Black Leather and Whips in the First 'Underworld: Awakening' Trailer

Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:53 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Black Leather and Whips in the First 'Underworld: Awakening' Trailer

According to the first trailer for the upcoming sequel Underworld: Awakening 3D, the death-dealing vampire Selene has just spent more than a decade in some sort of cryogenic captivity at the hands of humans.  This is probably important to the movie's plot, but more importantly for the marketing team, it means that the trailer (and presumably the movie, too) can began with a naked Beckinsale slinking around in a misty room. Following that, the trailer moves on to hit every beat required of an Underworld movie, including black leather, a whole lot of gunfire, no shortage of slow-mo action, and werewolves.  That said, you probably skipped over the remainder of this paragraph to watch the Underworld: Awakening 3D trailer as soon as you read "naked Beckinsale."

This trailer is here for your viewing pleasure thanks to Movie-List.

So apparently, the sinister company that imprisoned Selene for all those years also considerately held on to her signature skintight outfit and combat boots too, probably for research purposes.  The film finds Selene in a future where humans know about both vampires and Lycans, and this BioCom company is intent on creating super-werewolves.  Naturally, Selene must stop them, and she'll do so with the help of her daughter, Nissa.

This is Beckinsale's return to the Underworld franchise after sitting out the third film, a prequel titled Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.  Beckinsale's real-life husband and the director of the first two Underworld films Len Wiseman remains on board as a producer, but Awakening is directed by the Swedish combo of Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, both of whom seem to know how to make a movie look properly blue-gelled.

While Beckinsale is clearly the center of all the action here, the sequel also stars Charles Dance, Michael Ealy, Stephen Rea, India Eisley, Theo James, and Sandrine Holt.

Underworld: Awakening 3D will hit theaters on January 20, 2012.

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