“The next Harry Potter” is how the Twilight saga is described. Although highly critized by some, the concept of the story is no doubt a very interesting one and has gained a lot of interest from teenagers.
Having over 17 million books sold, Twilight is a cultural phenomenon, with a dedicated fan base that has eagerly awaited the movie.
There are over 350 fan sites devoted to Twilight, and it has been chosen as the New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Amazon’s „Best Book of the Decade…So Far”, Teen People’s „Hot List” Pick, and The American Library Association’s „Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults” and „Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers,” among others. Starting in 2005 with her first book Twilight, Stephenie Meyer has built her career continuing with New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Critically acclaimed director Catherine Hardwicke brings to life this modern, visual, and visceral Romeo & Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair – between vampire and mortal.
When seventeen year-old Bella Swan leaves sunny Arizona to live with her father in the small and gloomy Pacific North-West town of Forks she doesn’t expect to like it at all. Bella soon makes some new friends at school but when she lays eyes on a boy called Edward Cullen, she is instantly intrigued. Edward is stunningly attractive, almost inhumanly beautiful, and yet he is an outsider too. She soon finds out that he and his family are “vegetarian” vampires. The two are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for – a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy.
But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires – James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) – come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life?