In case you had any doubt that Lionsgate would make another Twilight movie past Breaking Dawn – Part 2 should author Stephanie Meyer decide to extend the series, Lionsgate exec Rob Friedman is here to alleviate your fears. Per THR, early this morning on a conference call Friedman said, “If [Meyer] wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.” While the move is a no-brainer, it actually holds a bit more clout than Warner Bros. saying they’d make another Harry Potter if J.K. Rowling wrote another book. Rowling has been pretty steadfast in her conclusion of the series, but Meyer has been a bit more open-ended when it comes to more Twilight entries; the author previously stated that she originally envisioned Twilight as a longer series. Hit the jump for more.
Back in 2009, Meyer commented on the possibility of a fifth entry in the Twilight series:
“I am a little burned out on vampires right now. I think I need a little break. I might go spend some time with my aliens. I might do something completely different. I’ve got to cleanse the palate. I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series. But I wrapped Breaking Dawn in a way that I felt satisfied with, so if that moment didn’t come, I’d be okay.”
It’s far from a sure thing, but future installments in the Twilight film franchise don’t seem entirely out of the question. Naturally, Lionsgate would be ecstatic if Meyer continued the series. The Twilight films have grossed over $1 billion thus far, and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is sure to be no slouch.
Speaking of the impending Twilight finale (maybe), Lionsgate announced today that the first trailer for the film will be attached to this March’s The Hunger Games. It’s a predictable move, as Lionsgate is also the studio behind the highly anticipated Suzanne Collins adaptation. The two book series do have a good deal of audience crossover, but The Hunger Games is quite a bit more male-friendly. The studio is expecting big business from the Gary Ross adaptation, and the addition of the first Twilight trailer will ensure that Twihards the world over will be there opening weekend. The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23rd.