Twihards Rejoice: New ‘Twilight’ Movies Are On The Way

The Twilight Saga New Movies

This is not a joke. This is not a hoax. This is for real: “Twilight” is coming back!

As announced by the The New York Times, Lionsgate is resurrecting its supremely popular supernatural romance saga in the form of a series of “mini-movies,” set to premiere exclusively on Facebook next year.

According to the report, Lionsgate and “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer will select “five aspiring female directors” to helm short films centered on the characters of the “The Twilight Saga” universe. “The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” Meyer told the Times.

As for using Facebook as the platform to launch the new “Twilight” films, Lionsgate’s Michael Burns said: “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of ‘Twilight’ to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans.” He added that these “Twilight” mini-movies are “just the beginning — a template, if you will.”

“You can probably guess what might be coming next,” he teased.

Could he be referencing a similar mini-movie treatment for Lionsgate’s other hot property, “The Hunger Games,” once that franchise ends in 2015? Is he alluding to further full-length feature films set in the “Twilight” universe, assuming the mini-movies are profitable?

Whatever the case, one thing’s clear: “Twilight” is back. The franchise that first hit theaters in 2008 and last graced screens with 2012′s “Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ will live on. Brace yourself accordingly.

The new “Twilight” mini-movies are expected to premiere on Facebook next year.

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Posted by Admin - January 20, 2015 at 1:39 am

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Will Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson Appear in New ‘Twilight’ Short Films?

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To all the mourning “Twihards” out there: prepare to come out of retirement because Lions Gate Entertainment announced that a Twilight revival series is in the works!

Yes, two years after the fifth and supposedly final film adaptation of the vampire love affair novels hit theaters, Lionsgate and The Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyers have teamed up to reveal that they will select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on the book characters.

First reported by the New York Times, this Twilight mini-movie experiment will be financed by Lionsgate and debut exclusively on Facebook sometime next year. Putting their faith in Facebook by going fully digital with this series roll out is a bold move for the entertainment corporation.

“We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of ‘Twilight’ to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns told the Times. Burns added that the Twilight mini-movies are “just the beginning — a template, if you will.”

A group of female panelists including Stephenie Meyer, directors Jennifer Lee and Catherine Hardwicke and actresses like Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, will choose the winning directors.

Meyer explained her reason for emphasizing female directors for this project.

“The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” Meyer told the Times.

The only question left seems to be…will Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the original Bella and Edward, make an appearance in these mini-movies? Though Pattinson has previously said he’s done with the franchise, Stewart’s behind-the-scenes role in judging the shorts has us hopeful she could pop-up in front of the camera too.

Stewart and Pattinson’s undeniable chemistry definitely lent itself to the story’s big screen success. Would they be able to bring back the bite for the online vignettes? If you think the pair would, or should rekindle their romance for the small screen, let us know in the comments below.

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Posted by Admin - January 16, 2015 at 1:24 am

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‘The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions Triple Feature’ Releasing on Blu-ray and DVD in January

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You hear that?  That’s the sound of millions of Twilight fans collectively freaking out.  Lionsgate just announced that they will be releasing an epic extended editions triple feature on Blu-ray and DVD January 13th, 2015, giving fans the opportunity to relieve their favorite moments and discover some new ones in the all-new extended editions. Hit the jump to find out what to expect from the new triple feature edition.

The collection will include the definitive editions of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse.  All three films have been re-edited to include deleted scenes, bringing the fans all-new extended versions of the film.  It’s kind of a bummer that the Breaking Dawn films aren’t included in this edition, because they’re obviously planning to have fans buy more later. Not to mention the Breaking Dawn supercut director Bill Condon told Steve about at TIFF.

Here are the need to know stats:

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2008-2010

Title Copyright: Twilight © 2008, The Twilight Saga: New Moon © 2009 & The Twilight Saga: Eclipse © 2010, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2015 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: Unrated: Twilight: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Some Violence and a Scene of Sensuality. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Some Violence and Action. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Intense Sequences of Action and Violence and Some Sensuality.

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Genre: Romance; Drama

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Run Time: Twilight – 126 minutes

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – 138 minutes

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – 129 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: Twilight – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

DVD Audio Status: Twilight – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Surround

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

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Posted by Admin - January 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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Lionsgate Is Making More ‘Twilight’ Movies, If Stephenie Meyer Finished ‘Midnight Sun’

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When Lionsgate bought Summit Entertainment — or when Lionsgate bought Twilight — Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said he would like to continue Twilight, either on film or television.

Now, during a conference call to report Lionsgate’s earnings for 2014, Rob Friedman, the co-chair of the studio’s motion picture group, says they’re ready to make a sixth Twilight film if Stephenie Meyer will write a Midnight Sun.

Friedman said:

If she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.

If this was a J.K Rowling series they were talking about, the author would probably be able to silence the talk with little more than a withering glance. But Stephenie Meyer doesn’t seem to be so dedicated to a full-stop end for her signature series. In 2009 she left the door open for another book:

I am a little burned out on vampires right now. I think I need a little break. I might go spend some time with my aliens. I might do something completely different. I’ve got to cleanse the palate. I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series. But I wrapped Breaking Dawn in a way that I felt satisfied with, so if that moment didn’t come, I’d be okay.

A few years ago Stephenie Meyer was writing a fifth book, Midnight Sun, which was actually a rewrite of the first Twilight novel from the perspective of Edward Cullen. She quit writing that book in 2008 when the first twelve chapters of the unfinished novel were leaked online.

She said:

If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.

At that point she also said that she wanted to leave the book alone for a couple years, and perhaps go back to finish it when it seemed like people had forgotten about it. Given the continued popularity of Twilight movies, that forgetting doesn’t seem very likely.

Based on the series of four young-adult novels by Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight series of five films was supposed to end with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. However, executives at studio Lionsgate have hinted at the possibility of future films set in the same universe, in order to continue what has become a hugely lucrative $2.8bn box office for Hollywood.

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Posted by Admin - January 4, 2015 at 12:28 am

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