By Matt O'Bryant
What's up guys and gals,
We'll even though many would ask why is this film even being made, since franchise has been mediocre at best since the original. It appears quailty is not the key but the fact that the franchise has made over 500 million worldwide. The fifth installment in the Underworld franchise is set to hit theaters next fall and will see the return of Kate Beckinsale as the badass "death-dealer" Selene.
It's interesting to note that upon seeing the first film over a decade ago, I remember walking out of the theater being kind of impressed with the action and the cool world building. Then the sequel came out and was underwhelming followed by two even more underwhelming sequels. It sucks to see something with so much promise like the original Underworld film turn out to be so average. But their is always hope for the future and hopefully they can right the ship with this new entry.
Check out the full cast and production information below in the press release.
Here's the official press release below:
Principal photography is underway on the latest installment of Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment’s blockbuster UNDERWORLD series, which has grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. The ten-week shoot will take place entirely in the Czech capital and areas surrounding.
Theo James (The Divergent Series) returns as Selene’s ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”, “Rome”) and Lara Pulver (“Sherlock”) take on the respective roles of a formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire, and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) again plays Vampire elder Thomas. Rounding out the film’s stellar international cast are: James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (A&E’s upcoming “Damien”) and Daisy Head (the upcoming Fallen).
Anna Foerster is the director of UNDERWORLD 5. Foerster, who previously directed episodes of the television series Criminal Mindsand Outlander, is widely known for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.
The screenplay for UNDERWORLD 5 was penned by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest) and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby), Gary Lucchesi (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), and Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld) are producing as are David Kern (Underworld: Awakening), along with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).
UNDERWORLD 5: NEXT GENERATION hits theaters on October 21st, 2016
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