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New ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Trailer Explains Selene’s Transformation

New 'Underworld: Blood Wars' Trailer Explains
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When Screen Gems released it’s first trailer for “Underworld: Blood Wars,” it featured a different look for Selene, the franchise heroine played by Kate Beckinsale.

A just released second trailer drops some more hints about her physical transformation, which includes her jet black hair changing to white blonde highlights.

The fifth film in the horror-action series finds the vampires and Lycans (werewolves) still at war (hence the title), but the blood of Selene and her daughter may hold the key to victory.

There are two protagonists: a new Lycan leader named Marius (Tobias Menzies) and an ambitious, power-thirsty vampire named Semira (Lara Pulver).

“If you want to win this war, you will need to go further than even a warrior of your renown has ever ventured before,” an adviser tells Selene. To combat the growing threat, Selene and her ally David (Theo James) travel north, where Selene apparently enters a cocoon state before emerging even more powerful (and blonder).

Transformations have been a central theme within the franchise: Lycans shapeshift from human form to wolf form, and there’s even been a vampire-werewolf hybrid.

Check out the official trailer below:

“Underworld: Blood Wars” debuts January 6, 2017.

Anna Foerster, the franchise’s first female director, is helming.