Underworld 3 to Start Shooting in 2008

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Are you excited by the prospect of an “Underworld 3″ happening? If you like glossy, big-budget creature action, then you should be, because according to Worst Previews, the sequel, which is supposed to be a prequel that explores the origins of the franchise’s characters, is scheduled to go into production down in New Zealand on January 2008 and shoot through March 2008. It’s already well known that Kate Beckinsale, the original heroine of the first two films, will not be starring in the third installment, which would make sense as this is a prequel and, well, her Selene character probably wasn’t born yet back in the vampire-werewolf olden days. Besides Beckinsale’s absence, Len Wiseman, the original director of the last two, also won’t be back, and will instead be replaced by Patrick Tatopoulos.

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The New Zealand film and video technicians’ guild has posted a few projects that will take place in the area, with “Underworld 3″ being on the list. According to the site, the new movie will shoot from January 2008 to March 2008 in Auckland, which matches director Len Wiseman’s (Underworld, Underworld: Evolution) earlier comments, when he said that he is aiming to release the movie next year.

In an earlier interview, Wiseman has confirmed that the film will be a prequel. “It will be the origin story and we find out things we didn’t know about Lucian; he’ll have a much bigger part in it,” revealed Wiseman. “It will be about the creation [of the races] and what started the war. It will be a period piece. In terms of the writing, a lot of the writing has been done. We’ve been developing ‘Underworld 3′ for a while. I won’t be directing ‘Underworld 3′; I’m just going to be producing and writing.”

How about Selene in flashbacks? Wait, did they have skin-tight black leather back in the day?

Underworld 3 to Start Shooting in 2008

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  • william

    I am so glad that there is a third movie coming out but why cant kate be back in it? it wont be like the others if shes not in it. can she come back and take the spot for all of us who love her?

  • william

    I am so glad that there is a third movie coming out but why cant kate be back in it? it wont be like the others if shes not in it. can she come back and take the spot for all of us who love her?

  • charlotte

    Cant wait to see the third film.. at the moment im hooked on the first two. i dotn feel it will be the same without kate beckinsale in it.. she suited the part perfectly amongst being very pretty!

  • charlotte

    Cant wait to see the third film.. at the moment im hooked on the first two. i dotn feel it will be the same without kate beckinsale in it.. she suited the part perfectly amongst being very pretty!

  • Ric Harris

    No Kate? No director from the first two? Is the guy not coming out either? Most likely not if it’s a prequel. I don’t like it already although I’m a giant fan of the first two movies. I was loking forward to the 3rd one but now it’s a letdown.

  • Ric Harris

    No Kate? No director from the first two? Is the guy not coming out either? Most likely not if it’s a prequel. I don’t like it already although I’m a giant fan of the first two movies. I was loking forward to the 3rd one but now it’s a letdown.

  • Tranman

    Kate can’t be in the “Prequel” b/c she wasn’t even born yet. In the Prequel, the main actress is Viktor’s daughter, who he kills b/c she fell in love with Lucian and became pregnant. Viktor considers the mixing of blood lines an abomination. Kate came about later after Viktor kills her family, but spares her life b/c she reminded him of his daughter.

  • Tranman

    Kate can’t be in the “Prequel” b/c she wasn’t even born yet. In the Prequel, the main actress is Viktor’s daughter, who he kills b/c she fell in love with Lucian and became pregnant. Viktor considers the mixing of blood lines an abomination. Kate came about later after Viktor kills her family, but spares her life b/c she reminded him of his daughter.