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Lead Actor Cast in New Underworld Film

13 September 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We recently reported that Lakeshore Entertainment is developing a new Underworld film. Though the new entry was originally expected to be a reboot, it’s now been revealed to be an expansion of the series’ pre-existing universe and will star a familiar vampiric face from 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, though perhaps not the one fans of the franchise would expect.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Theo James, who played the vampire David in 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, will star in the upcoming, untitled Underworld movie. Theo James (Divergent) is set to star alongside two new female characters that are currently being cast. The latest chapter in the action horror series is planned to begin shooting in the spring of 2015.

Kate Beckinsale, who played the lead role of Death Dealer vampire Selene in three of the Underworld films, is not expected to return for the fifth movie. Lakeshore Entertainment’s decision to »

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Movie News: 'Mission: Impossible' Cast Reunited (Photo); New Trailer for 'The Judge' Gets Argumentative

12 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Mission: Impossible 5: The "Impossible Mission Force" has reunited, as Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames posed for a photo on the set of Mission: Impossible 5. They will be joined by Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris, the latter recently confirmed as the chief villain. Christopher McQuarrie, who shared the photo, will direct; the movie is due in theaters on December 25, 2015. [Twitter via Collider]   Underworld 5: Theo James, who costarred opposite Shailene Woodley in Divergent (above), will take on the lead role in Underworld 5. James appeared in a supporting role as a vampire in Underworld: Awakening (2013); in the new installment, described now as an "expansion" of the series rather than a reboot, he will star...

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Theo James Will Topline Underworld 5

12 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the upcoming Underworld 5 won’t, strictly speaking, reboot the supernatural action franchise, today brings news that fans of the series may be surprised by what they find in the next installment. According to recent reports, Divergent actor Theo James, who played vampire David in 2013′s Underworld: Awakening, is attached to lead the fifth film, taking the reins from Kate Beckinsale.

David will be the central character in the series’ newest outing, which is being described as “an expansion of the existing universe.” And though David will be joined by two new female characters, Beckinsale is not expected to reprise the role of Selene. No word yet on whether the previously reported title Underworld: Next Generation is accurate, but that David, not Selene’s daughter Eve, is the focus of the fifth film indicates that Next Generation may have been little more than an empty rumor.

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'Divergent’s’ Theo James taking over for Kate Beckinsale in ‘Underworld' franchise

12 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Move over, Kate Beckinsale: The "Underworld" franchise has a new lead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Divergent" star Theo James will reprise his role as David from 2012's "Underworld: Awakening" to headline Lakeshore Entertainment’s new film, written by Cory Goodman ("Priest," "The Last Witch Hunter"). In "Awakening," James played a vampire fighting alongside Beckinsale’s Selene for his race’s survival. Announced two weeks ago, the planned fifth installment of the action-horror series is being characterized not as a reboot, but rather an extension of that universe. According to THR, James will star opposite two new female characters. James went from a supporting role in "Underworld: Awakening" to launch another franchise alongside Shailene Woodley with "Insurgent," the sci-fi action film based on the bestselling Ya novel by Veronica Roth. Summit Entertainment has already announced plans for three sequels. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Theo James to Lead 'Underworld' Reboot, Which is More of a Sequel

12 September 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Towards the end of last month, it was revealed that Lakeshore Entertainment intended to reboot the Underworld franchise. However, that's only half true as more details have emerged in a report from THR. Instead of rebooting the series completely, instead it will merely continue by following a new lead character. Theo James, who played David, the vampire ally of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) who came into play when she united with her daughter and sought out the hybrid Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) in Underworld: Awakening, will take the lead this time. So instead of being a reboot, this is basically a sequel or spin-off. Variety's report on the matter says Beckinsale won't show up in the film at all, which seems to indicate she's completely done with the franchise. It only makes sense that James would take over, especially following his pivotal supporting turn alongside Shailene Woodley in Divergent. However, it's »

- Ethan Anderton

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Theo James Will Carry on the Underworld Torch

12 September 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Previously reported as a reboot of the franchise, it now looks like the “Underworld” series will just continue on with a new lead. Theo James, who last battled humanity and werewolves at the same time when he played a vampire named David in “Underworld: Awakening” (the fourth in the series) will reprise his character in the new movie, taking over as the lead from Kate Beckinsale, whose Selene was at the center of the “Underworld” universe for three out of its four movies. (The only one she wasn’t the star of was the third part, which was a prequel starring Rhona Mitra.) James’ character will star opposite two new female characters currently being cast. “Underworld: Awakening” was not a bad movie … if you like the “Underworld” franchise. As I recall, James’ character in that movie was something of a fanboy to Beckinsale’s Selene. The film was set in the future, »

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Theo James Is Returning To The Underworld Franchise

12 September 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While Kevin Smith.s war with film critics might have cooled off in recent days, it looks like the ongoing hostilities between vampires and werewolves are about to heat up again with the latest casting news for fifth film in the Underworld franchise. That.s right ladies, Theo James will be front and center for all of the vampire vs. lycan action in the latest installment of the ongoing series. The Wrap reveals that James, who appeared as a vampire named David in the 2012 film Underworld: Awakening, will return for the newest installment where he.ll be serving in a leading-man capacity alongside two as-yet-uncast female leads. The new film appears to be setting up as something of a transition entry for the series, particularly since series regular Kate Beckinsale won.t be returning for another tour of duty. James is coming back to the franchise thanks to an option »

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Kate Beckinsale Not Returning for Underworld: Next Generation!

12 September 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

A little while back reports were that Screen Gems were actively working on a new 'Underworld' sequel. Tentatively titled 'Underworld: Next Generation' fans were suitably excited about plans for a fifth chapter but may be dismayed to hear today that star Kate Beckinsale -below ('Total Recall') will in fact Not return as Selene! Noooooooo. Personally just a promise of seeing Kate leathered up once more would cover my price of admission right there. Now we're not so sure. British 'Divergent' actor Theo James (who many will know as the d#ckhead in 'The Inbetweeners Movie') will be reprising his role as David, who first appeared in 'Underworld: Awakening' back in 2012. No director is currently lined up but will get to helm from a script penned by Cory Goodman. »

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Theo James to Star in New ‘Underworld’ Film

12 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Before Theo James smoldered in Divergent, he smoldered in Underworld: Awakening. In the most recent chapter of the fantasy/action series, James played a vampire named David who lent a hand to Kate Beckinsale’s Selene. Now a new Underworld movie is in development, and counter to some reports it won’t be a remake or reboot. No, […]

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Theo James to Star in Underworld 5, Kate Beckinsale Not Returning

12 September 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

It was recently reported that Sony Pictures is rebooting the "Underworld" franchise and has hired Cory Goodman (Priest) to write the script. Now comes word that the new movie is not a reboot, but more of an expansion of the existing universe. Variety already confirmed that Kate Beckinsale will not return. The lead role will be played by "The Divergent" star Theo James, who played a vampire named David in "Underworld: Awakening," back in 2012. James will star opposite two new female characters. Casting is still underway. The plan is to begin shooting in the spring. »

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Divergent's Theo James to lead cast of fifth Underworld film

12 September 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Theo James will star in the fifth instalment of the Underworld series.

The Divergent actor joined the franchise as Selena's ally David in 2012's Underworld: Awakening, and will now reprise the role as the new lead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are hoping to begin production on the currently untitled film in spring 2015.

Kate Beckinsale will not return as Selena, after appearing in all previous instalments. The fifth film will expand the already established universe, rather than serving as a complete reboot.

James will star opposite two new female characters, with casting already under way for the roles.

Cory Goodman is on board to write the script, while Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.

Watch Theo James and Shailene Woodley talk to Digital Spy about Divergent below: »

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Theo James Taking Over 'Underworld'

12 September 2014 1:14 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Last month it was announced that the Underworld franchise would be getting a reboot. However, it looks like the fifth film will be more of sequel, starring Theo James, who is probably best known as the male star of Divergent. James previously played a vampire named David in 2013's Underworld: Awakening, and it looks like he's set to reprise his role, only this time as the franchise's lead.

THR reports that the next film will be "an expansion of the existing universe" rather than a reboot of the series, as initially thought.

Kate Beckinsale won't be returning. James will instead star opposite two new actresses. Cory Goodman (Priest) is writing the script, and the team hopes to start shooting next spring.

Directed by Len Wiseman, Underworld was released in 2003. The movie followed the adventures of Kate Beckinsale's Selene, a vampire "Death Dealer" caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. »

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TV adaptation of Mark Wahlberg thriller Shooter in the works

11 September 2014 11:05 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The latest film to be adapted for telly is Shooter, which starred Mark Wahlberg.

So, this one’s come as a bit of a surprise - even considering the recent spate of film properties being adapted for screen (The Devil’s Advocate, Westworld and Minority Report, to name just a few).

The 2007 Mark Wahlberg-headlined thriller Shooter seems an unlikely contender for the same treatment, but Shooter is indeed heading to the small screen.

The televisual adaptation of the film, which was itself an adaptation of Stephen Hunter novel Point Of Impact, is apparently in development at Paramount. Wahlberg himself is believed to be on executive producer duties, along with regular collaborator Stephen Levinson.

The show will be written by John Hlavin of Underworld: Awakening and TV’s The Shield, who will also co-executive-produce.

The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, with Wahlberg starring as Bob Swagger, a former Us Marine sniper. »

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Kate Beckinsale Isn’t Returning for Underworld 5…

11 September 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Hate to break it to you Underworld fans out there, but Variety is reporting tonight that Kate Beckinsale will not be back for the fifth Underworld movie which was announced this month. 'Sup with that, Kate?

The outlet says Theo James, however, will be back, reprising his role as "David" who we were introduced to in Underworld: Awakening.

Shooting is expected to begin next Spring for Lakeshore.

The post Kate Beckinsale Isn’t Returning for Underworld 5… appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Theo James To Headline "Underworld 5"

11 September 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Divergent" actor Theo James is attached to the lead role in the upcoming fifth film of the vampire vs. werewolves action franchise "Underworld" at Lakeshore Entertainment.

James played a vampire named David in 2013's "Underworld: Awakening". Because the actor had an option on his contract due to his role in that film, the studio has decided to exercise it.

His character will star opposite two new female characters in the film which will no longer be a reboot as reported the other week. Instead, the plan is an "expansion of the existing universe" or to put it more bluntly - a spin-off.

Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script and casting is underway for the other female roles. Plans are to start shooting in the spring, and Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.

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Theo James to Star in Fifth ‘Underworld,’ Kate Beckinsale Won’t Return

11 September 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lakeshore Entertainment has signed “Divergent” star Theo James to star in the fifth film in its vampires-versus-werewolves franchise.

Kate Beckinsale, however, will not return for her Selene role after starring in all previous films.

Lakeshore is ramping up development on the yet-to-be-titled film and aiming to shoot in the spring. James starred as a new character and vampire ally to Beckinsale’s character in the fourth film,  “Underworld: Awakening.”

Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.

The franchise launched in 2003 with “Underworld,” directed by Len Wiseman and starring Beckinsale, followed by 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution,”  2009’s “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” and 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening,” which grossed $160 million wordlwide.

James starred as Four in “Divergent” opposite Shailene Woodley, and in the second film “Insurgent,” which is in post-production and will open in March. The two “Allegiant” films will also star James and open in 2016 and 2017.

James is repped by Wme and Markham, »

- Dave McNary

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Casting Net: Jessica Chastain eyeing 'villain' role in Xavier Dolan film

11 September 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• After singing his praises on Twitter, Jessica Chastain has been approached by director Xavier Dolan (Mommy) to play a part in his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Chastain would play the “villain,” an editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. The satirical film follows an American movie star with a secret correspondence with an 11 year-old in London. [The Wrap]

Morgan Freeman has reportedly been offered the role of Ildarin in the Ben-Hur remake. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is directing the film that will be based more on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ than the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston. »

- Jake Perlman

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Theo James Set For New Underworld Film

11 September 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With his profile raised considerably thanks to his role as Four in Divergent, Theo James is naturally in demand. But he’s decided to return to an earlier acting gig – albeit with a boost in status – taking on the lead in the fifth Underworld film.James played the vampire David in 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, and the plan now is to make that character the central figure in a story that isn’t a reboot of the series but an expansion of the same universe. That means that Kate Beckinsale could still be kicking around as Selene, but for this one James will apparently be starring opposite two new female characters.No director has been hired yet, but Cory Goodman is at work on the script for the film, which should be rolling its cameras next spring for a likely 2016 release. Aside from ongoing work on the Divergent franchise – Insurgent finished »

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‘Divergent’ Star Theo James Returns to ‘Underworld’ Franchise

11 September 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Theo James is returning to the “Underworld” franchise, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Divergent’ Star Theo James on Gay Action Heroes, Film's Bisexual Undertones: ‘I Can See It’ The “Divergent” star will reprise his role in the fifth installment of Lakeshore Entertainment's popular vampire vs. werewolves series of films, which began in a 2003 film anchored by Kate Beckinsale. James previously starred as a vampire named David in 2012's “Underworld: Awakening” and the production company is exercising an option in the multi-year contract he signed before that movie was released. James is said to be starring opposite two. »

- Travis Reilly

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Theo James to Headline Underworld 5

11 September 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Theo James is pretty busy with the Divergent series, but apparently he’s still got room for another franchise because it’s being reported that he’s attached to headline the fifth Underworld film.  James appeared in the fourth one, Underworld: Awakening, as a vampire named David who teams up with Selene (Kate Beckinsale) to take on the Lycans. This new film isn’t an Underworld reboot as previously reported, but rather an effort to expand the universe the Selene-centered films already created.  It doesn’t seem as though Beckinsale will be involved in this iteration, but James will have two new female characters joining him.  Hit the jump for more. Just a couple of weeks ago we found out that Priest and The Last Witch Hunter scribe, Cory Goodman, has been hired to pen the script for Lakeshore Entertainment.  Minus David being the focus of the film alongside those two new female characters, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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