When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

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Måns Mårlind (as Mårlind), Björn Stein (as Stein)

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Len Wiseman (screenplay), John Hlavin (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Selene
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Jacob Lane
Michael Ealy ... Detective Sebastian
Theo James ... David
India Eisley ... Eve
Sandrine Holt ... Lida
Charles Dance ... Thomas
Kris Holden-Ried ... Quint
Jacob Blair ... Officer Kolb
Adam Greydon Reid ... Med Tech #1
Catlin Adams ... Olivia
Robert Lawrenson ... Waterfront Cop
Lee Majdoub ... Desk Guard #1
John Innes ... Medical Supervisor
Tyler McClendon ... Scientist
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Storyline

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael, they're hit by a grenade. 12 years later, Selene awakens, and meets the vampire, David. She learns she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth.. Now, Selene and David have to protect a 12-year-old girl against the Lycans who intend to use her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Prepare for a new breed of war. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

India Eisley's (Eve) big screen debut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) Selene gets shot in the back repeatedly when entering the building yet there is no damage to her coat or corset. See more »

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Selene: The Vampire and Lycans clan have been at war for centuries before I was born, their endless conflict hidden from the human world. I was turned by a Vampire. And given the strength to avenge my family against the Lycans. And I was good at it. Then I found Michael Corvin, a human that was neither turned by Vampire nor Lycan, but a hybrid of the two. And everything changed. Allies turned enemies, and Vampire elders I had protected for now six centuries now wanted me dead. We ...
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) See more »

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Made of Stone (Renholdër Remix)
Written by Amy Lee, Will B. Hunt, Terry Balsamo, Tim McCord, Troy McLawhorn and Will Boyd
Performed by Evanescence
Courtesy of Wind-Up Records
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Great Action
23 October 2013 | by Floated2See all my reviews

Having just watched Underworld Awakening and not being an avid fan of the previous films in the series (not watching them), my stance on this film may not be as accurate as to those whom have seen the entire films in chronological order. However then I am reviewing this film based on this one solely. I thoroughly enjoyed, found the action top notch, well directed and fast paced. I know some of the complaints are due to the thin story but I did not mind too much. Yes a better story could have made the film better but I enjoyed the mother-daughter relationship and how and what they had to do in order to save her, and her whole escape plan. Kate Beckinsale is great as Selene as well as the other supporting actors. The Lycans and vampires were an interesting take in this, as well as the final scene involving Selene having to fight the giant Lycan. The 3D was believable and so were the gimmicks. For an action movie, it delivers.


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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,306,725, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$62,321,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,112,671
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