Looks like something good came out of the Twilight movie after all. Actually, two things. First I didn't have to see the movie and second, the film killed the remake of a 1987 cult favorite, Near Dark. Michael Bay's company, Platinum Dunes, was working on an updated version of Kathryn Bigelow's, Near Dark, which is part western and part horror movie.
“Near Dark is probably not going to happen,” he confirmed, talking exclusively to Empire. “I think that Twilight was the same type of thing we were going for although Near Dark was a much darker, sexier, rated R version of that. But I’m concerned that, conceptually, that Near Dark and Twilight are too similar in terms of a vampire movie. For now, that movie is on hold.”This seems odd given Hollywood's history of copycat films trying to cash in on any previous hit movie.