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'Twilight' Film Series to Return via New Short Films on Facebook!

'Twilight' Film Series to Return via New Short Films on Facebook!

This is HUGE news for fans of both the Twilight films and books – there will be new short films created around characters from the series!

Lions Gate just announced that they will be selecting five aspiring female directors to direct the new mini-movies, which will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year. The films will be about characters from the series, but will not feature any original cast members.

“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,” Lions Gate vice chairman Michael Burns told The New York Times. “This is the just the beginning—a template, if you will. You can probably guess what might be coming next.”

A panel of women in the entertainment industry will be selecting the female directors. The panelists include Kristen Stewart, author Stephenie Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, film producer Cathy Schulman, and Frozen director Jennifer Lee.

“The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” Stephenie said in a statement.

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  • Sara

    Not excited about the movies and tbh I won’t watch them, but I think it’s really rad they’re letting aspiring filmmakers do this. I like the idea and I’d love to see them do it for other series.

  • woman

    I love it. Do me the idea. Go Kristen!

  • yes

    OMGGGGG!!! I cant wait!!!!

  • yes

    This is nothing but more Money to Kriste haha. Love the idea!!! YEAHHH…

  • yes yes

    Movies were especially fun. I love fantasy, sci-fi movies.
    Twi did not have educate someone or leave a message! It’s supposed to be fun above all and did it 100%.
    Do me this idea is perfect.

  • com on

    Noooooooo, stop with those crappy books !

  • leo

    GOOD IDEA. We love you Kristen!

  • koko

    love KRISTEN!!!

  • Sam

    This is great opportunity for aspiring female directors and a step in the right direction. Much talk of the absence of female directors in Hollywood so something is being done about it. I hope people focus on what a positive step this is regardless of being a fan of the Twilight movies or not. As the article states, they are starting with Twilight but down the road there will be something for everyone.

  • true

    I love the idea and still more that kristen is involved. You can spread hatred but many people will see this.

  • Say what now?

    I thought SM was over Twilight?

  • omg

    I can wait until 2015

  • lol

    I’m sure Robert Pattinson wants nothing to do with this (smart man), because it’s pathetic. It’s funny that Stewart would do this considering how it consumed her life and she was miserable all the time…All those losers out there who are hating on Rob’s new girlfriend will never be able to let their Robsten fantasy with this on the horizon.

  • Anabelle

    ENOUGH! Just stop it please. It wasn’t good 6 years ago and it sure as heck not gonna be good now. Just let this crap go!

  • Rob

    @lol you are most idiot commenter on this article,
    Why bring your robbie to this article…still pressed Robtard, i enjoy your new couple idol ROBWIGG…woot woot

  • lara

    This woman is simply unstoppable and above all keeps surprising me. I love her success, I can not wait for Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria. Love you Kristen.

  • jen

    After all the news last week with rob, this news made my day.

  • mia

    Kristen god bless you for being so as you are, never change, people talk bad about you just because you’re a normal celebrity, I can not imagine all the constant hatred that you receive every day…

  • mia

    And you’re still standing, but there are also people who support you and love you, It I was in your position, I would probably have gone crazy, As I always say we are all human an tha is out sin cast the first stone.

  • mia

    We are not God to judge.

  • lola

    If you like twilight or kristen all good, but do not come here to shed hatred. Thank you

  • Isabella

    @yes: Don’t assume things about people whom you don’t know based on your own actions. It might be just money for you, but Kristen is talented, creative, hardworking and never forgot what brought her to stardom. She’ll nail it, because she’s passionate about her projects.

  • Isabella

    @com on: Stop with negative, crappy comments instead.

  • Anti-Bullsh!t Squad

    @lol: No. Kristen was miserable because of you, Robsesseds. You’re funny though, you’re defending Rob’s new girlfriend while dissing Kristen in the process. Wow, hypocrite much? Why did you even drag that girl in this? She has absuletely nothing to do with Twilight…thankfully.

  • Anti-Bullsh!t Squad

    @Anabelle: Don’t like, don’t watch. Nobody forces you. You are a free person.

  • Twihard

    @jen: Same here! We needed the good news.

  • d

    why is kstew involved in this shlt? I’m surprised. But then again, since Winslett has the Divergent franchise with Lionsgate is in this panel and since KS filmed American Ultra for Lionsgate it all made sense. Both ladies are involved because Lionsgate is their boss and they like the fame the studio brings them

  • luly

    WOW WOW siguen abansando mi reina por siempre el apoyo de tus miles y miles de fans de todo el mundo preciosa angel

  • SIILL

    YA ES TENDENCIA MUNDIAL ASI TU LLAMAS LA ATENCION CON PROYECTO TRABAJADO POR ESO ERES LA MEJOR BENDICIONES BEBE

  • jim

    Love twilight. Love kristen.

  • ana

    Love kristen. You can tell that she is a very strong and determined person. I love that she is involved, this shows that she is not the kind of person who forgots why she became famous.

  • lourdes

    conozca a una mujer que hasta amenazas de muerte tuvo y 6 años ni quejas de ella MI FUERTE Y VALIENTE CON MUCHA MADUREZ QUIEN ES KRISTEN…… cuando tu abansas los perro ladran mucho AMOR

  • sofia

    Kristen te amo. Nunca cambies, sos hermosa, esta es la mejor noticia que tuve en el dia, Vos si sos talentosa y no una buscafama. Todavia hay personas que saben todo lo que pasaste y seguis pasando, la gente solo dice lo que le conviene. Me levanto y te apaudo por todo. Grascias por todo y gracias por twilight.

  • I hope it’s a joke

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… just… no! >.<

  • haha

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yessssssssss

  • bbb

    si la mejor noticia mi pequeña como no admirarte por ser tan valiente aguantar tanta estupideces de gente malvada

  • stop

    I can not believe that there is still so negative and insulting people. One can not just hate a person you do not know. And if you do not like, just don’t comment and go.

  • lulu

    KRISTEN es la demostracion de que hacer una saga no significa estar encasillada. MIRENLA en la lista de los oscar dominada en 2 categoria y ayuda a TWLIGHT igual

  • LB

    Y MIENTRAS OTRAS LLAMAN LA ATENCION HACIENDOSE LA VICTIMA, KRISTEN SIGUA PATIANDO TRASEROS A TODOS CON SUS PROYECTOS

  • susy

    totalmente de acuerdo LB KRIS bebita hermosa

  • leah

    OMG I LOVE KATE WINSLET AND OCTAVIA SPENCER

  • Heidi

    Love they included her in this great line up of powerful women and let’s face it she was the core of twilight and lionsgate knows this and so do most of the people out there.

  • rachel

    This is REALLLL?????????? OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • luka

    I am very surprised by kristen, all her projects, honestly WOW, she looks to be a girl who knows what she wants, I think 2014 and 2015 will be her year. I think we will hear much about her, like it or not, just hope to see her next week in the NYFF. I am so proud.

  • HARRY

    KRISTEN IS SO BEAUTIFUL I’M IN LOVEEEEE

  • Karen

    Don´t Care. Kristen noooooooo. I don´t like it.

  • Caroline

    Omgggggggggg yessssssssss kristen foreverrrrrrrrrrrr. I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • lol

    @Rob:

    Uh did you notice that his image is being used in this article with his co-star/girlfriend at the time. So yes I mention Rob because those who are bringing this nonsense back want in any way possible to sell Twilight and Robs connection to it.
    They will use his image as Edward to milk this franchise for every penny they can squeeze from Twilight nutters. Pattinson apparently has moved on as an actor for sure .. he’s a smart guy not wanting to go back to this delusional clap for repressed women, so Kristen can be happy with this because she hasn’t moved on and this is as close to getting back to Pattinson as she will get..since he has moved on with his talented babe and career.

  • Mary

    No Rob. I don´t like it, not at all.

  • Emma

    Lol at KStew still clinging on.

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