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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

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An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

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Patrick Tatopoulos

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Danny McBride (screenplay), Dirk Blackman (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sheen ... Lucian
Bill Nighy ... Viktor
Rhona Mitra ... Sonja
Steven Mackintosh ... Tannis
Kevin Grevioux ... Raze
David Aston ... Coloman
Geraldine Brophy ... Nobleman's Wife
Leighton Cardno Leighton Cardno ... Fearful Lycan
Alex Carroll Alex Carroll ... Young Lucian (as Alexander Carroll)
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Orsova
Jason Hood Jason Hood ... Death Dealer
Mark Mitchinson ... Nobleman
Tania Nolan ... Luka
Craig Parker ... Sabas
Timothy Raby Timothy Raby ... Janosh (as Tim Raby)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Every war has a beginning.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Underworld Prequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,828,511, 25 January 2009

Gross USA:

$45,802,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,353,501
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming this movie, Michael Sheen was asked by Ron Howard if he could record a quick moment of dialogue for Frost/Nixon (2008). Sheen, covered in fake blood from the days filming, went to his trailer and recorded the dialogue. He asked someone to take a picture of him doing it and sent it to Ron Howard, who had it framed and displayed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Sonja is riding out to greet the human nobles and receives her "sharpened" sword from Lucian, you can see she doesn't know how to properly wear/carry the sword while on horseback and the sword actually falls out of its scabbard. There is a quick cell-change as this happens and the sword magically puts itself back in the scabbard and rights itself. See more »

Quotes

Xristo: With respect Lucian, I do not see the wisdom in waiting for her. She is not one of us.
Lucian: She is the one who set us free.
Xristo: But she is a vampire! If she has betrayed you, she could lead them to us!
Lucian: [Grabs Xristo by the throat] Death Dealers will undoubtedly be on the hunt. And they will eventually find us. But not by her doing. I trust Sonja with my life, and as long as I'm in command so will you.
[Releases his hold on Xristo and walks off]
Sabas: [Offscreen to Xristo] I told you not to say anything.
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Referenced in Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) See more »

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Steal My Romance
Written by Aaron Robinson
Performed by Ghosts On The Radio
Produced by Sean Gordon (uncredited)
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The Lycans are here...
16 February 2014 | by Thanos_KaragiorasSee all my reviews

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" is the third movie of the Underworld series and in this one we are back in time where the race of aristocratic vampires had Lycans as their slaves and we watch how they rise up against the cruel vampire king and what happened next.

I liked this movie because it was something really different from all the other vampire movies and I also liked the thing that it turned us so back to show us how the things were there and how all this things started from the beginning of them. The interpretations of Michael Sheen who plays as Lucian, Rhona Mitra who plays as Sonja and Bill Nighy who plays as Viktor were simply outstanding.

Finally I have to tell you that I strongly recommend this movie such as all of the Underworld movies.


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