Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans 2009

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is the third installment in the Gothic Underworld film series, focusing primarily on the origins of some characters and the events leading to the Vampire-Lycan war.

Plot: The film tells the story of the origins of Lucian (Michael Sheen), who was the first werewolf able to take human form to be called Lycans. Viktor (Bill Nighy), the ruthless elder of the vampires, took him home after killing his werewolf mother in a raid.
Viktor envisions a race of werewolf slaves for his vampire clan that, conceivably, could keep guard during the daytime hours and toil for the vampires. As Lucian grows up at Viktor’s home, his young daughter, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), develops an attraction to the young Lycan, & Lucian becomes fond of Sonja as well. It is revealed that Viktor has a tacit relationship with the human population of the area, whereupon he agreed to protect them from the wild werewolves that roam the countryside in exchange for a tithe. As a collection of human nobles come to meet with the vampire council for protection from the werewolves in exchange for this aforementioned tithe, Sonja goes out to guard them. Lucian hears the Lycans near Sonja and steals a horse and sword from a nearby Death Dealer. Wild werewolves proceed to attack and kill the nobles, causing Lucian to engage in a battle with them. When Lucian takes off his collar and changes into a Lycan in order to protect himself, the wild werewolves back down to his howl and leave before Lucian is shot down by Viktor’s men. Viktor, despite grudgingly acknowledging that Lucian saved his daughter, notes that Lucian still transgressed the laws of the coven by taking off the collar that kept him in check (by preventing him from changing into a Lycan) and feels betrayed by what he thinks of as his favorite pet. Subsequently, he locks Lucian away after having him whipped thirty times with a three pronged chain-bladed whip.

* Rhona Mitra as Sonja
* Kate Beckinsale as Selene
* Michael Sheen as Lucian
* Bill Nighy as Viktor
* Steven Mackintosh as Andreas Tannis
* Kevin Grevioux as Raze
* Craig Parker as Sabas

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