The steps are simple: obtain the rights to an ultra-popular book series; make a movie based on the book series; laugh as hordes of teenagers spend hundreds of millions of dollars seeing your movie; and of course, plan for lots more movies. Cake.
While in France at the Cannes Film Festival, Twilight star Robert Pattison confirmed that he is indeed signed on to star in a fourth movie in the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Currently, Pattison is filming the final few days on New Moon — the second film in the franchise — before taking some time off and working on other projects before returning to his Twilight world to begin filming the third film, Eclipse, in the fall.
Naturally, going by the aforementioned steps, this shouldn’t be making any jaws drop. Even if the world of Twilight never reaches its Harry Potter aspirations, they’re already popular enough to make a movie based on any and every book that exists, AND any that have yet to be written. Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final book in the series, but I fully expect more to be on their way.
Do not expect this phenom to be going away any time soon, kids.