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Kate Beckinsale, Theo James and Tobias Menzies are the confirmed cast members for Underworld 5 so far, and they'll now be joined by Lara Pulver. Sherlock's Irene Adler has signed up for the sequel - still listed on the IMDb as Underworld: Next Generation, although nobody else can quite believe it's called that.It's far from Pulver's first brush with the undead, since she played Claudine for half a dozen episodes of True Blood a few years ago. She was also Sherlock's Irene Adler, Da Vinci's Demons' Clarice Orsini, and Karen Lord in Edge Of Tomorrow. Most recently she's been on stage in the Savoy Theatre's run of Gypsy, with Imelda Staunton.Her role in the vampires-vs-lycans saga remains under wraps, since not much is known about the plot yet (although we know Menzies is a new werewolf leader). It's fairly natural to assume that it'll pick up »
Theo James and actress Ruth Kearney were spotted out and about in NYC on Saturday. The pair kept it casual during their stroll, staying close as they chatted. Theo doesn't typically talk about his personal life, but rumors of a romantic relationship between he and Ruth have swirled since they appeared together at the Underworld: Awakening premiere in 2012. Meanwhile, he's won over plenty of fans thanks to his good looks and his starring role in the Divergent series. Keep reading to see more pictures from Theo and Ruth's NYC outing, then check out the official trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant. »
- Monica Sisavat
Breaking Bad alum Emily Rios has been cast opposite Ryan Phillippe in the USA Network drama pilot Shooter, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. Written by John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) based on the 2007 Paramount feature starring Wahlberg as well as Stephen Hunter's novel Point Of Impact, the action drama centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Rios will play… »
"Outlander" and "Casino Royale" co-star Tobias Menzies has joined the cast of "Underworld 5" as Marius, a mysterious new Lycan leader. Menzies joins a cast that includes Kate Beckinsale and Theo James as Selene and David. Anna Foerster, who previously directed Menzies in "Outlander", will helm the feature film, making her the first female to direct an entry in the series. The first "Underworld", directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003 and follows the adventures of Kate Beckinsale's Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer” caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. It was followed by "Underworld: Evolution" in 2006, "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans" in 2009 and "Underworld: Awakening" in 2012. Combined, all four films in the franchise have grossed over $450 million at the »
USA Network’s drama Shooter, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, has tapped Ryan Phillippe (Secrets & Lies) for the lead. With Phillippe on board, the project, which had a pilot commitment, has received a pilot green light. Written by John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) based on the 2007 Paramount feature starring Wahlberg as well as Stephen Hunter’s novel Point Of Impact, the action drama centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who… »
Sony Pictures has revealed release dates for a plethora of projects, setting the stage for zombies, werewolves, ghosts, and a big Stephen King adaptation to hit theaters over the next two years.
According to Collider, Sony Pictures announced today the release dates for sixteen upcoming films, several of which will be on horror and fantasy fans' radars:
These dates are of course subject to change, but they offer a firmer framework for when viewers can look forward to seeing these films.
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters moved up one week on the calendar, vacating its July 22nd, 2016 release slot in favor of July 15th. Based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Katie Dippold (The Heat), Feig's Ghostbusters features a paranormal investigative team comprised of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, »
- Derek Anderson
To celebrate the Blu Ray™ and DVD release of Insurgent, we are giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win a copy.
This fast-paced follow up features outstanding performances from; Shailene Woodley (The Fault In Our Stars, The Descendants) as powerful divergent Tris; Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie) as fellow divergent Four; Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars, Carrie) as Tris’ brother Caleb; Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now) as dauntless Peter; with Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic) as the leader of the Erudite faction, Jeanine, and Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts (While We’re Young, Birdman) as Four’s returning mother, Evelyn.
To be in with a chance of winning, please complete this entry form. »
- Laura Holmes
Amazon is set to debut the pilot for the Bryan Cranston co-created and co-executive produced series "Sneaky Pete" on August 7th. The project was originally produced for CBS for this coming season, but the network passed on picking it up to series.
The story follows a thirty-something con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, after leaving prison, hiding from his debtors while working for his new family's bail bond business. Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae also star. [Source: THR]
Syfy has given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order for the grindhouse-style drama series "Blood Drive" which John Hlavin (" Underworld: Awakening") and David Straiton ("Bates Motel") will executive produce. Straiton will also helm the pilot.
James Roland penned the "high-octane" story set in a near-apocalyptic future centered on the last good L.A. cop who must join a twisted and bloody »
- Garth Franklin
Syfy and Universal have today announced they have greenlit Blood Drive, a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series in the classic grindhouse movie tradition. Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the 13-episode series centers around La’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race – with cars powered by blood (Blood Car anyone?) and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel. Sounds a lot like Blood Drive the video game (pictured above) – but apparently this is no relation.
Blood Drive is from executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening, The Shield) and David Straiton (Bates Motel, Hemlock Grove), who will also direct. Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller:
This highly stylized roller coaster ride is a throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema. With its fast-paced thrills and indie feel, Blood Drive will make an exciting and edgy addition to Syfy’s growing slate of original scripted series. »
- Phil Wheat
Syfy is tapping into the classic grindhouse movie tradition with Blood Drive, which has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order. The drama, from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) and David Straiton (Bates Motel), who will also direct, is described as a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series set in a near-apocalyptic future that centers around La's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country… »
Sandrine Holt has faced terrifying threats before in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Underworld: Awakening, and A&E's The Returned, and soon she'll strive to survive hungry walkers in a recurring role on AMC's Fear The Walking Dead.
According to CinemaBlend, Holt has joined the cast of Fear The Walking Dead in the recurring role of "Dr. Bethany Exner, a confident and skilled doctor" who will no doubt have her hands full in the early days of the living dead pandemic. In the near future, Holt can be seen in the Norman Reedus-starring Air, and she will also appear in Terminator Genisys.
“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. »
- Derek Anderson
Cory Goodman penned the script which is said to focus on a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races.
Theo James, who appeared briefly in "Underworld: Awakening," is attached to reprise his character. Anna Foerster has also signed on to direct the project, the first woman to helm an instalment of that franchise.
Filming is slated to begin in Prague this October.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment are the makers behind the series, with the fifth film seeing the return of Beckinsale as Selene, the vampire death dealer caught in the midst of a long-standing war between vampires and Lycans. Anna Foerster, director of photography on White House Down, is set to direct the new instalment.
Underworld was released in 2003, followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and, most recently, Underworld: Awakening in 2012. All four films have grossed over $458 million at the worldwide box office.
- Scott J. Davis
Beckinsale is set to reprise her role of the vampiress Selene, who she's played in every film since the series's debut in 2003. The flicks revolve around warring factions of vampires and werewolves.
A director for the as-yet-untitled fifth film has also been announced: Anna Foerster will take the reins, marking the first time that a woman has helmed an installment in the franchise. Foerster previously served as director of photography on Roland Emmerich flicks "The Day After Tomorrow" and "White House Down," and has also directed several episodes of Starz series "Outlander."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this new "Underworld" film will "focus on a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races." "Divergent" star Theo James, who had a small role in 2012's "Underworld: Awakening, »
- Katie Roberts
The Death Dealer is coming back to the big screen. It's been confirmed that Kate Beckinsale will once again play Selene in the fifth Underworld film, which has a director attached and another familiar face from the franchise lined up to return, as well.
According to THR, Beckinsale has officially signed on to play Selene in the Underworld sequel, confirming what writer/director Len Wiseman (2003's Underworld, 2006's Underworld: Evolution) teased at New York Comic Con in October, when he revealed that an Underworld sequel starring Beckisale's Selene was in development.
Currently known as Underworld 5, the next entry to the series that started in 2003 will be directed by Anna Foerster (Starz's Outlander, Criminal Minds) from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (Priest, The Last Witch Hunter). In addition to her experience behind the camera on TV shows, Foerster has worked in the visual effects department on films such as Independence Day and Pitch Black, »
- Derek Anderson
It's been over three years since the last Underworld movie Awakening was released and next year will herald the fifth instalment Next Generation.
Anna Foerster has been confirmed as the movie's director, making her the first female to head up the action-horror franchise.
James is reportedly coming back to fulfill an option agreement. The actor previously told Digital Spy that he was unlikely to come back to the Underworld series.
Cory Goodman has written the script for the next movie, which is believed to focus on a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves.
Shooting will start in Prague from October. »
It's official! Kate Beckinsale is returning to the Underworld franchise. Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the talented actress has officially signed on to return in the yet-to-be titled Underworld 5 for her fourth go-round as the vampire Selene. She's joined by Theo James (Divergent), who is expected to reprise his role from Underworld: Awakening. No word yet on Beckinsale's other former co-stars Scott Speedman (The Captive), who played love interest Michael Corvin, and India Eisley (The Secret Life Of The American Teenager), who played daughter Eve. Additionally, Anna Foerster has signed on to direct the upcoming fifth installment, making her the first female director to helm a film in the long-running female-led action/horror series. Foerster has previously done second-unit work and has served as Roland Emmerich's director of photography on The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down. The film, which is a joint production between Lakeshore Entertainment & Screen Gems, »
Despite it looking as though the Underworld franchise would be moving away from Kate Beckinsale’s killer vamp Selene and focusing on a younger generation, Underworld overlord Len Wiseman dropped word last October that she’d be back for more. And so it has come to pass, with news that Beckinsale is officially aboard a fifth film.Previous reports have mentioned Underworld: Next Generation as the new movie’s name, though The Hollywood Reporter’s update on Beckinsale’s status doesn’t mention the title. The Divergent franchise’s Theo James is aboard to reprise his role as the vampire David he first played in 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, with an immortal blood oath his contract committing him to another run-around. Priest/The Last Witch Hunter’s Cory Goodman has been working away on the script, but the main plot is being kept under wraps for now. Given how it’s »
In this day and age, where studios view every film as a potential franchise starter, it shouldn.t surprise me when I hear about an unexpected sequel. Still, every time there.s news about a new Underworld movie my first reaction is, "Really?" Well, Underworld 5, also known as Underworld: Next Generation, is indeed happening, and it will once again feature the true face of the franchise, Kate Beckinsale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as the badass vampire Selene, who has appeared as the protagonist in three of the previous four installments. She sat out 2009.s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. At this point in the franchise, she has a daughter with her lycan/vampire hybrid hubby Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), though at the end of the last film, Underworld: Awakening, he is nowhere to be found, which will probably come into play at »
Kate Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as the vampire warrior Selene in Underworld 5. Anna Foerster (Outlander) will direct the film, making her the first female director to helm an installment in the female-led action franchise. Theo James, who appeared in 2012's Underworld: Awakening, is also attached to star. The script comes from Cory Goodman, and while plot details are currently under wraps, THR reports the film will focus on a new, younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are still locked in the seemingly endless war between supernatural races. [caption id="attachment_134370" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony[/caption] While "new and younger" often leads to pretty grim results, it's interesting that Lakeshore Entertainment and Screen Gems are choosing to move forward with another sequel in the existing franchise rather than rebooting the whole thing altogether, as was reported back in 2014. Given that Goodman is still scripting the film, Underworld 5 looks to be a soft reboot of sorts. »
- Haleigh Foutch
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