Stephenie Meyer “Deeply Annoyed” at Lionsgate Suggesting They’d Like More Twilight Films
As long as we’re on topic: Stephenie Meyer was deeply annoyed that LG brass said they’d do more TWILIGHT pics. She has no such intention.
— Josh Dickey (@Variety_JLD) February 22, 2012
This shouldn’t come as a huge shock, as it’s clear from Stephenie Meyer’s recent updates that she’s keeping very busy on new projects post-Twilight. If this info from Variety reporter Josh Dickey is correct, and there’s no reason to think not, I support Stephenie completely.
More Twilight would be nice, but if Stephenie Meyer’s heart isn’t in the writing it would only taint our memories of the originals.
If she ever decides to write more Twilight, it should be because there is more story to be told, not because Lionsgate wants to make investors happy.
Lionsgate only claimed the relatively innocuous “if she (Meyer) wishes to do it, we’ll be there to support her” during the analyst call. This suggests that if Stephenie was “deeply annoyed” she may have made it unequivocally clear to the studio there won’t be a fifth book. Either that, or she simply doesn’t want the pressure of investor expectations riding her back during the creative process. Who would?