Oh that Kate Beckinsale. She started out doing Shakespeare, Jane Austin and Whit Stillman, then segued to the dark side with her signature role as Selene in 'Underworld' and 'Underworld: Evolution,' then tried her hand at serious fare again with 'Fragments' and 'Nothing But the Truth.' Now she's returning to her bloody ways in 'Underworld: Awakening' in which she reprises her role as the superhuman werewolf hunter (Beckinsale skipped the third outing, the prequel 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans').

In 'Awakening,' Selene comes out of a 12-year-induced coma to find a world in which humans have discovered the truth about vampires and Lycans and are waging an all-out war against them. To make things even more interesting, she finds out that she has a pre-teen daughter somewhere in the world. Naturally, she goes after her daughter, killing a lot of evil humans and Lycans along the way.

Screen Gems has just released a trailer for 'Awakening,' which starts with Beckinsale au naturel before escaping her captivity and donning her skin-tight black leather catsuit. It kind of reminds us of the beginning of 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse,' when Alice wakes up nude and alone in a hospital room.

'Underworld: Awakening' will arrive Jan. 20, 2012, in 3D.

Check out the slam-bam trailer after the jump.



Tip o' the hat to Inside Movies.