9/26/2016

More 'Twilight' Sequels A "Possibility" Says Lionsgate Exec


How bad has Lionsgate/Summit had it trying to build a new franchise following Twilight's conclusion with 'Breaking Dawn' four years ago? With the exception of The Hunger Games everything has failed, and that includes the Divergent series which looked like a hit, but has fallen to the point where it's now being considered as a TV movie. So it's not really a surprise they are still leaving the door open for more Twilight movies down the road.

Lionsgate exec Patrick Wachsberger spoke to ScreenDaily about the studio's franchise woes, and said there's a chance we could see the story of Bella Swann and Edward Cullen continue on the big screen, if author Stephenie Meyer is up for it...

“It’s a possibility. Not a certainty but it’s a possibility. It’s about Stephenie [novelist Stephenie Meyer]. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we’re here for her.”

There have been some flimsy rumors out there that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are already confirmed for any new Twilight movies, citing their "failed" solo careers. I guess if your only criteria is how much money their projects have made they've been failures, but the truth is both stars are at their creative peaks.

Considering how popular Twilight was and continues to be, it's no shock Lionsgate is eager for more. And they've continued to try and mine the YA field as deep as they possibly can, with adaptations of Chaos Walking and The Kingkiller Chronicle on the way. But the genre has been on the downswing for a while now, and it's doubtful going back to a long dried-up well is the answer.