They have once lived together in peace with the Lycans being the daytime guardians of the vampire and the aristocratic vampires being the ruler of the night. But, when King Viktor's daughter is pregnant with her Lycan lover, he orders for her being executed. Enraged with the merciless ruler's decision, Lucian, the lover, rises to be the powerful leader of the Lycans and plots to avenge the death of the love of his life and his unborn son.
Providing a look into the raging war between the vampire and the lycans, a trailer of "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" has leaked out. Through the bootleg trailer, viewers can see how Lucian rallies other werewolves to fight off the vampire. It also displays the bloody battle between the two feuding races.
Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos using the script from Danny McBride, "Rise of the Lycans" will see Michael Sheen as Lucian and Bill Nighy as King Viktor. The two will be supported by Rhona Mitra, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh and Kevin Grevioux. The Screen Gems' horror thriller will blast of in theaters on January 23, 2009.