Kate Beckinsale for Underworld 4
Kate Beckinsale is to return as feisty fighter Selene in Underworld 4, it has been confirmed.
The 37-year-old British actress - who met her director husband Len Wiseman while filming the first Underworld movie - has signed up to play the sexy PVC catsuit-wearing vampire who battles werewolves, Variety reports.
Underworld 4 will begin filming in Vancouver in March and is due to be released on January 20, 2012.
John Hlavin has written the script with revisions by J Michael Straczynski, and the film will not be a prequel, as Underworld 3 was.
Producers Wiseman,Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are seeking a director and an actress to play Selene's daughter in the film.
The three Underworld films, released in 2003, 2006 and 2009 - the first two of which were directed by Wiseman - have made around 300 million dollars worldwide in total.