SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced the launch of the Twilight live-to-film concert world tour, marking the latest iconic studio IP to be adapted into an international live-to-film event. Twilight is the first film of Summit Entertainment's wildly successful franchise that grossed over $3.3 billion at the global box office, adapted from author Stephenie Meyer's runaway bestseller book series that sold more than 120 million copies around the world.
"We're thrilled to launch another live-to-film tour in the footsteps of our Hunger Games and La La Land international concert events," said Lionsgate SVP of Global Live and Location-Based Entertainment Jenefer Brown. "The combination of author Stephenie Meyer's brilliant storytelling, Carter Burwell's musical genius, and a truly legendary underlying film and book property will continue to expand the world of Twilight and introduce it to legions of new fans around the world."
The Twilight in Concert world tour will debut in Brazil in August, followed by stops in Australia and the UK. The event will feature a full orchestra performing multiple Academy Award® nominated Carter Burwell's original film score timed to a screening of Twilight, the first film in the historic multibillion-dollar franchise.
Twilight is a mesmerizing and action-packed modern-day love story set in the town of Forks, Washington. When new transfer student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) meets the mysterious Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and discovers that Edward is a vampire, a forbidden secret, their lives turn upside down in a fight to preserve their love. The film adaptation was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, and starred Stewart, Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.
Twilight in Concert's tour joins a series of live-to-film concerts touring internationally based on Lionsgate properties, including The Hunger Games In Concert and La La Land in Concert, with more than 125 performances in 25 countries to date.
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products, and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next-generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, e-sports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate's content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and groundbreaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the company's worldwide consumer base.