The Twilight Remake’s Surprising Format Change Will Make 1 Great Part Of The Movies Even Better


  • An animated
    TV show can enhance key moments from books and movies, bringing a fresh perspective and creative a unique atmosphere.
  • The setting of Forks, Washington can be brought to life in creative ways with animation, allowing for more atmospheric storytelling.
  • The animated format offers a chance to spin the original movies’ strengths, giving the
    series its own tone and appearance.

Lionsgate’s Twilight TV remake is shaping up to be unlike anything fans expected, but its animated format will improve on one significant strength of the original movies. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books have already received movie adaptations in the late 2000s and early 2010s, but they’ve joined the many book adaptations getting second chances as TV shows. With Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Eragon all being remade for the small screen, it’s no surprise that Lionsgate is hoping to capitalize on Twilight in the same manner.

More surprising is that the upcoming Twilight TV show will be an animated series, marking a major divergence from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s take on Meyer’s story. While there are many questions about how Twilight‘s shocking remake plan will work, there are also benefits to bringing the books to life in this format. In addition to capturing certain scenes and characters better than the films, an animated series can build on one of the Twilight movies’ greatest strengths. And doing so will help it stand out from the original adaptations.


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The upcoming animated Twilight TV show has the potential to elevate and improve important moments from the Twilight books and previous movies.

The Twilight Remake’s Animated Format Will Make The Story’s Setting Even Better

The TV Series Can Get Creative With Its Take On Forks, Washington

Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) in Twilight with the New Moon cover behind them

Twilight has a very distinct setting in both the books and movies, and the upcoming TV show’s animated format will make the backdrop of Edward and Bella’s love story even better. Meyer’s books are set in Forks, Washington, a real town known for its rainy weather and stunning beaches and forests. The Twilight novels build on Forks’ gloomy atmosphere to tell their story, and the TV remake can do a lot with the setting now that it’s animated.

series can get creative with its atmosphere and make the story’s setting as dark and gloomy as it likes — or as cozy and natural, depending on what vibe it’s going for at any given moment.

Without the limitation of real sets and budgets, Lionsgate’s Twilight series can get creative with its atmosphere and make the story’s setting as dark and gloomy as it likes — or as cozy and natural, depending on what vibe it’s going for at any given moment. There are parts of the source material that could benefit from an eerier, more mysterious backdrop. And the gloomy weather can definitely be played up to emphasize Bella and Edward’s relationship troubles at certain points in the Twilight Saga. The romantic moments could also be highlighted with such tactics. Overall, animation gives Twilight‘s atmosphere a chance to soar.

Animating Twilight Puts A New Spin On A Major Movie Strength

The TV Remake Will Stand Out From The Former Adaptations

The Twilight movies famously filmed in Forks, Washington, and their setting already brings the backdrop of Meyer’s books to life impressively. The remake taking a unique approach to the books’ atmosphere would allow it to put a new spin on one of the films’ biggest strengths. This would set it apart from the former adaptations, allowing Lionsgate’s Twilight show to have its own tone and appearance. This will be necessary if it hopes to succeed, as the movies are already well-loved. Perhaps that’s why the studio is going with the animated format in the first place. Only time will tell if it uses it to the best of its abilities.

Twilight Book Cover Showing White Arms Holding a Red Apple


Twilight is a TV show reboot of the popular vampire film series that was based on Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult novels.

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