The trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars, starring a returning Kate Beckinsale, has been released.
If there was ever a trailer that made this writer want to return to the 1990s and play Vampire: The Masquerade again, it'd be this one. Blood Wars is the latest in the perhaps over-long Underworld series, about an ongoing war between vampires and werewolves. Kate Beckinsale's leather-clad, gun-toting Selene is at the centre of it all, a vampire disillusioned with the war and torn between the two sides.
It's mostly self-serious, goofy, techno-goth action, and this writer has a soft spot for the first movie, which rode the wave of The Matrix and Blade hard. This trailer looks like it's offering more of the same. Sadly, that also means it looks incredibly dated.
Underworld: Blood Wars is currently slated for release on the 13th of January, 2017. You'll find this writer in the back row, wearing a leather jacket and attempting to affect studied disinterest.