Here it is! The trailer for the 5th and final installment of the Underworld series, titled Underworld Blood Wars. The trailer briefly touches on the previous movies, and transitions pretty well to the new material. It amazes me that the look and aesthetic of Blood War have not changed since the original release of the first Underworld film in 2003. I for one am a big fan of the cool blue, dark and ominous vibe, it’s what makes an Underworld movie an Underworld movie.
Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, will wear her iconic latex battle suit once more to fight a growing Lycan threat. According to the trailer, this will be the battle that ends the eternal war.
“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.”
Blood Wars and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will release in the same month, and it comes as no coincidence either. Both films mark the end of the Action Horror era, in my opinion a genre that is increasingly difficult to break through these days.
Underworld: Blood Wars will be released on January 6th, 2017.