We have some news about the new Underworld prequel, it is titled Rise Of The Lycans and we get the scoop today from the axe lords at Bloody Disgusting:
We’ve been scooped this afternoon that Bill Nighy will return as Viktor and Shane Brolly as Kraven in Lakeshore Entertainment’s Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, which will be released theatrically by Sony Screen Gems.
The prequel is set in the Dark Ages and traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their one-time werewolf slaves, the Lycans. Production begins mid-January in Auckland, New Zealand.
Werewolves and Vampires are always welcome in my house. I enjoy the mythology behind these mystical creatures and always lok forward to fables that involve them. A prequel that takes place in the middle ages is fantastic, I prefer sword warfare to guns any day of the week when it comes to movie violence. Vampires and Werewolves warring on cobble stone streets is righteous shit and I would not be surprised if this film becomes my favorite of the three.
Rhona Mitra will be in this film, she is set to star in Doomsday and it looks like her resume is starting to fill up nicely. She is a delicious brunette with a strong look and is a great choice for an action starlet. She looks vampire-esque but I will have to find out if she will be vamp or wolf in this film. The film is anchored of course with the return of Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen and Shane Brolly. The three amigos will thread the trilogy together and add continuity to the project; I am glad to see them back.