Rob Friedman, the co-chair of Lionsgate, has said the studio is ready to film a sixth installment in the ‘Twilight’ series if the series’ author, Stephenie Meyer, writes another novel, SlashFilm is reporting. He said “if she wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.”
The news comes after Lionsgate’s CEO, Jon Feltheimer, said he would like to continue ‘Twilight,’ either on screen or on television, when the studio bought Summit Entertainment, the company behind the popular series. But Meyer said in 2009, a year after the ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ novel was released, that she was “a little burned out on vampires right now. I think I need a little break… I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series.”
Even though Meyer added that she “wrapped ‘Breaking Dawn’ in a way that I felt satisfied with,” she was writing a fifth book, ‘Midnight Sun.’ The book was a rewrite of the first ‘Twilight’ novel from Edward Cullen’s perspective. But she stopped writing it in 2008 after the first twelve chapters were leaked online.
At the time, Meyer said “If I tried to write ‘Midnight Sun’ right now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story…it is on hold indefinitely.” But she did add that she may return to finish the book “when it seemed like people had forgotten about it.”
Written by: Karen Benardello