Kate Beckinsale has officially signed on to return as the Death Dealer Selene in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Underworld 4.
The film, written by John Hlavin with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski, is currently looking for a director. Len Wiseman, the first two films’ director (and husband to Beckinsale) will produce along with Lakeshore Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
Beckinsale appeared in both Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, but did not return for 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. In the third film, Selene appeared only in flashbacks, where she was portrayed by Lily Mo Sheen, Beckinsale’s real-life daughter.
Underworld 4 also has an open part for Selene’s fictional daughter.
Production is slated to begin in Vancouver in March 2011. Screen Gems’ Senior Vice President of Production, Scott Strauss will oversee the project for the studio.