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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  • liz

    I actually thought twilight the movie was a poor adaptation of the book. The acting was horrible, it was missing key points and why did they add extra scenes. The casting was crappy and where was the character development from the book. Bella was supposed to be shy (she wasn’t), Edward was supposed to be amazingly gorgeous, swift, loving and not a jerk like he was in the movie. And what’s with Edward climbing trees!! The book is a love story and I didn’t feel that the movie showed the love between Edward and Bella. The actor portraying Carlisle was amazingly creepy! He didn’t fit what Carlisle was supposed to be. I feel that the acting could have been a lot better and the casting crew could have done a better job picking its cast. I didn’t go into the movie with high expectations at all but the movie was just horrible….down right horrible. I don’t understand why summit entertainment would release another movie. Its all about the money! I personally think that Stephanie Meyer is a sell out. She’s also in it for the money, which sucks. Her book is amazing but yet she let MTV and Summit Entertainment ruin her original idea. All in all, the movie sucked, the acting was crappy and the dialog…where was it.

    • Tiffany

      liz-Thank you! Thank you for having a down to earth opinion. The more I think about the movie the more I realize there was nothing I liked about it. The acting, the poor excuse for special effects, the terrible music, the horrible directing…the list goes on and on and on…

      • Erin

        Did anyone else feel like the movie dragged on through endless staring between Edward and Bella for the first 45 minutes? I know the book moves slowly to start off with but in the movie you don’t have Bella’s thoughts to break the monotony.
        I thought Kristen Stewart had the same facial expression the whole time. I like Robert Pattinson, but in Twilight he sounded like he was reading off an autocue. They both looked right, but acting quality isn’t something you can fix with bigger budget.

    • Tiffany

      liz-Thank you! Thank you for having a down to earth opinion. The more I think about the movie the more I realize there was nothing I liked about it. The acting, the poor excuse for special effects, the terrible music, the horrible directing…the list goes on and on and on…

  • liz

    I actually thought twilight the movie was a poor adaptation of the book. The acting was horrible, it was missing key points and why did they add extra scenes. The casting was crappy and where was the character development from the book. Bella was supposed to be shy (she wasn’t), Edward was supposed to be amazingly gorgeous, swift, loving and not a jerk like he was in the movie. And what’s with Edward climbing trees!! The book is a love story and I didn’t feel that the movie showed the love between Edward and Bella. The actor portraying Carlisle was amazingly creepy! He didn’t fit what Carlisle was supposed to be. I feel that the acting could have been a lot better and the casting crew could have done a better job picking its cast. I didn’t go into the movie with high expectations at all but the movie was just horrible….down right horrible. I don’t understand why summit entertainment would release another movie. Its all about the money! I personally think that Stephanie Meyer is a sell out. She’s also in it for the money, which sucks. Her book is amazing but yet she let MTV and Summit Entertainment ruin her original idea. All in all, the movie sucked, the acting was crappy and the dialog…where was it.

  • liz

    I actually thought twilight the movie was a poor adaptation of the book. The acting was horrible, it was missing key points and why did they add extra scenes. The casting was crappy and where was the character development from the book. Bella was supposed to be shy (she wasn’t), Edward was supposed to be amazingly gorgeous, swift, loving and not a jerk like he was in the movie. And what’s with Edward climbing trees!! The book is a love story and I didn’t feel that the movie showed the love between Edward and Bella. The actor portraying Carlisle was amazingly creepy! He didn’t fit what Carlisle was supposed to be. I feel that the acting could have been a lot better and the casting crew could have done a better job picking its cast. I didn’t go into the movie with high expectations at all but the movie was just horrible….down right horrible. I don’t understand why summit entertainment would release another movie. Its all about the money! I personally think that Stephanie Meyer is a sell out. She’s also in it for the money, which sucks. Her book is amazing but yet she let MTV and Summit Entertainment ruin her original idea. All in all, the movie sucked, the acting was crappy and the dialog…where was it.

    • Tiffany

      liz-Thank you! Thank you for having a down to earth opinion. The more I think about the movie the more I realize there was nothing I liked about it. The acting, the poor excuse for special effects, the terrible music, the horrible directing…the list goes on and on and on…

      • Erin

        Did anyone else feel like the movie dragged on through endless staring between Edward and Bella for the first 45 minutes? I know the book moves slowly to start off with but in the movie you don’t have Bella’s thoughts to break the monotony.
        I thought Kristen Stewart had the same facial expression the whole time. I like Robert Pattinson, but in Twilight he sounded like he was reading off an autocue. They both looked right, but acting quality isn’t something you can fix with bigger budget.

  • Su

    Yay! for the New Moon and PLEASE replace the director Catherine to Sofia Copploa, maybe she’ll do a better job.

  • Su

    Yay! for the New Moon and PLEASE replace the director Catherine to Sofia Copploa, maybe she’ll do a better job.

  • Su

    Yay! for the New Moon and PLEASE replace the director Catherine to Sofia Copploa, maybe she’ll do a better job.

  • sam

    Twilight was a major disapointment. The filming of it was horrible, the acting was even worse. The movie compleatly misses the realationship between Bella and Edward, and Bella and Jacob. The speical effects were stupid. They may as well not of had any.

  • http://google sam

    Twilight was a major disapointment. The filming of it was horrible, the acting was even worse. The movie compleatly misses the realationship between Bella and Edward, and Bella and Jacob. The speical effects were stupid. They may as well not of had any.

  • Phyllis

    I am absolutely thrilled. I am reading Eclipse now. The movie Twilight wasnt nearly as great as the book was.

    • ansleighmowatt

      Right now ive read the hole series of twilight i thought it was soooo awsome

  • http://twilightermomof2 Phyllis

    I am absolutely thrilled. I am reading Eclipse now. The movie Twilight wasnt nearly as great as the book was.

    • http://twilightsaga ansleighmowatt

      Right now ive read the hole series of twilight i thought it was soooo awsome