We will mark the end of an era in November when “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ opens, the end of a time of love for sparkly vampires, shirtless wolfboys and the brush-my-hair-out-of-my-face-again girl they love. Some will weep, some will celebrate.
Well, whichever you do, don’t do it too long–Bloody-Disgusting says that Lionsgate is already planning a “Twilight” remake. Here’s what they said:
November 21, 2008. That’s what, a little less than four years ago? Since then Summit Entertainment has released four Twilightadaptations, with the fifth and final arriving on November 16. By the five year anniversary, Lionsgate, who acquired Summit back in January for $412.5 million in cash and stock, will be in serious discussions regarding the future of the Stephenie Meyer vampire/werewolf franchise.
They’ll deny it, right here, right now. We’ll get plenty of eggs in our face. Sites will burn us at the stake like a witch during the Salem trials. Still, the fact will remain: it’s true.
In fact, they’re already discussing it internally. It will happen.
Deadline contacted Lionsgate and posted this:
Lionsgate domestic movie czar Rob Friedman tells me: ”We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.” What this statement means is simply that the studio will do whatever Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer wants. She has said in some interviews that she wouldn’t mind seeing a reboot — so an eventual remake isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
(Dear Deadline: I corrected your spelling errors in the above post. You’re welcome.)
Remember, Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio that started the whole “Twilight” film phenomenon, so you do have to think they want to get as much out of “Twilight” as possible. I also wonder if, now that the end is in sight, Meyer isn’t a little nervous about slipping out of the spotlight. I’m sure she’s realized that she’s never going to write anything again that will be half as successful as “Twilight,” so maybe she wants to get back in and not lose her audience. So in other words, no, I would completely not be shocked by a “Twilight” remake within a year or two. Hey, considering Summit spent about $10 on the first film, maybe Lionsgate will really go for it and spend $20.