The first trailer for the long-awaited (by me if no one else) fifth installment in the Underworld franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars, dropped last month and reminded me of a few things:
- Kate Beckinsale as Selene still looks amazingly good at and while mass-murdering her way through hordes of lycans and vampires for freedom
- There are other people in the movie
- It has a plot and those other people relate to it somehow
- I don’t know what’s going on because see the first bullet point
Thankfully for the last point they’ve provided us with an official plot synopsis (for those who think the plot is important to these movies, which it isn’t!) which is as follows:
Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
And for the second and third Screen Gems have, via Movie Pilot, released character posters for our four (?) main characters with a brief tag-line to hint at their motivations (click to
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Underworld: Blood Wars is due for release in the US on 7 January 2017, starring all those people in the pictures up there – but mainly Kate Beckinsale.
Last Updated: October 7, 2016