Kate Beckinsale Is Back In Black Rubber

Kate Beckinsale has officially closed her deal to reprise her role as vampire heroine Selene in a fourth “Underworld” film at Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment says the trades.

Story details are unknown beyond the usual vampire vs. werewolves tale, but it seems likely events will pick up from the end of 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution” with all the vampire elders now slain and Selene having obtained special powers including the ability to safely tolerate daylight.

John Hlavin wrote the script which J. Michael Straczynski (“Changeling,” “Babylon 5”) is polishing. Both a director and an actress to play Selene’s daughter are currently being sought.

Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Len Wiseman are producing. Filming kicks off in March in Vancouver.