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.