Must Watch: First Trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

October 23, 2008
Source: Apple

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Trailer

They're making another Underworld movie?! That was my first reaction, too. Here it is - the first trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans starring Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, and Bill Nighy for a third time. For this sequel they've gone back in time, to tell the origin of the centuries-old feud between the the race of aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers, and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. This looks like the most common and un-entertaining cinematic story I've seen in a while, reminiscent of the Alien vs Predator movies (yes, both of them). This will find an audience and some people may enjoy it, but it looks a bit too excessive for even my own tastes. Take a look for yourself - only if you are one hell of an Underworld fan.

Watch the first trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans:

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You can also watch the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans trailer in High Definition on Apple

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, a visual consultant and long-time creature designer who is making his directorial debut. The screenplay and story have numerous writers attached, with Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain (of the upcoming sci-fi flick Outlander) and Danny McBride (of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution) credited as the primary screenwriters. Sony is debuting Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in theaters everywhere on January 23rd, 2009 next year.

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OMG!!! Where's Kate Beckinsale???

Fernando on Oct 23, 2008


My cat says it looks better than the last one. I wouldn't know - I've started watching it several times and just can't get into it. I liked the first one. Not as much as my cat, however.

Carrier Monkey on Oct 23, 2008


i liked the underworld movies. have always followed them and the lore. this, yeah, doesnt look as good as the other 2, but it still looks entertaining. Ill see it, but what saddens me, is it looks like they were trying to go for a female lead who looks like kate beckinsale but isn't. i know she couldnt be in this one becuase its in the past. but oh well.

taurinh24 on Oct 23, 2008


Now is every movie going to use that damn theme song for their trailers? Retarded. And what's the reason behind Kate not being in this movie?

Ali on Oct 23, 2008


reason is simple. This is a prequel that deals with Viktor's daughter being in love with Lucian. Kate's character has nothing to do in this movie. She was just a kid in this timeline.

Jojo on Oct 23, 2008


@ #2 Huh?!

vegeta on Oct 23, 2008


I guess i am the only one who knows why Kate isn't in this movie. She isn't because that is Sanya. A different Character. Not the same character in the other two. This is what we call, a PREQUEL! Jesus on a crucifix you people are dumb. She is not supposed to be in it because she wasn't born.

Daniel Felts on Oct 23, 2008


Ok I don't care what anyone says. This looks like a hell of a good time, Underworld fans or not. The only big downside- and it's big- is that we already know the ending.

vegeta on Oct 23, 2008


@ #7 I don't even think she was born yet.

Daniel Felts on Oct 23, 2008


a psycho werewolf screaming I'll kill all of you and this is rated for all audiences? funny

adilator on Oct 23, 2008


@ #7 : I don't think they're asking "Where is Kate's character in the story?". I think they're asking (I know I do) "Why write a story without Kate's character?". She was the only reason I saw the first two. I will skip this one...

Robin on Oct 23, 2008


The last underworld was not that bad but this I can't wait to see on TBS...

Matthew on Oct 23, 2008


@ 11: There were two Underworld movies already? I thought there was only one. Wow. Rebellion stories are the best though.

Collin on Oct 23, 2008


I never saw the first two and don't plan on seeing this. Oh, nice lift from the 'Max Payne' trailer. What was that? A four month turn around on that song? Classy.

Jack Donaghy on Oct 23, 2008


The first two were pretty good. But this one just seems like a tired old tale. We already know what originally happened with the vampires and lycans (those of us who are familiar with the storyline). I miss the guns too, don't really care for swordplay and creatures with this tale. Looks like a wash!

Conrad on Oct 23, 2008


rhona mitra =] god i love that woman, how HOT was she in Doomsday!

Stuart Mellor on Oct 23, 2008


Is it just me, or did Michael Sheen bulk the hell up for this one? God, I love the first one, tolerated the second one, but a third one seems unnecessary. Not everything needs to be a freakin' trilogy!

TeresaRedux on Oct 23, 2008


Looks intense. Prolly a good rental though.

jmoney on Oct 23, 2008


the music suited max payne better than it did here

mos on Oct 23, 2008


same what no.19 said

Darrin on Oct 23, 2008


Looks really good to me, I loved the other ones. No Kate but the other girl is a damn good look alike.

Kilo Alpha on Oct 23, 2008


I only saw the other two on DVD, but I might consider seeing this in theaters, looks sexy.

tzarinna on Oct 23, 2008


"They're making another Underworld movie?! " why not? they're making another shitty bond movie, why not another Underworld movie?

tiki god on Oct 23, 2008


wow...this looks really good. i'm gonna miss the guns, but swordplay ain't that bad either.

Matt Suhu on Oct 23, 2008


Already know what happens but I'll watch anyways.

Manda on Oct 23, 2008


First the trailer music - its from a song dumbass, its not a original max payne song. "If I was your Vampire" performed by Marilyn Manson from album "Eat me, Drink me". So please quit talking shit about a 3 month turn around being "classy" (/end sarcasm). Good grief so they used a older song more then once on a Requiem for a Dream anyone? Second, how in the fuck does this look anything like Alien vs Predator? I would love to know the awnser to the one, other then they both end up being shit.

Vader on Oct 23, 2008


I'll be checking this out for sure. Dunno why but I have a soft spot for Underworld. And a prequel will definitely make it interesting. For those people that complain about that they know what's gonna happen... Do you watch biopics?? You know most of what's gonna happen but it's fun to see how they get there.

Alfredo on Oct 24, 2008


hey that chick was kick ass in doomsday, did anyone see that movie? not that great a movie but still kicked some ass. the first underworld was really the only one that had it where it counted and Im sad to say they have only gone down hill since, I loved the first one it was unique, but the second was just a but too bloody and the story was just lacking. they also added too much cgi in it, with the whole flashback scene, I liked the idea of keeping all of it as guys in big suits it was just really cool that way. this looks as though it will be entertaining at best but nothing to sink my teeth into. and thank you number 26 yeah has anyone heard that song from requiem (I know thats not what it was originally from) and amen on alien vs predator comment.

tyler wilson on Oct 23, 2008


If Kate Beckinsale and Rob Lowe had a child together, she would be Rhina Motra.

Heath on Oct 24, 2008


Blimey - David Frost has grown his hair a bit... And Alex - If you really don't like the look of it, why is it a Must Watch?

Mubariz Ahmedi on Oct 24, 2008


Good point #30... But it's too late to change it now!

Alex Billington on Oct 24, 2008


Doesn't look too bad to me, but Nighy seems a bit lame

moif on Oct 24, 2008


The story won't be much fun because it was already told in de first one and it looks like there is going to be to much cgi, but i still want to see it becuase Bill Nighy is back again and he always rocks as a member of the undead

Sharkskinman on Oct 24, 2008


I liked it! I enjoyed the fist two. Would have been nice to have Kate back. Just take it for what it is, a good cheezy action/adventure flick. People try and read to much into these types of movies.

K on Oct 24, 2008


Initially when the first one came out, I did here it was supposed to be a trilogy .. but why go back in time???????????

Nick Sears on Oct 24, 2008


OH, and did they HAVE to use the same score as in the Max Payne trailer??? come onnnn.

Nick Sears on Oct 24, 2008


Question!! Does anyone know who created that theme song? Is It a bands song? It's from the Max Payne trailer too and I am quite fond of how it sounds. Anyone know? And yes I will miss Kate too, but hey at least they got someone just as hot as her. Well not AS hot, but she is still hot.

Curtis G on Oct 24, 2008


Looks like Hollywood is really running out of ideas if they are going to make a movie based off of the book of Exodus using vampires and werewolves.

CK on Oct 24, 2008


Talk shit, but most will see it and it will make the number one spot, for a couple of weeks maybe months!

xerxex on Oct 24, 2008


I am game for it.. just like the lore.. and watch nearly all this genre despite the obvious crap I encounter sometimes.. Should be fun

Dusty on Oct 24, 2008


Hell yeah been waiting a LONG time for this, no I haven't watched the trailer yet because I'm at work and I told my wife I'd download it in HD and we can watch it on the 46" plasma at home that's how Underworld we are. I know Underworld is a pseudo matrix with vampires ripoff but I love it, its got action, hot chicks, vampires werewolves and a pretty damn cool back story which is why I've been waiting for this one. We all have our little favorites so I don't know why you guys are talking shit about it. Especially you Alex especially after reading about and sometimes actually watching some of these movies you recommend that either put me to sleep or just plain try to be smarter then everyone when really they just suck.

Richard on Oct 24, 2008


I guess no one actually paid attention to the original underworld movie. Viktor had a daughter that looked just like Kate Beckinsale (Selena) in the original that is why he let her "live" when he killed her family.

Jenkins on Oct 24, 2008


Looks like an awesome movie. I liked the last two and i have a feeling I'll like this one.

Vold on Oct 24, 2008


Rhona Mitra is a DAMN good replacement for Beckinsale.(Kate can't be in this one DUH) Good to see my boy Lucian again. He kicks much Vampire ass.LOL

Cyfer1 on Oct 24, 2008


Yes Lucian is a werewolf pimp!

Richard on Oct 24, 2008


Looks awesome! I just hope they don’t make any continuity mistakes regarding information we have from the first two movies. I hate prequels that forget the story and go their own way.

Defeatedfrog on Oct 24, 2008


This looks like a recycled pile of garbage.

Reverend on Oct 24, 2008


Wait were you looking in the mirror or at the trailer? If don't like it then I suggest you don't see it and GTFO.

Richard on Oct 25, 2008


Thank you Richard # 40! I have great affection for the first 2. Obvious Kate influence, but Idk, these have grown on me and I have been looking foward to this one for a while. Rhona will do well as the elder's daughter, but remember Alex....not ALL the Vampires are Death Dealers, just the protectors. Rhona Mirta, ancient armor and Lycans....what else do you want?! Lucian is a great character. Can't wait!

D-9 on Oct 25, 2008


I liked the first one. Thought the second was just ok (hated that stupid filler sex scene where both Speedman and Beckinsale look really uncomfortable). But I'll watch this, because Mitra kicking ass with a sword looks really good. Not to mention Jan doesn't have a lot of other flicks I want to see anyways and I like a good popcorn flick sometimes.

Michelle on Oct 25, 2008


i dont know waht every one else is talking about this movie looks good i think some people is not going to like it becouse this time theres on guns

raider98 on Oct 25, 2008


Michael Sheen is enough for me to watch this. Although I agree about the trailer's less than stellar execution

MICHAEL on Oct 26, 2008


I'm tired of all the "blue"...hurts my eyes

Desiree on Oct 26, 2008


I love the first two films. Typically not a big fan of movies like this, but I've enjoyed how surprisingly indepth the first two story lines have been and I'd be surprised if this film didn't follow suit. Bit disappointed this movie doesn't have Beckinsale in it. I understand why she's not, but it's still like going to a holiday with a new girlfriend for the first time.

ImaginaryVisionary on Oct 26, 2008


I'll still see it, but I'm going to miss Kate.

Daniel on Oct 27, 2008


The last one ended pretty conclusively. This prequel will conclude nothing. We know what happens. It seems like it will be one continuous gore fest. They could have done without the overused Doom demon sound. On the other hand...Rhona Mitra. She has been a pretty good actress but terrible at choosing her roles.

HektikLyfe on Oct 28, 2008


Liked the first two so I'll be checking it out.

DJ Sid on Nov 9, 2008


This is just my opinion, but I think that the Underworld series is some of the worst rubbish I've ever seen. The movies litteraly scream "direct to DVD". I'm certainly avoiding this one since the second movie was ten times worse than the first. And could somebody please tell them they should start using colors other than blue and... blue, my eyes, they hurt!

SomeGuy on Nov 20, 2008


I CAN'T WAIT for 2009 to roll in! This year (2008) has been depressingly boring. This movie is definitely the PICK ME UP I've been aching for. I have personally read the UNDERWORLD PREQUEL book and was pleasantly surprised how much of a good read it was. The movie visuals of UNDERWORLD RISE OF THE LYCANS look topknotch. RHONA MITRA looks H-O-T, too! She kind of exudes that old school Jacqueline Bisset sexiness. 2009 ????!!!! AGGGGGGGGGGHHHH!!! I WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE NOW!

BORN2BITE on Nov 20, 2008


First time looking at this (just gettng myself caught up). I really, really loved Lucien. I got so geeked when I heard the third would be lycan-centered since I so totally sided with them. This trailer stirs up that excitement all over again. Definately an opening weekend movie for me.

Stef on Dec 15, 2008


I am a big fad the and the storyline is interesting. Will see this one This is Sonya's and Lucian's Story. Sonya is Viktor's daughter. Lucian is the leader of the lycans or he will be. they fall in love and shabamb conflict with the two Species. God people do you even remember the first two. Rhona is not Kate's replacement.... Different character. I am glad they are making it.

Skye on Dec 21, 2008


This film looks like its gonna be how expected the the second to be, im glad they've gone for an all out war between the two races, i was hoping for so much when they released the second one and was sorely dissappointed this really does look like its gonna redeem itself much love xx

jimbob on Dec 27, 2008


cool.... i love this...... weeeeeeeeeeee.... im so excited..... ahhhhhhhh.... im turning into vampire.... ow no... hmmmmmmmmm.... ahhhhhh.... i like lycans.... but i love vampire at the same time.... it so confusing... ahaaaaa.... im turning into... a..... HYBRID..... yeah... stupid

iolac on Jan 8, 2009


Wow, could they play the same doom roar anymore in this trailer, how bout just make a techno song with it being the hook? Seriously noone in the production of this movie heard that sound effect and suggested they used something original? Oh wait that would be too hard this is Hollywood after all. I fling my poop in the direction of this movie.

PoopOnThisMovie on Jan 10, 2009


Im going to miss Kate in that Latex catsuit 🙁 But this still looks like a good movie like the 2 sequels For the record i like the movies for what they are not just because of Kate.............Thats just a plus point lol.

David on Jan 13, 2009

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