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Twilight films could continue after Breaking Dawn concludes

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Story by Jack Foley

THE Twilight saga could continue in cinemas even after the final book in the series is released in film form as Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

The surprise revelation was made by Jon Feltheimer, boss of Lionsgate films, which has just bought Summit Entertainment in the US complete with the vampire franchise.

Asked whether the franchise could continue without any new material from author Stephene Meyer, he told the LA Times: “It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700m-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.’”

Lionsgate’s purcahse of Summit is believed to have been completed for $412 million (£269m) and the studio is keen to make that payout count. Twilight is already one of the most lucrative film franchises in the world and Feltheimer has already estimated that the final Breaking Dawn will take more than $700m (£457m) at the global box office.

A Twilight TV series has also been rumoured, and asked whether that was a possibility, Feltheimer replied: “I would certainly hope so.”

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