There have been so many hugely successful movie franchises over the years and, while some of these movies have slowly trailed off, there are others that have managed to just get better and better. When British actress Kate Beckinsale pulled out of the movie sequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, many of us thought that this could well be the end for the Underworld franchise.
However, Kate Beckinsale then returned for the next movie in the franchise, Underworld: Awakening, giving the franchise a huge boost and bringing back many of the fans who were less than impressed with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. The success of Underworld: Awakening, led to the new movie Underworld: Next Generation getting the green light, with the movie opening in 2016.
It has now been confirmed that production for Underworld: Next Generation has got underway and Kate Beckinsale and the rest of the cast and crew are on set to shoot the new instalment to the Underworld franchise. Kate has made the Underworld franchise the success it has been so far, due to the fact that she looks so sexy in that tight leather outfit, which will return for Underworld: Next Generation.
As well as starring Kate Beckinsale, Underworld: Next Generation also sees the return of Theo James as Tobias, and Charles Dance as Thomas, while there will also be new characters for Tobias Menzies as a new Lycan leader, and Lara Pulver as a new vampire. Underworld: Next Generation is directed by Anna Foerster and is set to hit the big screen on October 21, 2016.