Wow, check out this blatant rip-off

I work part time at a bookstore, and last night I was doing some returns. I came across this book called Prodigal, by Marc Giller. Never seen it before, and we were sending all our copies back to the publisher. Anyway. here’s the cover. Those of you with even a passing familiarity with 2003’s Underworld will recognize it as being pretty much a direct copy of this scene from early in the movie.

I mean, wow. Even her boots are the same. Obviously the illustrator ripped it off, but I’m amazed no one noticed the similarity. It didn’t occur to me until later on that maybe someone did catch it (Screen Gems’ lawyers, maybe?), and that’s why it was being returned. Maybe I should have kept a copy for future collectability?