Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Moon is now Officially a Go!!

MTV just posted an article announcing that New Moon is now officially a go!!

First-day sales help green-light second book in Stephenie Meyer's hit series.

It's been talked about, it has a screenwriter, and now it's official: Stephenie Meyer's "New Moon" will be coming to a theater near you. Summit Entertainment made the official announcement on Saturday (November 22), during a brief respite from counting the massive box-office receipts that Meyer's first film, "Twilight," is taking in this weekend.

"I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment," the best-selling author said in a statement. "I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on 'New Moon.' "

The news comes on the heels of the vampire flick selling out theaters nationwide, despite its mixed reviews. The madness began with some impressive advance ticket sales, then the film added to its $7 million midnight-screening take with a staggering $35.7 million on Friday, taking in money at a rate reported to be more than three times that of last week's box-office winner, "Quantum of Solace." To put it in perspective, "Twilight" is now second only to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" in terms of biggest opening-day gross for a non-summer release.

"Twilight" is currently on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made by a female director, the highest-grossing vampire film of all time, and is also threatening several other records heading into Saturday. The film is currently projected to make more than $60 million this weekend, which would put it on track for the $150 million box-office haul that director Catherine Hardwicke has said would automatically green-light sequels.

Hence, the announcement of Robert Pattinson's favorite book being turned into a movie - news that will surely send Taylor Lautner to the gym immediately. Keep your eyes on MTV, Twilighters, as we'll have more news about the box-office take and "New Moon" in the next few days.

8 comments:

Moon Devious said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (TAKE DEEP BREATH) HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Patty, for the update! You guys are ALWAYS on top of things!

RC said...

will anna kendrick be appearing in the new film? I heard she just landed a new role in a new film, Into the Air, opposite of George Clooney. I just posted about it on my blog.

alissOn said...

hey! i would really like to say thank you! i'm from malaysia and i don't have this type of updates about the twilight saga here. with your blog it really helps me to know more about it! thanks and keep it coming!
*hearts* twilight!

Tara D said...

Yay! I'm so excited that it's a go, and I can't wait to see what Taylor Lautner will look like in New Moon. I wasn't expecting him to look as hot as he did in Twilight, that's for sure. And to the person asking about Anna Kendrick, I would surely hope she would also appear in New Moon. It wouldn't be quite right if any characters chose not to sign on for the new movie. I guess when more information is available, we'll be sure to give updates (including castings).

Bonitaangel331 said...

Yes! This is really good news!

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Cindy said...

Yay!! Way to go Twilighters. It's because of you New Moon is going to be made. Way to support Twilight. I, myself, have seen the movie twice already and plan on seeing it more!!!!!!! And, of course, will buy the DVD when it comes out!!

The Gordons said...

Yay!!!! This makes me so happy! I can't wait!!! Thanks for posting this Patty!

Patty said...

It's really exciting that they are doing so well! Hopefully it won't take too long to get New Moon to theaters. I can't wait!!