Facebook has partnered with film studio Lions Gate and "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer to air five short films based on "Twilight" characters, according to reports.
The "Twilight" saga ended two years ago with its fifth film, but that doesn't mean it has to end, according to the New York Times. Instead, five female directors will create short films based on "Twilight" characters.The short films will be financed by Lions Gate and production partners but will be exclusive to Facebook.
“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,” Michael Burns, Lions Gate’s vice chairman, told the Times.
The move by the studio is a smart one. It's a way to keep a franchise alive between projects or to reignite interest is a series -- or perhaps ready the public for a new film. “This is the just the beginning — a template, if you will,” said. “You can probably guess what might be coming next.”