Theo James to star in fifth ‘Underworld’ movie
The Greek-British actor first appeared in the fourth installment, “Underworld: Awakening,” as a vampire named David. He is attached as the lead in the fifth film in the vampire action franchise, which Lakeshore Entertainment is currently developing.
A director has yet to be announced. Previous “Underworld” films have been directed by Greek-French industry staple Patrick Tatopoulos, Len Wiseman, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The first film, “Underworld,” was released in 2003.
James” star has risen significantly since he appeared in Underworld: Awakening because of his lead role in YA franchise Divergent. The film, starring James opposite Shailene Woodley, has earned $274.9 million worldwide. The sequel, Insurgent, recently wrapped shooting, and there are two more films — Allegiant Part 1 and Part 2 — in the franchise, which will all star James.