‘Twilight’ Rumors: Movie Reboot ‘Will Happen’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 am,

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will hit theaters this fall, thereby ending a movie series that has become a worldwide phenomenon, hated or loved by millions of people. The franchise has definitely been loved by Summit Entertainment, the little studio that got a major upgrade from The Twilight Saga‘s estimated billion-plus dollar box office business.

Those who love Twilight have lamented the impending end that comes with Breaking Dawn – Part 2, while those who can’t stand the bombardment of Twilight in their everyday lives have already started celebrating. But no matter which side of the Twilight line you’re on, you’ve at least been conscious of the fact that the end is indeed near.

Or is it?

Rumors are flying today, as Bloody-Disgusting dropped a bomb on the film geek world with a report stating that sources close to Lionsgate (which acquired Summit early this year) are already talking behind the scenes about re-launching the Twilight movie franchise – presumably in some kind of reboot or remake fashion. BD isn’t even reporting this as rumor: the site goes out on a limb so far as to suggest that despite any denials from the studio in the immediate future, this Twilight relaunch is both a reality, and a certainty.

As quoted from Bloody-Disgusting:

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.

Twilight will return. It will never leave. It is eternal. Prepare to weep for another decade.

Since that report broke, the predicted denials from the studio have indeed come… sort of. Deadline contacted the Summit/Lionsgate “movie czar,” Rob Friedman, who had the following statement to share:

“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.”

As is noted in the story, Twilight author Stephanie Meyer has previously said she’s open to a reboot/remake of the series (and why wouldn’t $he be?), so the statement from Friedman does the nice job of walking the line in terms of being an outright denial. If not a “remake” there are still technically “reboots,” “prequels,” “spin-offs,” etc., which could be done – any and all of which Meyer could be interested in pursuing, from both a creative and financial standpoint.

 Twilight Rumors: Movie Reboot Will Happen

Expect this debate to continue, but for what it’s worth: considering just how well the Twilight movies have done for Summit and Stephanie Meyer, there’s no doubt (in my mind, at least), that the subject of keeping the cash cow milking has at least been broached. Especially with new partner Lionsgate holding The Hunger Games franchise in its pocket. Too much money on the table for it not to have been at least discussed.

We’ll keep you updated as this Twilight reboot story develops. In the meantime:

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Sources: Bloody-Disgusting, Deadline

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  1. I love Twilight

    • You’re what’s wrong with humanity

  2. I think the whole twilight saga was a success… rebooting it would be a great idea but they need to make a new whole level to at least surpass the old one.. I believe they can though :)

  3. This would be epic for me because i never grew up knowing about this half my life i spent with not knowing what this franchise was but the whole remake would be awsome and i think they could do this.!!!!:-)

  4. I knew after reading this article and seeing the vote poll, that there was going to be a lot of negative attackers of the twilight saga. So much hate for these movies, I will tell you this the only reason why people hate these movies is because of the fan base, they are crazy about twilight so of course it will annoy the haters. In my opinion I believe that there will be a twilight reboot in the future no doubt about it so the people who hate it don’t start celebrating now cause it ain’t over, twilight is forever! I’m not saying that just because im a fan myself but these movies really had a huge impact in my life I will never forget them and all the fans will always remember to and keep twilight alive forever. When it comes to money and seeing as how twilight did so well at the box office you know I’m the near future twilight will rise again. But I will be completely honest I don’t think no one will ever play a better Bella swan like Kristen Stewart did Idc if you attack me that she’s a sucky actor but if you were like me and the rest of the world who read twilight books you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say Kristen Stewart was the best person for this Job. Don’t judge a movie because of the fans the movie did more than well it made history! and I’ll cherish these movies till my grave.

    • Actually I pictured a whole different Edward and Bella in my mind. Than the actors picked. Kristen Stewart was too dry, there are specific times where shes like that in the books, but she also shows emotion . Which Kristen fails to do

  5. I’d love for them to remake the WHOLE Twilight movie series, and this time, DON’T invent characters/scenes that weren’t in the books in the first place, I actually love the original casting, except for Edward and Bella, Emily Browning and Ben Barnes would be PERFECT for Edward and Bella, and get the hair colours right for EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER