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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! If you're a Twihard fan then this piece of Twilight news should make your day. According to reports from The New York Times, the world's favorite monster couple is set to make a return in a group of Facebook short films.

Lions Gate and author Stephenie Meyer announced today that they have plans to select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on Twilight characters. The mini-movies, financed by Lions Gate and its production partners, will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year.

"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, said in an interview.

The main characters will not be recasted but Kristen Stewart will be part of the panel of women picking the aspiring directors!

The panelists also include Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, film producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen director Jennifer Lee.

"The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked in the film industry," Meyers said in a statement. 

The short film series, called The Storytellers—New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga also has the backing of Women in Film, an organization devoted in part to ending a shortage of female directors.

"This is the just the beginning—a template, if you will," Burns added. "You can probably guess what might be coming next."

I was never a big fan of the Twilight series so I really couldn't care less about this. But I must admit, I watched the first Twilight movie and I was richly entertained. Not entertained enough to watch all the others though. Sorry to say. If they make one of these Facebook short films of something like "The Hunger Games" I'd probably watch it. Katniss Everdeen is a badass. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.