Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene in ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Trailer

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Director: Mas Marlind, Björn Stein
Writer: John Hlavin
Screenplay: J. Michael Straczynski
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance, Michael Ealy, Kris Holden-Reid
Genre: Action, Horror, Fantasy

The battle between vampires, werewolves and lycans started in 2003 in the first Underworld movie starring Kate Beckinsale as Selene and directed by Len Wiseman and this went on to have two other installments; Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009) which like the first one, did real good at the box office. Now Selene is back for another installment in  Underworld: Awakening whose trailer just got released and is already gathering major buzz amongst fans and critics.

For those new to Underworld, you should find the plot of the franchise  inserted below useful;

“In the Underworld universe, vampires, werewolves and Lycans (evolved werewolves who are able to shift between human and wolf form), are not supernatural creatures, but rather the product of a virus.

Alexander Corvinus is considered the first and the progenitor of the Vampire and Lycan lines. He was the only survivor of a plague that wiped out his village. Somehow, his body was able to mutate the virus, mold it to his own benefit. He had three sons, two of whom inherited their father’s immortality and were bitten, one by bat and one by wolf, creating the Vampire and Lycan lines. Corvinus’ third son, who did not inherit immortality, also carried the Corvinus, hidden away in his genetic code — an exact duplicate of the original virus, passed along to his human descendants through the centuries. This, according to Singe, is the key to creating a hybrid.” – Wikipedia

In Underworld: Awakening, Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. She learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Eve, and when she finds her, they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.

After seeing this trailer, one thing came to mind; “Now the real werewolves and vampires can come out to play. Twilight, park well and let Underworld: Awakening through”

Underworld: Awakening is due in cinemas: 20th Of January, 2012

Mistah Cole

Mistah Cole

is a Nigerian-born Music critic and movie blogger

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