New Underworld 4 and Anonymous Release Dates

Sony’s Screen Gems has moved back the release date for Underworld 4 from September 23, 2011 to January 20, 2012. Right now, the fourth installment of the franchise has that date to itself.

The 3D sequel is expected to feature Kate Beckinsale back in Selene’s skin. Screenwriter John Hlavin previously described the movie as follows: “It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don’t want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements.”

In other Sony release news, the studio has set a March 25, 2011 release for Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous.

The film, starring Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis and Rhys Ifans, is a political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare.