“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
” 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 (Michael Sheen
) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy
), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra
), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” directed by Patrick Tatopoulos
from a script by Danny McBride
starring Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh
and Kevin Grevioux
will be released on January 23, 2009.