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.
watch the clip and TV spots >> Posted 01.08.12 by Ryan
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.
Both the first and second trailers for the upcoming Underworld: Awakening have focused almost solely on Kate Beckinsale's return as the leather-clad vampire Selene after mostly sitting out of the 2009 prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, but the first TV spot for the sequel actually spends some time on the movie's story. In Awakening, Selene awakens from a 12-year coma only to find that her Vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter (India Eisley) is being used as a pawn in the war humanity has waged on the supernatural. watch the TV spot, "legacy" video and trailer >> Posted 12.23.11 by Ryan
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment in the Underworld franchise. It's been only a few years since the last sequel, 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (which was actually a prequel to the previous two movies), but the first Underworld movie in five years for Kate Beckinsale, who (mostly) skipped out on Rise of the Lycans, outside of a recorded monologue and a re-used scene.
Beckinsale is back as the vampire Selene for Awakening, as she escapes from her comatose imprisonment to find that humans have discovered that vampires and werewolves exist and are trying to wipe them out. Selene then teams with a police detective (Michael Ealy) to bring down the evil BioCom corporation. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.11 by Ryan
Despite rumors that director Len Wiseman would return to direct Underworld 4 after skipping out for the third installment, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, it looks like Wiseman won't be taking the director's chair after all.
THR reports that Sony Screen Gems has hired Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Björn Stein, who made their English-language directorial debut with the British thriller Shelter, to helm the sequel. Comic book writer and screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski is currently rewriting the script, from an original draft by Shield writer John Hlavin.
Franchise star Kate Beckinsale, who understandably skipped out on Rise of the Lycans due to it being a prequel, is set to return as the vampire Selene for the new sequel, which will start production next March in Vancouver, Canada. Underworld 4 (working title) is set to be shot in 3-D and will be released on January 20, 2012. Posted 11.13.10 by Ryan