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Lions Gate to release five more Twilight movies. Sort of.

October 1st, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

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!?


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.