When Lionsgate bought Summit Entertainment last month, it was reported that Twilight may continue on either the big or small screen. Lionsgate’s Rob Friedman revealed in an earnings report that the studio is indeed interested if Stephenie Meyer writes another book. Friedman had this to say, according to THR (via /Film):
If she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her.
Meyer stated in 2009 that she was open to writing another book:
I am a little burned out on vampires right now. I think I need a little break. I might go spend some time with my aliens. I might do something completely different. I’ve got to cleanse the palate. I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series. But I wrapped Breaking Dawn in a way that I felt satisfied with, so if that moment didn’t come, I’d be okay.
Meyer actually had begun writing a fifth book called Midnight Sun, which was a rewrite of the first Twilight novel from the perspective of Edward Cullen. In 2008, the first twelve chapters of the unfinished novel leaked online, so she quit writing.
If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.
She decided to put the book on hold, and maybe go back and finish it at a later date. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 arrives on Blu-ray tonight. The Hunger Games will have a trailer for the last film when it opens on March 23. I have seen all of the films and read all of the books, and would be fine seeing another film actually. This is not likely to be a popular sentiment, but we don't always have to agree.
What are your thoughts?