January 8, 2009 at 3:34 am (NEW MOON, TWILIGHT SAGA) ()

What is New Moon?
New Moon is a movie based on the book of the same name. The book is the second installment of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The book was originally published September 6, 2006.

Who will be directing New Moon?
Chris Weitz, director of About a Boy and The Golden Compass, is the director. He has replaced the director of the prevoious installment of the Twilight series, Catherine Hardwicke.

What is New Moon about?
Here are two official summaries of the movie:
“In NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.”
“After Bella (Stewart) recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward (Pattinson) and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella’s blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward’s sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black.”

Is there a script?
Yes, screenwriter Mellissa Rosenberg has delivered a script. Rosenberg also wrote the screenplay for Twilight.

When will New Moon be released?
The studio is planning to release the film towards the end of 2009 or early 2010. The tentative official date is November 20th, 2009.

Who will be in New Moon?
So far, the confirmed cast is Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Billy Burke as Charlie Swan.

When does filming start?
Production is beginning soon, and filming is scheduled to begin in March of 2009.

Where is the movie being filmed?

According to the casting calls, it will be filmed in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Portland.

Why is it called New Moon?
According to author Stephenie Meyer, “The term “new moon” refers to the phase of the moon opposite a full moon. It is when the sun is on the opposite side of the moon from us and thus the bright side of the moon is not visible from earth. This is the darkest kind of night. New Moon is the darkest period of Bella’s life.”

Can I be in New Moon?
Casting is ongoing for the New Moon movie. See this page for more casting info:

What comes after New Moon?
Eclipse is the next book in the Twilight quadrology, and filming for Ecliipse will occur immediately after filming for New Moon.



  1. izzi said,

    In twilight the front cover has someone holding an apple, they include this in the twilight movie (when she drops the apple and he catches it).
    Are they gonna include the rose on the front of the New Moon book. If they do is there a trailer showing it?

  2. Ash said,

    what is the date set for eclipse to come out???????????????????

    • ahymhiee said,

      probably next year:) but there is no specific date.

    • Bella said,

      Eclipse is set to come out July 30, 2010.

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