Underworld: Evolution

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Underworld: Evolution is a 2006 action/horror film, directed by Len Wiseman. It is a sequel to the 2003 film Underworld, and follows on from about half-an-hour from the plot of the first film, continuing the conflict between vampires and lycans, also highlighting the beginnings of the feud.

Selene[edit]

  • (Voiceover, Opening Narration): For six-centuries, I was a loyal soldier of the Vampire clan; but I was betrayed: The war was not as it had seemed: In one night, the lies that had united our kind had been exposed. Kraven, our second in command, had formed a secret alliance with Lucian, ruler of the werewolf clan, to overthrow Viktor, our leader; but Kraven's lust for power and domination had failed. Viktor was not the savior I had been led to believe; he had betrayed us all. Soon, the hunt will be on for his killer. I have but one ally left; Michael... the human descendant of Corvinus; neither Vampire nor Lycan, but a hybrid. Its only a matter of time before we're found...
  • (Voiceover): My only hope now is to awaken Marcus, our last remaining Elder, and expose the truth, before Kraven tries to murder him while he's still in hibernation. Kraven knows he's no match for him awake.
  • (About Lycans) They do. This one's been given a serum to stop regression so it can be studied.
  • (About Lycans) I just killed them. I didn't pay much attention to their anatomy.
  • These safehouses are all linked together on one mainframe with motion sensors revealing which ones are active. Someone could have picked us up already.
  • ...If I can plead my case, there's a chance you'll be granted sanctuary. Right now, you'll be killed on sight. I'm not prepared to risk it.
  • Your not as strong as you might think.
  • Michael, your unique. There's never been a Hybrid before. However ambivalent you might feel about it, the truth is your powers could be limitless... But you depend on blood. You need to feed. Without it, you'll be growing weaker by the second. Use the time for that.
  • Normal food could be lethal. If you don't anticcipate your cravings, you will attack Humans... And, believe me, you don't want that on your conscience. There really is no going back, Michael. I'm sorry.
  • (Sees that Michael has been shot, repeatedly) Michael? Oh, Shit!
  • (To Marcus) Viktor deserved his fate... and Kraven was no better.
  • (In Russian) Mind if I drive?
  • (About Sonja's Pendent being open) I've seen this before, when I was a child. I've held it. When it was open like this.
  • Andreas Tanis; he was the Official Historian of the Covens. He fell from favor after documenting what Viktor considered "Malicious Lies". Of course, as it turns out, he was probably telling the truth. ... He was Exiled over Three-hundred years ago. ... I was the one who exiled him.
  • (About Tanis' prison being a Monastery) It used to be. More like a prison now. Tanis has been hiding there since Viktor's order. We'll be the first people he's seen in centuries.
  • Tanis, I see your aim hasn't improved.
  • (To Tanis) Your exile seems a bit more comfortable that I remember.
  • (About Viktor) Betrayal was something he did very well. Viktor's dead. I killed him!
  • (To Tanis) Viktor put you here for a reason, but I doubt it was because you had moral qualms. What do you know?
  • (To Tanis) Oh. Well, then, perhaps I'm mistaken and there's no use for you at all.
  • So, the legend is true?
  • So in Viktor's mind... William's death would mean the end for all Lycans... his slaves.
  • (About Tanis) He's not brave enough to set me up.
  • (In French) We're here to see Lorenz Macaro.
  • (In French) So you want to see my hands, do you? (Holds up Sonja's Pendent)
  • (Recognizes the emblem on Lorenz Macaro's signet ring) Your Alexander Corvinus.
  • You know what Marcus will do. If he finds me , he finds William's Prison. You need to help us stop him.
  • -Anything I've done can be laid at your feet. Hundreds of thousands have died because of you inability to accept that your sons are monsters, that they create monsters. You could have stopped this.
  • You know the devastation William caused before he was captured. He cannot be set free.
  • (Selene's Blood Memory) Father. No. (Starts sobbing)
  • No. No. Michael. Look at me. Michael. Shit. Please. Please. Come on. Come on. Fuck! (Starts sobbing)
  • (To Samuel, about Michael) Don't leave him here.
  • (To Alexander) You are the only one Older than he is... the only one Stronger... you could have killed him youself.
  • What will I become.
  • (Voiceover): An unknown chapter lies ahead. The lines that had divided the Clans have now been blurred. Chaos and infighting are inevitable. All that is certain is that Darkness is still ahead. But for now, for the first time... I look into the light with New Hope...

Michael[edit]

  • I thought Lycans went back to their Human form when they die.
  • Ah. Not quite your department, I guess.
  • There's only about an hour 'till daylight. Can you even make it back to the mansion before sunrise.
  • What am I supposed to do, wsit here and wait for you? No! Kraven may still have his men with him. Your not going alone!
  • Look, I understand what you did. I'm grateful. You saved my life. I wasn't ready to die. I don't know. Everything's changed. I probably need just a minute to make it all fit in my head. It's a lot to process all at once.
  • Look, go. I'll be here. You just make sure you come back.
  • You've got to get away from me!
  • Get away from me!
  • I said get the fuck away from me!
  • Three hundred years. What makes you think we're gonna find him now?
  • How does a Vampire have Lycan bodyguards?
  • (To Tanis) Why would Lucian wanna protect you?
  • (To Tanis) Marcus was after this. Why? (Throws Tanis Sonja's Pendent)
  • (To Tanis) Why is Marcus looking for him now... after all this time?
  • How do we know Tanis isn't setting us up?

Marcus[edit]

  • My God! Brother, what have you done?
  • Viktor, he must not be harmed.
  • I will stay and fight, you need my help!
  • [seeing William attacked by vampires] No! Leave him be!
  • STOP THIS, YOU'RE KILLING HIM!
  • (To Viktor) He was not to be harmed! Place him in my charge, as we agreed, or you will pay for your deceit.
  • What is thy will, my lord?
  • [to Kraven, after being awakened by the blood of the lycan Singe] The blood memories of this... wretched creature... have shown me that your treachery knows no bounds.
  • (To Kraven) Why would I listen to your lies... when the journey to the truth... is so much sweeter...
  • (To Selene) I know what you've done, Selene.
  • Kraven has already reaped the rewards of his own misdeeds. And Viktor: Viktor deserved his fate, many times over...
  • [to Selene] A terrible business, the slaying of your family. Yet so much effort was spent to conceal this matter from me. What do you suppose Viktor had to hide? Or perhaps, it is you, Selene, as the last of your wretched family, who has something to hide.
  • Dead or alive, you will give me what I want!
  • (Greets Tanis) Tanis. You seem anxious. Why do you flee the very sight of me? (Sits down) Please... sit. There's no need for this to be unpleasent. I've always rather enjoyed your company. (Tanis glances over to his armory, Marcus looks over at the weapons) Now you're being rude.
  • Viktor struck two keys. What do you know of them?
  • Soon, Brother.
  • Hello, Father.
  • Ah. The predictable heart, that never thaws. Pity it beats within such a fool. The Eldest of the Immortals... yet you have made no attempt to seize your Destiny.
  • And that Petty Sentiment explains why you rejected your sons? Why you stood by for over half-a-millenium... while William suffered alone, in darkness? No, Father. I have respect for your petty sentiment. Viktor's key. Where is it?
  • -Oh, I am stronger now. And the bond between us is greater than you have ever wanted to acknowledge.
  • Oh, not Lycans, Father... or Vampires. A new race, created in the image of their maker... their New God. Me.
  • (Last words to his Father) ...And a True God... has no Father.

Viktor[edit]

  • [to Marcus, referring to a destroyed village] Yet again we arrived to witness this monster's aftermath. I will not tolerate this any longer, Marcus. Your brother must be stopped. It ends tonight!
  • Your brother, is he still here?
  • (To his men) Burn the bodies. Search the outbuildings.
  • Marcus, stay with me.
  • I need you alive. If you die, we all die. Go! GO!
  • Find Amelia.
  • Your sympathy for this beast is foolish. Your brother is entirely beyond control. It will be done my way.
  • If you so much as speak his name again, you will have chosen that fate for him!
  • [to Marcus, referring to his brother, William] Imprisonment for all time. Far from you.
  • (In Selene's Blood Memory) They've gone. There, there, My Child. You are safe now.

Andreas Tanis[edit]

  • [Selene has just fallen into one of his traps] Gotcha!
  • I knew it was you, Selene. The stench of Viktor's blood still lingers in your veins.
  • You haven't changed. You don't scare me, Selene.
  • A gift, from a most persuasive client.
  • I've done what's neccessary to survive. My decision was made easy the day your precious Viktor betrayed me.
  • (To Selene) You? Kill Viktor? No, I think not... (It dawns on him) Oh, unless you've learned the truth. (Sees she's sincere) Ah. So your eyes are finally open. Isn't it interesting how the truth is even harder to absorb than light? You know, I tried to stop him, of course. A travesty, committing such a horrible crime. And then turning you. That was too much to take. My protests are why he put me here.
  • (About his custom Throwing Stars) Careful with that, Dear. Makes a terrible bang. Open the blades and they're active.
  • Some history is based on truth, and others on deception. Viktor was not the first of our kind, as you were led to believe. He was once Human... the ruler of these lands. Marcus... he's the one. The Source. The First True Vampire...
  • (About Viktor) Toward the end of his ruthless life... when the next breath ment more to Viktor than silver or gold... Marcus came with a offer... a reprieve from sickness and death. Immortality. And in return, Viktor was to use his Army-Turned-Immortal to help him.
  • (Answering Selene's question) ...To defeat the very first Werewolves... a dangerous and infectious breed... created from Marcus' own flesh and blood: His twin brother, William. But these weren't the Lycans we know. (To Michael) Disgusting though your brethren may be... they, at least, are evolved. (On First-Generation Werewolves) No, these were raging monsters. Never able to take Human form again. It was only these later generations that learned to channel their rage. And William's appetite for destruction and rampage was insatiable. He had to be stopped. And so once Viktor's army was turned... the legions of Vampires under his control... tracked down and destroyed the animals... then captured William... and locked him away. Viktor's prisoner for all time.
  • (Answering Selene's next question) For the same reason that Viktor never conspired against Marcus: Fear. He was warned that should Marcus ever killed... all those in his bloodline would follow him to the grave.
  • Yes. Yes, a clever deception... but one Viktor was hardly willing to put to the test. And so Marcus was protected... at all costs.
  • You should know. It's William's Prison. The prison your Father was commissioned to build.
  • The Winter of Lucian's Escape. Your Father knew too much. Or too much for Viktor to risk... especially when Lucian... had the key, (holds up Sonja's Pendent,) to William's cell.
  • Yes. The only one still living who has seen it's location. Oh, Viktor realized you'd bee too young to remember explicity... but Marcus knows that the memory... and therefore the exact location of William's Prison... is hidden away in your blood.
  • Well, one was... one was kept in plain sight... draped around his daughter's neck... right there for you to see.
  • Kept with Viktor at all times.
  • Within him. Beneath the flesh.
  • (Blood Memory) I know who could stop him. Perhaps I could arrange a meeting. Go to pier 17. Ask for Lorenz Macaro.

Alexander Corvinus[edit]

  • (To Samuel) The Innocent who witnessed, they've been silenced?
  • (To Samuel) Show me what you have.
  • And no trace of Marcus amongst the ashes?
  • It was never his Coven.
  • (To Samuel) Remain airborne for the moment. I'm sure they'll reappear in good time.
  • There was a time that I was known by that name. (To Michael) But by any name, I am still your forefather.
  • For centuries I have stood by and watched the havoc my sons have wrought upon each other, and upon Humanity. Not the legacy I prayed for the morning I watched them enter this world. And a tiresome duty... keeping the war contained, cleaning up the mess... hiding my family's unfortunate history.
  • Could you kill your own sons.
  • You are asking me to help you kill my son? You? A Death Dealer? How many innocents have you kill... in your six-century quest to avenge your family? Spare me your self-righteous declarations. You are no different than Marcus, and even less noble than William. At least he cannot control his savagery-.
  • (To Marcus) You are unwelcome in my presense.
  • We are oddities of Nature, you and I. Nothing more. This a world for Humanity.
  • What ever you have planned for William is futile. You cannot control your Brother.
  • -Your wrong. Soon you'll be drowning in Lycans, just like before-
  • (Last words to Marcus) You will Fail!
  • (To Samuel) The time has come, my friend. Find the Girl. Bring her to me.
  • No matter what he's become... he is my son. You are the only hope left. There is only one way to defeat him. (Slits his wrist open and offers her it) Quickly now... before there is no-more Legacy left in my veins.
  • (Cryptically) The Future.
  • (Last words) Go now.

Samuel[edit]

  • (To Alexander Corvinus/Lorenz Macaro) Sir.
  • But otherwise unharmed, as ordered.
  • Yes Sir.
  • Two Death Dealers were killed. We found no Lycan bodies. Apparently they were using a new kind of ammunition... some sort of UV round.
  • (About Amelia and her ontourage) No one survived. It seems Kraven's men might have been present... but they did nothing to prevent it.
  • (About Marcus) It seems he destroyed his own Coven, Sir.
  • ...Supplies were taken. Used weapons were left behind. The tavern incident occured before dawn, so they couldn't have gotten far.
  • (Sees Alexander bleeding to death) Get the kit!
  • (Looks at Alexander's blood pooling on the floor) Please, Sir. Let us help you.
  • (To Selene) No, wait. Wait... If you want Marcus, you'll need Alexander's help.
  • (About William Corvinus' prison) We're getting close.
  • I don't see a way inside.
  • (To his men) Looks like we're getting wet.
  • (Offers Selene a scuba mask) Selene?
  • (To Selene) Which way?
  • (To Selene) Is this it?
  • (To Selene, about the faded childlike painting on the dungeon wall) What is that?
  • (About William Corvinus) He went right through there.
  • (To Selene) All we have are UV rounds. They won't take him down.
  • (Last Words, to one of his fellow Cleaners) You all right? (Right then is attacked by William Corvinus from behind)

Others[edit]

  • (Pre-Title Scrolling Text Sequence): EIGHT CENTURIES AGO, UNKNOWN TO HUMANITY, A BLOOD FEUD RAGED BETWEEN A RULING CLASS OF VAMPIRES AND A REBELLIOUS LEGION OF WEREWOLVES KNOWN AS LYCANS. LEGEND TELLS THAT THE WAR BEGAN WITH TWO BROTHERS, THE IMMORTAL SONS OF ALEXANDER CORVINUS: MARKUS, BITTEN BY BAT, BECAME THE BLOOD LEADER OF THE VAMPIRES. WILLIAM BITTEN BY WOLF, BECAME THE FIRST AND MOST POWERFUL LYCAN.
  • (Vampire Soldier in Background): Form two groups. You, douse them in fuel.
  • (Vampire Soldier in Background):(Shouting out) they’re turning!!!
  • (Dead Lycans Tag): -subject injected 850ml THASARINE :to arrest regression
  • (Cleaner): Area secure, Sir.
  • (Selene's father): So you're the one keeping a watch over this, for me, have you? I've been searching everywhere for this, My-Darling.
  • (Cleaner Pilot): What are you waiting for? Shoot them.
  • (Cleaner Gunner): I can't. Not without taking her out. I can't get a shot.
  • (Cleaner Pilot): (Helicopter being pulled down by Marcus) (To Cleaner Gunner) Cut us loose!
  • (Cleaner Pilot): (Marcus pulls harder) (To Cleaner Gunner) We're going down!

Dialogue[edit]

(Winter, 1202 AD. Marcus takes in the sight of yet another mortal settlement devestated by one of William's rampages.)

Marcus: My God! Brother, what have you done?

(All three Vampire Elders, Viktor, Amelia and Marcus, and Viktor's 'Army-Turned-Immortal', take in the sight of the devestation.)

Viktor: Yet again we arrived to witness this Monster's Aftermath. I will not tolerate this any longer, Marcus. Your brother must be stopped. It ends tonight!
Amelia: We must move quickly, before they Turn.
Viktor: Is he still here?
Marcus: Yes. Viktor, he must not be harmed.
Viktor: I gave you my word, did I not...? But William must be controled! (Calls out to his men) Burn the bodies. Search the outbuildings. (As the soldiers move out to carry out their orders, Marcus tries to go with them, but Viktor sees him) Marcus, stay with me.

(The Vampires forces are being besieged by the 'Werewolves-of-William's Kind'.)

Viktor: Marcus, retreat to the woods!
Marcus: I will stay and fight, you need my help!
Viktor: I need you alive. If you die, we all die. Now, go. GO!

Vampire Soldier: We found him.
Viktor: And?
Vampire Soldier: We need more men!
Viktor: Find Amelia!

(Realizing that William has been found, Marcus follows Amelia's forces from a distance. As he approaches William's location, Marcus hears William's roars of pain.)

Amelia: (In the distance) Surround him!

(Marcus comes across the sight of William surrounded on all sides by Vampire soldiers, being nailed through by silver grappling hooks on chains being fired from customized crossbows.)

Amelia: (To her men) Take him down!

(Marcus dismounts his warhorse.)

Marcus: No!

(William pulls at one of the chains, sending a Vampire flying into a tree.)

Marcus: (To the soldiers) Leave him be!

(Against Marcus' orders, the Vampire soldiers continue.)

Marcus: STOP THIS! YOU'RE KILLING HIM!

(The soldiers continue. Marcus pushes one of the soldiers down and draws his sword to defend William. Some of the soldiers train their crossbows at Marcus in warning.)

Amelia: (To her men) More! (Looks at Marcus)

(The soldiers continus. William pulls at another chain, sending another Vampire flying into a tree. One of the soldiers gets William in the leg, and, with the help of another Vampire, pulls William's leg out from under him. William falls to the ground, with a pitiful yelp, defeated.)

Marcus: (Dispairingly) William...
Viktor: (Outraged) Marcus! (Takes off his helmet to face Marcus.)
Marcus: (Outraged) He was not to be harmed! Place him in my charge as we agreed... or you will pay for your deceit...
Viktor: And you will learn your place. Your sympathy for this Beast is foolish. Your brother is entirely beyond control. It will be done my way!
Marcus: You know well the consequences if you murder me... Or William.
Viktor: If you so much as speak his name again... you will have chosen that fate for him!

(Marcus looks around for support for his brother's plight, but sees that the soldiers are loyal to Viktor. Marcus is left with no choice but to comply for William's sake.)

Marcus: What is Thy Will, My Lord?
Viktor: Imprisonment for all time. Far from you!

(Having entered the 'Safehouse', Selene and Michael are greeted by the sight of a dead Lycan in Werewolf form. After mistaken the thing for still being alive, they realize that its dead.)

Selene: This thing's been dead for weeks.
Michael: I thought Lycans went back to their Human form when they die.
Selene: They do. This one's been given a serum to stop regression so it can be studied.
Michael: How can you tell?

(Selene indicates a tag attached to the apparatus to Michael. Michael reads the tag, the tag reads: -subject injected 850ml THASARINE :to arrest regression.)

Michael: Ah. Not quite your department, I guess.
Selene: (Moving over to a Computer terminal) I just killed them. I didn't pay much attention to their anatomy.
Michael: How long can we stay here?
Selene: Not long. These safehouses are all linked together on one mainframe with motion sensors revealing which ones are active. Someone could have picked us up already.

(Selene moves over to a weapons cabinet to stock up on weapons, ammo and other supplies. Michael looks at the computer read-out. The read-out showing the time left until sunrise.)

Michael: There's only about an hour 'till daylight. Can you even make it back to the mansion before sunrise?
Selene: Just.
Michael: (Tuning to another weapons cabinet) Okay, let's get what we need and go.
Selene: No... (Michael stops what he's doing.) I'm going alone.

[Marcus has been awakened. After doing so, he kills Kraven's bodyguards and pins Kraven to the wall with his wings]
Kraven: ...Marcus...?
Marcus: The blood memories of this... wretched creature... (motions towards Singe's body,) have shown me that your treachery knows no bounds...
Kraven: My lord, I can explain.
Marcus: Why would I listen to your lies... when the journey to the truth... is so much sweeter...
[Marcus bites into Kraven to taste his blood and sees the events of the end of the previous film then removes his teeth]
Kraven: Please... I can assist you.
Marcus: Oh, you already have.
[Marcus removes his wings from being punctured into Kraven's shoulders only to destroy Kraven's head with them, killing him]

(Selene stands by a weapons cabinet, takeing supplies, before moving towards the fridge.)

Selene: ...If I can plead my case, there's a chance you'll be granted sanctuary. Right now, you'll be killed on sight. I'm not prepared to risk it.
Michael: What am I supposed to do; just sit here and wait for you...? No! Kraven may still have his men with him. Your not going alone!
Selene: (Standing in front of the fridge with the door open) Your not as strong as you might think.
Michael: What!?
Selene: (Taking blood to take with her) Michael, your unique. There's never been a Hybrid before. However ambivalent you might feel about it, the truth is your powers could be limitless... (Picks up another blood bag) But you depend on blood. You need to feed. Without it, you'll be growing weaker by the second. (Holds the bag of cloned blood out for Michael to take) Use the time for that.
Michael: (Takes the blood bag, visibly unsettled) Jesus Christ! (Against the idea that he now has to drink blood) What if I don't...? What if I can't...?
Selene: Normal food could be lethal. If you don't anticipate your cravings, you will attack Humans... (Voice becoming melancholy) And, believe me, you don't want that on your conscience. (Preps her supply bag) There really is no going back, Michael. I'm sorry.
Michael: (About Selene's apology) Look, I understand what you did. I'm grateful. You saved my life. I wasn't ready to die. I don't know. Everything's changed. I probably need just a minute to make it all fit in my head. It's a lot to process all at once. (Selene's still looks melancholy) Look, go. I'll be here. You just make sure you come back.

(Selene leaves the bunker, closing the door behind her.)


Samuel: (Reporting to "The Old Man") Sir.
Alexander Corvinus/Lorenz Macaro: (Sitting at his desk) The Innocent who witnessed... they've been silenced?
Samuel: But otherwise unharmed, as ordered.
Alexander/Lorenz: (Stands up) Show me what you have.
Samuel: Yes Sir.

(At a computer terminal, Samuel enters a surveillance device into a computer port. Video footage of the Subway station, (from the beginning of the of the events of the first film), showing a team of Cleaners securing the scene of a shootout between Vampires and Lycans.)

Samuel: Two Death Dealers were killed. We found no Lycan bodies. Apparently they were using a new kind of ammunition... some sort of UV round.
Alexander/Lorenz: Amelia?

(Samuel changes to another file of footage, showing the inside of a luxery train interior. Bodies of the Vampires Council and the Lady Amelia are shown to be clearly dead.)

Samuel: No one survived. It seems Kraven's men might have been present... but they did nothing to prevent it.
Alexander/Lorenz: And Viktor?

(Samuel changes memory storage devices. The scene shows Viktor's body being bagged-up by Cleaners, confirming his death too.)

Alexander/Lorenz: And no trace of Marcus amongst the ashes?
Samuel: It seems he destroyed his own Coven, Sir.
Alexander/Lorenz: It was never his Coven.

(Last bit of footage shows Ordoghaz burning to the ground.)


Selene: Marcus.
Marcus: (Advances towards Selene) I know what you've done, Selene.
Selene: (Backing away) Viktor deserved his fate... and Kraven was no better.
Marcus: (Continues to advance) Kraven has already reaped the rewards of his own misdeeds... And Viktor... Viktor deserved his fate, many times over... A terrible business, the slaying of your family. Yet so much effort was spent to conceal this matter from me. What do you suppose Viktor had to hide...? Or perhaps, it is you, Selene, as the last of your wretched family, who has something to hide...

(Having just escaped from, and wounded, Marcus, Michael has transformed back to normal and climbs into the passenger side of the truck cab. Selene is still driving.)

Michael: You okay? (Selene nods) He's a Hybrid, isn't he?
Selene: (Agreeing) Yes.
Michael: (Holding up sonja's Pendent) He wanted this. Why?
Selene: I don't know. But we have another problem... (Selene gestures her head towards the sunrise.)
Michael: Turn off up here.

(At just that moment, the rising sun peeks over the rocky hillface. The light hurts Selene's eyes. Michael sees that Selene's hands start to burn through her gloves. Michael moves to take the wheel.)

Michael: Shit! Alright, get down.

(Michael positions himself over Selene to shield her from the sun as much as he can.)

Michael: Keep your foot on the gas, but stay down.

(Michael steers them onto a road that heads towards an abandoned mining facility carpool. The truck crashes through the facility's gates.)

Michael: (As the truck approaches the facilitys doors) Hold on.

(Michael crashes the truck straight through the warehouse-like buildings doors. As the truch heads deeper into the building, it hits various vehicles and other things left abandoned with the facility, before stopping at the far-end of the building. Michael and Selene are jolted by the sudden stop. However, even in the building Michael sees that Selene is still not safe.)

Michael: Stay down.

(Michael gets out of the truck's cab, closes the door behind him, and runs towards a old tarp and throws it over the truck cab, before setting out to make make the far end of the building more 'Vampire-Friendly' by blocking out as much incoming sun-light as possible. After doing all he can with paint, Michael opens the passenger door of the truck cab and holds up an old blanket.)

Michael: Come on.

(As Selene climbs out of the passenger door, Michael covers her with the blanket. He leads her towards a old cargo container, and, without hesitation, snaps the padlock-&-chain with his bare hands, opens the door and takes her inside. Discarding the blanket, Michael looks Selene's burns over in the safety of the cargo container.)

Michael: Give me your hand. (Sees the burns) Jesus Christ. (Looks over the burn on her left jaw below her ear.)
Selene: There's really no need.
Michael: (Ignoring her dismissal of her burns) I'll be right back.

(Michael leaves the cargo container, closing the door behind him to keep the sunlight out. After searching, Michael finds a first aid case in the restroom, and, without hesitation, rips it of the wall. When Michael returns, Selene has used some glow sticks to illuminate the inside of the cargo container. Michael sets down and opens up the med case.)

Michael: Alright, let me see. (Takes her hand, but sees that her burns have all but healed, all thats left is a little red. He takes off her burns glove to see her hand better)
Selene: See? No need. (Michael sees for himself that the burns under her ear are gone too)

(Over the Radio between Samuel on the Cleaners' Helicopter, and Alexander/Lorenz aboard the Sancta Helena.)

Samuel: ...Supplies were taken. Used weapons were left behind. The tavern incident occured before dawn, so they couldn't have gotten far.
Alexander/Lorenz: Remain airborne for the moment. I'm sure they'll reappear in good time.
Samuel: Yes, Sir. (Nod to the Helicopter pilot)

Selene: (About Sonja's Pendent being open) I've seen this before, when I was a child. I've held it. When it was open like this.
Michael: How's that possible?
Selene: I don't know. (Has a idea) But I know someone that might...

Selene: Andreas Tanis; he was the Official Historian of the Covens. He fell from favor after documenting what Viktor considered "Malicious Lies". Of course, as it turns out, he was probably telling the truth.
Michael: What happened to him?
Selene: He was Exiled over Three-hundred years ago.
Michael: Three-hundred years... What make you think we're gonna find him now!
Selene: I was the one who exiled him.

Michael: (Sees Tanis' place of exile) Looks like a Monastery.
Selene: It used to be. More like a prison now. Tanis has been hiding there since Viktor's order. We'll be the first people he's seen in centuries.

(As Selene drives them toward the Monastery, she sees the gates...)

Selene: That's odd.
Michael: What?
Selene: I don't remember this gate being here before. (Preps a gun and hands it to Michael) Here. Take this.

(Having just killed-off Tanis' two 'lovers', Selene is shot at by Tanis with a AK 47 Kalashnikov assault rifle.)

Andreas Tanis: I knew it was you, Selene. The stench of Viktor's blood still lingers in your veins.
Selene: (By way of greeting) Tanis. I see your aim hasn't improved.
Andreas Tanis: You haven't changed. You don't scare me, Selene.
Selene: Well, we're going to have to work on that.

(At that moment, Michael in his Hybrid form bursts through a window and tackles into Tanis, pins him up against the wall, snarling in Tanis' face, taking exception to Tanis having a gun trained upon Selene.)

Selene: (Appears beside them) We need to talk.

Selene: (To Tanis) Your exile seems a bit more comfortable that I remember.
Michael: How does a Vampire have Lycan bodyguards?
Tanis: A gift, from a most persuasive client.

(Selene has noticed a familiar blue glow, coming from through some rips behind a tapestry. Selene walks to the tapestry.)

Selene: (Has her suspisions, looks towards Michael) Lucian.
Michael: (To Tanis) Why would Lucian wanna protect you?

(Selene pulls back the tapestry, revealing a small armory, along with a set-up for making UV ammunition, as well as ready made UV rounds.)

Selene: Because he was trading with them. (Holds-up some of the UV rounds) UV rounds. (To Tanis) How long have you been in the business of killing your own kind?
Tanis: I've done what's neccessary to survive. My decision was made easy the day your precious Viktor betrayed me...
Selene: Betrayal was something he did very well. Viktor's dead. I killed him!
Tanis: You? Kill Viktor? (Selene starts to help herself to Tanis' armory) No, I think not... (It dawns on him) Oh, unless you've learned the truth. (Sees she's sincere) Ah. So your eyes are finally open. Isn't it interesting how the truth is even harder to absorb than light? You know, I tried to stop him, of course... A travesty, committing such a horrible crime. And then turning you. That was too much to take. My protests are why he put me here. (Sees Selene helping herself to his customized Throwing Stars) Careful with that, Dear. Makes a terrible bang. Open the blades and they're active.
Selene: Good to know...

(Selene stocks-up on the stars, before picking up a multi-arrow crossbow with silver-headed bolts. She than faces Tanis with the crossbow trained on him.)

Selene: Viktor put you here for a reason, but I doubt it was because you had moral qualms. What do you know?

(Tanis has his back turned to Selene, pouring himself a glass of red wine.)

Tanis: Very little of anything, I'm afraid...

(A silver-headed arrow suddenly hits the glass in Tanis' hand, spilling the wine.)

Selene: (To Tanis) Oh. Well, then, perhaps I'm mistaken and there's no use for you at all.
Michael: Marcus was after this. Why? (Tosses over Sonja's Pendant. Tanis catches it, a grave look appears on his face.)

Tanis: Some history is based on truth, and others on deception. Viktor was not the first of our kind, as you were led to believe. He was once Human... the ruler of these lands. Marcus... he's the one. The Source. The First True Vampire...
Selene: So the legend is true?
Tanis: (About Viktor) Toward the end of his ruthless life... when the next breath ment more to Viktor than silver or gold... Marcus came with a offer... a reprieve from sickness and death. Immortality. And in return, Viktor was to use his 'Army-Turned-Immortal' to help him.
Selene: To do what?
Tanis: ...To defeat the very first Werewolves... a dangerous and infectious breed... created from Marcus' own flesh and blood: His twin brother, William. (Moves towards one of his hidden book cases) But these weren't the Lycans we know. (To Michael) Disgusting though your brethren may be... they, at least, are evolved. (Pulls away a curtain tapestry to reveal more books) No, these were raging monsters. (Pulls out one of the books) Never able to take Human form again. (Looks througn the book, but does not find what he's looking for) It was only these later generations that learned to channel their rage. (Picks up another book, but still does not find what he's looking for) And William's appetite for destruction and rampage was insatiable. (Moves towards another assortment of books) He had to be stopped. (Picks up another book) And so once Viktor's army was turned... the legions of Vampires under his control... tracked down and destroyed the animals... (Starts to unfastens the books latches)... then captured William... and locked him away. Viktor's prisoner for all time. (Sets the book down on the table)
Selene: Why let him live?
Tanis: For the same reason that Viktor never conspired against Marcus: Fear. He was warned that should Marcus ever killed... all those in his bloodline would follow him to the grave.
Selene: So in Viktor's mind, William's death would mean the deaths for all Lycans... his Slaves...
Tanis: Yes. Yes, a clever deception... but one Viktor was hardly willing to put to the test. And so Marcus was protected... at all costs.

(Tanis finishes unfastening the latches and sets the book down on the table. Tanis starts flicking through the book. Finds what he's looking for in the book.)

Tanis: Ah. Yes, here we are.

(He turns the book around to show Selene and Michael. They move closer to the book. Tanis shows then a woodcut of an army of horsemen under a banner, as they ride over a collection of the dead.)

Michael: Vampires?
Tanis: Mortals. Men loyal to Alexander Corvinus. (To Selene) The 'Father-Of-Us-All'.

(Tanis then flicks more of the pages, until it shows designs vaguely familiar to Selene. As Tanis moves past the page, Selene uses her gun to keep the page seen.)

Selene: (About the designs) What's this?
Tanis: You should know. It's William's Prison... The prison your Father was commissioned to build.

(Selene flashes back to when she was six-years-old. Her father is overseeing the excavation of a dungeon underneith a fortress. Six-year-old Selene is holding up the Pendent (minus the chain) as she and her older sister are painting on the new walls. Selene's Father sees her with the Pendent)

Selene's Father: (humorously) Oh, so your the one keeping a watch over this. I've been searching everywhere for this, My-Darling. (Kisses her on the forehead)

(More images, matching the sketches flash before her mind's-eye. Selene becomes visibly upset as she remembers all this.)

Michael: (To Selene) What is it? What's wrong? (Selene says nothing yet)
Tanis: (Answering Michael's question) She now understands why her family was killed.
Selene: (To Tanis) But that was many years later.
Tanis: The Winter of Lucian's Escape. Your Father knew too much. Or too much for Viktor to risk... especially when Lucian... had the key, (holds up Sonja's Pendent,) to William's cell.
Selene: (Catching on) ...And I'm the map...
Tanis: Yes. The only one still living who has seen it's location. Oh, Viktor realized you'd be too young to remember explicity... But Marcus knows that the memory... and therefore the exact location of William's Prison... is hidden away in your blood.
Michael: Why is Marcus looking for him now? After all this time?
Tanis: (Turning back to his wine) That I cannot answer.

(Selene cocks her new gun. Tanis becomes visibly nervious at Selene's implied threat.)

Tanis: ...But I do know someone... who could stop him... Perhaps I could arrange a meeting... In exchange for your... discretion... Of course...
Selene: (Evenly) Of course...

(Michael and Selene have arrived at Pier 17, back in Budapest. They see the ship they are looking for, the Sancta Helena. Not knowing what to expect, Michael is wary.)

Michael: How do we know Tanis isn't setting us up?
Selene: He's not brave enougth to set me up.

(Right then, a guard dog jumps-up, barking at the driver-side window. The dog's handelers is also with them. One of the Cleaners addresses Selene.)

Cleaner: (In French) You're tresspassing. Get out of the car slowly so I can see your hands.
Selene: (In French) We're here to see Lorenz Macaro.
Cleaner: (In French) (Suspicious that they know that name) Get out of the car. Slowly! Show me your hands.
Selene: (In French) So you want to see my hands, do you?

(Selene raises her hand holding Sonja's Pendent, semi-slamming it against the window for him to see. The Cleaner looks at the pendent, and then back at Selene, shocked.)


(Selene and Michael have been brought before one 'Lorenz Macaro'. He looks over the pendent now in his hands in satisfaction.)

'Lorenz Macaro' : (To his men) You can go.
Selene: So you're familiar with this then?
'Lorenz Macaro' : (Leans forward and impresses the stone in the centre) Intimately.

(As 'Marcaro's' hand moves over Sonja's Pendent, Selene sees his signet ring. Selene recognises the emblem from the woodcut Tanis showed them of Alexander Corvinus' army of mortals, The Cleaners.)

Selene: (In realization) Your Alexander Corvinis...

(Having been revealed, Lorenz Macaro/Alexander Corvinus stands up and walks around his desk towards Michael.)

Alexander Corvinus: There was a time that I was known by that name... (To Michael) But by any name, I am still your forefather.

(Alexander gives Michael a smile of paternal pride, as he hands the pendent back to him.)

Selene: How have you stayed hidden all these years...?
Alexander Corvinus: For centuries, I've stood back and watched the havoc my sons have wrought upon each other... and upon humanity... Not the legacy I prayed for, the morning I watched them enter this world. And a tiresome duty; keeping the war contained, cleaning up the mess. Hiding my familiy's unfortunate history...
Michael: Couldn't you have stopped it?
Selene: Yes.
Alexander: Could you kill your own sons?
Selene: You know what Marcus will do! If he finds me, he finds William's prison! You have to help us stop him.
Alexander: You are asking me to help you kill my son? You? A Death Dealer? How many innocents have you slain in your six-century quest to avenge your family? Spare me your self-righteous declarations; you are no different from Marcus and even less noble than William. At least he cannot control his savagery...
Selene: Anything I've done can be laid at your feet. Hundreds of thousands have died because of your inability to accept that your sons are monsters, that they create monsters! You could have stopped all of this.
Alexander: Do not come groveling to me because you are weaker than your adversery-
Selene: You know the devastation William caused before he was captured. He cannot be set free.

Marcus: Hello father.
Alexander Corvinus: You are unwelcome in my presence.
Marcus: Ah. A predictable heart, that never falls. Pity it beats within such a fool. The eldest of the immortals... Yet you have made no attempt to seize your destiny.
Alexander: We are oddities of nature, you and I. Nothing more! This is a world for humanity.
Marcus: And that petty sentiment explains why you rejected your sons? Why you stood by for half a millenium as William suffered alone in darkness...!? No father. I have no respect for you petty sentiment. Vicktor's key, where is it?
Alexander: Whatever plan you have for William is futile. You cannot control you brother.
Marcus: Oh, I am stronger now. And our bond is greater than you have ever wanted to acknowledge-
Alexander: -You're wrong. Soon you'll be drowning in Lycans, just like before.
Marcus: Oh, not Lycans father ... or vampires... A new race, created in the image of their maker... their New God... Me.... And a True God... has No Father.

(Samuel and his team of Cleaners arrive at the Sancta Helena too late after Marcus' assault.

Samuel: Get the kit!
Alexander: No!
Samuel: (Looks at Alexander's blood pooling on the floor) Please, Sir. Let us help you.
Alexander: The time has come, my friend. Find the Girl. Bring her to me.

[Marcus has just opened the door to William's cell]

Marcus: William...

[William roars and breaks free of his chains]

Marcus: William!

[William starts to charge Marcus]

Marcus: No brother! No William, stop! [William starts to calm down] It's me. I would no sooner harm you than myself.

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