The Twilight series ended in 2012 – after four years and five movies – with the last of its stories, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' split across two films. But now it seems that the door isn't entirely closed on the series – it just needs author Stephenie Meyer to write a new book.
In an interview at the weekend at the Zurich Film Festival, the boss of Lionsgate, the company that made the Twilight series, said that he and his colleagues were ready and waiting. 'It's a possibility,' said Patrick Wachsberger. 'Not a certainty but it's a possibility. It's about Stephenie [Meyer]. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we're here for her.'
Meyer herself hasn't closed the door on the series. Last year, she published a tenth-anniversary edition of her first Twilight book in which she swapped the genders of Bella Swann and Edward Cullen, played by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the movies. She's also spoken about an unfinished Edward Cullen story, 'Midnight Sun', and about outlining a new Twilight book that would focus on the characters Jacob Black and Renesmee Cullen, played by Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy in the films.
But would the actors want to revisit the series? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been busy carving careers as serious actors. In 2015, Stewart won a César, the French equivalent of the Oscars, for her performance in Olivier Assayas's 'Clouds of Sils Maria'. Meanwhile, Pattinson has been working with leftfield directors including Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg and Claire Denis.
So, Twilight fans shouldn't get too excited. But they might want to nudge Meyer to keep thinking about those Twilight stories, knowing that a film adaptation of any new book would be very likely.
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