Back in 2003, writer-director Len Wiseman (Die Hard 4.0, Total Recall (2012)) brought to the big screen a new take on some classic movie monsters in the form of Underworld, a dark noir tale of vampires fighting a war against the werewolves – “Lycans” as they are referred to throughout the movie. This movie was, at heart, a new-age horror movie looking to breathe life into some of these classic, but underutilized characters.
Fast forward to 2012 and we now have had both a sequel and prequel to the original movie. Now we have Underworld: Awakening added to the lineup. This movie sees Wiseman hand over the director’s reins to a Swedish duo, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, both of whom have previously worked on many Swedish TV shows as a directing duo.