With Summit Entertainment’s highly-anticipated Twilight opening on November 21, the studio is moving potential future installments in the franchise into the development pipeline.
The Hollywood Reporter says the company has acquired rights to the next three novels in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series and has hired Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg to pen scripts based on “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” the second and third books, respectively.
A fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” has not attached a writer.
“Twilight” revolves around the relationship between an average teenage girl, Bella, and a vampire, Edward. In “New Moon,” Edward leaves Bella, sending Bella into a depression and a friendship with another vampire. In the third book, “Eclipse,” that relationship triangle evolves, while evil empires begin to pursue Bella. “Breaking Dawn” pushes the plot further with a marriage between Bella and Edward.