A surprisingly heated debate took place between some friends the other day on where the movie Underworld is set. Opinions were as follows:
London, because they have British accents. Clearly wrong, since the subway has none of those Mind The Gap warnings.
America, because the non-vampires (Michael and his co-worker) have US accents, the two great covens are divided by “a great ocean”, and there are Bacardi posters. Also wrong, because of the following.
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, because Michael’s street address looks like it would be in Eastern Europe.
Here’s the straight dope. Michael Corvin’s address listed as “Laktos Joszef 39 ut.” In Hungarian, utca means “street” and uttest means “road”. Also, the movie was filmed in Budapest.
On related notes, Jonathan Harker’s journal entries in Dracula start with him arriving in Budapest and there is a Corvinus University in Budapest.