Women power has been becoming a major talking point and has been ruling the content roost in cinema and television. And women are not just stopping at playing strong characters but are also seriously kickin some serious butt. Hollywood has been a front runner in celebrating the action “heroines” right from The Bride (Kill Bill) to Lara Croft to Charlie’s Angel’s to ofcourse Catwoman. Indian actresses too have also contributed knockout punches to the international action arena with Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s jaw dropping action and stunt-baazi in Quantico and XXX respectively.
With the success of female led action based franchises like Van Helsing, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and the soon to release part 5 of the Underworld series, there seems to be a clear market for seeing these sexy and strong women challenge their enemy, in a truly complete sense, for their rightful place and cause. Makers and the actors pay tremendous attention to every aspect of building the character including serious stunt and action training as a run up to the film so that the actresses can perform their roles with complete authenticity.
With Underworld Bloodwars, which will release in India by Dec 2 by Sony Pictures Entertainment India, serving as a timely reminder, here’s celebrating some of the sexiest, powerful and the most memorable Hollywood action heroines :
Kate Beckinsale as Selene in the Underworld Bloodwars
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in Womder Woman
Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
Milla Jovovich as Alice in The Resident Evil Series
The next installment in 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.
Cast : Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, James Faulkner and Charles Dance
Directed by Anna Foerster
Screenplay by Cory Goodman and Jayson Rothwell
Story by Cory Goodman
Based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride
Produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman, Richard Wright, David Kern
Executive Producers : Eric Reid, James McQuaide, Skip Williamson, Henry Winterstern
The Underworld: Blood Wars Junket Sound Bites for Kate Beckinsale are available today on EPK.TV and SWAT.