It really was a partnership between Stephenie and Andrew.
So here is what is being reported by Bloody Disgusting(Boldingours):
Lionsgate, who acquired Summit back in January for $412.5 million in cash and stock, will be in serious discussions regarding the future of the Stephenie Meyer vampire/werewolf franchise. 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… It is still undecided exactly what the future of the franchise will be, though. It could be a direct remake, considering the initial saga is so poorly made, but then again it could also be a spinoff or maybe even a one-off sequel. It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.
Here’s our take(no special, insider knowledge here, just going on gut instinct and doing this for 6 years): For starters the Bloody Disgusting article states no one has approached Stephenie Meyer about this yet. They are just talking amongst themselves. Of course the studio wants more. Studios are like Oliver Twist, they always want more, that doesn’t mean they have the rights to do more. In order for them to do something else with Twilight they’d have to get the permission of Stephenie Meyer, who has said that she not writing anything vampire related for awhile. So that knocks out the sequel idea right there.
The only remaining Twilight stories left are the Bree Tanner novella and the backstories from the Twilight Guide. The first one is kind of short for a movie and the other would need major development since they are individual stories with minimal, non-linear connections.
Stephenie is also now doing The Host (which will probably entail two sequels that Stephenie needs to write) so she’s a little busy at the moment.
All the above brings us back to the fact that unlike other writers Stephenie Meyer is very hands on about her work, and on set nearly everyday on her recent films she is a producer. It seems unlikely that she would relinquish control and say “sure go an make whatever you want without me.”
So to wrap it up:
Do we think that it’s possible the new folks at Lionsgate who aren’t incredibly familiar with Stephenie might be talking sequels amongst themselves? Yes.
Do we think that eventually there will be a reboot? Yes, but not for like 10 years at least.
Do we think a sequel, TV show, one-off movie is possibly in the near future? Not until The Host is done and that’s going to be awhile.
On the Breaking Dawn red carpet Bella and Edward and His Golden Eyes asked Stephenie Meyer about The Host. Apparently she has a ten-year time frame to write the sequels or someone else gets to write them. The book was published on May 2008 and its publication announcement was in late 2007. So loosely speaking we are coming up on the five year mark for the novel depending on when the clock starts ticking.
on the list:
With most of our lists we keep it strictly on the money: earnings or net worth. The Celebrity 100 is a little different. This list–which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians–is based on money and fame. We define fame as media visibility in print, television, radio and online, plus social media power, which we measure by looking at each celebrity’s presence on Facebook and Twitter. The earnings consist of pretax income between May 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Forbes has been publishing the list annually since 1999.
Kristen Stewart made the list at number 43 and Taylor Launter ranked in at 67.
Given the requirement for a social media presence and that Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer have none, we are wondering if that hurt their ranking. Taylor Lautner launched a Facebook page last year with several million followers and Kristen Stewart (though she has no social media) does many more interviews than Pattinson and Lautner. Similarly author Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games fame is not there, she also does not do many appearances, so maybe that is the key?
Known for her roles in such films as Somewhere in Time and James Bond as well as being Dr. Quinn, Jane Seymour is now taking on the role of Mrs. Wattelsbrook in Austenland. The films is an adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel and is produced by Stephenie Meyer’s new film company.
“I play the awful woman who runs the place,” Seymour says, “and I’m completely wrong about everything… this absurd concept, this whole thing, It’s quite funny.”
If you have read the book and it’s sequel then you know that Mrs. Watttelsbrook is one of the only characters to appear in both books. There is no word on whether the sequel will be filmed, but Seymour had this to say about Stephenie Meyer:
“She’s unbelievable. She was very hands on. In fact, so were all of the women in that movie. Shannon Hale wrote it. Jerusha Hess directed. It was actually nothing but women.”
Read the whole article at the Hollywood Reporter.
If you haven’t ever read the website The Bloggess check it out. It’s one of the most refreshingly witty, snarky and at times downright hysterical blogs out there. If you run a website, you absolutely have to read what she does to people who make ludicrous requests, AKA Will Wheaton Collating Paper, it is sheer genius.
Jenny Lawson, whose blog it is, just wrote a book about her off-beat misadventures through life called Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. So this is what happened last night at her book signing.
We sold out of books in the first half and I signed everything from tongues to metal chickens to xanax bottles, but the most bizarre thing I signed was this…
That totally sweet and normal looking woman? Is Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, who flew all the way out to come to my reading and surprised me so much that I got all fangirly and started rambling about how I dressed up as a werewolf for the last movie and then I misspelled her name on her book. True story.
Lesson here: Be less drunk when you’re signing books. Also, Stephenie Meyer has a complicated name and very pretty hair.
TY to Jenny for the tip
I’m doing another reading tonight near San Francisco. Come? Pretty please?
Stephenie Meyer’s production company has optioned their second venture, and Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey is looking to get involved. Their first was the yet to be released Austenland by Shannon Hale that shot last summer in England.
According to Variety
“Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films have optioned young-adult suspense tome “Down a Dark Hall” by novelist Lois Duncan and will produce a feature-film adaptation.
Duncan’s 1974 novel revolves around Blackwood boarding school and its mysterious students. Ensnared in the chilling world is new student Kit Gordy, who must unravel Blackwood’s haunted and tragic history before it’s too late. “Twilight” producer Wyck Godfrey is also in talks to produce.
See more on Variety
You can follow Lois Duncan here on Twitter @duncanauthor She’s also probably best known for the novel/movie adaptations I Know What You Did Last Summer and Hotel For Dogs
Perhaps this is one the their joint projects that Wyck Godfrey almost spilled the beans on when we interviewed him on the Eclipse red carpet!
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