Underworld 4 Start Of Production Release

Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have issued a start-of-production press release for the upcoming fourth “Underworld” feature currently shooting in Vancouver.

Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire warrioress Selene who “escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.”

Two further actors amongst the cast have been revealed. “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” star India Eisley will play a character called Eve, while “Barbershop” star Michael Ealy has been cast as Detective Sebastian.

Swedish directors Mans Marlind & Bjorn Stein (“Shelter”) helm the project from a script by Len Wiseman, John Hlavin and Allison Burnett. The project is also the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D, and will hit theaters January 2012..