No ‘Twilight’ Reboot Planned By Lionsgate – Yet

Summit Entertainment just phoned me to publicly deny an Internet report that its parent company Lionsgate already is drawing up plans to remake the Twilight Saga by the 5th anniversary of the insanely successful movie and book series which began November 21, 2008. Summit Co-Chairman and now 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 evantual remake isn’t out of the realm of possibility. But as of now none is on the drawing board. Summit has released four Twilight adaptations, with the fifth and final for now film Breaking Dawn Part 2 arriving in theaters on November 16th.

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  • So disheartening to hear… Lionsgate would be wise to kill this. They are better than this.

    Comment by BGC — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 10:06am PDT  
  • Creative bankruptcy. That is all.

    Comment by JM — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 10:45am PDT  
  • Are we really validating internet rumors now and we are really talking reboot even though the last film hasn’t even come out. I guess spiderman’s reboot so quick from it’s last incarnation is causing these rumors.

    So I fully expect 500 twilight haters to fill this comment board…..

    Comment by jake — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 10:49am PDT  
  • Twilight The Reboot: Now with 20% more longing.

    Comment by Book Guy — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 10:50am PDT  
  • Yeah right. I’m sure they ARE going to reboot the series anyways. Maybe after Fifty Shades of Grey is done and over with. Hopefully this time they’re wise to hire good actors and costume/hair/makeup stylists

    Comment by Hale — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT  
    • I’m sorta hopeful they will remake it. Change the script up a bit, use what they learned in making what they did. And get someone who understands special effects too. There were so many things where the way it was done just felt like they had nobody experienced doing it.

      Properly darkening it up, solid actors and some script cleaning would make for a more enjoyable film.

      Comment by Chris Beveridge — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:20am PDT  
  • Is they were to reboot the series after 5 years, would they just re-cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in their current roles? Maybe they could get Catherine Hardwicke to come back to the series to direct?

    Comment by No One of Consequence — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:18am PDT  
  • As lazy many hollywood studios are I do not see the twilight franchise sitting on the shelf for very long. Perhape 7-8 yesrs will go by and we will be plagued with more of this tripe for a new generation of teen girls to argue over who they like more.

    Comment by Jay — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:19am PDT  
  • No, what they learned, to their eternal dismay, was what the Harry Potter franchise learned, too, too late.

    You can split up the books. Twilight, and the last 4 (and maybe 5) HP books all could have been 2 part movies. Heck, with some addeded special FX shots penned by JK, even the first 2 HP films could’ve been stretched to nearly 2, 2 hours long films.

    Oh, the BILLIONS of dollars that were left on the table

    Plus, unlike HP, the Twilight movies can be made on the cheap. Just find some young, good looking stars. This time, sign them up for however many movies you want to make. All in, talent wise, the franchise could be rebooted for say, 150 million for the entire series. You will make it back, especially if NEXT time it includes all the little extra scenes that had to have been cut (didn’t read books, not seeing films, no animosity to its fans). So they will pay again.

    This will reboot, only the time frame will change. 10 years from it original, it will reboot.

    Heck, I am a diehard Potter fan, and I am just waiting until the BBC (along with the SyFY in the US), remake HP via mini-series. I will gladly trade the nuances of the stories for some hokier FX shots.

    Comment by Patrick — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:26am PDT  
    • The Harry Potter and Twilight franchises also couldn’t split up too many books because it’s a fight against time. Edward Cullen is supposed to be perpetually seventeen, remember.

      HP will someday be rebooted, maybe as a film series, maybe even as a TV series a la Game of Thrones. But I think cooler heads will prevail when it comes to Twilight. Unlike HP, Twilight isn’t going to remain a classic. Just think back to the rows and rows of unsold Tickle-Me-Elmos lining the shelves a year after people were shelling out $500 for one.

      Comment by Michael Dance — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 12:37pm PDT  
      • Lord of the Rings.

        They will be able to hire adults. Which means that all the young talent will basically be able to work continuously.

        In 5 years they could knock out 8 films. It would be like college, or a tv show, or something.

        Don’t hire experienced talent. They will want time off to do other projects. Hire young adults who haven’t worked a lot, and are dealing with the grind of the audition circuit. Most will be represented by lower tier agents, or dealing with very junior people at a larger agency.

        They would sign anything put in front of them.

        Comment by Patrick — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 9:14pm PDT  
  • Why not a syndicated TV series? It’ll still make a truckload of money and it won’t clutter thousands of valuable movie screens that could be used for something fresh and new.

    Comment by Chris Crosby — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:32am PDT  
    • Fresh? New? Hollywood?

      Comment by LOL — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:53am PDT  
    • Fresh and new? LOL That’s a laugh. Hollywood has been rewarming garbage for years now. It’s so rare when a film comes along that’s original, and not something stupid like The Smurfs, or something stolen from Europe or Japan, like Let The Right One In.

      Hollywood wouldn’t really know fresh and new if it bit them in the ass. They’d rather steal some mediocre show from the 70s and turn it into a movie, than actually take a script from a nobody that might be the next big thing.

      Comment by Gina — Monday June 18, 2012 @ 6:29am PDT  
  • Yes it’s a ludicrous idea — but this is a town that gives us a new SPIDERMAN and HULK every couple years and just gave us a TRANSFORMERS remake under the name BATTLESHIP….

    Comment by Dan H — Sunday June 17, 2012 @ 11:48am PDT  
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