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Lock Eyes with Character Images for Syfy’s Blood Drive Series

24 May 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gas prices are a worry of the past in the post-apocalyptic world of Blood Drive, where cars run on crimson juices and maniacs reign supreme. To help get viewers revved up for the series premiere on June 14th, Syfy has revealed new character images of the show's eclectic cast.

You can view the new Blood Drive character images and previously released trailer below, and in case you missed it, check out the official key art for the series.

"Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, Blood Drive (premiering June 14 at 10/9c on Syfy) is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! »

- Derek Anderson

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Key Art Unveiled for Syfy’s Blood Drive Series

4 May 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its June 14th premiere on Syfy, the new grindhouse series Blood Drive is teased in eye-popping key art by Graham Humphreys.

"Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, Blood Drive (premiering June 14 at 10/9c on Syfy) is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (“Underworld Awakening”), David Straiton (“Bates Motel”) and Frederik Malmberg (“Let Me In”), along with producer Mark Wheeler (“Becoming”). James Roland (“Weeds”) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series."

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Blood Drive’ Trailer Revs Up for Gory Grindhouse Good Times — Watch

24 April 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Syfy is embracing its grisly side with the new series “Blood Drive,” an homage to grindhouse movies.

The show revolves around a cross-country death race that involves sex, violence and cars that run on blood. “In the distant future of 1999, a global shortage has ravaged civilization. Instead of going green, we went red,” announces the helpful voiceover guy in the trailer below.

Read More: Syfy to Adapt Classic Sci-Fi Novel ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ as a TV Series

During the race, our good-looking heroes, played by Alan Ritchson and Chrstina Ochoa, will encounter all manner of over-the-top characters including monsters, cannibals, nymphomaniacs and Amazons (where are we now?).

Check out the official description and the bloody trailer below:

Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, “Blood Drive” is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Blood Drive’ Trailer Revs Up for Gory Grindhouse Good Times — Watch

24 April 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Syfy is embracing its grisly side with the new series “Blood Drive,” an homage to grindhouse movies.

The show revolves around a cross-country death race that involves sex, violence and cars that run on blood. “In the distant future of 1999, a global shortage has ravaged civilization. Instead of going green, we went red,” announces the helpful voiceover guy in the trailer below.

Read More: Syfy to Adapt Classic Sci-Fi Novel ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ as a TV Series

During the race, our good-looking heroes, played by Alan Ritchson and Chrstina Ochoa, will encounter all manner of over-the-top characters including monsters, cannibals, nymphomaniacs and Amazons (where are we now?).

Check out the official description and the bloody trailer below:

Get uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, “Blood Drive” is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Review

13 January 2017 12:54 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head, Oliver Stark | Written by Cory Goodman | Directed by Anna Foerster

It’s been some five years since the last entry into the Underworld franchise – Underworld: Awakening, the third sequel to the 2003 original – no doubt because that film almost, Almost killed the series…. However as the saying goes, time heals and in the case of these movies that seems to be true. Not only has it been long enough for audiences to forget the risible fourth film, but the break in production also seems to have revitalised the filmmakers too – and this time round we have a film that truly lives up to the “vampires vs. werewolves” premise proffered so many years ago.

Whilst the politics and power-struggle machinations of Underworld: Blood Wars make this story feel overly complex, hence »

- Phil Wheat

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Underworld: Blood Wars Review

10 January 2017 6:33 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Daniel Goodwin

The last time we saw Kate Beckinsale’s blood-sucking, wolf-slaying, blade swishing Selene she was battling a digital were-blob in a car park at the arse end of Underworld: Awakening: the abominable third sequel which belted the franchise into apparent oblivion. Failing to keep her promise of reclaiming the world from Lycans, made during Awakening’s tepid finale, Selene vanished from our screens. Five years later and following a staggering turn in Love and Friendship, Kate Beckinsale returns, back on autopilot, into her comfort zone and to the role that made her famous. While half a decade can’t quite waft away the stench of its putrid predecessor, Underworld: Blood Wars is surprisingly decent and easily the best of the franchise so far.

Elite soldier Selene is living as an outcast with defector/ pseudo beau David (Theo James), hunted by Lycans and the fifteen century old »

- Daniel Goodwin

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Review: Underworld: Blood Wars Offers Up a Thrilling Mix of New and Old

6 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Being a big fan of the Underworld series, I’ve been anxiously awaiting Selene’s return to the big screen after four long years, and thankfully, that wait comes to an end with the release of Underworld: Blood Wars this weekend. For the most part, my patience was rewarded, as there’s a lot of fun stuff to be found in Blood Wars. Although the film does have its share of issues (more on that later), by and large, Kate Beckinsale’s “badass as usual” re-emergence as everyone’s favorite Death Dealer is highly enjoyable, and director Anna Foerster does a great job infusing this latest chapter with enthralling action sequences that rank among some of my favorite fights yet from the Underworld franchise.

Blood Wars picks up after the events of 2012’s Underworld: Awakening. Selene has had to say goodbye to her hybrid daughter, Eve (India Eisley), after sending »

- Heather Wixson

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Before the Blood Wars Part 4: Awakening in a Strange Land

5 January 2017 6:41 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Kate Beckinsale slips back into the leather catsuit and corset with Underworld: Awakening. So confident was Sony about her return that they stacked the production with an incredible $70 million budget. For number four, the franchise’s most essential participant was… Continue Reading →

The post Before the Blood Wars Part 4: Awakening in a Strange Land appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Matt Serafini

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'Hidden Figures' & 'Underworld 5' Debut with 'Rogue One' Set for #1 Again

5 January 2017 2:49 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Saturday Am Update: It is looking like a very close race at the top of the weekend box office as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is suffering a sharper drop than we expected, looking at a $23-24 million weekend while Universal's Sing is looking like it will hit around $23-25 million. Making things even more interesting is the performance of Fox's Hidden Figures, which may also have a shot at the #1 slot after bringing in an estimated $7.57 million on Friday, heading toward at least $21 million for the three-day weekend. However, with an "A+" CinemaScore word could spread quickly for Hidden Figures leaving Sunday's box office as the big question mark as to whether or not it will be able to surge above early projections. Meanwhile, the only new wide release this weekend was Screen Gems' Underworld: Blood Wars, which debuted with an estimated $4.85 million, headed toward a $13-14 million opening. »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Video Interviews: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James & Director Anna Foerster Talk Underworld: Blood Wars

4 January 2017 4:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This Friday, Underworld: Blood Wars arrives in theaters courtesy of Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment. This latest chapter in the ongoing Underworld saga has Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) up against a new Lycan foe named Marius (Tobias Menzies), who will stop at nothing to find out the whereabouts of her hybrid daughter, whose special abilities hold the key to the werewolves’ survival against their vampiric adversaries.

At the recent press day for Underworld: Blood Wars, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Beckinsale, director Anna Foerster, and Theo James, who makes his return after appearing in the previous sequel, Underworld: Awakening. During the interviews, Beckinsale discussed the evolution of her character throughout the entire franchise and Selene’s quietly desperate search for an emotional connection in her otherwise lonely world.

Foerster, who is no stranger to directing action-oriented adventure projects (she recently helmed a few »

- Heather Wixson

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The Weekend Warrior 1/6/17: Underworld: Blood Wars, Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls

4 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable). 

We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.

Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony/Screen Gems)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head

Director: Anna Foerster  (debut feature from director of TV shows Outlander & Criminal Minds)

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Rated R

Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James »

- Edward Douglas

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Vampires, Lycans & Love: An Appreciative Look Back at the Underworld Films

3 January 2017 4:31 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While many may scoff when I say this, let me just go ahead and admit right here that I unabashedly love the Underworld movies, a series I once referred to as the “Lord of the Rings of Werewolf Movies.” The first Underworld came along right at the perfect time for me. I was still super into horror action cinema at the time (coming off films like Blade and The Matrix, whose influences were being felt industry-wide), and I just couldn’t think of anything cooler than watching werewolves and vampires kicking each other’s respective otherworldly asses.

Other than the films’ tendencies to sometimes take themselves just a little too seriously, I've always felt like the Underworld movies have unjustly received a bad wrap within the horror community and deserve far more love and respect than they ever get. From their commitment to creating intricate character-driven storytelling that has taken us through (now) five films, »

- Heather Wixson

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