After the big success of this year’s Underworld: Awakening which welcomed back Kate Beckinsale in the leading role and became the highest-grossing film in the franchise, it is no surprise to hear that Sony Pictures are possibly fast-tracking a fifth entry in the series.
Although nothing is confirmed, Sony Pictures registered the URL UnderworldBattle.com two days ago on Tuesday April 24th, 2012. As has been their working practice for a while now, Sony like to get the early registrations in on URLs before announcing projects and we all remember last year when they registered dozens of domain variations around the term ‘James Bond Skyfall’ which was eventually announced to be the official title of the 23rd James Bond movie.
So although we can’t yet confirm Underworld Battle is the name of a likely fifth movie, we can be sure Sony are planning to use it for something or another.
Currently the domain redirects visitors to the Sony Pictures homepage for Underworld: Awakening, which hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 8th. There is a chance it will have something to do with a wider marketing campaign for the home video release of the latest film or a new box set, or it could be the name of a planned video game. Or something else.
But we must remember the surprising success of Underworld: Awakening this year and the likelihood that Sony want a fifth movie out in cinemas soon and they have form in announcing projects this way.
source – fusible