Underworld 4 Gets a Writer, But Still Lacks a British-Accented Heroine Babe

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With a fourth “Underworld” entry already greenlit by the studio, the biggest question on everyone’s mind (or at least, everyone who thinks werewolves and vampires fighting in a gothic setting with dark-blue scenery is awesome, anyway) is whether either of the franchise’s two British heroines will return in the leading role. Will it be Kate Beckinsale once again, as rumored, or her replacement Rhona Mitra? According to this latest report, it might be neither. Or possibly both. Okay, so I made the last part up, but one can dream, can’t one?

What is a sure thing, though, is that a writer has been assigned to pen the fourth movie in former “The Shield” scribe John Hlavin. The writer has confirmed that “Underworld 4″ will not be a prequel like the previous entry, and he added this:

“It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don’t want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements.”

“Fresh elements” would seem to equal “no Kate Beckinsale”. The fact that it’s not a prequel would also seem to translate into “no Rhona Mitra”, as her character existed in the prequel, “Rise of the Lycans”, so it wouldn’t make sense (right?) to bring her into the present. Then again, this is a movie about vampires fighting werewolves, while the human population is clueless, so what’s sense got to do with it?

Besides the gritty cop drama, Hlavin has also written for “E-Ring” and “Daybreak”, and is currently penning “The Gunslinger” for Warner Bros. Len Wiseman, who directed the first two “Underworld” films and produced the third, will return to produce the fourth for Screen Gems.

Wanted: gorgeous British brunette with skin-tight black leather fetish for new movie.

Wanted: gorgeous British brunette with skin-tight black leather fetish for new movie.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    please STOP!

    Underworld 1 was good, the next movies made sucked @ss!

    I wouldn’t say they were bad, but not as good as the first movie!

    One problem about the first movie was how fast the lycans always dies:/

    So…STOP making Underworld movies man

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    please STOP!

    Underworld 1 was good, the next movies made sucked @ss!

    I wouldn’t say they were bad, but not as good as the first movie!

    One problem about the first movie was how fast the lycans always dies:/

    So…STOP making Underworld movies man

  • Jake

    Underworld was a great movie in that launched the genre werewolves/vampires into the mainstream. Currently, there are 4 tv shows about either vampires or werewolves, there are 2 movies about vampires AND werewolves, there are several theaterical plays about werewolves and vampires and there are also many musicians who sing songs glorifying the werewolf/vampire lifestyle. All this talk about Kate or Rhona…I say forget about them both. Bring back Sophia Myles!

  • Jake

    Underworld was a great movie in that launched the genre werewolves/vampires into the mainstream. Currently, there are 4 tv shows about either vampires or werewolves, there are 2 movies about vampires AND werewolves, there are several theaterical plays about werewolves and vampires and there are also many musicians who sing songs glorifying the werewolf/vampire lifestyle. All this talk about Kate or Rhona…I say forget about them both. Bring back Sophia Myles!

  • callum

    Underworld is great. It captures that dileima of how people put supernatural creatures at war with each other. The prequel had a good story to it but not enough action in it i thought. The 1st two kicked ass. I hope it does have kate beckinsale in it because she was the spark and the inspiration of it. She made it to become a great film. I think it needs action,violence, gore, and a good story to it. i love films with a great story to it with action in it.

  • callum

    Underworld is great. It captures that dileima of how people put supernatural creatures at war with each other. The prequel had a good story to it but not enough action in it i thought. The 1st two kicked ass. I hope it does have kate beckinsale in it because she was the spark and the inspiration of it. She made it to become a great film. I think it needs action,violence, gore, and a good story to it. i love films with a great story to it with action in it.

  • HeliosX

    Rise of the Lycans is my favorite of the 3 movies.I loved them all though,..as long as they have Michael Sheen in them.Lucian is my Ultimate fave Character.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I’d have to say after “Rise of The Lycans” Lucien was my favortie character too. I actually liked him alot in the first film as well. “Rise” to me was the best of the films as well and the most well thought out. If they could go back to the first and second movie and make the physical distinction between Lycans and Werewolves (In “Evolution” what should’ve been the werewolves were just updated Lycan make up, while in “Rise” they looked different) it’d be awesome.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I’d have to say after “Rise of The Lycans” Lucien was my favortie character too. I actually liked him alot in the first film as well. “Rise” to me was the best of the films as well and the most well thought out. If they could go back to the first and second movie and make the physical distinction between Lycans and Werewolves (In “Evolution” what should’ve been the werewolves were just updated Lycan make up, while in “Rise” they looked different) it’d be awesome.