Studio Hopes to Continue 'Twilight' Franchise, Including a New TV Series

Studio Hopes to Continue 'Twilight' Franchise, Including a New TV Series

Jan 16, 2012

Many moviegoers said the completion of the Harry Potter saga was the end of an era, while the Twilight franchise was the end of an error. But we may be seeing more of Bella, Edward, and Jacob according to Lions Gate Entertainment's chief executive Jon Feltheimer. The studio recently snatched up Summit Entertainment for a cool $412.5 million, and Feltheimer is suggesting that there could be more sequels under new management — even without more Stephenie Meyer books to adapt. 

The studio is predicting that the fifth film in the franchise, Breaking Dawn Part 2, will rake in slightly more than Part 1, which took home $697 million globally. "I'm anticipating Breaking Dawn Part 2 being $700 million-plus in worldwide box office," Feltheimer shared with the L.A. Times. When asked if he would like to see the series continue Feltheimer said, "It's hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn't have ongoing value. It's an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is 'Boy I hope so.'"
An inside source has suggested that Lions Gate may utilize their in-house TV production unit to create a small-screen version of the vampire tale. Once again, Feltheimer is game: "I would certainly hope so," he said when asked about a possible series. Can Lions Gate continue to draw audiences now that the Meyer stories have all been told? Can and will they use the same cast? (Because we're having a hard time imagining its success without K-Stew and the team on board.) Do you envision a Twilight TV series akin to something like Vampire Diaries, or … ?

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