Kate Beckinsale is Returning for the Next 'Underworld' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
September 23, 2010
Back February we heard Len Wiseman would be directing the next sequel in the Underworld franchise which would head into the third dimension as well as outer space for film's story. At the time the return of franchise star Kate Beckinsale seemed unlikely and the actress was interested in passing the franchise down to one of her real-life daughters. A press release today cleared things up by announcing Beckinsale would indeed reprise her role as the Lycan hunter Selene. However, there is no mention of 3D and Wiseman is only producing the project with a director currently being sought to helm the project in March of 2011.
In addition, producers are also looking for an actress to take the role of Selene's daughter. Part of me wonders if they've gotten Beckinsale to return only for a brief appearance in the sequel to simply have her character killed off in order to pass the franchise onto Selene's daughter. No story details were revealed but the script will be written by J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling, Ninja Assassin). I'm sure plenty of people are interested in another Underworld, especially if it means Beckinsale gets in those tight leather outfits again, but I'm still wondering where the adaptation of Straczysnki's Rising Stars graphic novel has gone. Off-topic I know, but I find that a little more interesting than this Underworld sequel. Anyone excited for Kate Beckinsale's return?