Underworld 5 Gets “Outlander” Villain, Helmer

Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome”) has scored a major role and Anna Foerster is slated to direct the upcoming fifth film in the “Underworld” series for Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment.

Menzies will play Marius, a mysterious new Lycan leader in the film’s narrative which sees Kate Beckinsale reprising her role of Selene.

This marks an interesting reunion as the pair’s most recent effort together was the first season finale of Starz’s “Outlander” series – an episode that put “Game of Thrones” to shame this year in terms of its brutality as Menzies’ character both psychologically and physically tortured and repeatedly raped the show’s male lead (Sam Heughan) in very graphic scenes.

As “Outlander” is produced by Sony, the deal came about because the show’s producers have allowed Menzies to shoot the movie while he is also shooting the new season of the series.

Source: Deadline