Kate Beckinsale looks set to reprise her role as blood-sucking Selene in Underworld 4.
The British actress will have to squeeze herself back into the leather catsuit as the vampire for the fourth instalment of the franchise after Sony announced a January 2012 release date.
The Bloody Disgusting blog reported that Kate will have a "smaller role" in the film, directed by husband Len Wiseman, so she can "pass the torch" to one of her two daughters.
Once again, the action horror will see vampires and werewolves come to blows, and there is talk of a 3D version.
Screenwriter John Hlavin has promised that: "It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don't want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honour what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements."