With Screen Gems already setting a January 20th, 2012 release date for Underworld 4 last month it was only a matter of time before we got some casting confirmations. The first (and expected) news is that Kate Beckinsale will return as Selene.
According to Deadline filming will begin in March in Vancouver, although no director is attached at the moment. That will no doubt change over the upcoming weeks as talks will already be in place. Patrick Tatopoulos directed Underworld: Rise of the Lycans last year and doesn’t seem to have much going on so he could return. Len Wiseman will be producing, but he could direct as he did with the first two films in the franchise.