Underworld: Evolution (2006)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 46 mins

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'Underworld: Evolution' continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale), the vampire heroine, and her love Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
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Did you know? During the pub sequence, the presenter is reading out news on the television in Hungarian. In the first part (when it is only heard, not seen), the text explicitly refers to cheating discovered during the elections. In 2006 (the year of making) there were general elections in Hungary. The media campaign is already on in February, with the two largest parties accusing each other of criminal activity, lies, all in all they lead a very harsh negative campaign. As the present ruling power is a left-liberal and this movie has dozens of nationalistic connotations, this easter egg may not be incidental. Read More
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as Viktor
as Selene
as Michael
as Pilot
as Tavern Cop #2
as Selene's Father
as Tavern Cop #1
as William
as Tanis Vamp #1
as Hero Black Wolf #2
as Cleaner
as Death Dealer #1
as Corvinus
as Samuel
as French Cleaner Aide
as Tanis Vamp #2
as Selene's Sister
as Hero Black Wolf #1
as Young Selene
as Farmer
as Lucian
as Gunner
as Taylor
as Newscaster
as Truck Driver
as Pierce
as Soren
as Cleaner
as Death Dealer #2
as Kraven
as Erika
as Marcus
as Cleaner
as Cleaner
as Amelia

Direction

Director
Second Unit Director
First Assistant Director
Associate Director
Second Assistant Director

Writers

Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Music

Music Director
Music Coordinator
Music Editor

Sound

Sound Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Editor
Sound Editor

Casting

Casting Associate
Casting Assistant
Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer

Editorial

Post-Production Coordinator
First Assistant Editor
Post-Production Assistant
Assistant Editor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Thanks

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Spoken Languages:
French, Hungarian
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRIFLEX 435
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
When the 'gas grenade' is used for the first time in the safe house, it pops open, sprays the gas, then the two electrical rods pop out and spark causing the explosion. But when Alexander Corvinus uses the grenade to kill himself later in the film, the rods pop up before the gas is released, then they spark to cause the explosion. Apparently, the two grenades are of slightly different models, and work slightly different.

Continuity
After Selene finishes off Markus by throwing him into the helicopter's rotor blades they slow down to a halt; one is broken, two are partially broken or bent, one is intact (visible in the background at 01:31:40). In the next shot they are all broken (visible in the background at 01:33:40).

Miscellaneous
During the pub scene the newscaster woman and the two soldiers speaks Hungarian in a foreign accent - not to mention the grammatical errors and mis-spelled words - revealing that they are not Hungarians but foreigners who can speak the language. When Michael enters the pub the background newscaster speaks the correct language.

Miscellaneous
In the scene where Marcus is entering the area after the movable wall unlocked with the key, where William's prison is, you can see a hole in the ceiling where light is entering the room. There would no purpose for a unmovable wall if you could enter the room through a hole in the ceiling.

Miscellaneous
Near the end of the movie, when Selene blows a hole in the ceiling of the cave, some of the rocks that fall down float after splashing into the water.

Factual Mistake
During several scenes in the fortress, Selene empties her guns. After her pistols are empty the slides lock back but you can still hear click, click, click. That would be impossible as when the slide locks back you can't pull the trigger. The same happens when she empties her rifle and the bolt locks back.

Errors in Geography
(at around 10 mins) The coordinates shown for the "safe house" (Location 254, Long 32 12 23, Lat 60 21 44) link to a location in Iran (near to the Afghanistan border) while the movie takes place in Hungary (recognizable from signs as the one saying "Hazorzo kutya" when entering Tanis' hiding place).

Continuity
Alexander's strike team flies a (somehow modified) Aérospatiale SA 360 Dauphin. When Selene and the strike team are leaving the helicopter for the showdown, the close-ups show a Bell 204 (or UH-1).

Continuity
When Michael climbs into the truck, the cliff side is shown on the driver's side. In all other shots of the truck scene,however, the cliff side is shown on the passenger side of the truck.

Continuity
When Marcus opens the heavy stone door, in one shot, he takes the torch off its hook, then in the next, far shot, he takes the same torch off its hook.

Continuity
When Michael and Selene are running away from Marcus, you can see Michael standing on the road wearing a jacket, when he turns while stopping the truck, the jacket is gone.

Continuity
When Alexander's strike team jump from the helicopter into the river near the end they are wearing breathing masks of the style firefighters use, but when they hit he water they have scuba masks, then after they swim underwater and surface they have the original style on.

Continuity
When Selene is firing her pistols during the final action sequence, she reloads multiple times with clips from behind her. In preceding and following shots she has nothing on her back that could contain one or multiple clips for her pistols.

Continuity
When Michael tears the paint cans to throw them at the windows, so that sunlight would not enter and damage Selene, you can clearly see his hands full of paint, but in the next shot, his hands are clean.

Continuity
The signs at the gate of the monastery where Andreas Tanis is hiding are visible (at around 42 mins) and intact. When passing the gate (at around 43 mins) the sign saying "Hazorzo kutya" is visible in the background and partially broken.

Continuity
During the fight on the truck, the vehicle is severely damaged, most notably on the passenger side when Marcus is crushed between it and the cliff face. Upon arriving at the warehouse, however, there is almost no damage whatsoever.

Continuity
At the end of the film, sunlight is shining straight down through a hole in the cavern ceiling, indicating that the sun is directly overhead (ie, it is noon). But in an exterior shot, it is dawn and the sun has barely cleared the horizon.

Continuity
After Michael is impaled, Selene walks into Alexander's office with blue eyes. When she is walking up the stairs, there is a far shot of her, and her eyes are brown. When the camera shows her up close again, her eyes are blue. However, the vampires' eye-colors change throughout the movies. They are often brown (natural eye-colors of the actors/actresses), but change to blue when the intensity of a situation increases. For example, Selene's eyes change from brown to blue during her fight/searching sequences in both movies, as well as her sex-scene in this film. Kraven's eyes exhibit the same behavior in this film and in the first one also.

Continuity
After escaping Marcus right before dawn, Selene is burned by the rising sun. She and Michael are forced to take shelter in a warehouse and Michael rips a first aid kit shaped like a bathroom medicine cabinet off the wall. When he sets it down next to Selene, the kit/cabinet has changed into a tackle box.

Continuity
When Michael is at the pub and is being chased by the police, he jumps onto a police car and leaves a rather large dent. A moment later when he runs into the woods, there is a shot of the car and the dent is gone.

Continuity
When Michael fights the guard wolf outside where Selene falls through the trap door, the car is damaged in the fight but it appears to be fine when they drive away.

Continuity
Marcus' wings appear and disappear throughout the truck fight scene.

Continuity
When Selene finds Michael 'dead', she rips his shirt off to pour her own blood into the wound, and just a moment later, when she hits him and says the 'F' word, you can see the shirt covering him.

Continuity
When Selene first enters Tanis' compound and falls into the tunnel she is attacked by a Lycan and draws a knife. She drops the knife which falls to the ground and is shown with some dirt across the blade. When she reaches back for it to kill the Lycan the blade is clean and facing the other way.

Continuity
In the forest scene, Selene is fighting with a guard and when she knocks him down, she runs off camera. The next guard she fights is the same guard but he has different weapons.
Trivia:
The little girl that plays young Selene is Lily Mo Sheen, the daughter of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen.

Kate Beckinsale's chair had, instead of her name, "My Sweetie" on it surrounded by tiny hearts.

While filming a scene where Selene and Michael look at each other longingly, director Len Wiseman surprised the cast and crew by playing Bryan Adams' song "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)", at which everyone started laughing.

Zita Görög, who plays Amelia, had to have her lines dubbed over because the microphones didn't pick up her voice.

According to actor Tony Curran himself, he stipulated in his contract that he wanted to be able to keep his Vampire fangs in at all times, even when he wasn't filming.

This fast-paced movie had a 71-day shooting schedule.

The name Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) was originally the intended name for the main character in The Crow: City of Angels (1996), which was changed to the name Ashe Corven.

During the pub sequence, the presenter is reading out news on the television in Hungarian. In the first part (when it is only heard, not seen), the text explicitly refers to cheating discovered during the elections. In 2006 (the year of making) there were general elections in Hungary. The media campaign is already on in February, with the two largest parties accusing each other of criminal activity, lies, all in all they lead a very harsh negative campaign. As the present ruling power is a left-liberal and this movie has dozens of nationalistic connotations, this easter egg may not be incidental.

Actress Kate Beckinsale wanted to use movies like Aliens (1986) and The Terminator (1984) as the basis for her role as an action heroine, but when they first talked about the movie, director/husband Len Wiseman suggested that she check out Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential (1997) instead.

The body count for this movie is a staggering 62!

This is the only film in the Underworld series so far, that the music wasn't composed by Paul Haslinger, who did the score for Underworld (2003). He was replaced by Marco Beltrami, who Director Len Wiseman wanted because he was impressed with his score on I, Robot (2004). Paul was brought back for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009).

Tony Curran who portrays the first Vampire Marcus, portrayed a pure blooded Vampire named Priest in the film "Blade 2."
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Underworld 5: Blood Wars (English)