Yep, you heard me right. Kate Beckinsale is officially reprising her role as the vampire Selene in the fourth movie in the series, Underworld: Awakening. Obviously the fact that the third movie was a prequel meant that Kate was missing for that effort, but she proudly took the stage at Comic-Con 2011 next to hubby Len Wiseman (director of the first three installments) and the new directors of the fourth movie (personally picked by Wiseman), Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, and made the announcement.
At this point, we don’t know lots about the movie, except that it takes place some time after the end of the second installment, and it involves Selene “awakening” from a coma to discover the world has changed. Oh, and its in 3D! Did I mention that? Oops, sorry I forgot. Or rather I tried to forget. Can’t we just get over the whole 3D thing… You know, the All Action, No Plot Movie Club is going to see Captain America next week, and our regular Hoyts is ONLY showing the 3D version. Not the standard version…. what gives?
Anyway, Underworld: Awakening has a release date for the US and UK of 20th January 2012, but none for Australia just yet.