Theo James and Kate Beckinsale in an interview for ComingSoon.net:
Kate Beckinsale’s badass vampire Selene is back in Underworld: Blood Wars when the latest installment of the vampires vs. werewolves franchise hits U.S. theaters on Friday, January 6.
In Blood Wars, Selene is fending off both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Among the cast that’s joined the franchise with the new movie is Tobias Menzies (Outlander), as new Lycan leader Marius, and Lara Pulver (Sherlock), who plays power-thirsty and fashion-forward vampire Semira.
It’s been over 13 years since Beckinsale first played Selene in Underworld — watch our video interview below to hear why she decided to bring the heroine to the screen for a fifth time and why co-star Theo James contends that Beckinsale is “the core of the franchise,” though previous reports suggested James’ character David would be taking the reins as the center of a fifth film. The two actors also talk about how director Anna Foerster brought a Gothic aesthetic back to the franchise, and James discusses how Underworld and Divergent fans compare.
Theo has been doing some promotion for the Friday release of Underworld: Blood Wars, here are some interviews.
Underworld: Blood Wars opens this Friday in the US, here’s a featurette featuring Theo’s character David.
Yesterday, Theo was joined by Kate Beckinsale and director Anna Foerster for the Underworld: Blood Wars panel at the NY Comic Con, here are pictures:
Today at New York Comic Con, after the Underworld: Blood Wars panel, ComicBook.com’s Dallas Jackson got a chance to speak with Theo James, who plays David in the Kate Beckinsale-led Underworld franchise and Tobias “Four” Eaton in the Shailene Woodley-led Divergent franchise, and asked the 31-year-old heartthrob, “What’s it like being a co-star with two very strong female leads?”
“Distracting,” the English thespian quipped, before taking a more serious tone. “It’s very easy, very good. We’re in a world where there’s lots of great female-led movies and TV series, so it’s great.” And how would he compare working with the two? “More British humor with Kate. I would say, more sarcasm with Underworld.”
Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The cast also features Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (A&E’s Damien) and Daisy Head (Fallen).
The film was directed by Anna Foerster, who is best known for directing episodes of Criminal Minds and Outlander, as well as for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.
The screenplay was penned by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest) and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride. The was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby), Gary Lucchesi (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld), David Kern (Underworld: Awakening), and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).
Underworld: Blood Wars opens nationwide on January 6, 2017.
A brand new trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars has been revealed at New York Comic-Con, watch it below:
At 1PM ET, Underworld Official Twitter will be hosting a Q&A with Theo James and Kate Beckinsale.
— Underworld (@UnderworldMovie) 7 de outubro de 2016
The first trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars is out.