Let me explain…Summit Entertainment, which produces the TWILIGHT series, was just acquired by Lionsgate for around $400 million. And when most of that money is based on a series that will be no more within a year, odds are you’ll figure out a way to extend it for as long as humanly possible.
In a new interview with LA Times, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer hinted at exactly that concept, saying:
“It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn’t have ongoing value…It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is ‘Boy I hope so.'”
A person close to the acquisition suggested that Lionsgate, which has a television department, may consider using it to turn “Twilight” into a TV series.
If you’ll now excuse me, I have to go burn my television in a massive bonfire. Talk about sparkles…