If forbidden love between a vampire and a werewolf is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right. Sure, the werewolf might end up biting your head off, but really, isn’t the sweet nectar of forbidden love worth it? Or if not, hey, then it’ll probably lead to some really cool fight scenes between werewolves and vampires with swords and what-have-you, and sometimes even in the rain! More images from “Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans”, starring Rhona Mitra as the vampire who dares to hop into bed with a werewolf, and Michael Sheen as the lucky bastard who gets to pretend he’s shagging Mitra onscreen. Plus, I think there’s a plot about slavery and other stuff thrown in there as well, if you’re interested in such things.
The 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.
Starring Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh, Craig Parker, Kevin Grevioux, Tania Nolan, and directed by Patrick Tatopoulos.
Get wolfy January 23, 2009.