Tatopoulos on board to direct
Sony’s Screen Gems believes there is enough blood left to squeeze in the “Underworld” franchise for an Underworld 3. The studio is poised to make an announcement soon. Word broke over the weekend at a special webmasters panel taking place during the San Diego Comic-Con. Chapter numero three, it’s rumored, is a prequel, furthermore, French FX artist Patrick Tatopoulos will be at the helm. This will mark his directing debut.
For a few years now he has been seeking an ideal film while juggling effects duties on the previous “Underworld” films as well as upcoming projects such as 10,000 B.C., The Ruins and I Am Legend. If you recall he had once been attached to Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train; his involvement in Phoenix Pictures Last Voyage of the Demeter remains unknown.
It’s unlikely Kate Beckinsale will return for the prequel.