Plans for new ‘Twilight’ films denied by studio

Summit Entertainment dismisses reports that it wants to extend the vampire film franchise

Reports that a Twilight re-boot is already being plotted have been denied by the studio behind the film franchise.

The fourth and final film in the series, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, is scheduled for release in the UK and US on November 16. Recent internet rumours have claimed that Summit Entertainment – which owns the movie rights to the popular series of vampire novels – is already hatching plans to extend the series.

However, the film studio has insisted that any plans to expand Twlight are dependent on Stephanie Meyers, the author of the original four fantasy novels.

Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman of Summit Entertainment, told Deadline: “We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.”

The first Twilight film, starring Robert Pattinson as a bashful vampire and Kristen Stewart as his angsty girlfriend, was released in November 2008. The series has since grossed more than $2 billion in worldwide box office receipts.