ShockTillYouDrop.com visited Luma Pictures–a visual effects house nestled in Venice, California–this week to get an early look at Screen Gems’ Underworld: Rise of the Lycans with special effects artist-turned-director Patrick Tatopoulos and executive producer/visual effects supervisor James McQuaide on hand to guide the site through a few scenes.
Opening January 23rd, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, 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 persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.
You can read the footage descriptions and interview with Tatopoulos and McQuaide here!