Kate Beckinsale once again dishes out the pain in the latest trailer for “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the fifth installment in the action-horror franchise.
Debuting today at New York Comic Con, the trailer reveals that both vampires and Lycans are on the hunt for Selene’s blood — the only thing that can end the centuries-long war between the two factions.
The trailer depicts the power of Selene’s blood once unlocked, allowing her to nimbly teleport between enemies and cut them down with a decidedly unfriendly-looking blade. While the trailer is heavy on action and light on story, Charles Dance’s character Thomas, one of the vampire elders, drops a hint about Selene’s purity as a vampire and, perhaps, her blood.
The franchise debuted in 2003 with “Underworld,” starring Beckinsale as a vampire death dealer determined to destroy the Lycan clan that murdered her family. The sequel, 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution,” dug deeper into vampire and Lycan mythology, while the next film, 2009’s “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” focused almost exclusively on Lycan history. The previous film, 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening,” imagined a world in which humans have nearly eradicated both factions.
Directed by Anna Foerster, “Underworld: Blood Wars” also stars Theo James, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver and James Faulkner. The film opens Jan. 6, 2017.
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