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ABOUT THE FILM
Underworld Blood Wars is a 2016 film directed by Anna Foerster and is the latest instalment in the Underworld film series. It was co-produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman, Richard Wright and David Kern. The screenplay was co-written by Cory Goodman and Kyle Ward and is based on the characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride. It stars Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Peter Andersson, James Faulkner, Clementine Nicholson, Daisy Head, Oliver Stark and Charles Dance.
The storyline follows Vampire death dealer, Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Principal photography for Underworld Blood Wars was completed entirely in Prague, the Czech Republic over a ten-week period.
When Underworld Blood Wars was released it received negative reviews from the critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it currently holds a rating of 18% with the general consensus being, “Underworld Blood Wars delivers another round of the stylised violence that the series is known for, but – like many fifth franchise instalments – offers precious little of interest to the unconverted”. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film was a “generic, by-the-numbers” exercise that was “strictly anaemic”, given “all its talk of blood”. He did praise the acting of Beckinsale and Dance, saying the presence of those Dance and others continued the tradition of distinguished British actors “appearing in Hollywood crap in lieu of receiving a proper pension”.
Commercially, Underworld Blood Wars didn’t achieve it achieve its expected box office takings. Having been made on an estimated production budgets of $35m, it went onto take $13,700,000 in US box office takings from its opening weekend. This was lower than the expected $15 to $19m over its opening weekend. It went onto achieved total worldwide box office receipts of $81,100,000.
Len Wiseman confirmed that a sixth film in the series is in development with Kate Beckinsale expected to reprise her role as Selene. At this time there are no known plot details or confirmed release date.
Underworld Blood Wars
Year of Film
Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Peter Andersson, James Faulkner, Clementine Nicholson, Daisy Head, Oliver Stark, Charles Dance
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Budget: $35,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $13,700,000 (USA)
Gross: $81,100,000 (Worldwide)