Here Comes a 'Twilight' Sequel!

October 14, 2008

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It may not hit theaters until November 21, but the copious, intense stares of Twilight are already so popular that Summit Entertainment is already preparing a sequel. From Deadline Hollywood:

When your soundtrack isn't even completed much less released (not until November 4th), yet it's already in the Top 5 Best-Selling Albums on Amazon based on pre-sales alone, you know you have a hit. When Borders makes an exclusive calendar and sells out the first printing in a matter of days, you know you have a hit. And when the new trailer to your movie surpasses 3.5 million views less than 48 hours after its online debut, you know you have a hit. Which is why Summit Entertainment's CEO Rob Friedman is already readying a Twilight sequel.

Twilight came in at only a $37 million negative cost. This notion of a low-cost blockbuster for a start-up studio just doesn't happen often in the film biz. So if the movie lives up to the advance hype, Summit will be sitting on a big new franchise.

Gee, I don't know. Are you sure the soundtrack sales are really an indication of how the movie is going to do? Maybe teenage girls are just clamoring to get this who's-who of the last twenty years of dark angst finally collected on one CD. Maybe they're just excited to find Perry Farrell, Linkin Park, and Collective Soul in one place, and for once that place isn't a sadness clinic. Ever think of that? That Collective Soul just makes great music that everyone still wants to hear as soon as they find out Collective Soul is somehow still around? I hope I hear them tonight on Headbanger's Ball.

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