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Underworld Awakening (2012)

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When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

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Måns Mårlind (as Mårlind), Björn Stein (as Stein)

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Len Wiseman (screenplay), John Hlavin (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Selene
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Jacob Lane
Michael Ealy ... Detective Sebastian
Theo James ... David
India Eisley ... Eve
Sandrine Holt ... Lida
Charles Dance ... Thomas
Kris Holden-Ried ... Quint
Jacob Blair ... Officer Kolb
Adam Greydon Reid ... Med Tech #1
Catlin Adams ... Olivia
Robert Lawrenson ... Waterfront Cop
Lee Majdoub ... Desk Guard #1
John Innes ... Medical Supervisor
Tyler McClendon ... Scientist
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Storyline

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael, they're hit by a grenade. 12 years later, Selene awakens, and meets the vampire, David. She learns she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth.. Now, Selene and David have to protect her daughter, Eve against the Lycans who intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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English | Russian

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underworld: New Dawn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,306,725, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$62,321,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,112,671
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First version of the script was titled Underworld - New Dawn, and before it went through at least half a dozen screenwriters, some of who were left uncredited, it was very different from the film. Some of the differences include;

Antigen was originally called BioCom; Selene wore her iconic outfit from previous two films only in opening scene before she's captured but near the ending she finds and wears similar outfit; She was imprisoned by BioCom for 15 years instead of 12; Her daughter was 14 years old instead of 11 and she was called Nissa: It wasn't Nissa's DNA BioCom were after, instead they wanted to use them both as breeders for super hybrids; Selene escapes during attempt by BioCom to impregnate her and not after waking up from cryogenic suspension; Super-lycan wasn't as big and instead he was lot more like William from second film; There were no tunnel lycans and Sebastian's character. All the later versions kept changing so much of the story that even when filming started there was no finalized plot storyline. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 9 mins) Detective Sebastian fires a total of 7 rounds at the Antigen van in the parking garage - three at the driver, three at the front-left tire, then one after it passes him - without reloading, yet the Taurus Judge pistol he is using is designed to only hold 5 rounds in its cylinder. Later, after Sebastian has reloaded the pistol, he fires 8 rounds at Dr. Lane, again without reloading. See more »

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[first lines]
Selene: The Vampire and Lycans clan have been at war for centuries before I was born, their endless conflict hidden from the human world. I was turned by a Vampire. And given the strength to avenge my family against the Lycans. And I was good at it. Then I found Michael Corvin, a human that was neither turned by Vampire nor Lycan, but a hybrid of the two. And everything changed. Allies turned enemies, and Vampire elders I had protected for now six centuries now wanted me dead. We ...
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Made of Stone (Renholdër Remix)
Written by Amy Lee, Will B. Hunt, Terry Balsamo, Tim McCord, Troy McLawhorn and Will Boyd
Performed by Evanescence
Courtesy of Wind-Up Records
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I dreamt of the day we would meet. Like a silly little girl. You're as cold as one already dead.
17 October 2015 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Popcorn bonanza as the Underworld series passes by in a whirl of effects driven action. Kate Beckinsale returns as super sexy - latex wearing - vampire Selene, after having skipped the third movie, here added into the mix is that Selene is searching for her hybrid daughter, while the pesky humans are intent on wiping out all vampires and lycans.

Cue carnage. The story is very slight, the script equally so, where pretty much all roads lead to another action scene. So Selene leaps about a lot amongst blood, brains and beasties, the later of which fronted by a new giganticus hulkus werewolf. No actor in the film is asked to stretch their acting chops, but for fans of the series and action junkies in general, this is undeniably a good fun movie. 6/10


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