Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Underworld’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2017

Screen Gems has moved “Underworld: Blood Wars” back three months from its pre-Halloween slot of Oct. 14 to Jan. 6, 2017.

Kate Beckinsale and Theo James are starring in the fifth film in its vampires-versus-werewolves franchise. German cinematographer Anna Foerster, a longtime collaborator with Roland Emmerich, is making her feature directorial debut and helming from Cory Goodman’s screenplay.

Trent Garrett, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James and Charles Dance are also starring. Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing along with David Kern, Len Wiseman and Richard S. Wright.

The four films have grossed $460 million worldwide. Thee franchise launched in 2003 with “Underworld,” directed by Len Wiseman and starring Beckinsale as the vampire Selene who is killing the Lycans (Werewolves) who allegedly slaughtered her family.

The next three films were 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution,”  2009’s “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” and 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening.”

 

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