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Did you know “Twilight” was almost an action flick?

Twilight“: the story of a young girl, an alluring vampire, and the FBI agent hunting them down. 

Sounds a little off, doesn’t it? But according to the film’s producer, at one point the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer‘s bestselling novel was going to be much different than what ended up on the screen. 

In a recent interview with Hollywood Life, producer Mark Morgan opened up about the difficult three-year process he endured to get “Twilight” on the screen. Paramount Pictures originally bought the rights to the novel, but the studio wanted to add in more action movie elements that weren’t in the original romantic story. 

Morgan said, “They had Bella fighting back. They had her father dying in one of the scripts, actually, and her becoming a vampire in the first movie.” According to Morgan, the book was just beginning to gain popularity at that time, and had not yet developed its massive fan following. So the studio was not confident that the love story could attract a big enough audience. 

Apparently, Paramount felt that making “Twilight” into an action flick would attract more male moviegoers. Morgan said, “They would have gone for someone bigger… One of their drafts literally had a Korean FBI agent who was hunting and tracking vampires across the coast.” There were also scenes in the early scripts that had “SWAT [officers] in the trees… and the vampires were picking them out of the woods.” 

Stephenie Meyer wasn’t happy with the changes to her story that were being proposed. She told MediaBlvd Magazine, “Bella was a track star in the first scene. I read it and was like, “This isn’t the girl from the book that I love!’” She felt that the script strayed so far from her original work that it should not have even been called “Twilight.” 

Eventually, Paramount decided that they changed their minds and were not going to make the movie. Morgan then shopped the book around to other Hollywood studios, but none of the majors were interested. Eventually, Summit Entertainment stepped forward to not only make the movie, but to do so in a way that was faithful to the book. It was even written into Meyer’s contract that the vampires would not be shown with fangs, just as she had depicted them. 

It was a gamble, but one that paid off handsomely. So far, the three movies of “The Twilight Saga” have earned nearly $1.8 billion at the box office worldwide. Plus, there are two more films on the way. The final book, “Breaking Dawn,” will be split into separate movies coming in 2011 and 2012. 

Watch the Trailers for the ‘Twilight’ Movies

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Get Lost in This ‘Twilight’ Corn Maze

Just in time for fall. If you love “Twilight” you are gonna love this.

Twilight Maze
Help! I’m trapped in Edward’s nose!

If you were lost in an enormous Twilight-themed corn maze, who would you run to for help — Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Black Island Farms in Syracuse, Utah, has a new Twilight maze this year and it’s bigger than ever. They promise it will take at least an hour to make your way through it …. Heck, that’s longer than it took me to read the first Twilight book!

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Moviefone ‘End of Summer’ Poll – ‘Eclipse’ wins… Everything!


Moviefone’s 2010 end of summer movies poll was taken over by ‘Twilight’ fans!

The movie’s top supporters went to the polls in droves, helping the third chapter in the uber-popular vampire saga to win every category it was up for.

Results:

Who was summer’s hottest leading man?
Robert Pattinson, ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 29239 (68.4%)

Which movie was most worth your cash?
‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 34547 (71.0%)

What was the best chick flick?
‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 35981 (83.3%)

Who was summer’s sexiest woman?
Kristen Stewart, ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 25632 (61.4%)

Who was your favorite on-screen couple?
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 35505 (83.7%)

What was the summer’s best sequel/prequel?
‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ 32247 (78.8%)

Moviefone

 

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Rob, Kristen and Taylor will NOT be attending the VMAs

Sad news alert!You won’t be seeing Twilight’s biggest stars this weekend—at least not on Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards…

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are not—we repeat, not—expected to attend the big Chelsea Handler-hosted shindig. It’ll be weird without them, but with no projects (i.e., Breaking Dawn) to promote, there’s no major reason for the trio to be there.

Plus, they’re busy. Rob’s been on holiday while Kristen and Taylor are off filming nonbloodsucking projects.

No word on other Twi- plans for the VMAs, but we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the vampire saga’s other costars show up at the VMAs to represent.

Full article at E!Online

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Eclipse DVD Details – Rob/Kristen Commentary?

I’m not familiar with the source, so I can’t say the info is real. Let’s hope it is.

Grain of salt until we get confirmation.

 

On Video/DVD: December 4, 2010

Synopsis: It all begins… with a choice. In the third chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenal Twilight saga, Bella Swan is surrounded by danger as Seattle is hit by a string of murders and an evil vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, Bella is forced to choose between her love, Edward Cullen, and her friend, Jacob Black—knowing that her decision may ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

DVD/BD Special Features (2-Disc & BD/DVD Combo Disc only)
2 Audio Commentaries: Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart; Stephenie Meyer
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Photo Gallery
6-Part Making of Documentary
Jump to… Your favorite scenes
Music Videos
PIP Commentary (BD only)

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