“Divergent” actor Theo James is attached to the lead role in the upcoming fifth film of the vampire vs. werewolves action franchise “Underworld” at Lakeshore Entertainment.
James played a vampire named David in 2013’s “Underworld: Awakening”. Because the actor had an option on his contract due to his role in that film, the studio has decided to exercise it.
His character will star opposite two new female characters in the film which will no longer be a reboot as reported the other week. Instead, the plan is an “expansion of the existing universe” or to put it more bluntly – a spin-off.
Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script and casting is underway for the other female roles. Plans are to start shooting in the spring, and Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.
Source: Heat Vision