'Underworld 4' Lands Directing Duo Mans Marlind & Bjorn Stein
Along with actress Noomi Rapace (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), the work of author John Ajvide Lindqvist has been contributing to a sudden influx of Swedish talent in the American film industry. Now two more Swedes are making great strides as Heat Vision reports Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, the directing team behind the horror thriller Shelter, are set to direct the next installment in the Underworld franchise. Back in September we found out that Kate Beckinsale would indeed be reprising her role as Lycan hunter Selene with a script (being kept under wraps) from John Hlavin with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski.
Still no mention of whether or not the sequel will leap into the 3D craze, but production is slate to start in March 2011 in Vancouver. Though Len Wiseman was once rumored to direct, he's only producing the next installment. Personally, I'm hoping that this will be Beckinsale's last sequel in the franchise, since I'm sure her talents would be better utilized in something other than genre flicks. There's even a good chance that she may only be taking a small role in the film to pass the torch to another lead female character. As for Marlind and Stein's direction, I have yet to see Shelter, so I'm not sure what to expect. What do you think?