The promotional snippets for Underworld: Blood Wars have been coming thick and fast ahead of the movie’s January 6th release date, and so far, have kept very much to intrigue and action-based ‘money shots.’ Just two days ago, an international trailer appeared, and reshuffled much of what we’ve already been teased with. Now, we’re moving into the closing stages of this marketing campaign, and it seems that Screen Gems have decided to leave it all on the trailer screen.
The Underworld franchise has been one of the more lucrative female-led action film series, with a total worldwide box office haul of $458.5 million from four films. The most recent instalment – 2012’s Underworld Awakening – generated the biggest box office, with $160.1 million. Screen Gems are undoubtedly hoping that this upward financial trend continues and, if the stunning scenes in the trailer are anything to go by, it could well move in that direction.
As ever, it’s a story that follows vampire hunter Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she battles against both vampires and lycans – but this time, they’re specifically out for her blood.
“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.”
Directed by Anna Foerster, with a script by Cory Goodman and Kyle Ward, Underworld: Blood Wars sees Theo James, Charles Dance and Tobias Menzies star alongside returning franchise lead Kate Beckinsale. It’s rumoured that there’s already a sixth film in development too, so we can almost certainly expect some level of cliffhanger when the film arrives in theatres on January 6th, 2017.