Underworld: Blood Wars delayed to 2017
Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth instalment in the Underworld franchise, has been delayed until early 2017.
The movie had been scheduled to hit cinemas on October 14th this year, but has now been put back until January 6th of next year.
The movie's fifth instalment will see Kate Beckinsale return to star once again with Divergent's Theo James returning as David, the ally of Beckinsale's character Selene, after debuting the character in Underworld: Awakening.
Also joining the cast are Bradley James, Tobias Menzies and Lara Pulver, while Charles Dance also returns to reprise his role as Thomas, a vampire elder and father of David.
The next instalment will be directed by Anna Foerster, who has acted as second unit director on a series of blockbusters, including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. The new Underworld movie will be her debut as a director.
The Underworld series has yielded four films so far, 2003's Underworld, 2006's Underworld: Evolution, 2009's prequel Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans and the most recent effort, 2012's Underworld: Awakening. Between them, the films have made over $458 million in box office receipts.
The film series tells the story of the battle that has raged between vampires and lycans (werewolf-like creatures) for centuries, especially focusing on Selene's quest to kill the lycans who murdered her family.