Underworld 3D Sequel Confirmed, Kate Beckinsale May Return
Buried in an international industry article at Variety comes official confirmation that Len Wiseman will indeed be directing Underworld 4 in 3D which we heard rumblings about last August, and also confirms rumors that the story is heading into outer space. However, Bloody-Disgusting is saying that if franchise actress Kate Beckinsale has her way, she'll avoid starring in the sequel, or perhaps may take on a smaller role in an effort to pass the franchise down to one of her real-life daughters (remember that Beckinsale's daughter Lily Mo Sheen already portrayed a younger version of Selene in Underworld: Evolution before).
With only fleeting interest in this series, I can't really express one way or the other how I feel about these ideas, so I'll it leave up to those who are true fans. I think it's pretty meta and even cool that Beckinsale is interested in passing on the franchise she started to her real-life daughter. At the same time, I'm sure there are plenty of people who will be sad to see Beckinsale leave this altogether or end up with a smaller role, whichever actually comes to fruition. But I have to say, Kate Beckinsale in three dimensions doesn't sound bad at all. Moving the story into space, well, that's a whole other issue. What do you think about this?