If your in the mood for an action packed film with a female ‘heroine’ (played by Kate Beckinsale) and have not seen any of the Underworld series, these are just the ticket you need. Maybe you’ve had a bad day or or would love to take out your aggressions whatever they may be. When chocolate doesn’t do the trick, this movie will. Just put on your favorite pair of kickass boots and sit back and enjoy the ride!
UnderWorld: the story of Selene , a Death Dealer bent on destroying the Lycans who allegedly killed her family. She discovers that the Lycans are pursuing a human, Michael Corvin, for experimentation; Selene captures Michael herself to find out what the Lycans are up to. Along the way, Selene not only discovers a mutinous plot to destroy the Vampire Elders, but also a shocking revelation about her father figure Elder, Viktor.
Selene is a fictional character from the Underworld series. She appears in the films Underworld, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Awakening. Her lover is Michael Corvin, and together they now have a daughter, named Eve. Selene is portrayed by Kate Beckinsale, and by Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, in Underworld: Evolution in flashback scenes as a child. Her stunt double for the first two movies was Nicole Randall, and Alicia Vela-Bailey in Awakening. In Underworld: Endless War, Selene is voiced by Canadian voice actress, Laura Harris. Selene was created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, and Danny McBride. According to Kevin Grevioux, Selene is based loosely off of the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
The vampires, werewolves, and Lycans which are not supernatural creatures, but rather the product of a virus.
It is revealed in the film that Alexander Corvinus is the first of the vampire and Lycan lines. He was the only survivor of a plague that wiped out his village. Somehow, his body was able to mutate the virus, mold it to his own benefit. He had three sons, two of whom inherited their father’s immortality and were bitten, one by bat and one by wolf, creating the vampire and werewolf lines. Corvinus’ third son, who did not inherit immortality, also carried the Corvinus Strain as an exact duplicate of the original virus, hidden away in his genetic code and passed along to his human descendants through the centuries. This, according to Singe, is the key to creating a hybrid.
Their transformation is not nearly as startling as their Lycan counterparts. When they transform, their eyes turn a shade of electric blue or bright gold, while their canine teeth lengthen to become pointed fangs. At all times, the lateral incisors on all Vampires are elongated and come to a sharp point. Biologically immortal transgenics, the vampires of Underworld display most of the prominent superhuman physical prowess commonly seen in popular culture. They do not possess any of the mystical weaknesses of mythological vampires (crosses, holy water, garlic, stakes, etc.); however, they are highly vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation. In the post-production of the film, the pale pallor of the vampires was achieved via D.I.. As explained by Selene in the first Underworld film, a bite from both a Lycan and a Vampire is lethal, but Michael’s bloodline allows him to survive and become a combination of both species.
September 2003, shortly after the release of Underworld, production companies Screen Gems and Lakeshore planned to release a prequel as the third film following Underworld‘s sequel, Underworld: Evolution. Kate Beckinsale, who portrayed Selene in Underworld, expressed interest in reprising her role for the sequel and the prequel.