Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans...

I was talking to my stepson Matt about this movie last night because the trailer came on and he was very interested in seeing it. We decided to have a "boys" night out when it is released January 23. I have really enjoyed the Underworld movies and I believe this one will be just as good whether Kate Beckinsale has the lead or not. I've read that she didn't film any new footage. They say that they're going to use footage from one of the first two movies to show her in this one. To me, the story is the star and not the actors so much. As the description below states, this movie will be a prequel... in other words, it will show us how all the hate between the vampires and the Lycans began. This is one of those type of stories that really can be the best of the three films. Learning how the The Lycans battled the vampires to free themselves from the vampires enslavement has so much potential. This ought to be good... Check out the trailer below and look at your local listings for the release of this movie on the 23rd!

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), courageous Lucian (Michael Sheen) leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor (Bill Nighy). Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

Michael Sheen as Lucian (Enslaved as a baby, Lucian has only been able to imagine the full extent of his Lycan powers. In the evolution from werewolf to Lycan, Lucian feels the responsibility of the Lycan race resting on his shoulders. At the same time, his love for the vampire, Sonja, complicates his desire for freedom from the Vampires.)
Rhona Mitra as Sonja (Sonja is the daughter of the powerful Vampire Elder, Viktor. Beautiful and brave, her nightly patrols defend the Coven from the hoards of ferocious werewolves. Despite her father's hatred for the Lycan race, she has fallen in love with the Lycan slave, Lucian. She battles between the desire to fulfill the responsibilities that come with her lineage and her willful nature. Because of her love for Lucian, she is sympathetic to the enslaved Lycans' plight.)
Bill Nighy as Viktor (One of three ruling Vampire Elders, Viktor is a haughty, ostentatious Vampire overlord nearly 1,000 years old. Like most Vampires, he has a severe loathing for Lycans but also a fascination with their unique strengths. Through slavery and torture, he has created a small but mighty force of enslaved Lycans. Despite his best efforts to govern the Coven, the Council members have begun to question his leadership.)

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