‘Twilight’ Could Continue on After ‘Breaking Dawn’, Lionsgate CEO Suggests

Twilight may be almost over in most fan’s eyes with the heavily anticipated release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2 next November. Recently Summit Entertainment was purchased by Lionsgate in a move that some thought was controversial, however this week Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told the LA TIMES that he envisions the franchise continuing on after the next installment. Here is the quote from Feltheimer…

It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn’t have ongoing value. It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is ‘Boy I hope so.’

At this point there has been no official word if this continuation will be a new feature film, a complete reboot, or a television series. I think that Lionsgate should try to entice novelist Stephenie Meyer to write a further ‘movie only’ sequel. That could be a compelling reason to further the series, without it seeming like an outright cash grab. Whatever the decision it will ultimately come down to money. Some box office pundits are forecasting Breaking Dawn: Part 2 taking in an excess of 700 million dollars. With such a hot property and a massively devoted fan base continuing the franchise seems like a very logical (and profitable) decision.

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