Is Lionsgate Going to Reboot 'Twilight?'by: Posted:
Lionsgate might be looking to put Spider-Man to shame. That franchise, as well as the "X-Men" franchise, was rebooted so fast that there was practically no downtime in between films. According to sources, if Lionsgate has its way, the same thing will happen with the "Twilight" series.
Bloody Disgusting is already sounding the alarm that a "Twilight" reboot could be in the near future, despite the fact that the final movie in the series, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," isn't due in theaters until November. Could Lionsgate already be considering a reboot before the final movie of the original series is even released?
According to Bloody Disgusting, yes. According to most other sources, no... or at least, kinda no. Lionsgate has responded by saying, "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." That just seems a long-winded way of saying "God, we hope so."
And why wouldn't they? The "Twilight" franchise is one of the highest-grossing movie series in cinematic history, and that's without the aid of premium 3D ticket sales. Another go at things could see 3D thrown into the mix, or even splitting books into multiple movies, a la "Breaking Dawn."
The other option would be a sequel or spin-off of some kind, which would likely require source material from Meyer. Already Meyer's The Host is being adapted into a movie, so depending on the success of that, we could see much more Meyer on screen in the future.
Is it way too soon to reboot "Twilight?" Yes, and it's just another example of Hollywood either lacking the material or being too risk-averse to try anything new (and yes, audiences are equally to blame). But would it be a good idea for Lionsgate? Probably.
Question is, who would play Edward and Bella this time around? Suggestions?