Kate Beckinsale’s Underworld 4 Finds its Directors

Yes, directors. As in, the directing team of Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, Swedes who made their English-language debut with the thriller “Shelter” starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Marlind and Stein will be directing Kate Beckinsale, who after a lot of hee’ing and haw’ing, has decided to return as Selene in the fourth installment after going missing for the third one.

Marlind and Stein will be directing from a script by John Hlavin, with revisions by comic book guy J. Michael Straczynski (“The Changeling”).

Production is set for March 2011 in Vancouver, for a 2012 release.

So what about the plot? Who knows, but Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene guarantees more tight-fitting pleather goodness. And really, isn’t that what it’s all about?