During a recent interview with SciFi Wire, writer/director Len Wiseman (Underworld) told the site he's developing a new science fiction movie called Shell Game, which he'd like to st up at Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby, The Exorcism of Emily Rose).
"That's a project I wrote with a couple other screenwriters, before [2003's] Underworld, actually," Wiseman said in an interview at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. "And it's great. It's set about 50 years in the future, and it's about the illegal selling of immortality on the black market. And it's a really cool character piece, and it's quite an exciting project."
Wiseman is currently rewriting the script before prepping the movie for production, which he hopes to begin in Los Angeles next year. "If everything else ... goes well, and I'm happy with the script and everything comes in OK, then I would ... probably [be] getting into prep ... maybe about summertime," Wiseman said. He added: "I'd love to shoot in L.A. It would be a big stage film. It's a full-on science-fiction future world, so it's all constructed and fabricated."
Wiseman said he hasn't begun thinking about casting, but that he won't be casting his Underworld leading lady, Kate Beckinsale, who also happens to be his wife. "No, Kate wouldn't be in that one," he said. "Castingwise, we haven't even started yet."