There has been a ridiculously small amount of news on the fourth Underworld film, but at long last Sony Screen Gems has given us a little sometime – an official title. Underworld 4 was previously bearing a tentative title of Underworld 4: New Dawn, but film is now officially called Underworld: Awakening. Well, that’s one step in a positive direction.
A follow-up to 2006’s Underworld: Evolution, the movie will follow Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she escapes imprisonment. After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, she learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/lycan hybrid daughter named Nissa. Once they are reunited, the twosome fight to stop BioCom from creating super lycans that will destroy them all.
They have yet to reveal the actress who will play Nissa, but they have shared one character that will team up with the daughter/mother duo in the new flick, and the actor playing him. Michael Ealy (Seven Pounds, Takers, The Good Wife) has been set to play the role of a police detective who will help Selene and Nissa in their quest to bring BioCom down.
Other than Michael, two other actors have been signed onto the film – India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as a character named Eve and Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl, The Tudors) as Quint. Sadly, it’s still unknown as to what roles those characters have in the story. But mystery aside, I am BEYOND happy that Kris Holden-Ried is in it because I adore him, he is in two of my all-time favorite shows (I highly suggest Lost Girl, no vamps, but lots of magical succubus goodness)!
Underworld: Awakening is set to hit theaters January 20, 2012.
Who here is excited about the upcoming film? What do you think of the storyline? Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the whole coma baby thing.