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Twilight Sequel Has A Start Date
New Moon gets going in March

01 December 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Shock Til You Drop

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Twilight is still going gangbusters at the US box office, with a hair under $120 million two weeks in, and so, inevitably, the sequel gets ever closer. Star Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in the series, told Ryan Seacrest's US radio show yesterday that shooting on the sequel, New Moon, is due to start in March.

The books, by Stephenie Meyer, number four, and the next two have already been greenlit and are in the process of being adapted. Both Stewart and co-star Robert Pattinson, who plays her vampire boyfriend Edward, are signed up for the sequels.

In her interview Stewart also pointed to one of the advantages of the film's big box office success: the fact that they can justify the expense of shooting those sections set in Italy on location. "I think we're going to get to go to Italy, which is so cool," said Stewart. "For a while there, they were like, Oh, we don't know if we have the money, but now I think we may have the money!"

The sequel sees Edward leaving Bella, for her own protection, only for her to go a bit doo-lally and start engaging in death-defying activities in order to feel connected to him again. On the bright side, however, she does become closer friends with Jacob, a young Quileute Indian who clearly has a crush on her - but also has some secrets. And there's a bit in Italy at the end, but that's spoilerific so you'll have to read the book to learn more about that.

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Yes, everyone in the world will be patiently waiting for New Moon to hit theaters. But I really cannot wait to see Breaking Dawn, the 4th and final book by Stephanie Meyer. It's completely, fantastically, hopefully going to be rated R; so they can keep it as close to the book as possible ;) Besides, I know everyone wants to see complete love scenes between Rob & Kristen!!!! In the book they are extremely hot and it would only be fair to keep to the books standards ; ) As one More

Posted by crittel at 21:15 on 04 December 2008 | Report This Post

Well it was obvious that if the first one did well they'd make the 2nd one and if you make that one then you can't NOT make the last 2. Quite looking forward to the film having finally read the books but I'm not that hyped. Vampire/high school girl romance has been done before and imo you just CAN'T top Buffy & Angel. (Still hoping for a big screen outing for that...)  More

Posted by mins at 14:39 on 03 December 2008 | Report This Post

This is awsum, i can't wait to see how new moon will turn out More

Posted by Alice Dakers at 13:08 on 03 December 2008 | Report This Post

Tjis is awsum, i can't wait to see how new moon will turn out More

Posted by Alice Dakers at 13:08 on 03 December 2008 | Report This Post

i'm glad...
that the second book in the Twilight series has been given the go ahead. i thought it was just a rumour but now i can't wait and i haven't even seen the Twilight yet! i still think the books will be better but we'll see :) More

Posted by jennhxo at 13:07 on 03 December 2008 | Report This Post

Hah hhaa
I was going to write a piss-take, but that second post was too funny! Like, OMG! Hah ha ha ha! More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 19:46 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

I'M SOOOOOO EXCITED RIGHT NOW!! Im from ireland so twilight isnt even out until the 19th dec ova here!!! Cant believe the sequel already ready to go !! So excited ! Ps. Robert Pattison is hot !! More

Posted by harrypotter118118 at 17:38 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

Oh My!
I have the pleasure of seeing Twlight very soon with my sister nagging at me and telling me she can't wait to see it on the big screen. When I told her that sequels are on the way, she went nuts and jumped up and down like a teenager (she's 22!) Better tell her the news and all the other silly girls will be waiting for the next edition. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 18:46 on 01 December 2008 | Report This Post

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