The Age of the Sequel continues with the first-look trailer for UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, the follow-up to the 2012 film Underworld: Awakening and the fifth film in the series. Directed by Anna Foerster, in her feature debut, it releases in Australian cinemas on 1 December 2016 from Sony.
The next installment in the blockbuster franchise 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.
Also starring Lara Pulver, Bradley James, James Faulkner, it certainly retains the look and feel of the first four entries in the series, and it will be interesting to see how much executive producer Len Weisman’s hand is felt on the production. Like Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, also due out in the next few months from Sony, we’re perfectly content to abandon all critical reason when it comes to this series. The slick vampires versus werewolves mashup has always contained a rich mythology worth mining, and the German-born director Foerster has a strong history of working on blockbusters, most regularly with Roland Emmerich as a cinematographer, visual artist and second unit director. A film and filmmaker to keep an eye on.