At the end of Underworld Evolution, the film’s principal ass-kicker, Selene (as played by Kate Beckinsale), spoke of uncertain futures and new beginnings. Changes in the Underworld universe had occurred and fans were eager to see what those changes yielded. Unfortunately, when that film came out in 2006, audiences didn’t know they were going to have to wait six years to see the continuing adventures of Selene. (In 2009, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans was released but presented a prequel story.)
Underworld Awakening‘s release is almost upon us, however, bringing with it Kate Beckinsale, a slew of new characters and more vampires versus Lycan mayhem. And orchestrating it all this time is a pair of directors hailing from Sweden.
Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein made their feature debut with 2005’s Storm. They followed that with the thriller Shelter, still unreleased in the U.S. and starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Underworld Awakening (opening January 20) is their biggest feat yet and SuperHeroHype sister site ShockTillYouDrop.com recently spoke with them about the experience and about their desire to make this the most kinetic, monster-filled Underworld entry yet.