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'Twilight' to be revived in Facebook short films

2 years 2 weeks 5 days ago October 02, 2014 Oct 2, 2014 Thursday, October 02 2014 October 02, 2014 9:44 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - "Twilight" will be raised from the dead for a series of short films on Facebook.

Two years after the last film of the popular movie franchise, Lionsgate announced late Tuesday that Stephenie Meyer's world of vampires and werewolves will be revived for a short film competition. The Women in Film organization will help lead a campaign to develop and produce a series of shorts directed by aspiring female filmmakers.

At least five young directors will be chosen to direct shorts based on characters from "Twilight." Meyer and "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart will be among the panelists selecting the winners.

In a statement, Meyer said she was honored to work on a project "giving more women a chance to be heard creatively."

The films will debut on Facebook next year. The final feature-length films of the "Twilight" franchise were filmed in Louisiana.

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