Heat Vision Blog reports that the Swedish directing team of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein are in negotiations to direct Underworld 4.

Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein recently made their English-language movie debut with Shelter, which stars Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, although it hasn't been released domestically as of yet.

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We reported back in September that original Underworld star Kate Beckinsale is returning for Underworld 4. John Hlavin wrote the script, with J. Michael Straczynski performing rewrites.

Filming will start in March 2011 with shooting to take place in Vancouver.