New Director Sinks Teeth Into 'Underworld 3'
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
"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 "