Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

92 min
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
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Patrick Tatopoulos
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Filming Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $20,828,511 (USA) (25 January 2009)
Gross: $45,802,315 (USA) (1 March 2009)
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Michael Sheen
Bill Nighy
Steven Mackintosh
Kevin Grevioux
David Aston
Geraldine Brophy
Nobleman's Wife
Leighton Cardno
Fearful Lycan
Alex Carroll
Young Lucian
Elizabeth Hawthorne
Jason Hood
Death Dealer
Mark Mitchinson
Tania Nolan
Craig Parker
Timothy Raby
Larry Rew
Peter Tait
Olivia Taylforth
Young Sonja
Jared Turner
Eleanor Williams
Teenage Girl
Edwin Wright
Death Dealer Captain
Brian Steele
Big Lycan / Creature Performer
Kate Beckinsale
Shane Brolly
Kurt Carley
Creature Performer
Richard Knowles
Creature Performer
Samuel Wheeler
Death Dealer Vampire (uncredited)
Did you know?
While filming this movie, Michael Sheen was asked by Ron Howard if he could record a quick moment of dialog for Frost/Nixon (2008). Sheen, covered in fake blood from the days filming, went to his trailer and recorded the dialog, he asked someone to take a picture of him doing it and sent it to Ron Howard, who had it framed and displayed.
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when werewolves climb the wall and attack the vampire guards.
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Several of the slaves that were bitten by one of Viktor's Lycans take part in the assault on the castle, although they were bitten at least 3 days before they do not change in the light of the full moon. In the original Underworld film it was stated the only the older Lycans could change at will and resist the influence of the moon.
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After Lucian's final fight with Viktor, he steps out on the ledge above all the Lycans. They are all clothed like they were before the battle started. When they transformed into their wolf forms, all their clothes would have been ripped off.
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When the offers of silver are brought before Viktor, it's quite apparent that they're hollow as the actors can carry them with ease. Silver is a very dense metal (10.49g/cm^3) and even if the silver of the coins was watered down, the boxes would each weigh in excess of 50kg (or 110lbs - the weight of a fully grown [and fairly slim] woman).
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Raze: [after beating the Vampires] Lucian, it is finished!
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Lucian: I love you
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Viktor: It occurs to me that I have been thoughtless... so deep in my own anguish at Lucian's betrayal that I gave no thought... to your feelings.
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
Is "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" based on a book?
No. The first two Underworld movies, Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006), were based on original screenplays by American screenwriters Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride, and Len Wiseman. They were subsequently novelized as Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006) by American science fiction writer Greg Cox. Cox also wrote a third novel, Blood Enemy (2004), which describes the Great Battle between Vampires and Lycans that took place over 1,000 years ago, but this is not the source for Rise of the Lycans. Danny McBride and Len Wiseman developed the screenplay for Rise of the Lycans. Cox has subsequently novelized Rise of the Lycans, which was released in December 2008. A fourth movie in the Underworld franchise, Underworld: Awakening] was released in 2012.
Why aren't Elders Marcus and Amelia returning?
Because they're in hibernation. Back in the first movie, it was explained that, 1400 years ago, Vampires had decided that the best way to ensure the survival of their species was for the three Elders--Viktor, Marcus, and Amelia--to 'leap frog' through time, one ruling while the other two slept, each being awakened at their appointed time according to a never-to-be-broken covenant. In Rise of the Lycans, it is Viktor who is awake.
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Photos from cast
Rhona Mitra Dale Pavinski
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