In yet another sign that the Mayans were onto something

In yet another sign that the Mayans were onto something

Post by Karolina Dean...Big money weave a mighty we » Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:34:10

'Twilight' saga may continue after fifth film, Lions Gate CEO says

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" may not be the end of Bella,
Edward and Jacob's on-screen journey, according to the head of the
franchise's new Hollywood home.

The chief executive of Lions Gate Entertainment, which on Friday
acquired "Twilight" film studio Summit Entertainment for $412.5
million, said he believes the film franchise will continue to have
value to his company,even after the Nov. 16 release of the fifth movie
completes the adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer's four books.

"I'm anticipating 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' being $700 million-plus in
worldwide box office," said Jon Feltheimer, predicting the next film
would slightly outdo the $697 million global take of "Breaking Dawn
Part 1."

Asked whether the franchise would continue in some form for Lions
Gate, he added, "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.'"

One person close to the acquisition deal but not authorized to speak
publicly suggested that because Lions Gate, unlike Summit, has a
television production unit, it could adapt "Twilight" for the small

Asked whether there was a possibility of bringing "Twilight" to
television, Feltheimer answered, "I would certainly hope so."