Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

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A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

  1. Danny McBride

    Characters, Screenplay

  2. Patrick Tatopoulos


  3. Kevin Grevioux


  4. Len Wiseman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy


  2. Michael Sheen

    Michael Sheen


  3. Rhona Mitra

    Rhona Mitra


  4. Shane Brolly

    Shane Brolly


  5. Steven Mackintosh

    Steven Mackintosh

    Andreas Tanis

  6. Kevin Grevioux

    Kevin Grevioux


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $91,327,197.00

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Release Information

  • January 23, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

I should have crushed you under my heel the day you were born.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is the prequel to the previous two Underworld films. It tells the story about what led to the werewolf/vampire feud, with bloody energetic results.

In core essence this is Braveheart/Spartacus, only in CGI laden horror/action form. Michael Sheen buffs up into Karl Urban, who as Lucian (bad ass Lycan) leads his species to a bloody revolt, and Kate Beckinsale has made way narratively for Rhona Mitra, who sexes things up. The action is pulse raising and the Gothic designs and atmospherics are first... read the rest.

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