Earlier this week (see series of Tweets here) a reporter for Variety Tweeted that, “HUNGER GAMES presales begin tomorrow; early tracking shows it outpacing the first TWILIGHT pic. My theory as to why: Safe for boys. As long as we’re on topic: Stephenie Meyer was deeply annoyed that LG brass said they’d do more TWILIGHT pics. She has no such intention.”
Stephenie Meyer issued the following statement on her website:
Just wanted to clear up a little rumor making the rounds. I have absolutely no issues with anyone at Lionsgate. Far from being a negative thing, it’s actually a very nice feeling to know that both Lionsgate and Summit would like to make another Twilight movie if I were ever to write another Twilight book. So, thanks for the support, Lionsgate and Summit. I look forward to working for the first time with new friends at Lionsgate and working again with my old friends at Summit!
Edited: At approximately 10:00am Eastern Josh Dickey Tweeted “Stephenie Meyer makes nice w/ Summit/LG at http://www.stepheniemeyer.com. But hey, I know what I know …”
At approximately 4:30 eastern time Josh Dickey responded to the controversy on Twitter. Various people have been questioning his veracity over the last 48 hours or so. He just responded to a tweet from the Twilight News Site that asked:
R U saying she was annoyed, and isn’t now? That her post was disingenuous? That future books/films are impossible? Or what?
@Twilight_Site What I tweeted was 100% accurate — that’s all.
So it looks like John Dickey is standing by his annoyance claim, but isn’t given any clarification as to additional context making this a he said/she said.