In October 2009, not even waiting for the official release of Twilight, the production company Summit Entertainment was already planning the movie New Moon, sequel to Twilight. They were right to be confident, after all, the first Twilight movie based on Stephenie Meyer's romantic vampire novel has been a huge success and still drives crowds in the theaters worldwide.
Synopsis / Plot:
"Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested." (summit Entertainment)
Of course Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson did sign on for the New Moon movie, actually they agreed to star in the whole Twilight saga! So Kristen Stewart reprises the role of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, who is still portrayed by Robert Pattinson.
But Director Catherine Hardwicke won't be making New Moon, she's been kicked out of the sequel to Twilight:
She's replaced by Director Chris Weitz (who directed American pie, About A Boy, The Golden Compass).
In New Moon Jacob Black, an old childhood friend of Bella's and a member of the Quileute tribe, is having a more important role: Bella and Taylor get closer and Taylor learns that he is a werewolf... Not sure that Taylor Lautner, who interpreted the role of Jacob Black in the first twilight movie, will play the part in New Moon: the young actor will most likely be replaced by a stronger and more mature actor.
Summit Entertainment is willing to put a lot of cash on the table now, so New Moon won't have the low-budget feel of Twilight. But Stephenie Meyer is the real guardian of her universe, I'm not worrying too much for the movie New Moon.
Let's get ready for a marvelous movie combining vampires, humans, werewolves and romance!
What do you expect from the film New Moon? What should they focus on in the movie adaptation of New Moon? Would you agree that giving a more important part to Edward (Robert Pattinson) in the movie (even if it's a bit different from the book) is right?