423px Underworld awakening poster 211x300 Underworld: Awakening TrailerI think we all know that the Vampire and Werewolf craze has kind of run its course, despite the fact that two films still remain in the extremely popular Twilight Saga, beginning later this fall. But, long before vampire sparkles and Taylor Lautner felt it necessary to wear nothing but cut off jeans on screen, the Underworld films made vampires and werewolves awesome and Gothic; the way they should be. Kate Beckinsale and company brought on a new take on the two worlds and combined them in a modern and violent way that had fans yearning for more. Two films and a prequel later, you have yourself a fairly successful film franchise.

Len Wiseman, who is also the husband of Beckinsale, returned to produce the latest film in the franchise, which has hopped on the always annoying 3D band wagon, and Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein directed the film, titled Underworld: Awakening. The film also stars Charles Dance, Michael Ealy, India Eisley and Stephen Rea and is set to release January 20, 2012.