There have recently been rumors making their rounds on the online world that Lionsgate planned to do a Twilight remake, however Summit Entertainment contacted Deadline to clear up these rumors. See below.
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 Sagaauthor 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.
The New Moon graphic novel is set to be released in October 2012! Below is the cover and some info:
The latest installment of the ‘Twilight’ graphic novels is now available for pre-order on Amazon. With a release date of October 30, 2012, “New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1″ is currently on sale for $9.98 (list price is $14.99).
The art and adaptation is once again by artist Young Kim, who did the two previous volumes of the ‘Twilight’ graphic novels. According to Anime News Network, “both volumes debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List for hardcover graphic novels. The first volume stayed on the list for at least 32 weeks, while the second stayed for 14.”
I wonder if the “New Moon” covers for volumes 1 and 2 will be one continuous image, like the “Twilight” volumes. If so, what would be on “New Moon, Vol 2″ — a lurking, brooding Edward, standing off to the side?
Will you be adding this to your ‘Twilight’ collection? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
At first, Stephenie was reluctant to make any promises. “Things change so much,” she said. “From week to week, let alone year to year.”
But make no mistake: For the bestselling author, the well of sparkly vampire romance is far from dry.
“There are other stories, obviously,” she admitted. “I have a really hard time putting down characters, and so I know what would happen. It’s just a matter of…are we tired of vampires?”
Obviously, no “Twilight” fans were around at the time that this interview was taped, because nobody launched themselves into the frame screaming “NOOOOOOO!” and instead Stephenie was able to answer her own question: “I think we are, as a general group. I know that I’m a little worn on vampires, so it might take some time to want to go back there. But it’s easy for me, because I know exactly what happens.”
And there you have it: Stephenie Meyer is sitting on, like, a bajillion more stories about sparkly vampires, and the clumsy young ladies who love them, and the naked werewolves who love them, but she isn’t planning on writing any of them down. At least not right now. And if you want to step away from your computer and start wailing and frothing and rending your clothing, well, we totally understand. But for those who just want to know what becomes of the Cullen family and their various compatriots, the author does make one promise:
“If I never get around to writing it, I’ll tell people what happens.”
So there’s that, anyway.
Are you dying to see an in-print continuation of the “Twilight” franchise?
Blogger note: I wonder what makes her so certain we’re sick of vampires? I don’t think we are at all, and a lot of YA best-sellers have been vampire novels, or supernatural love stories. We won’t get sick of stories we love, and stories that are written well. I just get sick of all the poorly-written stuff out there – and I’ll always be fascinated by vampire stories . . . Always have been, too. Yes, even pre-Twilight.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 is out in 171 days, so there’s not a ton of news yet, but to get us all excited I’ve posted some new fan-made Twilight videos below. We have such a short time left with all these characters before it’s all over, so let’s not forget how much happiness this saga has brought us all! Enjoy the videos my friends!