On Tuesday, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer and Lions Gate announced that five female directors will be selected to make short films based on Twilight characters, which will then be screened on Facebook. The series, called “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” is backed by the organization Women in Film, which aims to increase the number of female directors. Participants will be selected by a panel of various female luminaries, including Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, and Octavia Spencer. “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,” said Lions Gate’s vice-chairman Michael Burns.
“This is just the beginning — a template, if you will,” Burns added. “You can probably guess what might be coming next.” While he wouldn’t elaborate, he did go on to say, “We love Stephenie Meyer.” Does this mean a sixth Twilight installment could be on the way? Twihards, let the rampant (and please: non-racist) speculation begin!