UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
About The Production
The fifth installment in the hugely successful series, Underworld: Blood Wars
celebrates a return to the brooding aesthetic introduced in the original 2002
hit Underworld. "Blood Wars really goes back to the roots, the mythology, the
ways of the past," says producer Richard S. Wright of Lakeshore Entertainment.
"The set design, the costumes, the whole vision follows more from the first
Underworld film than the fourth one." Making her franchise debut, director Anna
J. Foerster savored the idea of bringing the series back to its roots. "I really
liked the first Underworld because it made a big statement at the time about a
look and a world," she says. Shot in Eastern Europe, like the original
Underworld movie, Blood Wars evokes an Old World atmosphere that pays homage to
the series' aesthetic DNA. But screenwriter Cory Goodman's script also expands
the franchise's mythology, introducing a chilling new realm that pushes star
Kate Beckinsale's character Selene to her limits. "One of the most exciting
components of the film is the Nordic Vampire Coven," says Lakeshore
Entertainment president Gary Lucchesi. "We have never seen these vampires
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