ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld 4: Awakening

Updated on April 26, 2016

The Saga of War Between Vampires and Lycans Continues

The Underworld series is a series of vampire/werewolf films directed by Len Wiseman and Patrick Tatopoulos. The first film, Underworld, was released in 2003, and the second film, Underworld: Evolution, was released in 2006. A prequel, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, was released on January 23rd, 2009. A fourth film is in development for 2012 release.

Underworld (2003) - Plot

Vampires and Werewolves have been sworn enemies for hundreds of years. Now fought in a Gothic-like setting, the conflict takes an unexpected and deadly new turn. Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, uncovers a Lycan plot that could prove fatal for her entire race. She shadows a human, Michael, the Lycan's supposed target.

Although she finds herself becoming attracted to him, he becomes infected with the lupine disease during a violent struggle with the Lycan overlord, Lucian, long thought to be dead. Now both sides must decide how to end the conflict and save their species as new and terrifying secrets unearth themselves and threaten their entire existence (read more at imbd)

Released date September 19, 2003

  • Genre: Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Runtime: 121 min
  • Written by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride (Story/Screenplay)
  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Music by Paul Haslinger
  • Distributed by Screen Gems (Sony)

Underworld (2003) - Actors

Kate Beckinsale as Selene

Nothing But the Truth, Winged Creatures, Click

Full Filmography

Scott Speedman as Michael Corvin

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, Dark Blue, Anamorph, Felicity

Full Filmography

Michael Sheen as Lucian

New Moon, Alice in Wonderland, The Damned United, Kingdom of Heaven

Full Filmography

Shane Brolly as Kraven

Room 6, Devil's Highway, Deadly Swarm, Stomping Grounds

Full Filmography

Bill Nighy as Viktor

Astro Boy, The Boat That Rocked, Valkyrie

Full Filmography

Erwin Leder as Singe

Happy End, Klimt, Spielzeugland Endstation

Full Filmography

Sophia Myles as Erika

Dracula, Tristan + Isolde, Thunderbirds

Full Filmography

Robbie Gee as Kahn

Hush, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Out of Reach, Little Richard

Full Filmography

Kevin Grevioux as Raze

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Zita Görög as Amelia

A Cafe in the Sky, Underworld: Evolution, Den of Lions

Full Filmography

Wentworth Miller as Dr. Adam Lockwood

Prison Break: The Final Break, The Confession, The Human Stain

Full Filmography

Directed/Written by Len Wisemen

Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Kevin Grevioux (Story)

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Danny McBride (Story/Screenplay)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Underworld (2003) Trailer - The Official Theatrical Trailer

“The vivid look of the film, coupled with Kate Beckinsale's renegade vampire, will likely make horror fans let the movie's flaws slide... -Rotten Tomatoes”

Underworld: Evolution opens with Vampire Selene [Kate Beckinsale] recapping the events in Underworld. Selene had been a Death Dealer for the Vampire clan for 600 years when she was betrayed. She explains how Kraven [Shane Brolly], ruler of the Vampire clan, formed a secret alliance with Lucian [Michael Sheen], ruler of the Lycan clan. When the Lycans found a third bloodline (human) that also descended from ancestor Alexander Corvinus, they tracked down descendent Michael Corvin [Scott Speedman] and turned him into a Lycan. After a big fight between Lycans and Vampires, Lucian was killed by Kraven. Before Michael died, however, Lucian told Selene to bite Michael: "Half Vampire, half Lycan -- they're stronger than both." Thus, Selene turned Michael into the first Hybrid. Selene then beheaded Elder Viktor, and she and Michael went into hiding (read more at imbd)

Release date on January 20, 2006

  • Genre: Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Written by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride (Story/Screenplay)
  • Runtime: 106 min
  • Directed by Len Wiseman
  • Music by Marco Beltrami
  • Distributed by Screen Gems

Underworld: Evolution (2006) - Actors

Kate Beckinsale as Selene

Nothing But the Truth, Winged Creatures, Click

Full Filmography

Scott Speedman as Michael Corvin

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, Dark Blue, Anamorph, Felicity

Full Filmography

Michael Sheen as Lucian

New Moon, Alice in Wonderland, The Damned United, Kingdom of Heaven

Full Filmography

Shane Brolly as Kraven

Room 6, Devil's Highway, Deadly Swarm, Stomping Grounds

Full Filmography

Bill Nighy as Viktor

Astro Boy, The Boat That Rocked, Valkyrie

Full Filmography

Erwin Leder as Singe

Happy End, Klimt, Spielzeugland Endstation

Full Filmography

Sophia Myles as Erika

Dracula, Tristan + Isolde, Thunderbirds

Full Filmography

Robbie Gee as Kahn

Hush, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Out of Reach, Little Richard

Full Filmography

Kevin Grevioux as Raze

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Zita Görög as Amelia

A Cafe in the Sky, Underworld: Evolution, Den of Lions

Full Filmography

Directed/Written by Len Wisemen

Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Kevin Grevioux (Story)

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Danny McBride (Story/Screenplay)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Underworld: Evolution (2006) Trailer - The Official Theatrical Trailer

“Underworld: Evolution was a huge step up from the first film. But then again, there wasn't really much room to get any worse. -Rotten Tomatoes”

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) - Plot

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

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Actors

Michael Sheen as Lucian

New Moon, Alice in Wonderland, The Damned United, Kingdom of Heaven

Full Filmography

Rhona Mitra as Sonja

Doomsday, The Number 23, Sweet Home Alabama, Stuck on You

Full Filmography

Kate Beckinsale as Selene

Nothing But the Truth, Winged Creatures, Click

Full Filmography

Shane Brolly as Kraven

Room 6, Devil's Highway, Deadly Swarm, Stomping Grounds

Full Filmography

Bill Nighy as Viktor

Astro Boy, The Boat That Rocked, Valkyrie

Full Filmography

Kevin Grevioux as Raze

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos

Bird of Passage, Shi, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Full Filmography

Written by Len Wisemen (Story)

Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Kevin Grevioux (Story)

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Danny McBride (Story/Screenplay)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Trailer - The Official Theatrical Trailer

“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is surprisingly campy fun, mostly succeeding through the power of its lead performances... -Rotten Tomatoes”

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Score

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Score
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Score

Track Listings

1. Lighten Up Francis (JLE Dub Mix) - Puscifer

2. Underneath the Stars (Renholdër Remix) - The Cure featuring Maynard James Keenan/Puscifer and Milla

3. Nasty Little Perv (Renholdër Remix) - Perry Farrell

4. Hole in the Earth (Renholdër Remix) - Deftones

5. Miss Murder (VNV Nation Remix) - AFI

6. Over and Out (Renholdër Remix) - Alkaline Trio

7. Deathclub (Wes Borland/Renholdër Remix) - William Control featuring Matt Skiba

8. Board Up the House (Renholdër Remix) - Genghis Tron

9. Stiff Kittens (Jnrsnchz Blaqkout Remix) - Blaqk Audio

10. Broken Lungs (Legion of Doom Remix) - Thrice

11. Today We Are All Demons (Beneath the World Mix) - Combichrist

12. I Want You To - Black Light Burns

13. Two Birds, One Stone (Wes Borland/Renholdër Remix) - Drop Dead, Gorgeous

14. Let's Burn - King Black Acid

15. Tick Tock Tomorrow (Wes Borland/Renholdër Remix) - From First to Last

16. Steal My Romance - Ghosts on the Radio

 

Underworld 4: Awakening (2012)

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Underworld: Awakening Trailer

Underworld: Awakening (Actors) 2012

Kate Beckinsale as Selene

Nothing But the Truth, Winged Creatures, Click

Full Filmography

Theo James as David

Bedlam, The Domino Effect, Red Tails, The Inbetweeners Movie

Full Filmography

Michael Ealy as Detective Sebastian

Seven Pounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Takers, Miracle at St. Anna

Full Filmography

Stephen Rea as Dr. Jacob Lane

V for Vendatta, The Crying Game, Citizen X, The End of the Affair

Full Filmography

India Eisley as Eve

The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Headspace, Madre Teresa

Full Filmography

Sandrine Holt as Lida

Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Black Robe, Rapa Nui

Full Filmography

Underworld: Awakening 2012 (Credits)

Directed by MÃ¥ns MÃ¥rlind

Shelter, The Bridge, Storm, Disco Kung Fu

Full Filmography

Directed by Björn Stein

Shelter, Storm, The Bridge, The Befallen

Full Filmography

Written by Len Wisemen (Story)

Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld: Evolution

Full Filmography

Writing Credits: Kevin Grevioux (Story)

Slayer, Dirty, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Planet of the Apes

Full Filmography

The Legacy Collection

Underworld: The Legacy Collection (Underworld / Underworld: Evolution / Underworld: Rise of the Lycans / Underworld: Awakening) [Blu-ray]
Underworld: The Legacy Collection (Underworld / Underworld: Evolution / Underworld: Rise of the Lycans / Underworld: Awakening) [Blu-ray]

Underworld is a series of action horror films directed by Len Wiseman, Patrick Tatopoulos, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The first film, Underworld, was released in 2003. It tells the story of Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire who works as a Death Dealer, killing the Lycans (Werewolves) who allegedly slaughtered her family. The second film, Underworld: Evolution, was released in 2006. In this film, Selene takes Michael Corvin, a human bitten first by Lucian, the leader of the Lycan horde and later by Selene, thus becoming a Lycan/Vampire hybrid, to a vampire safehouse and plans to return to Viktor's estate to awaken Markus, the last Vampire Elder. The third film, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, is the prequel to the series, chronicling the origins of the vampire-lycan war (it was released on January 23, 2009). The fourth film, Underworld: Awakening, the sequel to Underworld: Evolution, was released on January 20, 2012. In this film, humans have discovered the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, and are trying to eradicate both species. A fifth film titled Underworld: Blood Wars is in production and is set to be released 2016.

The four films had a total budget of $177 million, and earned a global box office return of $458.2 million. All four films were given overall negative critical reviews, according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. Underworld had 31% positive reviews (157 reviews). Underworld: Evolution had 16% positive reviews (101 reviews). Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' had 30% positive reviews (77 reviews). Underworld: Awakening had 33% positive reviews (66 reviews).

Don't miss this complete set in Blu-ray!

 

Movie fans, you know the drill! - Share us your thoughts, rants about the movie..

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Syafiqah 2 years ago

      Actually, if it wasn't for the fact that Kate is in the films, I wouldn't have begun to watch them, PERIOD! I'm not a big vairmpe fan, so I don't watch them for that. She's a great actress, one of the best out there, and her physical appearance is that of classic beauty, which is, unfortunately, largely missing in Hollywood. I mean really? Julia Roberts is considered gorgeous? If Julia's gorgeous, Kate is the most beautiful woman in the world. Actually, Kate IS the most beautiful, but Julia is not very attractive. But I'm digressing. If the original poster doesn't like Kate, why bother commenting? Sounds rather pathetic, just like what the OP probably is. A great bore at a lively party, I'm sure. BTW, Rhona Mitra sucked in Underworld 3. They should have gotten someone who was at least somewhat attractive. Glad they killed off her character. Underworld sux without Kate, no pun intended. If Kate wasn't in the 4 installment, I wouldn't be watching. Slap across the face to the OP, since I DO watch these movies because of Kate, as well as everything else she's in.

    • profile image

      GregCunningham 5 years ago

      Nice write up. I love the series and can't wait to see number 4 when it comes out on blu ray.

    • Zodiacimmortal profile image

      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      included on the feaetured lenses "featured of the month' on my Movie Mania lens (the lenses in that section are on temporary basis (check out the site for more info)

    • profile image

      Shadrosky 5 years ago

      Great series! Cant wait for the 4th one next year!

    • profile image

      q1111 6 years ago

      Atsipraome, vyko klaida. Jei nesate tikras, kaip naudotis ia galimybe, arba neinote, kodl gavote klaidos praneim, informacijosa iekokite pagalbos failuose.

      ugg

      ugg boots< /strong>