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Holy shit, they actually made five Underworld movies.

I mean…did you know that there were five Underworld movies? I think everyone knew that there were two or three of them, maybe a fourth one. But nooo. Over the course of 13 years, the Powers That Be have quietly made five movies where Kate Beckinsale plays a black leather corset-wearing vampire who shoots werewolves in the face while respectable British actors ham it up on the sidelines. How did that happen?

Anyway, a new Underworld Blood Wars trailer has arrived and it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a new Underworld movie.

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Blade 2 - Wesley Snipes

Over the past couple years, there has been plenty of discussion about the future of Marvel’s vampire hybrid character Blade. Brought to the big screen before the comic book craze truly began with X-Men in 2000, Blade was played by Wesley Snipes for three films, including one directed by Guillermo del Toro and one starring future comic book star Ryan Reynolds. But since then, fans have been hoping for more.

We’ve heard rumblings of Blade 4 with Wesley Snipes coming back as the titular character, a potential Netflix TV series from Marvel Studios (who reacquired the rights to the character in 2013) and even a movie following Blade’s daughter Fallon Grey. Now confirmation of some kind of Marvel project comes from a surprising source: Underworld star Kate Beckinsale.

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Underworld: Blood Wars trailer

The Underworld franchise is now over 13 years old. The fifth installment in the series, Underworld: Blood Wars, isn’t another prequel like Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; it’s another sequel following Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire with a deep fondness for tight black leather and a real knack for disposing of Lycans. At first, Underworld: Blood Wars was going to be a reboot, but Beckinsale decided to return to her role for the fourth time.

Below, watch the Underworld: Blood Wars trailer.

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Underworld Blood Wars Trailer - Kate Beckinsale

It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming up on the fifth film in the Underworld franchise. Originally, this sequel started out as a reboot that Kate Beckinsale wasn’t going to be involved in, but the actress returned to the lead role as Selene, and the movie was retooled as just another sequel. Now the first trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars has arrived, and you’ll see that it’s not much different than the first Underworld movie from all the way back in 2003.

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The Disappointments Room trailer

The Disappointments Room was one of the movies impacted by Relativity’s bankruptcy. D.J. Caruso‘s horror film hasn’t been delayed as long as Before I Wake (watch that trailer here), but it started shooting back in 2014, and it was originally scheduled to come out earlier this year. Relativity will release the movie, which stars Kate Beckinsale, in limited release next month, on the same date they had last scheduled Before I Wake.

Below, watch The Disappointments Room trailer.

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‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Delayed to 2017

Underworld Blood Wars

The Lycans and the vampires will have to wait a little longer for their next showdown. Screen Gems has pushed Underworld: Blood Wars out of the 2016 Halloween season and all the way into 2017. The fifth installment in the action horror franchise is directed by Anna Foerster (Starz’ Outlander). Kate Beckinsale once again stars as vampire Selene, and Theo James returns from Underworld: Awakening as David.  Read More »

Love & Friendship

Note: With Love & Friendship in limited release this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Jane Austen may have a reputation as a romantic, but I’d argue that her real forte is as a humorist. She’s second to none when it comes to elegantly written, sharply observed comedies about the foibles of England’s upper classes, combining a wry, biting wit with a genuine sense of affection for the characters she’s created.

Naturally, this makes Austen’s work the perfect source of inspiration for Metropolitan and Last Days of Disco director Whit Stillman, who has brought her novella Lady Susan to life in the laugh-out-loud hilarious Love & FriendshipKate Beckinsale plays Lady Susan herself, a cunning widow out to secure her position in society via favorable marriage matches for herself and her daughter.  Read More »

Love & Friendship trailer

No one has a better eye for the elaborate rituals and complicated dynamics of privileged society than Whit Stillman — no one, that is, except perhaps Jane AustenLove & Friendship is Stillman’s first time adapting the iconic writer’s work for the big screen, but it’s a combination that feels inevitable in retrospect. And having caught the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, I can attest that Stillman’s take on Austen is every bit as sharp and funny as you’d hope.

Kate Beckinsale is in peak form as Lady Susan Vernon, a social-climbing widow whose charm is exceeded only by her ruthlessness. She spends the film plotting to maintain or elevate her status in society, by way of favorable marriage matches for both herself and her naive daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark). Chloë Sevigny plays Susan’s best friend. Watch the first Love & Friendship trailer after the jump.
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Director Len Wiseman is currently working on the Die Hard sequel/prequel, Die Hard Year One, which will cut back and forth between modern day and 1978. Wiseman is working on a few other projects, though, including the Underworld TV show and an action movie that involves ghosts.

Learn more about the projects after the jump.

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Kate Beckinsale in Underworld Awakening

The Lycans and the Vampires are at it again. Sony has just announced the start of production on Underworld 5Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene, whom she’s been playing since 2003, along with a few other familiar faces including Theo James and Charles Dance. Get all the details on Underworld 5 after the jump. Read More »