Confirmed: Kate Beckinsale Returning For Underworld 4

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 16th, 2011 at 4:32 pm,

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The Underworld franchise hasn’t exactly received the most stellar series of reviews from critics so far (none of the trilogy’s films scores higher than 32% on Rotten Tomatoes). However, the films are undoubtedly popular with movie fans, having made almost $300 million combined on relatively small budgets – so naturally there’s going to be a fourth film.

For some fans, perhaps even more important than the plot, director, writers or any co-stars – is whether or not franchise star Kate Beckinsale will be returning. Underworld 4 is rumored to be effectively kicking off a new trilogy which could lead some to speculate that Beckinsale may not return (a clean slate as they say).

However, the rumor mill has been churning for a while saying that Beckinsale will be back for more vampire versus lycan action – and now we have official confirmation that she will indeed return.

Details are scarce on the plot of Underworld 4 although actresses are currently being sought to play the daughter of Beckinsale’s Selene. Will the plot involve Selene protecting her daughter or even “training” her? Whatever the plot, at least we know we’ll be seeing Beckinsale back in leather kicking butt and taking names (in 3D, no less).

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The film doesn’t have a director attached yet but the script was written by John Hlavin (The Shield) with revisions made by J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling, Babylon 5, Ninja Assassin).

Beckinsale’s husband, Len Wiseman, directed the first and second Underworld movies (only producing the third) – might we see him make a return along with his wife to direct the fourth film (as previously rumored)? It’s entirely possible (perhaps even likely). Either way, Wiseman will produce the film alongside Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Luchessi.

Underworld 4 (I’m sure we’ll get some dramatic subtitle to add to that) is jumping on the 3D bandwagon, although you’ll be glad to know speculation points to it being shot in 3D instead of converted in post-production. Say what you will about 3D, but seeing werewolves and vampires battling against each other with Beckinsale in the mix (and in a tight leather outfit, to boot) is reason enough to pay the extra few bucks icon razz Confirmed: Kate Beckinsale Returning For Underworld 4 .

Underworld 4 will begin production in March, 2011 in Vancouver with a release date TBA.

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  1. Awesome news…I look forward to seeing her in tightly clad leather outfits for a fourth installment..I enjoyed these films a lot..Looking forward to UW4

  2. There is it.

    My life is complete.

    The movies really aren’t that good, let’s face it, but I’d watch anything involving Kate Beckinsale, leather, guns and ice blue eyes. . .

    • My line of thinking exactly :) .

      • Damn straight.

        • Very hot (cool?) indeed, will definitely be great to see KB again like this!
          Now, if they only got rid of some of the more silly dialogue parts it wouldnt leave such a bad aftertaste in my my mouth ;-)

  3. This and resident Evil Just keep on Chugging.

  4. i didnt like the last 2 Underworld fims. hopefully becks will “convince” hubby to direct this 4th.

  5. …i’m in

  6. I liked The 1st ,hated the 2nd and loved the last one.

  7. I enjoyed all three, but UE is my least favorite. ROTL is definitely my favorite.

  8. enough flippin 3-D.

  9. as far as the underworld movies go the idea of creatures with powers like vampires and werewolfs waring with guns doesn`t seem right.they should use their supernatural abilities.

    • By that reasoning human beings should fight with their bare hands.

      Quote of the day.

      “God made men, Samuel Colt made them equal.”

      • it just takes away from the uniqueness of being vampires and werewolves.

      • “By that reasoning human beings should fight with their bare hands.”

        That was not clever and it made no sense.

        No interest in U4 unless there are some hot chicks getting sweaty and ripping their clothes while turning into monsters.

  10. Ive never seen any :(

    • What? Go rent it or go to Hastings and buy it, they are good tho I havent seen the third one yet.

    • ricky, im not surprised lol…:)

  11. I like it tho I really wish they wouldnt shoot in 3D…cant wait, hope the guy she falls in love is back cause that guy, half vampire, half lycan is a cool character.

    • Cool as in read hot! He is definitely on the list of viscerals… Scott Speedman.

  12. Confirmed:I will now go and watch this movie without hesitation when it’s released. :)

  13. i love the series and cant wait for the next one. and being big fan i hope after this sequel they go back and do one more prequel about the corvinus family, marcus,william, and lets not forget about victor, and emilia. now that would be a awesome film. then do one where kraven, victor,emilia,tanis,marcus,william,corvinus,raze, and lucian are having their big war before the first underworld films, and showing victor turning selen into a deathdealer, and blaming the lycans.those two could be the biggest underworld films they could do if they would do them.

    • I love these ideas. One can wish right?

  14. Can;t wait to see the movie whenever it debuts..

  15. I’m hyped. Not because it will be a good movie though. I mean, I can’t honestly say the others were “good” movies. But I’m still a fan.

  16. I am a big fan of all the movies and I can not wait for this one. Great news.

  17. i can also write the story for you if you intersted plz mail me on my adress. i think and write almost all the story in which selene will also come
    if you intersted plz

  18. plz quickly complete the project and release the i wait too much to see selene plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  19. Moi j’ai adoré les Underworld, tous, autant qu’ils sont !! D’ailleurs, j’azi même un site source sur lme sujet, alors un 4eme volet, avec kate ; Alors là OUI !!

  20. My thinking is U4: New Dawn will be made to satisfy fans of all. Bringing Selene, Michael and their new found daughter to light, while bringing back the overlooked elder, Amelia. Then, throwing Lucien, Raze and everyones loved to be hated vampire elder, Viktor. How can this be done? It’s Hollywood people! Where the dreams of all Underworld fans can come true!

  21. YEAH, ABOUT TIME KATE TAKES UNDERWORLD AGAIN… KATE IS UNDERWORLD AND UNDERWORLD IS KATE, FINALLY, THEY’VE REALIZED IT…