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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Len Wiseman (screenplay), John Hlavin (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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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 a 12-year-old girl against the Lycans who intend to use her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Prepare for a new breed of war. See more »


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

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Trivia

India Eisley's (Eve) big screen debut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 26 mins) When David and Selene are being chased in a van by Lycans, the pedestrians walking on the sidewalks don't react at all to seeing the Lycans running past them or causing cars to crash. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) See more »

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Blackout (Renholdër Remix)
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Welcome Back Selene
16 January 2017 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

After taking an episode off Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is back. The Vampires and Lycans are in a new world in which their kind are being hunted and killed by humans in large numbers; they are being "purged". Even with a purge and the existence of Vampires and Lycans being public knowledge it hasn't stopped the feud between the species.

Awakening is a refreshing Underworld in that it brings us back to present day and brings back the super-"death dealer", Selene. Her skills are on full display throughout with an array of weapons. She faces some incredible odds and expertly defies them time and again.

I was impressed with the modernity of the movie and adding the wrinkle of discovery and subsequent "purging". This episode brought us into the present day with media, police and corporations. It was no longer a confined fight between Vampires and Lycans existing in a vacuum. Awakening was action-packed with a cool story.


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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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