'Twilight' Is Returning with New Short Films

by Jackie Willis 11:49 AM PDT, October 01, 2014
Playing 'Twilight' Is Returning with New Short Films

Vampires live forever, and apparently, so do their film franchises. The Twilight Saga is back!

Two years after the release of the final sequel, Breaking Dawn Part 2, The New York Times reports that Lions Gate is teaming up with Facebook to finance five short films based on the Twilight characters.

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The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga will have a group of female panelists choosing five up-and-coming female directors to direct the shorts, which will then debut on Facebook exclusively.

The best part about is that the panel includes Bella Swan herself, actress Kristen Stewart. Other notable women joining Stewart include Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee. The project is backed by Women in Film, an organization devoted to female directors.

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

"This is the just the beginning--a template, if you will," Lions Gate vice chairman Michael Burns said. "You can probably guess what might be coming next."

Though he didn't go into detail about what he meant by that quote, many believe Burns is implying that Facebook will begin distributing their own, feature-length films.

Will you watch these Twilight short films, or was Breaking Dawn Part 2 enough for you?

While we wait for these Twilight shorts' release, check out the movie's hilarious blooper reel: