According to a recent rumor over at Bloody-Disgusting, Bill Nighy will return as Viktor and Shane Brolly as Kraven in Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans.

They join the previously announced Michael Sheen and Rhona Mitra in the film being directed by special-effects guru Patrick Tatopoulos.

Sony Screen will theatrically release the prequel which is set in the Dark Ages and traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their one-time werewolf slaves, the Lycans.

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The site reports that production will begin mid-January in Auckland, New Zealand.