‘Underworld: Next Generation’ Started Production
Underworld: Next Generation was due to begin principal photography in October 2015 in Prague. And we got confirmation that production has started!
Anna Foerster is the helm of Underworld: Next Generation was asked on Twitter if they’ve started filing yet. The fifth instalment in this female-led action franchise will be the first in the series to be directed by a woman.
The franchise is characterized as an action-horror film series, and centres on a female lead named Selene (Kate Beckinsale). When she is first introduced in 2003’s Underworld, she is a vampire working to kill Lycans, because she believes they murdered her family. Over the course of the following three films – the second of which (2009’s Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans) is a prequel – a larger battle is revealed, in which vampires and Lycans are at war, until both species are eventually hunted by humans. Shunned by nearly all surviving vampires, save one David (Theo James) in 2012’s Underworld: The Awakening. The upcoming fifth film will apparently be a new chapter in the ongoing story, rather than a full-scale reboot of the franchise – but will introduce a new range of younger characters.
Director Anna Foerster has a wealth of experience across multiple filmmaking departments – often in collaboration with Roland Emmerich. In addition to working in visual effects and as assistant director on many projects, she was also the aerial director of photography for Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer and 2012, and has directed many episodes of television, such as Criminal Minds, Outlander and Madam Secretary.
For those of you who follow the Underworld series (as a THEOlogian it’s probably safe to say all of us do) the 5th instalment is set to hit the screen October 21, 2016.
We are hoping we get set pictures and promo soon (fingers crossed).