Considering the soundtrack just went to number 1 earlier this week, and the fact that every Hot Topic in-store appearance has been mobbed beyond capacity, it comes as no surprise that Summit Entertainment has announced they’ve optioned the rights to make movies of all the TWILIGHT novels.
The Hollywood Reporter says, "The company has acquired rights to the next three novels in Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster vampire series and has hired "TWILIGHT" scribe Melissa Rosenberg to pen scripts based on "NEW MOON" and "ECLIPSE," the second and third books, respectively. A fourth book, "BREAKING DAWN," has not attached a writer." (Considering the general disappointment from critics and fans alike to the 4th book, perhaps the producers are thinking of doing something different for the 4th chapter?)
The article continues, ""TWILIGHT," which revolves around the relationship between an average teenage girl, Bella, and a vampire, Edward, in a rainy Northwest town, has been generating huge buzz ahead of its Nov. 21 bow. In "NEW MOON," Edward leaves Bella, sending Bella into a depression and a friendship with another vampire. In the third book, "ECLIPSE," that relationship triangle evolves, while evil empires begin to pursue Bella. "BREAKING DAWN" pushes the plot further with a marriage between Bella and Edward."
Based on the hit novel series by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Nikki Reed, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner. It opens next Friday November 21st.