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Nov. 19, 2008by: Dave Davis

Which would you rather see as a way to promote the upcoming bloodsuckers vs. werewolves prequel UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS: a leering Bill Nighy, or vampire hottie Rhona Mitra?

Doesn't matter -- the king scowler on his throne is what you get. Seems this new poster image is believed to be a better selling point than the delicious Mitra in tight clothing. Ah, well. The movie, chronicling the origins of the warring subspecies, hits in January. Click below to check out the full poster and pics at STYD.

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Extra Tidbit: All you vampires and werewolves out there -- can't you just get along?
Source: STYD

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12:18PM on 11/24/2008

As much as I want it...

to bee good, it just seems like it will suck on a straight to DVD level movie. Hope I am wrong.
to bee good, it just seems like it will suck on a straight to DVD level movie. Hope I am wrong.
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5:09PM on 11/20/2008

Pacmanfever

I think the reason they went with the Bill Nighy pic is that they are hoping that most of the people that will pay to see this movie won't realize that Beckinsale isn't in it until they are already in their seats.
I think the reason they went with the Bill Nighy pic is that they are hoping that most of the people that will pay to see this movie won't realize that Beckinsale isn't in it until they are already in their seats.
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4:10PM on 11/20/2008

Mitra Vs. Beckisale

I think Rhona Mitra is hotter.
I think Rhona Mitra is hotter.
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2:58PM on 11/20/2008

Kate and Rhona don't play the same character.

Rhona plays Nighy's daughter so it really wouldn't make since for Kate to be in the movie anyway. Although if you put them both in one movie, I wouldn't complain.
Rhona plays Nighy's daughter so it really wouldn't make since for Kate to be in the movie anyway. Although if you put them both in one movie, I wouldn't complain.
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2:53PM on 11/20/2008
Maybe the strongest argument I could make against this is Michael Sheen's new found prestige. Otherwise, could be just the thing.

I'll be honest, I think after Beckinsale, Mitra comes off as a cheap replacement, while Bill Nighy has built up a pretty decent fan-base over the years.

I am interested in two things, that this is gonna be an origin, which means I won't need to watch the sequel to get what's going on, and Viktor has more room to be bad-ass, since his character died before he
Maybe the strongest argument I could make against this is Michael Sheen's new found prestige. Otherwise, could be just the thing.

I'll be honest, I think after Beckinsale, Mitra comes off as a cheap replacement, while Bill Nighy has built up a pretty decent fan-base over the years.

I am interested in two things, that this is gonna be an origin, which means I won't need to watch the sequel to get what's going on, and Viktor has more room to be bad-ass, since his character died before he could do too much in the first film.
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12:28PM on 11/20/2008
Loved the first.
Second was os-os.(That's so-so backwards)
No Kate? Fine. I'll have Rhona with a side whipped cream.
Loved the first.
Second was os-os.(That's so-so backwards)
No Kate? Fine. I'll have Rhona with a side whipped cream.
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8:17AM on 11/20/2008
The first Underworld was merely okay. The second was more of the same. I no longer care about a prequel. Also in that photo, Rhona Mitra looks like Jen, the Gelfling puppet from The Dark Crystal. Eerie.
The first Underworld was merely okay. The second was more of the same. I no longer care about a prequel. Also in that photo, Rhona Mitra looks like Jen, the Gelfling puppet from The Dark Crystal. Eerie.
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6:19AM on 11/20/2008
Bill Nighy is WAAAAY too funny and talented to keep taking roles like this. LOVE ACTUALLY is still the high point of his career.

That said, I seriously can't wait for this movie. Looks awesome, and I LOVE Rhona Mitra.
Bill Nighy is WAAAAY too funny and talented to keep taking roles like this. LOVE ACTUALLY is still the high point of his career.

That said, I seriously can't wait for this movie. Looks awesome, and I LOVE Rhona Mitra.
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5:10AM on 11/20/2008
That poster looks like a 16th centuty portrait of some old important person. Even if they used Rhona on the poster I doubt this movie's gonna' make bank. I loved the first Underworld, the second was fun, and I can easily say that most of the third installment (prequel) is gonna' be a 90minute shitfest. The trailer doesn't look too inviting and that poster...well it just puts me off. Anyone who didn't know what Underworld is wouldn't even look twice at a poster that boring. Sheesh...set a bigger
That poster looks like a 16th centuty portrait of some old important person. Even if they used Rhona on the poster I doubt this movie's gonna' make bank. I loved the first Underworld, the second was fun, and I can easily say that most of the third installment (prequel) is gonna' be a 90minute shitfest. The trailer doesn't look too inviting and that poster...well it just puts me off. Anyone who didn't know what Underworld is wouldn't even look twice at a poster that boring. Sheesh...set a bigger budget for your marketing next time.
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4:40AM on 11/20/2008
I enjoyed the first two a lot, particular Underworld: Evolution. But without Kate Beckinsale, my interest in this prequel is minimal. Rhona Mitra's okay, but nowhere near the level of Kate in either hotness or acting talent.
I enjoyed the first two a lot, particular Underworld: Evolution. But without Kate Beckinsale, my interest in this prequel is minimal. Rhona Mitra's okay, but nowhere near the level of Kate in either hotness or acting talent.
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2:01AM on 11/20/2008
First one had its moments, second one was rubbish and now this just seems to be the same crap all over again. Why can't Bill Nighy do better?
First one had its moments, second one was rubbish and now this just seems to be the same crap all over again. Why can't Bill Nighy do better?
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10:50PM on 11/19/2008

I'll watch it when it's on SciFi

Or if I'm bored and want to see Rhona Mitra hotness. She's no Beckinsale, but then again, not many can come close to that level of hot.
Or if I'm bored and want to see Rhona Mitra hotness. She's no Beckinsale, but then again, not many can come close to that level of hot.
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10:34PM on 11/19/2008
They're under the mistaken assumption that people actually give a fuck about how the war started.

Sorry, but I've got no patience for any movie made by people who still think it's a good idea to use "Rise of the [blank]" as a secondary title.
They're under the mistaken assumption that people actually give a fuck about how the war started.

Sorry, but I've got no patience for any movie made by people who still think it's a good idea to use "Rise of the [blank]" as a secondary title.
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9:34PM on 11/19/2008
Nah, you aren't looking too much into it. The series has and will always be leaning towards the vampires more than the lycans. So when this movie comes out and it features all kinds of lycan ass whompery I won't be surprised.
Nah, you aren't looking too much into it. The series has and will always be leaning towards the vampires more than the lycans. So when this movie comes out and it features all kinds of lycan ass whompery I won't be surprised.
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9:28PM on 11/19/2008
I never really got into this series.
Blade was more fun.
I never really got into this series.
Blade was more fun.
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9:25PM on 11/19/2008
I like the poster. But it seems out of place slighty with the "Rise of the Lycans" subtitle. With Victor being King Vamp and such. Shouldnt it feature a Lycan?

Or Am I looking to much into it........?
I like the poster. But it seems out of place slighty with the "Rise of the Lycans" subtitle. With Victor being King Vamp and such. Shouldnt it feature a Lycan?

Or Am I looking to much into it........?
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