Hollywood loves a good franchise, and as such, reboots have become an indispensable source of box office gold in recent years. With properties being dusted off left and right, it was recently revealed that Lionsgate might even be looking into bringing Twilight back to the silver screen. In the face of those rumors, I recently asked Twilight star Kellan Lutz about this possibility during a chat about his new sci-fi love letter The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One, and he admitted that he doesn't think enough time has passed to make a Twilight reboot worth it. Lutz explained:
There's certainly a case to be made that vampire movies have warranted reboots in the past. Consider something like Fright Night for example, which took a cult classic supernatural property from 1985 and injected modern special effects into the equation. However, per Lutz's comments during our chat, that's not the case with something like Twilight. In his opinion, the effects from the original run of Twilight films still hold up (which makes sense, as it has only been five years since Breaking Dawn -- Part 2). Moreover, because scope and scale aren't the dominant factors in these vampire/werewolf/human love stories (at least not compared to a Marvel Cinematic Universe film), it's hard to justify going down that road.
Shifting gears to another franchise, Kellan Lutz continued in our conversation and explained how something like Twilight (which he admitted could be popular with fans if it receives a reboot) is not as ideally suited for this treatment as something like Star Wars -- which tells an ongoing sci-fi story through special effects. Lutz explained the distinction, noting:
Of course, knowing what we know about Hollywood, we will just have to wait and see if more Twilight films end up materializing in the near future. Money talks, and considering the immense financial success of the first five entries in this franchise, anything is possible. If the reboot does end up happening, it will ultimately prove interesting to see whether or not Lutz will return to the franchise to reprise his role as Emmett Cullen.
For now, you can catch Kellan Lutz in The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One, which is now available exclusively on DirecTV and will debut in theaters and on VOD on October 6.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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