There’s a report going around the internet today that everyone’s favorite vampire franchise is in the pipe for a reboot, and this despite the fact that the final film of the series still hasn’t come out yet. That’s right Twi-hards, Lionsgate may be looking to get Bella, Edward and the gang in a reboot mood once Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is released on November 16th, just don’t expect them to admit it.
And you thought Sony rebooting Spider-Man five years after the release of Spider-Man 3 was bad. Lionsgate, it seems, is literally talking about rebooting Twilight just four years after the first film in the series was released. Let that one bake your noodle.
Bloody Disgusting was the one that broke the story thanks to a little inside information:
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.
It is still undecided exactly what the future of the franchise will be, though. It could be a direct remake, considering the initial saga is so poorly made, but then again it could also be a spinoff or maybe even a one-off sequel. It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.
Not trolling, it’s real. Though expect them to deny it for a little while.
Well, it’s nice to know that the studio is at least self-aware with its money grubbing. Twilight is many things, but I don’t think it was poorly made, so that seems kind of a weak reason to put the same four stories back in front of the camera with a new cast and production team. It is conceivable that they might continue the franchise with original stories, but they probably wouldn’t do it without the blessing of Twilight author Stephanie Meyer.
Either way, Deadline says via their own insiders to take any Twilight reboot talk with a grain of salt:
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.
You may recall that the only other Twilight book Meyer’s worked on since Breaking Dawn was a novel telling the story of Bella and Edward’s first meeting from Edward’s perspective. The book was scarped after an early draft was release on the internet, but it is proof that maybe Meyer still has Twilight on the brain (for better or worse).
Source: Bleeding Cool