Theo James’ Character to be the Focus of the New Underworld

Theo James is heading back to the Underworld franchise. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the Divergent star, who previously appeared in 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, will reprise his role as the Vampire David for the recently-announced Underworld reboot, which now appears to be a full-on sequel, maintaining continuity with the other chapters in the franchise.

Underworld, directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003 and follows the adventures of Kate Beckinsale’s Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer” caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. It was followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009, before James’ debut in the most recent chapter.

James’ David will be teamed with two female leads, neither of which have yet been cast. Check back soon for updates, though, as Underworld is moving along quickly with a screenplay by Priest scribe Cory Goodman, targeting a spring 2015 shoot.

Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce the new film for Lakeshore.