Less than a week ago it was announced that Screen Gems were working on Underworld 4. Apparently they are planning to film it in 3D, and they also intend for it to start a whole new trilogy. However, a few questions arose from this news. Firstly, which cast members would be returning? Would Rhona Mitra be carrying on from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, or would Kate Beckinsale be returning to lead the franchise? Well according to Bloody-Disgusting Beckinsale may be back:
…we started doing some digging and have stumbled on to a pretty big discovery. Two sources have told Bloody Disgusting that Kate Beckinsale is in fact attached to return as the beautiful vampire warrior Selene, who made her first appearance in Len Wiseman’s film from 2003. What does this mean? It means Kate-Beckinsale-in-pleather-in-mother-effin’-3D, that’s what! Now, I should be clear that this should be taken strictly as rumor as we have not been able to get any official confirmation from people involved in the actual film, or studio for that matter.
A quick glance at Kate Beckinsale’s IMDB page shows that she hasn’t got any projects lined up, so that could increase the chances of her returning. However last October when asked if she would play Selene again she said:
“I feel like I’ve played that character enough times that I don’t think I’d be excited to play the same character again. It’s a weird experience. I’ve never done that before, you’re playing the same character in two movies, and after two, I feel like I’m kind of done with that.”
But if the script (and pay) is good then I guess she would find it hard to turn down.