Summit Entertainment is pushing up the original December 12th release date of TWILIGHT up to November 21st, a slot originally intended for HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. (Which has since been delayed.) Fans of the Stephanie Meyer novel should be pleased to get an earlier look.
The press release from Summit’s Rob Friedman reads: "We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer’s incredible book series the film as soon possible from a programming perspective."
Kristen Stewart plays Bella, a teenager coping with her new life in Forks, Washington. Her life is turned upside down when she falls for a vampire named Edward (Robert Pattinson). Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz also star. Catherine Hardwicke directs.