Underworld 4 Imports Its Directors
11.13.10 by Ryan
Despite rumors that director Len Wiseman would return to direct Underworld 4 after skipping out for the third installment, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, it looks like Wiseman won't be taking the director's chair after all.
THR reports that Sony Screen Gems has hired Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Björn Stein, who made their English-language directorial debut with the British thriller Shelter, to helm the sequel. Comic book writer and screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski is currently rewriting the script, from an original draft by Shield writer John Hlavin.
Franchise star Kate Beckinsale, who understandably skipped out on Rise of the Lycans due to it being a prequel, is set to return as the vampire Selene for the new sequel, which will start production next March in Vancouver, Canada. Underworld 4 (working title) is set to be shot in 3-D and will be released on January 20, 2012.