Lions Gate has just announced that there will be five more Twilight films, which will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year. Here’s the kicker though, the company will be selecting five aspiring female directors to direct the films which will be shorts based on original characters from the series, but will not feature any original cast members.
Lions Gate vice chairman Michael Burns told The New York Times: “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans. This is the just the beginning—a template, if you will. You can probably guess what might be coming next.”
A panel of woman in the entertainment industry will pick the female directors. The panelists will include Kristen Stewart, author Stephenie Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julia Bowen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, film producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen director Jennifer Lee.
Stephenie Meyers believes that “The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry.”
While we are always in favour of giving new voices a way of being heard… TWILIGHT!?