‘Twilight’ Short Films Revealed; Lionsgate Exec Teases Potential Sequels
Twi-hard fans, there’s good news coming your way! While you may have thought that the “Twilight” saga has ended following the release of the last and final installment, “Breaking Dawn” in 2012, your favorite vampires would be back on screen in six new short films. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Just when you thought you have seen and heard the last of “Twilight,” six new short films will be released as part of an upcoming project called, “The Storytellers: New Voices of Twilight Saga.”
According to MoviePilot, six screenplays were selected from over 13,000 votes and 1,200 screenplays. While some of you may think that the “Twilight” short films will focus on Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, the 5-10 minute clips will focus on the stories of the other characters in the book including Carlisle, Alice, and the Volturi. These short films will be released on Facebook.
“The Mary Alice Brandon File” will be directed by Kailey and Sam Spear and will revolve around the life of Edward’s vampire sister, Alice Cullen. The short film will introduce Alice before she entered the Cullen family and before she turned into a vampire. Maja Fernqvist will be working on “Consumed,” a movie about the origin of Volturi siblings, Alec and Jane and their lives before they wore those long Volturi cloaks.
Lindsey Hancock Williamson will be directing “Turncoats,” a backstory on Carlisle’s friend, Garrett. “Sunrise” is a movie about the Egyptian coven, Benjamin and Tia, who helped the Cullen family prove to the Volturi that Renesmee is not an immortal child. “The Groundskeeper” by Nicole Eckenroad is another short film on Alice; but this movie will focus on how she became a vampire. The sixth and last “Twilight” short film is “We’ve Met Before” and will introduce the beginning of romance between Alice and Jasper in a diner in 1948.
Speaking to MTV, Lionsgate executive Michael Burns teased that these short films are “just the beginning – a template, if you will,” seemingly hinting that sequels may be created if the project becomes successful.
Burns also seemed to hint that the project could be a trial for other films in the future, which the outlet cited could be a possible avenue for more “Hunger Games” movies.
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