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(Trailer) Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

The Underworld franchise is returning to the screens in early 2009 with a look back at the past. The story of the Lycan Uprising is explored - which we'd been told about in previous films. No Kate Beckinsale - her character hasn't been born as of that time - but Bill Nighey returns as Viktor and Michael Sheen as Lucian - the werewolf who falls in love with the vampire Sonja (played by Rhona Mitra) who is Viktor's daughter.

Change also at Director level with Patrick Tatopoulos taking over the reins from Len Wiseman. Patrick is much better known as a special effects guy and has previously worked on a host of films such as Silent Hill, I Am Legend, the earlier Underworld films, Pitch Black, Stargate, 10000 BC to name but a few. So the film should look stunning.

So, if you are up for some dark ages vampire vs werewolf action then I guess you'll be as eager as me to see this film on the big screen when it's released :)

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saffrongraphics
Oct. 26th, 2008 10:42 am (UTC)
Saw the trailer yesterday and I have to say that Michael Sheen is looking damned fine in it. Emotional, intelligent and rugged - he couldn't come across any better than this.

Considering Wiseman married his ex (took off with her during the first movie...? Not quite sure...), it's no surprise that a movie centered on him as a main character is being directed by someone else. I just can't quite see Wiseman helping to make Sheen look so sexy and rugged.

/end of gossipy ramble
dantesvendetta
Oct. 26th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
Seconding this (well...bits of this...I don't know about the gossip!)

I always thought Lucien's back story was the more interesting part of Underworld, and he was the best character.

Here's hoping it's actually decent!
jeff_preston
Oct. 26th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Ditto and Ditto. I'm stoked about this. Looks sweet!
the_corporate
Oct. 26th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Looks very promising. Allways liked Underworld's protrayal of Werewolves as a society and not just as ravening monsters. Michael sheen was brilliant in the first film and hopefully he will be in this one too.
eryx_uk
Oct. 27th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the first two films, but I don't see that this film will add anything to the backstory that we don't already have. I'll still see it though.
zencadet
Oct. 28th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
They're still finding a bit of life in that old horse? Let's just hope they're not mistaking the post-mortem twitches of their lashings for life.

I was underwhelmed by the first film. Sure, it looked good, but I had too many niggles with the plot to fully embrace it. I saw the second film and to a certain extent it was better than the first but I'm sure I recall plot inconsistencies.

Clearly a sucker for punishment, I'll probably still go and see this third instalment when it comes out. It does, at least, look fun.
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