You haven't seen the last of the lycans and the Death Dealers.
Creature effects master Patrick Tatopoulous, who provided the monsters for the first two "Underworld" films, will take to the director's chair for the planned "Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans," reports Variety.
Set in the world where vampires are known as Death Dealers and werewolves are known as lycans, the third film will be a prequel examining their relationship over the centuries. In this fantastical sort of Romeo & Juliet story, the young lycan Lucian (Michael Sheen) and his illicit lover Sonja (Rhona Mitra), a Death Dealer. The problem is, the aristocratic Death Dealers led by Viktor (Billy Nighy) have enslaved the lycans, and it's up to Lucian to lead the lycans into overthrowing their despotic rulers.
"For the first time we will experience the 'Underworld' universe through the eyes of the Lycans," says Len Wiseman, the director of the first two films. "Patrick has always played such an essential part in helping to create 'Underworld' from the start. ... So I feel it is both exciting and fitting that [he] now takes the helm."
Wiseman will produce, along with Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Skip Williamson. Danny McBride returns as the scribe.
"Underworld 3" will be Tatopoulos' feature directorial debut. His FX resume includes "Stargate," "Independence Day," "Godzilla," "Stuart Little," "The Chronicles of Riddick," "I, Robot," "Silent Hill," "Eragon," "Resident Evil: Extinction" and the upcoming "10,000 B.C.," "I Am Legend" and "Trick 'R Treat."