Sunday, November 23, 2008

Summit Stakes Out "Twilight: New Moon"...

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Following a monster opening for the teen, horror romance "Twilight," Summit Entertainment has officially greenlit "New Moon", targeting a March 2009 start, for the sequel based on the 4-volume Stephenie Meyer book series, about a centuries old vampire that seduces a 17-year old girl, in the guise of a teenage boy.

Summit made the announcement yesterday morning after "Twilight" staked out a first-day gross of $35.7 million from 3,419 playdates on Friday, including $7 million from a Thursday midnight shows.

Meyer’s "Twilight" novels have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

"New Moon", the second title in the series, focuses on vampire 'Edward Cullen', who leaves 'Bella Swan' in order to keep her safe from other vampires.

Actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will return to play the leads in the film.

"I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment," Meyer said...