In June rumors surfaced stating Summit (and now parent studio Lionsgate) was already considering ways to continue the Twilight franchise beyond the five films.

Now a new source has come about offering a couple more particulars.

Moviehole.net, who we discovered through Bloody Disgusting, heard today that “they’re onto the [Breaking Dawn] follow-up,” but a decision hasn’t been made as to on what type of medium it will be created.

The aforementioned source says they’ve heard it could be a television show or a film spin-off set in the same world as the Twilight Saga but not centering upon three lead characters Edward, Bella, and Jacob. One idea currently being tossed around would focus on the Wolf Pack.

To us, a Wolf Pack show or film may be the best bet. The studio is likely looking at the runaway success of MTV’s Teen Wolf which, if you ask us, was only created because Twilight popularized wolves (the show is based on the 1985 film of the same name) in recent years.

The other big question concerning the continuation of the franchise is whether or not Stephenie Meyer, the book series’ author, will be involved. Then there’s Melissa Rosenberg who penned each of the five films. Both women had a key role in the success of the book to film adaptations.

With publicity for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 set to begin in a couple weeks, the cast and crew will naturally be posed questions about whether or not they’ll miss the franchise, and that may lead to questions about their interest in a reboot or spin-off.

When these rumors initially surfaced over the summer, Summit denied a “remake” but didn’t comment on a spin off. “We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way,” they said.

Films-turned-TV-spin-offs may be a new trend. In August, Joss Whedon started developing an Avengers television show for ABC based on his film but not using those same Avengers heroes.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 promotional material uses the phrase “forever” – now you know why.

Would you be receptive to a ‘Twilight’ reboot or spin-off?

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
The Podcasts

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Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017
The Reviews