Kate Beckinsale stars in Underworld, a stylish, suspenseful action thriller that depicts a world populated by a secretive clan of modern, sophisticated Vampires whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street toughs. Selene (Beckinsale), a beautiful Vampire warrior with the strength of ten men, is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the wolf-people. But the balance of power is upset when she falls in love with the nascent Lycan she's been tracking, Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman). When she figures out that he holds the key to ending the centuries-old war, Selene must decide where her allegiances lie. Len Wiseman directs this fast-paced tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love.
This sequel to the worldwide hit continues the saga of the war between the aristocratic Death Dealers (vampires) and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale), the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. After dispatching the vampire elder Viktor (Bill Nighy), Selene and Michael are on the run from Marcus (Tony Curran), an ancient vampire elder with a massive wingspan, and Alexander Corvinus (Derek Jacobi), a wealthy immortal. The fast-paced tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all battles as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.