Twilight 2 (New Moon) – Sequel Plans14.10.08 # Sequel # 46 Comments
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone monitoring this, but LA Weekly have just reported that the studio is already prepping a Twilight 2, weeks before the first Twilight even hits cinemas.
The early sequel development has been prompted by these facts:
- the Twilight movie has the fastest selling licensed merchandise since Harry Potter.
- the Twilight soundtrack is already in the top 5 in Amazon, based on pre-orders alone.
- the Borders Twilight calendar stock sold out in a few days.
- the MySpace trailer got 3 million hits in 5 days.
That’s not the norm.
Twilight also has a much lower budget than Potter, at $37 million. So for a small start-up like Summit, a sequel is just too good a deal to waste any time on.
And even if Twilight opens around the $25m mark, you can guarantee it will be getting a lot of repeat viewings, because that’s what the target audience is prone to do.
So what’s Twilight 2 all about? The sequel will be based on the second novel in the series, called New Moon. Here’s what happens in the book:
(spoilers) “Worried a member of his vampire family might attack her, Edward abandons Bella and leaves town. Dismayed, she turns to old family friend Jacob for comfort. Jacob turns out to be a werewolf. Without Edward, Bella jumps off a cliff (because the adrenaline gives her a spiritual connection to him), and is rescued from the sea by Jacob. Edward’s vampire “sister”, has a vision of the event, but it doesn’t include the rescue, so, assuming her to be dead, Edward travels to Italy to end his life. He is stopped just in time, but told by the Vampire Order than he must either kill Bella or turn her. It ends with Bella opting to be turned.”
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Source: LA Weekly
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