At the same time, money talks, and with the Twilight Saga film series having made $3.34 billion across its five films while The Hunger Games film series made $2.968 billion, we can see why the studio is tempted...
It would appear that she still hasn't, but Lionsgate is nothing if not persistent; during a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, CEO Jon Feltheimer reaffirmed that, "There are a lot more stories to be told, and we're ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories".
Feltheimer's comments aren't all that surprising, though, considering Lionsgate is the same studio that is desperately looking to get the next big Hollywood franchise off the ground.More news: Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG) Stake Reduced by Creative Planning
Back in 2015, the studio's Vice Chairman Michael Burns stated that the Hunger Games "will live on and on" in a series of prequels, despite the fact the last instalment under-performed at the box office.
However, if the authors give into the temptation of huge paychecks and decide to sell those rights over to Lionsgate, fans could very well see a Star Wars situation play out with Twilight and The Hunger Games.
There have been rumors in the past about Lionsgate adapting either the gender-swapped version or simply rebooting the Twilight franchise and remaking the original films from scratch. Perhaps the authors could collaborate on writing the script as J.K. Rowling did with the Harry Potter spin-off. If even Rowling caved, it seems likely Meyers and Collins will follow suit soon. Beyond that, re-hiring all of the actors from the franchises would be an effort in itself. But surely Taylor Lautner would be on board for more shirt-pulling-off in the rain.