The first Twilight movie is edging nearer to release, with November 21st giving those teenage girls a reason to stop reading and leave the house for a change. But even before the film of the first book in the Stephenie Meyer-penned series is released, the studio behind the film has given the green light to the next two book to film translations.
Back in October I reported how Summit Entertainment’s CEO Rob Friedman was keen on making the sequel based purely on the level of interest for the merchandising surrounding the title. But now it seems dead set that not only the second book but also the third and fourth will now be turned in to movies.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Summit has acquired the rights to the next three novels in the series and already given Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg orders to write scripts based on New Moon and Eclipse. The fourth book, Breaking Dawn, has no writer attached as yet but that really would be getting ahead of themselves.
Twilight details the relationship between a vampire called Edward and an ordinary teenage girl called Bella. New Moon sees the pair split up and Bella get involved with a werewolf, while Eclipse sees the love triangle evolve while Bella gets chased by evil vampires. Breaking Dawn sees Edward and Bella get married.
Twilight is very likely to be a hit because the books are massively popular with females, especially of the teenage variety. It seems Summit is so confident of a box office hit that it wants to get the second and third films out there as soon as possible. And who can blame them.