'Underworld 5' movie cast, plot: filming in Prague; sees return of Kate Beckinsale, Theo James


Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced that filming had started to take place for the latest installment of the blockbuster vampires versus werewolves film franchise Underworld.

Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have begun filming Underworld 5 and the filming will apparently cover a span of time of ten weeks. All sequences in the film will be shot on location at Czech capital of Prague, and within the surrounding areas.

Lead actress Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as Selene, and will be joined once more by David, played by Theo James (The Divergent Series). James first appeared as David in Underworld: Awakening.

British actor Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Rome) will take on the role of a formidable new Lycan leader, while actress Lara Pulver (Sherlock) will be playing a fiercely ambitious Vampire. Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) will also return to play the role of the Vampire elder Thomas.

Other cast members include: James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (A&E’s upcoming Damien) and Daisy Head (the upcoming Fallen).

Anne Forester will helm the upcoming film. Forester’s film credits include being a cinematographer for blockbuster hits such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down. She also directed TV, doing episodes of Criminal Minds and Outlander.

She will be joined by cinematographer Karl W. Lindenlaub (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Independence Day), production designer Ondrej Nekvasil (Snowpiercer), costume designer Bojana Nikitovic (A Good Day to Die Hard), and editor Peter Amundson (Pacific Rim, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans). Producers will include Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard S. Wright, David Kern, and Len Wiseman.

Based on the characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride, Cory Goodman wrote the screenplay for Underworld 5.

No plot details or release date were mentioned.