“Twilight” fans are thrilled that several short films based on the now-iconic “Twilight” characters will be available for viewing on Facebook next year.
Lionsgate Entertainment and “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer announced in a press release that they plan to select five aspiring female directors to make the films.
The short films series, called “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of the Twilight Saga,” will be shown exclusively on Facebook.
Meyer, author of the blockbuster Twilight book series, said the project is a move to support female directors. “The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” said Stephenie.
While it’s unlikely that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will appear in the short films, Kristen will be among the all-female panel that will select the winning directors.
Other mentors include actress Kate Winslet; Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight film; and Jennifer Lee, co-director of Frozen.
Lionsgate chairman Michael Burns is excited to revive Twilight for its current and future fans: “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.”
The last Twilight movie, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” was released in 2012. Together the four Twilight films have grossed almost $1.4 billion dollars at the worldwide box office.