Explosive New Preview Clip and Three TV Spots For Underworld: Awakening
01.08.12 by Ryan
Yesterday we commented on how hard Sony Screen Gems was promoting of Underworld: Awakening after the release of the movie's first preview clip, and, already, another preview clip and three TV spots are online.
The fourth installment in the Underworld franchise finds Kate Beckinsale back as the leather-clad vampire Selene after spending 12 years in a coma. Beckinsale skipped the 2009 prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, but the actress' return to the franchise was essential to Awakening directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, as Mårlind explained in a recent interview with Shock Till You Drop.
Say you have a favorite band and there’s a new album coming out. You want it to sound the same, because you like them, but if they sound too much the same, you’ll think they’re boring. It’s the same thing here. We still want people to recognize what they like, because they came to see an Underworld movie, but here we’ve got Kate back. Kate is Underworld. That was one of the things we felt was important, so everything else we could play around with. We changed the classical Gothic style, the Eastern European feel, to something neo-gothic because we have the element of "man" involved this time. We put many more creatures in here; we needed to show a different kind of Lycans. One of the things we worked the hardest on is delivering hard-hitting action.
That "hard-hitting action" is on display in the explosive new clip. While the previously released clip showed Selene meeting her Vampire-Lycan hybrid daughter (India Eisley) for the first time, the new clip sees Selene setting explosives as a signal to her human partner, Detective Sebastian (Michael Ealy).
Below you can check out the three new TV spots, which highlight Selene's fight against humans and the lycan beast.
Awakening was written by John Hlavin (TV's The Shield), with rewrites by J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). Stephen Rea, Charles Dance, and Theo James co-star.