Kate Beckinsale's Underworld sequel is delayed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 July 2016
Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

The Fifth installment of the 'Underworld' franchise starring Kate Beckinsale has had its release date pushed back until next year

Kate Beckinsale's 'Underworld' sequel has been delayed by three months.

The film originally had a pre-Halloween release date of October 14, 2016, but that has now been put back to January 6, 2017.

'Underworld: Blood Wars' is the fifth installment in the vampires versus werewolf franchise, the first of which appeared in 2003.

Beckinsale plays Selene, a vampire who kills werewolves after they allegedly slaughtered her family.

There has been no explanation for the altered date, but the change does now mean that the movie will be going up against Harvey Weinstein's 'Amityville: The Awakening' and 'Mena' starring Tom Cruise.

Little is known about the plot of the forthcoming sequel other than the return of cast members Theo James and Charles Dance as Selene's ally David and the vampire leader Thomas respectively.

Also joining the cast are Tobias Manzies and Lara Pulver as a new Lycan leader and an ambitious new vampire.

Anna Foerster, known for her cinematography on blockbusters such as 'Independence Day', 'The Day After Tomorrow' and 'White House Down', is making her directional debut with the fifth 'Underworld' film.

So far the franchise has amassed $460 million worldwide at the box office.

Underworld: Blood Wars

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anna Foerster
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Trent Garrett, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Charles Dance
  • UK release: 3 February 2017

Selene (Beckinsale) makes an alliance with her former coven, which fears an attack from the werewolves. The world's dullest vampires are back, still droning on about the same old back-story, and engaging in poorly staged and repetitive action sequences. Beckinsale does her very best, but this franchise is long overdue for…

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