Underworld Prequel to Trace Rise of the Lycans

Critics sharpen teeth, claws.

by | October 26, 2007 | Comments

Last year’s Underworld: Evolution was given an old-fashioned reaming by critics when it reached theaters — but between box office and rental receipts, it’s grossed over $100 million, so it comes as no surprise that we’ll soon be treated to Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans.

As Variety reports, Underworld 3 will be helmed by well-known monster creator and first-time director Patrick Tatopoulos, “who developed the creatures for the first two films in the franchise,” and will be produced by series creator Len Wiseman. Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, and Rhona Mitra are attached to star, and the screenplay — written by Danny McBride — will take viewers back in time:

Prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.

Wiseman’s enthusiasm for the Underworld franchise remains undimmed by the critical brickbats. Variety quotes him as saying:

“For the first time we will experience the ‘Underworld’ universe through the eyes of the Lycans…Patrick has always played such an essential part in helping to create ‘Underworld’ from the start…So I feel it is both exciting and fitting that (he) now takes the helm.”

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

Lifetime animated Awards Tour USA Network Amazon Prime spider-man Spike Star Trek Paramount Network First Look Masterpiece Holidays doctor who cancelled TV series Winter TV serial killer batman Creative Arts Emmys strong female leads Adult Swim ghosts Box Office Cannes Apple TV+ Pride Month police drama Amazon Crackle cars IFC Films game of thrones 24 frames Dark Horse Comics RT History stand-up comedy Tarantino what to watch 007 Action First Reviews Britbox GoT New York Comic Con Anna Paquin Schedule true crime Country Paramount talk show RT21 zero dark thirty Western Comics on TV cancelled television medical drama CW Seed Podcast theme song science fiction Drama renewed TV shows facebook space LGBTQ Ovation FX Food Network discovery Martial Arts Interview CNN APB ABC Super Bowl biography children's TV Turner Classic Movies ratings MTV Sundance Now YouTube Premium Sundance Toys Esquire technology Vudu National Geographic Star Wars cats Warner Bros. mockumentary foreign Shudder Biopics Nat Geo aliens comic FXX dragons NYCC crossover Quiz Countdown crime drama Thanksgiving El Rey Christmas Elton John dc SundanceTV canceled TV shows Election Red Carpet cinemax adventure cops Winners BBC America diversity sequel Cartoon Network breaking bad E! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt disaster jamie lee curtis teaser Sneak Peek Emmy Nominations Polls and Games spanish language cancelled Columbia Pictures natural history FOX Film Festival AMC X-Men CBS All Access PaleyFest Rock casting DirecTV Bravo book Superheroes Women's History Month Nominations VICE Comic Book SXSW Valentine's Day quibi period drama Walt Disney Pictures ABC Family crime thriller Mary Poppins Returns anthology anime Rocketman DGA composers psycho justice league mutant Writers Guild of America Logo series canceled Premiere Dates Arrowverse 21st Century Fox Fox News TV renewals romantic comedy television zombie Superheroe Best and Worst History miniseries green book Character Guide TBS Pixar crime Sony Pictures CMT singing competition 2016 docudrama dceu See It Skip It Grammys revenge social media DC Comics 71st Emmy Awards Rom-Com Set visit Song of Ice and Fire Peacock Showtime Pet Sematary movies GLAAD GIFs HBO Comedy cooking Freeform Comedy Central festivals NBC A&E binge slashers Turner 2019 south america latino Classic Film Mary poppins Certified Fresh tv talk unscripted HBO Max Stephen King DC Universe Family 45 Awards Mindy Kaling YouTube 2015 Video Games Watching Series streaming elevated horror Disney streaming service Tomatazos Ellie Kemper kids Trivia Lucasfilm YA Pirates Ghostbusters toy story Acorn TV hispanic travel MCU 20th Century Fox Summer Syfy Black Mirror American Society of Cinematographers Mystery Emmys supernatural free movies TIFF Trailer Mary Tyler Moore Film cancelled TV shows SDCC boxoffice Amazon Prime Video finale witnail zombies sports VH1 video dramedy Disney Plus Opinion Disney TV Land political drama robots Sci-Fi spain Disney Channel Cosplay transformers based on movie IFC award winner spinoff DC streaming service Horror vampires Starz Universal Oscars psychological thriller TNT USA ITV PBS Marathons ESPN BET Spring TV BBC Hulu Crunchyroll TCM halloween WarnerMedia Chernobyl politics Musical TV thriller The Witch Fall TV YouTube Red war The Walking Dead MSNBC Musicals historical drama Pop romance Binge Guide Year in Review Fantasy The Arrangement adaptation President CBS Reality TruTV OWN The Purge 2018 Animation joker The CW Calendar nature WGN Epix Trophy Talk Captain marvel 2017 comiccon game show Kids & Family TLC golden globes blaxploitation spy thriller Brie Larson harry potter TCA richard e. Grant TCA 2017 Television Academy Reality Competition Spectrum Originals Shondaland Nickelodeon Marvel Teen Music Apple Photos hist Chilling Adventures of Sabrina LGBT Mudbound sitcom Tumblr cults Heroines Lionsgate Rocky San Diego Comic-Con E3 Netflix Infographic Extras