough for Duncan Macmillan’s “People, Places And Things.” Gough, who has earned rapturous reviews for her portrayal of an actor struggling with drug addiction, beat out fellow nominees Nicole Kidman and Gemma Arterton. “I won,” she said later on the red carpet, »
London theater is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the year! This Sunday, April 3 at 10 p.m. BST, the 40th annual Laurence Olivier Awards will be held at Covent Garden’s iconic Royal Opera House, hosted by two-time Olivier winner Michael Ball. For the first time ever, you can watch the ceremony be broadcasted live on the awards’ YouTube channel. Among the acting nominees for the 2015–16 London theater scene are such stage vets as Kenneth Branagh, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, and Mark Rylance. Also nominated are Lara Pulver, Dan Burton, Peter Davison, and Imelda Staunton, stars of this year’s most nominated production, the Jonathan Kent–directed revival of “Gypsy” at the Savoy Theatre. For a full list of Olivier nominees, visit olivierawards.com. Staunton will open the ceremony with a number from the musical; the casts of the other nominees for best musical revival, »
Episodes: 28 (hour)
TV show dates: April 12, 2013 -- December 26, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This historical fantasy TV show follow the adventures of a young Leonardo Da Vinci (Tom Riley) during Italy's Renaissance period. Drawing on true historical events and many of Leonardo's inventions, this dramatic series touches on subjects which are as relevant now as they were in the time of Da Vinci; love, equality and sexuality.
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Way back in October 2014, original Underworld director Len Wiseman revealed that two different sequels to the hit vampires and werewolves franchise were being developed, along with a new TV series. Underworld 5 started production back in October, with Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene, alongside Theo James and Tobias Menzies, but we haven't heard any news about the TV series since that 2014 report. While promoting his new series Lucifer, debuting Monday, January 25, Len Wiseman revealed to Collider that the TV show is still being developed, but it isn't known when it may move forward.
"Yes, there's been a lot of conversations and even development on what that series would be. It's really appropriate for television, in terms of how those characters can really tie in, but also become something new. It's really an attractive space. I don't want to put a date on it because then that's going to be printed »
Take a look @ footage from the Anchor Bay Entertainment release "Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete Third Season", from creator David S. Goyer ("Man Of Steel") available on Blu-ray and DVD, January 26, 2016:
"...'Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Third Season' impacts 'Leonardo da Vinci' (Tom Riley), as his world comes crashing down when the city of 'Otranto' is torn apart by an 'Ottoman' invasion.
"On the battlefield, the Turks use da Vinci's own weapons against him…
"...the designs for which were stolen by someone he trusted.
"This betrayal will haunt Leo long after the battle is decided, as will the deaths of loved ones lost in the fighting.
"Then, when Rome instigates a Crusade against the Turks, Da Vinci seizes the opportunity to join...
"...but his mission is complicated by a series of kllings that terrorize Italy, threatening the Crusade..."
- Michael Stevens
20 items from 2016
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