Kate Beckinsale Returning for Underworld 3D?
02.03.10 by BJSprecher
Back in September, actress Kate Beckinsale considered the talk of plans for a fourth chapter in the Underworld franchise to be "just a rumor." Since that time, it's been confirmed that the movie is in the works, with John Hlavin writing the screenplay. While there's been no definitive word of Beckinsale's involvement, a couple pieces of recent news allow for a connect-the-dots, of sorts, that seems to guarantee Beckinsale's involvement, if only in a supporting role.
It was announced in November that Len Wiseman, who directed the first two Underworld movies, would only produce the fourth installment, as he had the third. However, a recent Variety article about tax breaks for movies shot in France, revealed that Wiseman would be returning to direct Underworld 3D. Why is this a significant clue? Beckinsale and Wiseman have been happily married since 2004. And, though the news is unsubstantiated, popular horror site BloodyDisgusting is reporting that Beckinsale's involvement is confirmed, but the site's "sources" say that Beckinsale is "trying to find a way out of the movie."
An Underworld movie with Beckinsale in it is clearly better than one without her. But the title seems pretty lame for the fourth movie in the series. And, with rumors that Underworld 3D will be the first in a new trilogy, what would they call its sequel? Underworld 3D: Part Deux?