The fourth Underworld film, Underworld: Awakening, has a release date and it cannot come soon enough. Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman’s latest collaboration will hit theaters in IMAX January 20, 2012.
The first Underworld film thrilled upon arrival in 2003 and took audiences inside the world of the battle of vampires against werewolves. Two more films rocked audiences, the last without Beckinsale. Now, the actress is back in her leather suit kicking butt and taking names.
Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures Releasing President of Worldwide Distribution, told The Hollywood Reporter why his company that owns the film’s studio Screen Gems was so thrilled about the Underworld world going so large. “Underworld is one of Screen Gems' most important franchises, so it's important to us to present the movie as its fans want to see it: on the IMAX screen,” Bruer said.
Underworld: Awakening follows Selene (Beckinsale) as she joins forces with her daughter to destroy a bio company before they can weaponize the enemies of vampires -- the Lycans.