Vampires arrive in Prague as Underworld sequel starts filming
A new sequel to the gothic horror movie Underworld has started filming in Prague, once again pitching vampires against werewolves.
Filming on the movie – part five in the Underworld franchise – will shoot entirely in and around the Czech capital for the next ten weeks.
“The Czech Republic has world-class locations, great production facilities and international-calibre crew, as well as a straightforward, efficient production rebate,” said Richard Wright, of production company Lakeshore Entertainment, when the location was first announced for Prague in July.
The Underworld franchise started in 2003 with a Hungary shoot and the sequels have since followed filming incentive programmes to New Zealand and British Columbia in Canada.
Prague is a hugely popular European filming location with a 20% tax incentive for international shoots. High-profile feature productions in recent years have included Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the Soviet-set drama Child 44. Underworld 5 is being serviced by Stillking Films.
The BBC has filmed two series of its adventure drama The Musketeers in and around Prague, and the show was in fact the biggest-spending international production in the Czech Republic in 2014.
To find out more about filming in the Czech Republic, check our production guide.