SCREENMANCER KATE BECKINSALE ALERT – During a press roundtable for Whit Stillman’s latest movie LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, where Kate Beckinsale just kills it in a Jane Austen-themed reboot as devious Lady Susan, she was asked about her Burmese heritage. If you didn’t know, Beckinsale is one-eighth Burmese. There are so many things people don’t know about UK native Beckinsale (besides her huge male gaming fan base!). Perhaps the most remarkable gift is her incredible inner steel and staying power in an industry that is very tough on women, especially in action roles. This accounts for the success of her run as Underworld’s franchise-fronter Selene. And in the newest installment, she gets to go fang-to-fang with HBO’s “Game of Thrones” heavy Charles Dance. (You know, the one Tyrion killed with a crossbow whilst on the privy.)
So, without further backstory on the Other Kate (not Winslet or Blanchett), here is the storyline. This installment of the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. Sounds exhausting, right? Expect Kate Beckinsale to continue her tireless march toward the finish line in this franchise. And the recognition she deserves as a very talented shape-shifter who can go from playing tough-talking screen legend Ava Gardner (AVIATOR) to TOTAL RECALL’s remake assassin and back to Selene, this sleek fanged one.
The director (Anna Foerster) on this one is a woman, an added plus for a female action starrer. We’re early on Blood Wars, the release date isn’t until Jan. 6, 2017, but Beckinsale is so fun to watch, and listen to, with that great narration going on.
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The Movie Trailer, Coming Soon…
Kyle Ward and Cory Goodman
Based on Characters Created by:
Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman
& Danny McBride
and Charles Dance
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