‘Underworld Awakening’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale is Back in Action

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2012 is going to be a big year for movies, and it has the opportunity to kick off with a strong start if Underworld Awakening is up to par. The new chapter in the hit supernatural series has the benefit of having franchise star Kate Beckinsale back in black leather to once again portray vampire “death-dealer” Selene, as well as the lure(?) of a having been shot in 3D.

The only question is: does this new trailer promise the start of a good year, or is it an ill omen for movie fans?

Awakening will start a new chapter of the franchise, in which Selene (wait for it…) awakens from a 12-year cryogenic imprisonment, only to find the world is a very different place. Lycans (werewolves) and vampires have both become the prey of humanity, which wishes to eradicate both sides from existence. There is a young girl who could potentially turn the tide of the war, but it’s up to Selene to keep her alive and protected long enough to do so. Along the way, Selene kicks ass, takes names, and learns a few surprises about what’s transpired in the time she was gone.

Now that you know what you’re in for, check out the second trailer for Underworld Awakening:

Selene making graceful, impossible leaps? Check. Selene going kung-fu on a group of unfortunate opponents? Check. Selene blazing her guns and occasionally using them as drawing tools? Check. Selene tossing blades around like a circus performer? Check. Gimmicky pop-out-at-you 3D shots? But of course.

Seems like we’re getting classic Underworld in the third dimension.

To their credit, Swedish TV-turned-film directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein have done a pretty admirable job creating a new-but-familiar world of Underworld to play in. It’s hard to look at the footage in this trailer and say that the film looks poorly shot, low-budget, or amateurish. It’s pretty slick, polished, and in general, well choreographed. In short: it looks like a pretty solid slice of genre entertainment. Fans of the franchise will probably be happy that it looks better and more focused than Undeworld: Evolution was, and more thrilling than Rise of the Lycans was. If you’ve never been onboard with this series, best to move along.

As stated Underworld Awakening will help get the year started when it hits theaters on January 20, 2012.

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  1. But no Michael?

    • That is the big question Cody… that is the big question… ;-)

    • Considering that Scott Speedman said he won’t be coming back to the franchise, I think it’s safe to say he’s not in this film. I wouldn’t rule out a reference to the character though.

      • I am not for sure about this, but in the first trailer or whatever, doesn’t Selene ask someone where Michael is? Or something to that effect? I could be wrong though. I really hope Scott will return to the franchise. I quite enjoyed Michael in the first two films.

  2. 2 words: BLACK LEATHER!!!

    • hell yeah!!! she is smokin =DD

  3. Can … not … wait.

    Hoping Michael IS in it. His character is awesome (read bad*ss) in the series.

  4. Paying for a ticket to watch this in 3d : £11

    Paying for popcorn, hotdog and drink : £15

    Watching from behind as Kate Beckinsale crawls through a ventilation shaft wearing a skintight pvc catsuit…………….Priceless. ^-^

    I’d see it for that alone. Actually I’ve quite enjoyed all the Underworld films so far.

    • Amen bro’. Fapp time. Nomnomnomnom.

    • LOL Thats the same thing i was thinking and in 3D!

  5. I just hope this doesn’t go Alien 3 or Highlander 2 on us.

    I think what made UW 1 and 2 so great is that it was a battle of secrecy. So the focus was only vampires and only werewolves. Now, the cat is out of the bag and the mystique is lost and “humans” are the enemy, it worries me that the effects are going to be limited to Kate and just a few others. I am curious what the budget is for this compared to the previous movies.

    If it follows any usual Hollywood trend, anything after a “3″ is going to be exponentially more awful than the previous one.

    Don’t get me wrong. I WANT it to succeed! I loves me some Kate in leather. And I have really liked the franchise.

    Just sayin though…

    • And I chose Alien 3 and Highlander 2 because they were horrible movies that followed really great movies.

      • Highlander 2 wasnt bad just the whole another planet idea was stupid.

  6. I hate people who use quotes from different movies….

  7. I’m just happy speedman’s not in it less romance more blood

  8. Uhmm, maybe I’m not up on my gaming franchise licenses but when did the Underworld Series become a part of the Resident Evil series? The second sentence in this article left me scratching my head.

    • LOL … Kofi must be hittin’ the sauce pretty hard. :)

  9. Did I miss something? I Don’t remember Underworld and Resident Evil being the same movie. Kind of a Oops moment there.

  10. Selene vs. Alice! Now that would be a sweet movie!

  11. 2012 is going to be a big year for movies, and it has the opportunity to kick off with a strong start if Underworld Awakening is up to par. The new chapter in the hit Resident Evil series has the benefit of having franchise star Kate Beckinsale back in black leather to once again portray vampire “death-dealer” Selene, as well as the lure(?) of a having been shot in 3D.

    Did you mean in the Underworld series because im pretty sure its not Resident Evil.

  12. Just a thought. But I think Speedman will have a cameo in the prologue. Something along the lines of they get bum-rushed by humans, Selene gets caught off guard, Michael goes all uber, kills some people, then get’s pwned.

  13. I would watch her do math for an hour and a half if she was wearing that black leather.

  14. Underworld + Resident Evil= Kofi fail

    • Damon,

      That was totally my fault. I came in behind Kofi and added that link. Had a brain fart. It’s been fixed.

      Vic

  15. Here’s where that link was SUPPOSED to point:

    http://screenrant.com/galleries/underworld-pics/

    :)

    Vic

  16. I´m glad they dropped Michael. Nowhere to go with that story really. Looks like it´s a little more in keeping with the first movie, which I hope it is anyway. Kate B kicking ass? I´m there.

  17. I Heart Kate Beckinsale

  18. It feels too much like Resident Evil with vampires.

  19. ‘Underworld Awakening’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale is Back in Action
    Published on November 2nd, 2011
    Written by: Kofi Outlaw

    2012 is going to be a big year for movies, and it has the opportunity to kick off with a strong start if Underworld Awakening is up to par. The new chapter in the hit supernatural series has the benefit of having franchise star Kate Beckinsale back in black leather to once again portray vampire “death-dealer” Selene, as well as the lure(?) of a having been shot in 3D.
    Love the Underworld Films couldn’t have been more plsd when news of this latest one was released Especially as Kate Beckinsale is back…
    Cut n pasted this from Article above ‘I’read nothing hinting at Resident Evil so am baffed by ur post. b

  20. ‘Underworld Awakening’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale is Back in Action
    Published on November 2nd, 2011
    Written by: Kofi Outlaw
    2012 is going to be a big year for movies, and it has the opportunity to kick off with a strong start if Underworld Awakening is up to par. The new chapter in the hit supernatural series has the benefit of having franchise star Kate Beckinsale back in black leather to once again portray vampire “death-dealer” Selene, as well as the lure(?) of a having been shot in 3D.
    I Love the Underworld Films couldn’t have been more plsd when news of this latest one was released Especially as Kate Beckinsale is back…
    Cut n pasted this from Article above ‘I’read nothing hinting at Resident Evil so am baffed by ur post. b

  21. @Scully – Uhh…because it was fixed. Obvious question with an obvious answer.

  22. Seems solid. It doesn’t try to take itself too seriously. Sounds like it’ll be a good piece of entertainment.
    Changed the story just enough to keep it interesting, but not so much that it doesn’t make sense (although it feel like a bit of a stretch, but eff that). They didn’t get rid of Kate, which is a big pro. No reason to watch an Underworld movie without her in it. I’m liking this.

  23. I, for one, wasn’t overly thrilled with the Underworld series (although i gotta hand to Kate…dat chick BAD… :p); i thought they were mildly entertaining (2.5/3 outta 5). THIS, though, definitely looks like a step in the right direction…I might actually see this in theaters. I hope they give me a 2D option, though…i HATE paying for 3D movies these days…jes ain’t wurf it…

  24. how can this not be a sequel to underworld evolution as it ended as selena and michael turned human because they killed william and marcus

  25. This feels like an exercise in ruining a great franchise. I too loves me some 10 mm totin’ Kate in latex, but the two movies and the prequel were great entertainment. They should leave off with Michael and Kate at the castle where William and Victor catch their lunch. This suspended animation storyline, child, no Michael, 3D-it all sounds like a $uckfest in the bad sense. I’ll hold out hope the movie makers get the message before release.

  26. Sorry William and Marcus catch their lunch-Victor was already dead at that point-nice lunch meat slicer scene.

  27. A lot of you have already said it but I’ll say it again. They need Michael. He made the first 2 movies worth watching. I love Kate as much as the next guy but Michael (to me) was the other half of Seline in this story.

  28. If Michael isn’t in the film, the producers still can make a reference to Michael. If the actor doesn’t come back to play Michael, then they can bring another actor in and make references in the script about Michael getting a face lift. Just a thought!

  29. Michael probably died during the time that Selene was held captive. I think that’s the only way that his daughter and Selene would have stayed captive for so long, otherwise he would have rescued them. He probably died trying to get them and now his daughter is the only one that could harbor both the Lycan and vampire viruses and that’s why she’s so important.