Just when I thought the Twilight train had a set beginning and end I get the rug pulled out from under me. According to Cinemablend the studio execs over at Summit Entertainment want to milk their teen vampire cow for all it’s worth. The book series only has so many stories to adapt, and like the Harry Potter franchise it will eventually run out of material. Unlike Potter, the producers of The Twilight Saga want to keep their gravy train going by adding possible spin-offs to the film series.
Producers Wyck Godfrey and Greg Mooradian recently spoke about capitalizing on the current vampire craze, by possibly creating new stories that aren’t directly adapted from the books.
“I think if our movies do as well as the first did all possibilities are out there. But right now we need to finish what we have and finish Stephenie’s vision as best we can and then let’s see where the audience demands us to go from there.”
In other words if your tween or teen daughters continue to spend their disposable income on these films they’ll eventually start making it up as they go along. I know there are plenty of characters and “packs” to be expanded upon, but something tells me the already suspect quality of these films will continue to go down. This is similar to what’s been going on with the X-Men franchise. The films have been on a steady decline for years but they keep making them because of their commercial success. Poor die hard fans!
What characters or groups would you like to see get their own film? How do you feel about spin-offs being made just for the sake of money?