Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Helmer to Explore New Babylon


Patrick Tatopoulos, the production designer who made his feature directing debut with 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, is set to direct an original fantasy project, New Babylon, Deadline reports.

New Babylon, set up through Hydra Entertainment, takes place in a futuristic Middle East where a war between angels and demons has culminated in the construction of a new Tower of Babel. The script arrives from David LoPresti and is based on an original concept by Joshua Wassung.

Robert Stromberg, the production designer who makes his own directing debut with the upcoming Maleficent, is set to executive produce alongside Hydra’s Chris Edwards. Wassung will produce with Nathan Santell and Joel Newton.

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