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Release Date: January 20, 2012
Studio: Sony, Screen Gems
Director: Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein (Shelter, Storm)
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, India Eisley, Michael Ealy, Kris Holden-Ried, and Stephen Rea.
Plot: [Underworld Awakening] brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans, as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. 

Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Thoughts: The Underworld series ranks right up there with the Resident Evil movie series in terms of guilty pleasures. It is awful, yet at the same time strangely addictive and entertaining. Plus, it’ll be great to see Kate Beckinsale return as the vampire who loves squeezing herself into skin tight leather and shooting guns with an endless supply of bullets. It hits theaters at the end of January. It is a little surprising that Scott Speedman’s Michael Corvin isn’t returning along with Beckinsale, but maybe that is just a little surprise that the action flick has in store. We’ll have to wait and see.

You must have heard by now that after Ridley Scott is done with his Alien “prequel”, that he will be returning to the world of replicants and the dystopian future society in Blade Runner. Now, as much as I would love to see Ridley Scott direct a follow up to Blade Runner, I can’t help but worry that it will take something away from the original. The mystery that we were left with at the end of the movie. Sure, he could be crafting a new story set in the world, heck it might even take place before or around the time of the original movie (again like his new Alien universe movie Prometheus). But will he be able to capture the magic of the original? Harrison Ford’s Deckard? Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty? Will modern CGI make the world seem a little too clean?

Recently we were treated to new images and a plot synopsis for the new entry into the Underworld series, and now we have a full trailer! After a one film break Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, and much has changed over the years. Vampires have been revealed to the world, hunted down and imprisoned. Only few remain in hiding. Will Selene be able to rally them and save her people? As an audience member are we supposed to be rooting for the vampires to defeat the humans? Because that seems kinda off. The lovely Beckinsale is joined in this installment by Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea, and Theo James. It comes out January 20th, 2012. Click here to check out the film’s trailer.

Posted on August 19th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on Film News: Blade Runner 2? Underwolrd Trailer!
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The Howling is being Remade

Hot on the heals of New Moon‘s 140 million dollar opening weekend, you can add Joe Dante’s cult werewolf movie, The Howling to the list of great movies that is getting the remake treatment. The 1981 film, which starred Dee Wallace and Robert Picardo, focused on a news anchor who is stalked by a serial killer who ends up being a werewolf. Along with An American Werewolf in London (which is also being remade), The Howling is one of those movies that helped shape a genre of horror films.  Like most 80s horror films, the movie spawned six sequels, each of which was worse than the last (the most recent ones went straight to video).

While our list of horror remakes grows, we can at least be happy of one thing; we’re getting a Scream 4, not a Scream remake. Kevin Williamson is returning to write, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox are all reprising their roles (hopefully they bring back Dempsey also), and Wes Craven will most likely return to direct the thing (come on, what does he have that would trump this?). Maybe if Scream 4 does great numbers at the box office, we’ll start to get real horror sequels, instead of more shitty remakes.

If you have never seen The Howling, you can check out the film’s trailer here, and I’m sure you can find the full movie online, or you could always buy it off Amazon.

Posted on November 23rd, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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