Lionsgate Is NOT Planning a Twilight Reboot
06.17.12 by Chris
With Breaking Dawn: Part 2 hitting theaters this November, one of Hollywood's biggest franchises comes to end . . . or does it? Earlier today, the movie site Bloody Disgusting reported that studio Lionsgate was already in talks of rebooting the series in an effort to keep the Twilight money rolling in (the franchise's four installments have grossed more than a $1B domestically). The studio has already came out with a comment, saying there's no truth to the rumor.
The site writes:
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.
Twilight will return. It will never leave. It is eternal. Prepare to weep for another decade.
The site goes on to speculate what direction the franchise could go forward — from a possible spinoff or a "one-off" sequel.
It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.
Despite the fact that Bloody Disgusting wrote their piece without any sources or concrete facts, the rumor took off, with several other media sites reporting on the possible Twilight reboot. With the rumor spreading, the studio reached out to Deadline with a statement saying no reboot is in the works.
This is what Lionsgate boss Rob Friedman had to say about the rumor:
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.
Friedman's statement echoes previous statements from the studio that the Twilight franchise's future lies in the hands of Meyer. Though, just weeks ago on the set of the movie adaptation of her book, The Host, Meyer said she hasn't closed the book on Edward and Bella.
Things change so much from week to week, let alone year to year. I mean, there are other stories, obviously. I have a really hard time putting down characters and so I know what would happen. It's just a matter of, 'Are we tired of vampires?' I kind of feel like maybe we are as a general group.
So it looks like for now the Twilight saga will end in November and there's no truth the rumors that Lionsgate is currently prepping a reboot, but with Hollywood's penchant for reboots and remakes, don't rule anything out.