Principal photography is underway on the latest installment of Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment's blockbuster Underworld series in Prague. The franchise has grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. The ten-week shoot will take place entirely in the Czech capital and areas surrounding. At this time, Underworld 5 does not have a confirmed title. Kate Beckinsale will return as Selene.
Theo James returns as Selene's ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies and Lara Pulver take on the respective roles of a formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire. And Charles Dance again plays Vampire elder Thomas. Rounding out the film's stellar international cast are: James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James and Daisy Head.
Anna Foerster is the director of Underworld 5. Anna Foerster previously directed episodes of the television series Criminal Minds and Outlander. She is widely known for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.
The screenplay for Underworld 5 was penned by Cory Goodman and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride. Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard S. Wright are producing. They are joined by David Kern, along with Len Wiseman.
Anna Foerster's accomplished behind-the-scenes team comprises cinematographer Karl W. Lindenlaub, production designer Ondrej Nekvasil, costume designer Bojana Nikitovic, and editor Peter Amundson. This will be Kate Beckinsale fourth appearance in the Underworld franchise. She did not appear in the third film Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans, which debuted in 2009. She did return for the next installment, 2012's Underworld Awakening.