The premiere of Twilight may still be over a month away, but that hasn't stopped Summit Entertainment, the independent production house backing the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's teen vampire romance novel, from jump-starting production on a sequel. According to Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikke Finke, Summit CEO Rob Friedman is "already readying" a follow-up, which would presumably be based on New Moon, the second book in the Twilight timeline.
Greenlighting a sequel (if that's indeed the case -- Ms. Finke's post is frustratingly vague on the matter) before a film's release might strike some as a risky maneuver, but Summit has reason to be confident, as unprecedented anticipation among teens and tweens has effectively rendered Twilight critic-proof. Which means the relatively low-budget flick (estimated at around $37 million) will likely become profitable in its first week in release.
Still undetermined is what exactly Finke means by "already readying." Has the script for New Moon been completed? Have stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had their schedules cleared for shoot dates? Has pre-production started? We'll be sure to keep you posted as details emerge -- if indeed there are any details. Posted 10.14.08 by reelz
The movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling tweener vampire novel, Twilight, hasn't even hit theaters yet and rumors of a franchise have started.
According to ShockTilYouDrop.com, Summit Entertainment is gearing up to bring Twilight's sequel, New Moon, to the big screen for release in 2009.
While the actual fate of a New Moon movie is surely just speculation at this point, the considerable and active fanbase for the Twilight series will surely make the sequel (and onwards) a reality. Posted 07.09.08 by reelz