News briefs: Brad Pitt's Dark Void; Underworld 4

Brad Pitt is developing a feature film based on the Dark Void computer game as a potential franchise and starring vehicle for the actor, Variety reported; Dark Void follows a pilot who crash-lands in the Bermuda Triangle following a routine mission and finds himself in an alternate world resembling a primitive Earth where aliens with superior technology are planning to take over civilization.

Writer John Hlavin (TV's The Shield) has been hired to draft the fourth installment in the Underworld film franchise, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reported; Len Wiseman, who directed the first two films, is producing. Kate Beckinsale has not cut a deal to return, nor has the third movie's star, Rhona Mitra.

Brian Austin Green, late of Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, will make a return guest appearance on The CW's Smallville, reprising the role of John Corben/Metallo, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reported; Green will appear in the season's 18th episode, slated for the spring.

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