Summit Officially Announces Twilight 2: New Moon

In today’s totally WELL, DUH! movie news, Summit Entertainment has announced (actually, they announced it on Saturday) that the studio is officially moving ahead with a sequel to “Twilight”, to be based on the second novel in the series by Stephanie Meyer, “New Moon”. So why did Summit send out the press release on Saturday, of all days, and not wait for Monday after “Twilight’s” final weekend box office receipts came in? Well probably because they already knew that the movie had made a whopping $30 million plus in just one day. Yeah, that’ll do it.

Here’s the PR from Summit:

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TWILIGHT SEQUEL – NEW MOON

Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series titled, New Moon. The first movie in the TWILIGHT franchise, the self-titled TWILIGHT, arrived in theaters this weekend to sold-out showings.

Stephenie Meyer stated, “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. I’m thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on NEW MOON.”

So there you have it, Twilighters. “Twilight 2: New Moon” is on the way. Here’s a description of the novel and what to expect:

Recovered from the vampire attack that hospitalized her in the conclusion of Twilight, Bella celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend Edward and his family, a unique clan of vampires that has sworn off human blood. But the celebration abruptly ends when the teen accidentally cuts her arm on broken glass. The sight and smell of her blood trickling away forces the Cullen family to retreat lest they be tempted to make a meal of her. After all is mended, Edward, realizing the danger that he and his family create for Bella, sees no option for her safety but to leave. Mourning his departure, she slips into a downward spiral of depression that penetrates and lingers over her every step. Vampire fans will appreciate the subsequently dour mood that permeates the novel, and it’s not until Bella befriends Jacob, a sophomore from her school with a penchant for motorcycles, that both the pace and her disposition begin to take off. Their adventures are wild, dare-devilish, and teeter on the brink of romance, but memories of Edward pervade Bella’s emotions, and soon their fun quickly morphs into danger, especially when she uncovers the true identities of Jacob and his pack of friends.

Ah, teenage vampire love triangles. Those were the good old days…

Below: Let’s see, the bloodsucking vampire, or the nice looking Native American boy…



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  • Jen

    I am very excited to hear about New Moon, although we kind of already knew it would be happening. It’s nice that it is official.

    I went and saw Twilight Friday night. I liked it but didn’t love it. Taking into consideration the fact the production company is pretty new and the budget they were working with, it was good!

    I just hope New Moon receives a much larger budget. I feel the writer and director need to hit on that love and attraction that Edward and Bella have on a deeper level. That’s what makes these books so great, Edward is like the perfect man. He’s dark and mysterious something you shouldn’t want but you have to have; and at the same time he is a gentleman and would do anything and I mean anything for you.

    • Lily

      I am so happy that hey are making New Moon, its going to be so………awesome when Jacob and Edward are going to fight! Who the heck would win, there both super strong (atleast I think they’re both strong-of corse Edward is) thats going be so cool, I can’t wait!

  • Jen

    I am very excited to hear about New Moon, although we kind of already knew it would be happening. It’s nice that it is official.

    I went and saw Twilight Friday night. I liked it but didn’t love it. Taking into consideration the fact the production company is pretty new and the budget they were working with, it was good!

    I just hope New Moon receives a much larger budget. I feel the writer and director need to hit on that love and attraction that Edward and Bella have on a deeper level. That’s what makes these books so great, Edward is like the perfect man. He’s dark and mysterious something you shouldn’t want but you have to have; and at the same time he is a gentleman and would do anything and I mean anything for you.

  • Jen

    I am very excited to hear about New Moon, although we kind of already knew it would be happening. It’s nice that it is official.

    I went and saw Twilight Friday night. I liked it but didn’t love it. Taking into consideration the fact the production company is pretty new and the budget they were working with, it was good!

    I just hope New Moon receives a much larger budget. I feel the writer and director need to hit on that love and attraction that Edward and Bella have on a deeper level. That’s what makes these books so great, Edward is like the perfect man. He’s dark and mysterious something you shouldn’t want but you have to have; and at the same time he is a gentleman and would do anything and I mean anything for you.

    • Lily

      I am so happy that hey are making New Moon, its going to be so………awesome when Jacob and Edward are going to fight! Who the heck would win, there both super strong (atleast I think they’re both strong-of corse Edward is) thats going be so cool, I can’t wait!

  • Corpsette

    This movie was really great. 95% of the time the movies are not as good as the book because of course they have to cut things out due to time. I think that they did good with this movie and with the time they had. They were able to show their emotions quite well I thought. I love the first time Edward smelled Bella and the first kiss. My gosh it looked really did a convincing job with the emotions they were trying to portray.

    The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that Edward is supposed to be so fit and beautiful that he looks like he was chiseled out of Marble but when he showed his sparkle he had hair on his chest. Umm yeah No ….”Robert you need to shave for the next book”. I know it could just be me but I really didn’t like that.Hahahaha

    Having said that the movie was really great. I do think that Steph should follow the Harry Potter movies and make it 3hrs so you can get more of the story and actors. Believe me I will go see it more then once.

    • Lily

      Stephenie doesn’t make Harry potter books, nor movies

      • Corpsette

        Ohh I understand that but if she did like the Harry Potter movies the Twlight movies will be longer and give us more story. If the movie is good we the fans will go see it over and over again and sit there for 3hrs or more. All Iam saying is Steph should just not be afraid of having the movie being long.

        Like Titanic it is 3 1/2 hrs or something and I know I saw it 3x at the movies with my friends. The same goes with Harry Potter movies. I have seen those mulitple times as well.

  • Corpsette

    This movie was really great. 95% of the time the movies are not as good as the book because of course they have to cut things out due to time. I think that they did good with this movie and with the time they had. They were able to show their emotions quite well I thought. I love the first time Edward smelled Bella and the first kiss. My gosh it looked really did a convincing job with the emotions they were trying to portray.

    The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that Edward is supposed to be so fit and beautiful that he looks like he was chiseled out of Marble but when he showed his sparkle he had hair on his chest. Umm yeah No ….”Robert you need to shave for the next book”. I know it could just be me but I really didn’t like that.Hahahaha

    Having said that the movie was really great. I do think that Steph should follow the Harry Potter movies and make it 3hrs so you can get more of the story and actors. Believe me I will go see it more then once.

  • Corpsette

    This movie was really great. 95% of the time the movies are not as good as the book because of course they have to cut things out due to time. I think that they did good with this movie and with the time they had. They were able to show their emotions quite well I thought. I love the first time Edward smelled Bella and the first kiss. My gosh it looked really did a convincing job with the emotions they were trying to portray.

    The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that Edward is supposed to be so fit and beautiful that he looks like he was chiseled out of Marble but when he showed his sparkle he had hair on his chest. Umm yeah No ….”Robert you need to shave for the next book”. I know it could just be me but I really didn’t like that.Hahahaha

    Having said that the movie was really great. I do think that Steph should follow the Harry Potter movies and make it 3hrs so you can get more of the story and actors. Believe me I will go see it more then once.

    • Lily

      Stephenie doesn’t make Harry potter books, nor movies

      • Corpsette

        Ohh I understand that but if she did like the Harry Potter movies the Twlight movies will be longer and give us more story. If the movie is good we the fans will go see it over and over again and sit there for 3hrs or more. All Iam saying is Steph should just not be afraid of having the movie being long.

        Like Titanic it is 3 1/2 hrs or something and I know I saw it 3x at the movies with my friends. The same goes with Harry Potter movies. I have seen those mulitple times as well.

  • lynda krop

    I thought the movie was very good, but not great. I did enjoy it though. I hope New Moon and Eclipse will be longer and have more romance in it.

    Saw it Thrs at 12 and Fri at 7 and will see it again and buy it when it’s out. Every female in my family from 12 to 52 L O V E the Twilight searies.

    Stephenie, Please finish Midnight Sun. It’s so awesome to see the flip feelings of Edward. It gives the story such a deep understanding.

    • i.love.edward

      i live in the u.k and i am finding it so hard to wait for the movie to come out, am still not sure if its coming out in december for us i really hope and pray it does i can’t wait! and edward (robert) is really gd-lkin i fink he suits the role perfectly. In reply to lynda’s comment which i totally agree with please Stephanie finish Midnight Sun I’ve vowed to myself not to read the online version that was stolen until you start writing again, i”ve only read the first chapter and it is AMAZINGGGGGGGGG it made me fall in love with edward all over agin. please please please write again, btw u have a MASSIVE fan base in london anyone i talk to who hasn’t read the book i offer it to them or let them borrow my copy. I even have guys addicted to it looooool.

    • i.love.edward

      i live in the u.k and i am finding it so hard to wait for the movie to come out, am still not sure if its coming out in december for us i really hope and pray it does i can’t wait! and edward (robert) is really gd-lkin i fink he suits the role perfectly. In reply to lynda’s comment which i totally agree with please Stephanie finish Midnight Sun I’ve vowed to myself not to read the online version that was stolen until you start writing again, i”ve only read the first chapter and it is AMAZINGGGGGGGGG it made me fall in love with edward all over agin. please please please write again, btw u have a MASSIVE fan base in london anyone i talk to who hasn’t read the book i offer it to them or let them borrow my copy. I even have guys addicted to it looooool.

  • lynda krop

    I thought the movie was very good, but not great. I did enjoy it though. I hope New Moon and Eclipse will be longer and have more romance in it.

    Saw it Thrs at 12 and Fri at 7 and will see it again and buy it when it’s out. Every female in my family from 12 to 52 L O V E the Twilight searies.

    Stephenie, Please finish Midnight Sun. It’s so awesome to see the flip feelings of Edward. It gives the story such a deep understanding.

  • lynda krop

    I thought the movie was very good, but not great. I did enjoy it though. I hope New Moon and Eclipse will be longer and have more romance in it.

    Saw it Thrs at 12 and Fri at 7 and will see it again and buy it when it’s out. Every female in my family from 12 to 52 L O V E the Twilight searies.

    Stephenie, Please finish Midnight Sun. It’s so awesome to see the flip feelings of Edward. It gives the story such a deep understanding.

    • i.love.edward

      i live in the u.k and i am finding it so hard to wait for the movie to come out, am still not sure if its coming out in december for us i really hope and pray it does i can’t wait! and edward (robert) is really gd-lkin i fink he suits the role perfectly. In reply to lynda’s comment which i totally agree with please Stephanie finish Midnight Sun I’ve vowed to myself not to read the online version that was stolen until you start writing again, i”ve only read the first chapter and it is AMAZINGGGGGGGGG it made me fall in love with edward all over agin. please please please write again, btw u have a MASSIVE fan base in london anyone i talk to who hasn’t read the book i offer it to them or let them borrow my copy. I even have guys addicted to it looooool.

  • Sarah

    I