Lionsgate has given hope of a new Twilight movie. The vampire film franchise, based on the quartet of books written by Stephanie Meyer, ended will the release of the fifth and final film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which hit cinemas in 2012. Now, the studio has hinted that it is open to producing more movies within the saga.
In an interview with ScreenDaily, Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said: “It’s a possibility. Not a certainty but it’s a possibility. It’s about Stephanie. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we’re here for her.”
The movies were based on the love story between blood-sucker Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, and Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. Bella falls in love with the 104-year old vampire Edward and there is a love triangle through the series with a werewolf called Jacob Black, portrayed by Taylor Lautner.
The Twilight Saga raked in more than $3 billion at the box office, and there have been additional book releases in the series including Midnight Sun – which tells the story of the first book from Edward’s perspective – and Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined – which is a re-imagining of the original novel with the character’s swapping gender.
Speaking about the popular franchise, Wachsberger said: “‘Twilight’ was a game changer for everyone involved.”
And he has also revealed how Pattison received very little pay for the first film. He recalled: “Robert Pattinson only came in three weeks before shoot. An assistant, who has subsequently become a very successful executive, said, ‘There’s this guy called Rob Pattinson from the fourth ‘Harry Potter’…’ I said, ‘Well, let’s fly him in from London’. “He did his screen test and he got the job. I’m not going to tell you how little the salary was on the first one but of course lawyers were there to renegotiate deals following its success.”