‘Underworld: Awakening’ Trailer: Vampires vs. Werewolves vs. Humans

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Kate Beckinsale is back in tight leather for another round of supernatural battle. No, she hasn’t joined the cast of Breaking Dawn – she’s actually headlining the fourth installment of her own supernatural creature franchise, Underworld: Awakening.

Today we have the first trailer for Underworld 4, and it looks like more of the same that we’ve seen from the franchise, but thankfully lands more on the side of the first Underworld, rather than its lackluster sequel, Underworld: Evolution.

The story this time around acts as both a sequel and a semi-reboot: Selene (Beckinsale) awakens 12 years in the future after being held captive in stasis, only to find that the tables have turned on the world stage. Now, it is humans who are the hunters, while vampires and their enemies Lycans (werewolves) are the prey. As one of of the last of the now-legendary “death-dealers,” Selene’s return will shakeup this new world order. And of course, she needs to solve the mystery of what happened to her Lycan/Vamp hybrid lover, Michael.

Check out the trailer for Underworld: Awakening, which will literally be coming at us in 3D:

There is so much about this trailer that is familiar. People screaming “LYCANS!” Selene’s supernatural acrobatics, the whole “You dishonored the covenant” plot point – not to mention the slow-mo turn and tossing of those death-dealer disks, which will almost certainly be exploited as an in-your-face 3D effect. That all said, the plot has been thankfully stripped-down from the convoluted mythos of Evolution: Selene has to learn all about this new world she’s in, and we the audience will learn the new rules of the game along with her (hence that semi-reboot label).

Swedish directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Shelter) haven’t exactly reinvented the wheel that was first spun by director Len Wiseman and Co., but they do seem to have found away to work in some fun new tricks (Selene breaking necks while jumping off a ledge = awesome). I’ve always been a fan of the series, so I’ll be there for this new chapter as well. Never hurts to spend a few hours with a leather-clad Kate Beckinsale.

Are you looking forward to touring the new Underworld, or were the first three installments enough for you?

Underworld: Awakening will be in theaters on January 20, 2012.

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  1. dammmmm this is gonna be awesome i just hope that the same actor returns to play michael

  2. Looks good.

  3. While no one except them knows whether or not they have been trying, it is strange that after seven years of marriage, Kate Beckinsale still hasn’t had any children with Len Wiseman. He has selflessly helped raise her daughter for all this time and she seems solely focused on her career.

    • And how is this any of your business?

  4. Kate looks AWESOME!! Never a sexier Vampire IMO. I wonder if the big Lycan at the end is Michael after being experimented on? I really enjoyed the first two films with Beckinsale..Looking forward to this.

  5. meh

  6. 0.0 YAY!!!!! more Kate in more leather!!!!!

  7. Hmm… “Underworld: Awakening” is not as interesting than the first three, but it does look rather entertaining. I will remain optimistic.

  8. Ruined by 3D. Will be unwatchable on DVD for the same reason.

    • Have to agree. Watching the trailer those stupid 3D shots made a good trailer terrible. I wanna watch it, but I know I’ll be grumbling everytime a obvious 3D point is made.

      • You don’t have tow atch it in 3d it’s not JUST in 3d. You know that

        • Um, if I want to watch it at a cinema I will have to watch in 3D. Most cinemas only show 3D versions of films where I live.
          And the 3D shots will look stupid on Blu Ray. Because they always stick out like a sore thumb.

    • Not only that. Beckinsale´s fight scenes are a complete rip off of Iron Man 2. A hot chick in a black suit running down a hallway and finishing off some bad guys, then she jumps up and breaks a werewolf´s back by spinning around his neck. Been there, done that. And I´m sick of vampire and werewolf movies.

      • Love these two girls but Kate did a better job here compared to the hot chick in Iron Man 2,Hit girl was even on top of her game also.Wouldn’t you say?

      • Only difference is that Beckinsale looks a hell of alot better than Scar Jo (much better actress too).

        • Yes, she does.

          • I agree 100%

  9. I am still wondering what powers the regular Vampires have besides jumping from heights and shooting lots of guns. Other than that it seems that Vampires have the dirty end of the stick in terms of powers.

    • I take these vampires, over any teen hipster vampries anyday.. she seem’s fast, and strong, good agility and most of all she does NOT sparkle in the sun cause she’ll burn.. and we don’t want to see a sexy Kate burn up..

    • Her powers are usually seen in relation to other creatures, so you rarely see. In Evolution, there was one fight scene with some cops and it showed how fast she moved in relation to them.

  10. Hell yea I can’t wait!

  11. They don’t really expect this weak tripe to keep working again and again and again, do they? This is rolling into #4, and I get the feeling any real excitement to be found with this series burned out around #2.

  12. Beckinsale in tight leather, vampires, werewolves, Beckinsale in tight leather, sci-fi elements, Beckinsale in tight leather; what more is there to say? Oh yeah, Beckinsale in tight leather. Why am I seeing it? DUH!! 8-)

  13. It’s coming out in January means that the studio has little faith in it.

    • All the UNderworld films have come out in jan/Sept so yeah … nice try

      Underworld – Sept.
      Underworld 2 – Jan
      Underworld 3 – Jan

      • since the weaker films of the series came out in January, you are sorting of making the point for him.

  14. Kate looks awesome, the film…meh…

  15. I have said this before and I will say it again.

    Kate Beckensale could read Crime and Punishment while wearing a potato sack and I would still watch enthralled.

    • Agreed!

      • Ditto!

  16. So who’s playing the Lone Ranger and Tonto in this one……..

  17. I was talking about UW the other day and how I was hoping for another installment …
    January 20?? Give a FAN a break already!!
    This looks good, but not the story line I was looking for…
    Now, where’s my ticket??

  18. i have always been a fan. i am so glad she is back

  19. Great trailer, I like the three movies.

    I hope this movie turns out to be awesome.

  20. Kate Beckinsale is Amazing

  21. Kate Beckinsale can’t do wrong by me. She made “Whiteout” watchable.

  22. This looks great can’t wait to see this but i also want to see a origins prequel about marcus and his twin brother william, and their father corvinus. maybe victor hates lycan because william falls in love with vitor wife and is turning into the lycan we see in evolution, and as victor is dieing marcus makes a deal with with him for some reason and turns him into the vampire we see in rise? i mean there is a story there we never really got a chance to dive in and explore.

    • that… would be awesome!!

  23. “Never hurts to spend a few hours with a leather-clad Kate Beckinsale.” Very true….One thing about watching the trailer….It looked more like a video game than a movie…

  24. Actually looked better than the last two – could be on the list.

    • there were three. Not two. Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

  25. How is this the first time I even heard of them doing another movie? I must of been under a rock or something. I hope it’s good.

  26. Hi to every one:
    I am the one who loves Vampires more than anyone else in the existence; and i have to say Selene is not acting like a Vampire, There are only two people who are like real Vampire first is Gary old man in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Second is Bill Nighy as Elder Vampire Victor, I think Victor has to be invincible and indestructible because Vampires are Darkness and Abyss itself,and I feel the blank space of Victor in the movie greatly, He is fantastic remember how mighty he killed a werewolf and compare it with Selene style She is a ninja not a Vampire.
    Arman(Darkness)

    • Eh ya gotta admit Akasha’s pretty bad ass. But yea that’s kinda what the Death Dealers are SWAT Team Ninja like vampires that do most of the fighting. Plus if you look at the trailer close enough they kind of stole some elements of several movies.

      Selene breaks out of ice containment (Blade 2 when Blade cuts Wisler down out of that blood tank).

      Objests flying at the screen like throwing stars & bladed whips with words at the bottom traveling in slow motion (Ninja Assassin movies & trailer effects).

      Sliding under a table & shooting (Shoot’Em Up).

      Then finally an over head view of fire arching left across the screen (Take Selene jumping over it out & add some humans possessed by angels & you have Legion)

      Not saying I won’t see it, it’s just that some of it’s starting to look all too familiure.

  27. I was under the impression that she was cured of the vamp curse after she killed Victor. Or am I misunderstanding?

    • Nope what happened was she killed Vic, but remained a vamp. In #2 the sunlight actually started to burn her at the end of the first fight scene. Then during the scene where Alexander Corvenus dies she drinks his blood (the blood of an immortal human) which gives her all of his past memories as would drinking anyone elses, but also turns her eyes from that glowing blue to a white color. Right before the movie ends we see that drinking his blood also made it so that she could now walk within the sunlight as she embraces Micheal tenderly……Que the short narration & end credits

  28. I agree with Icy one. I don’t want to get through a deep analyze which is my specialty; But I have to repeat it again. Underworld is almost nothing with out Victor.Even so many years have passed I am still as sad as the moment I saw Victor’s death. I do love Victor.
    Vampires are true immortals they can not be destroyed movies are becoming a crap these days. Thirteen Antediluvian Vampires which are the most ancient Vampires are literally indestructible they are again literally Darkness and Abyss itself with unimaginable magical and physical powers; For instance Lasombra is one them his magical power(discipline) is called Obtenebration which allows to ancient Vampire Lasombra to command even black holes He can create black holes and live inside them! This the real power of a real Vampire and look what silly movies have done to the most powerful rules of the night. Dark blessing Arman Taraggiy Oskouiy(Darkness)

    • Vampires have nothing on Hello Kitty. She controls Rainbows

  29. I’m a big fan of this franchise but I hope Awakening isn’t the same as the first two installments in which Selene is just a killing machine wiping out the persecuted lycans with little or no emotion whatsoever. Lucian, whom is the most sympathetic character in this trilogy, sought to stop the slaughter of lycans with the creation of the hybrid but Michael being half lycans still holds no sway with the lycans. Rise of the Lycans is the best of the series because Lucian reveals he has much more humanity than Selene in fighting for lycans freedom and revenge for the deaths of Sonia and their unborn child. Also these movies need to get away from stressing who is the strongest. Stronger does not necessarily mean better fighter and older does not mean stronger. The writers say these things but contradict themselves when Selene kills Marcus and Michael kills William.

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