What Comes After Twilight’s Breaking Dawn?

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The one problem for Summit Entertainment in regards to the life of the Twilight franchise is the lack of source material to rush more films out of. As we all know, it takes them a very short amount of time to make a Twilight movie and while the franchise is hot, they want to take advantage and get as much out there as possible.

For this reason, we saw The Twilight Saga: New Moon release only a year after the first one launched a phenomenon and why we’re getting the third installment, Eclipse less than a year after that. We also know that the the fourth book in the franchise, Breaking Dawn, will be split into two movies to take advantage of the wallets of Twilighters, bringing the movie count to 5 in a 4-year span.

Since the cast, now popular stars, were only contracted for four films, we can assume the studio paid them all a pretty penny to sign for a 5th to allow for two Breaking Dawn pictures – A worthwhile and obvious investment after the box office takes of the first two movies.

What’s the next step though? Author Stephenie Meyer had written a fifth book, a re-telling of the events of the original Twilight from the perspective of Edward but that was released online instead of becoming another best seller. According to Meyer, that was it. No more Twilight books.

But what about the money? There’s still money to be made. More money is good. What does that mean? Spin-offs!

Thanks to news today that Stephenie Meyer has changed her mind on the subject, we now know that she is indeed releasing another novel, although it’s not exactly another sequel. Instead, the next book in the Twilight series will be titled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. It will be a shorter 192-page novella which will focus on the newborn vampire, Bree, and act as supporting material for the third novel/movie, Eclipse.

In this summer’s Eclipse, Bree is played by Canadian actress Jodelle Ferland and with news of this novella coming out about her character, maybe she’ll have more work for Summit in a potential spin-off film after Breaking Dawn? Maybe not, but the material is helping some of the actors of such characters as Riley, Victoria, and Bree with their parts in the movie, directed by David Slade.

With this novella coming out for retail, breaking the mold of the 4-feature franchise, we now can expect that other spinoffs or similar side-stories could come out in the future. Will Summit take advantage and start screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg penning a script for this or other future side-stories?

All money jokes aside, the novella will be released for free online at www.breetanner.com from June 7th until July 5th and one dollar from each book sold in the US from its first printing will be donated to the America Red Cross, an absolutely worthy charity. That’s a very good gesture so no complaints here.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella is already available for pre-order and it releases June 5th.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse comes out later that month on June 30th. Expect both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to release in 2011.

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Head to Page 2 to see the cover of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and a snippet from Stephenie Meyer’s announcement.

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the short second life of bree tanner What Comes After Twilights Breaking Dawn?

Here’s a segment of Stephenie Meyer’s message. You can read the full post here.

This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.

At the same time, it came in handy for the Eclipse film. Melissa (Rosenberg, the screenwriter) had a ton of questions about what exactly was going on in Seattle, how Victoria managed things, what Riley was like, etc. I let her read what I had then, and later gave the whole thing to the director, David Slade. David asked if Xavier, Bryce, and Jodelle (Riley, Victoria, and Bree) could read it as well, so all the parties involved would end up having a really strong foundation for their characters before the cameras started rolling. I was pleased that this side of the story would make it into the film and was looking forward to including it in the Guide.

Then I got the news: my “short story” was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at www.breetanner.com.

Thoughts?

Source: Stephenie Meyer (via Cinematical)

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  1. You should really keep makeing twilights they are my only thing I love twilight and they soda left me hangign

  2. make a another movie about twilight it is my favert it movies

  3. Please please keep making the twilight movies u make so much for the movie and millions of people love them please do it get greater every time it should be titled twilight after life part 1

  4. Please make another twilight I miss them movies I watch them all the time even bought all the dvds I just feel like we were left hanging with the ending…hey ppl let’s start a petition so they can bring back twilight how about that….!!!…

  5. Am unpatiently waiting for the next part of twilight….. I’d die for d movie, watched it a million tymz….I love it.

  6. i love twilght, i can almost marry it but i hope another one or two movies come out.

  7. Please make another twilight its so gud I would love to see how renesmae ends up an also all the other characters it is a great movie dont stop there please make more.

  8. Please make a new twilight I have all the books and the movies i love twilight so please make a other movie and book

  9. There should be more twilight movies because I love twilight. It’s the best series I have ever seen.

  10. They must make another parts of twilight. İ realy love twilight and i am sure everyone likes twilight…

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  12. If you want another story close to Twilight, check out my novel Rising Tide. Unlike Meyers, I do not plan to cut off the series at one set of books. So far I have two trilogies planned with thoughts for other books. I am a diehard Twilight fan, but feel it was wrong for Midnight Sun to be pulled. SM could do so much more with her series, but hopefully my books will satisfy those who love a good romance like Twilight. My book can be found in all major online bookstores, but the Amazon link is here: http://www.amazon.com/Rising-Tide-Innocence-Trilogy-Vampire-ebook/dp/B00IHN4S00/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1402259216&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=rising+tide+dark+innocence

    I read Twilight after I’d started writing this series, but it inspired me so much. I really wish we would see Midnight Sun published or see stories about Jacob/Reneseme, Alice/Jasper. Just don’t know if it will ever happen :(

    • I’m speaking for myself and other people who love twilight and don’t want anything to replace it. “We don’t want another story close to twilight we want twilight back”. So please bring it back. Pretty please with a vampire on top.

  13. Hi stiphen meyer i am the bigest fan of twilight saga please continiue making it …i am wating for it i have never seen any mivie better than twilight …mam i am bagging u please make atleast two more parts ……we love twilight .we love u sm…..

  14. Hi stiphen meyer i am the bigest fan of twilight saga please continiue making it …i am wating for it i have never seen any movie better than twilight …mam i am bagging u please make atleast two more parts ……we love twilight .we love u sm…..

  15. Best movie ever in the world… mam keep making twilight…

  16. I won’t to see Reneseme grow up and see where her life goes

  17. I would agree with everyone. You should make another movie about the daughter that bella had and maybe the life without her mother being there and life with jacob. I love all the twilight movies and I hope you really make a movie. That vision that edward had really had me hanging. Please, please make more movies!

  18. Definitely need to make another twilight movie. Alice seen the future of renesme and Jacob. Need a movie about that now.

  19. Hi I’m Abby. I’m 16 and I love twilight.. I love most movies as is but Twilight has always been and always will be my favorite. Surprisingly me and Bella Swan have alot in common. Maybe start writing another twilight focused on renesmee and Jake and maybe have alittle drama between Jake and Edward over renesmee but keep including the love story between Edward and Bella.. I have great ideas that would seriously work out awesomely in the movie or/and next book if you are planning or thinking of one.. Like, Rose turning on Bella and a secret love Rose has been seeing tries to kill Bella and Renesmee ends up having a faster speed than Edward so she tries to save Bella before Edward but she’s to little to so Jake ends up saving Renesmee and some how Edward is stuck in a bind where he cant get to her and the volturi takes Bella and Bella finds out Roses bf is secrectly with the volturi so renesmee goes on a search for Bella while Jake tries to find Renesmee and everybody else is searching for Edward. But, at the end they all end up okay and together.

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