New Twilight Short Films Coming To Facebook
Social networking site to host revival of vampire franchise...
It's been almost two years since the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - and fans could have been forgiven for thinking they'd seen the last of the franchise on screen.
However Stephenie Meyer's "young adult" book universe is set to return to an unlikely venue - Facebook!
Movie studio Lionsgate is partnering with Meyer to launch an initiative titled The Storytellers — New Creative Voices Of The Twilight Saga.
This "multiphase contest" will see the selection of at least five female filmmakers to direct the shorts, which will then be premiered on the social networking site.
The filmmakers will be selected and mentored by a panel which includes Meyer herself, Twilight movie star Kristen Stewart, actress Kate Winslet and Frozen writer Jennifer Lee.
Fans will then get to judge the best short, with the director getting a cash prize and further career opportunities.
Facebook's vice president of partnerships Dan Rose said: "More people than ever before are creating, discovering and engaging with videos on Facebook.
"This collaboration with Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate and Women In Film is a great opportunity to engage Twilight's massive global audience on Facebook through an innovative premium video program."