Since some new images of Rhona Mitra as the new Underworld hottie just emerged, I thought I'd post a little poll.
35 year old Kate Beckinsale will be abandoning the role which catapulted her to superstar status when the 3rd installment of the Underworld franchise releases early next year. Although Kate won't be appearing as Selene in the new flick, fellow British actress Rhona Mitra will take her place as the movie's leather wearing, werewolf killing, neck biter when she plays Sonja, who appeared breifly in the original movie.
Rhona is well suited to take the reins of a heroine super franchise like Underworld. The 31 year old UK beatuy was the dual gun toking live action model for Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
The third installment of the now famous Vampire vs. Werewolf cult classic is entitled Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and is a prequal to the previous two films:
The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.
The movie's Official Site has already been launched but contains nothing more then a promised January 23, 2009 theatrical release date.
Also to help with the comparison, we've added two topless clips of Rhona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale which you can view by clicking their respective thumbnail image below (Links Obviously NSFW):
Also Don't Forget to Smoke Our Poll Below:
Who Played The Sexiest Vampire?
[EDIT: Sarah Michelle Gellar did play a vampire in episode 10 in season 1 of her show, Buff the Vampire Slayer (source). Alyson Hannigan even called it on of her favorite episodes. Hopefully that should help with all the "Buffy was never a vampire" comments.]