Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lions Gate Buys Summit - Wants More Twilight


Variety sends out these little blurbs to my phone when something interesting happens. Most of the time it is yawn inducing stuff or so hard to translate their Ted Casablanca speak while I'm drinking that I just give up and hit delete. Yesterday I got one that said Lions Gate bought Summit. The first thing that came to my head was they wanted the Twilight library. It turns out they want way more. Lions Gate said they are not finished making Twilight movies. There is that little problem of having no more books to adapt. Oh, and none of the original cast signed for any more of the movies. Honestly, I think it might be tough to get Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back. The rest of the cast? Throw some money their way and they will come back. It is possible that with new writers and not confined to the no action and Harlequin romance style of the first 5 installments that the movies could bring in a whole new audience. Or they could turn into American Pie 6-13.


The other idea is to bring Twilight to television. I think that is way too much overkill. There are so many vampire and supernatural shows on television, including a show called Supernatural.

32 comments:

Pookie said...

eeep. i think i must be the last person left in western hemisphere, if not the world, that hasn't read/watched any of those vampire books or bajillion film/tv adaptations.

and i still don't care.

Vicki Cupper said...

Wait. Supernatural is still on the air? I thought season 6 was the last season.

MizCaramel said...

Make that two of us Pookie! Never have seen nor do I want too. Then again I'm one of the few who has yet to watch a Star Wars movie, maybe I'm just weird. ;) well not maybe...

nolachickee said...

Hey Lions Gate. How about spending your cash on creating original films and tv? How about starting a new trend? This kind of thing is why I think Hollywood in general sucks. There are so many talented people there who would kill to work on something new and cool. Unfortunately, it's the boring, mindless, uncreative suits that have the money.

Vicki Cupper said...

@MizCaramel

Blasphemy!! :P

The Black Cat said...

Make me 3 - I guess I'm a Bram Stoker/Anne Rice vampire lover.

Sherry said...

Oh wise and indignant Nolachickee you and I are but dreamers. Howe dare we wish for originality. How dare we ask for quality. These sort of things, you see, only happens in movies.

The Black Cat said...

Nolachickee & Sherry - I agree and I'll add that I'm sick of CGI.
Gasp, yup, I am. I watched Jacobs Ladder last night and it was refreshing how good it was with no CGI used for the special effects. Awwww, the good old days....

Unknown said...

The thought of this makes my brain bleed.
@sherry maybe us CDANers should write that film about people wanting a quality film and it getting made. We could include all sorts of inspirational felgercarb about the power of the internet. We could get John Goodman to play enty. ;)
I am not sure if this is a good idea or not.. I have tonsilitis and am a bit whacked out on groovy pain meds ;)

RaggedLady said...

The thought of this makes my brain bleed.
@sherry maybe us CDANers should write that film about people wanting a quality film and it getting made. We could include all sorts of inspirational felgercarb about the power of the internet. We could get John Goodman to play enty. ;)
I am not sure if this is a good idea or not.. I have tonsilitis and am a bit whacked out on groovy pain meds ;)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Make me number 4...I've never seen any of these movies or the books either, I just enjoy harassing Twihards. Yeah, I'm a bully

MadLyb said...

You really can't blame them. The saga will continue to sell, no matter what the quality.

I admit - I read the books. All of them. My daughter loaned them to me, and I'd just moved - no cable, no internet, so what was I to do, LOL? The first book was drivel, but interesting enough to hold my attention (It doesn't take much). But then I went and read the 2nd one, and by the 3rd one, I was hooked. The last one was incredibly bad, but I read the entire thing, and even saw the 1st two movies. Yeah - I have no room to talk. But to be honest, I'm way past over the 'Twilight' thing.

MadLyb said...

Oh, and my first reaction to reading this article was, 'NOOOOOOOOOOOooooo!!!'

RenoBlondee said...

^Yep, my daughter made me read them too. They are terribly bad, but they suck you in big time. A silly, but decent read.
The movies I feel the same about. Really bad, bad acting, bad writing, but somehow I still watch them each time they come out. lol

MISCH said...

I'm sure they can get Stephenie Meyer to write a bit more if the price is right...

sussique said...

geeze. can't anybody come up with something new for movies?

WBotW said...

I still wish they had made The Host a movie instead of Twilight.

MISCH said...

I think she sold The Host for film......

iheartjacksparrow said...

The Host will be released in 2013:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1517260/

Seems like a decent cast.

I saw the first Twilight on one of the pay channels, and I couldn't believe how bad it was. It doesn't help that KStew spends the entire movie biting her lip or looking morose. I think the movie franchise has been popular only because of the Bella/Edward love story. I can't see any future movies being as popular without KStew and RPatz.

Basil said...

I don't understand the mass appeal this Twilight series has. The books aren't that good and the movies are only marginally better, but the whole concept of them makes no sense. If you are a vampire with all these cool superpowers, why the hell would you be going to High School? I get why it might appeal to children but adults?

Anyway, yeah Lionsgate can milk the cash cow some more even without the 3 main characters. Meyer has already dipped her toe into the waters and wrote a novella about one of the baby vamps that Victoria made, so that will probably be the first movie made. If they are lucky, they might even get the original Victoria actress back because she was the only one I liked in the movies.

feraltart said...

Trying to keep my breakfast down over this awful turn of events. I also long for originality in movies, this is why TV is kicking its butt. Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Satisfaction (an Australian series set in a brothel, really great writing and acting and educational as well).

hammyjam said...

If I'm not mistaken Lionsgate are the ones behind The Hunger Games, yet everyone involved keeps saying it's nothing like Twilight...and now they are the same company essentially.

rubyjean said...

Make me number 5.
I refuse to read the books or watch the movies.
In my day(LOL that makes me sound 102), vampires were REAL vampires not faux vampires.

Lelaina Pierce said...

Uuuuggghh.

@hammyjam - You are correct. We'll find out in a few months whether they did a better job w/ the movies than Summit did with Twilight.

I'm not sure I see the fan base following unless the main leads were in?

Mooshki said...

#6

Supernatural has sucked for quite a while now, but those boys are just so pretty! The show is in serious Joss Whedon mode now, what with killing off Cass and Bobby. :( I've still got my fingers crossed that Sam is still in hell, and the devil has set this whole season up as a mind game to fuck with him, by killing off all his loved ones. Yes, it's the Dallas cliché, but I don't care. Bring back Bobby & Cass!!!!!

Ida Blankenship said...

Stephen King had something great to say about this series, and I'm going to loosely paraphrase it:

Harry Potter is about bravery, courage, and standing up for your beliefs in the face of adversity. Twilight is all about how important it is to have a boyfriend.

These books are fucking horrible, the movies are almost as bad, and I think both Stewart and Pattinson could have done better.

Ida Blankenship said...

Oh, and I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies, either. But I've seen Spaceballs, so whatevs. :-P

Jocasta said...

Supernatural in it's prime was always better than Twilight.

Supernatural is just about wound down; victim of the original creator/writer walking or being chased away. (Ben Edlund)

Twilight is so many cliches it's not even funny;but sort of disgusting in the way that story played out.

I sold a better script to Hollywood 22 years ago. At least it was intelligent and assumed the audience was as well.

Twilight on Teevee, heard about it.But,isn't there already the Vampire Dairies on CW and Sookie and BEEEEL on Showtime? Enough already. Jeebus.

Ida Blankenship said...
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ardleigh said...

I have never read or watched the Twi shite. I heard it was like reading the worst fan fiction ever and stayed the hell away. The clips I saw of the movies make me cringe.

I love True Blood but sometimes think Sookie needs smacked upside the head and told, "Snap out of it."

I am with Mooshki on Supernatural. I don't want Bobby & Cass gone. Although I think Bobby might not be gone yet & is drinking Dean's beer.

sunnyside1213 said...

Stephan King had it right Ida.

Mooshki said...

"I think Bobby might not be gone yet & is drinking Dean's beer."

Wasn't that the cutest scene? And after all, according to this show, heaven isn't all that awesome, so he might as well have stuck around.