New Trailer for Underworld: Awakening Starring Kate Beckinsale
11.02.11 by Ryan
In August, fans got to see the first peek of Kate Beckinsale back as the leather-clad vampire Selene in the first trailer for the upcoming sequel Underworld: Awakening. Beckinsale was essentially absent from the 2009 prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and the latest installment isn't exactly picking up where 2006's Underworld: Evolution left off.
In Awakening, Beckinsale's Selene awakens after being held captive for 12 years to find that humanity is no longer ignorant of vampires and lycans. She also discovers that she has a daughter (India Eisley) who is a lycan/vampire hybrid and is being used as a pawn in the war humanity has raged on the supernatural. In order to to bring down the evil BioCom corporation, Selene teams up with a police detective (Michael Ealy) for help. From the look of the latest trailer for the sequel, it doesn't look like Beckinsale's Selene needs much help from the way she tears through her adversaries.
Awakening was written by John Hlavin (TV's The Shield) and rewritten by J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). Mans Marlind and Björn Stein (Shelter) directed the movie which will be produced by Len Wiseman, Beckinsale's husband and the director of the first two Underworld movies. Stephen Rea (The Crying Game) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) co-star.