midnight sun is the last book of the “twilight saga” and was published by stephanie meyer in august last year.
The novel retells the story of Meyer’s first book, Twilight, but this time from the point of view of vampire Edward Cullen and reveals how he felt upon first meeting the main character, Bella Swan.
The long-awaited fifth book in the series has had a tumultuous pre-release, as the original first 12 chapters of the novel were leaked online in 2008, leading meyer to drop it altogether.
At the time, Meyer decided to make the leaked chapters available on his website after deciding to suspend it indefinitely.
In 2015, the author was said to feel ready to start writing again, but the release of grey, e.l. James’ retelling of Fifty Shades of Gray from Christian Grey’s point of view led her to postpone writing Midnight Sun.
However, in May 2020 he finally revealed that his book would be released in August of the same year, with skyrocketing sales and more than 1 million copies sold in its first week of publication.
so, since the book has been so successful, the question remains: will it be made into a movie?
would kristen stewart and robert pattinson return to their roles as bella and edward?
robert pattinson hasn’t been shy about sharing his distaste for the twilight movies, which are currently available on netflix, and has said he regained his “dignity” when the latest film, breaking dawn: part 2, was released in 2012. .
He has compared his character to an “axe-wielding assassin” and has also stated that he felt the books were “not meant to be published”.
The actor told Empire magazine in 2008: “The more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, that’s how I played him, as a manic depressive who hates himself. Plus, he’s 108 years old.” . old virgin, so he’s obviously got some issues there.”
Since Pattinson is currently slated to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ iteration of the Caped Crusader, it’s unclear if he’d have time to reprise his role as Edward.
kristen stewart, meanwhile, has also expressed her disinterest in being a part of the film, though not in the same way as her co-star.
in 2018, he sarcastically told et canada: “yeah sure. yeah absolutely. let’s start…sending scripts my way, let’s start building this.”
what has twilight director catherine hardwicke said about the making of the film?
catherine hardwicke directed the original twilight movie in 2008, while chris weitz did new moon, david slade directed eclipse, and bill condon sat in the director’s chair for breaking dawn parts 1 and 2.
Since it is his film that would have to be retold for the midnight sun to come to life on screen, hardwicke was asked last year if he would consider re-editing it to fit the book.
Sadly for fans of the franchise, the director stated that it would be too “difficult” to re-adapt her own film and said she felt it would be better if an entirely new film was made.
“I think the reissue would be difficult because we stayed a lot more in the head of bella,” hardwicke told entertainment tonight. “So, it would be another movie, which would be fun, it would be fascinating.
“of course rob is batman now, they’ve moved on and kristen has done a lot of beautiful projects so who knows.”
Should the cast of the film be changed?
Twilight was released in 2008, so it’s been over a decade since Robert and Kristen first took on the roles of Edward and Bella.
Although Edward is an eternal vampire, he should look like an older teenager, while Bella is 17 years old when she is first introduced.
Robert and Kristen are 35 and 31 years old, respectively, so they may be considered too old to reprise their roles, although anti-aging technology could be used, as shown in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
The two actors also previously dated between 2009 and 2012, when they broke up after they photographed Kristen kissing Snow White and director Rupert Sanders, The Huntsman. they briefly rekindled their romance in October of that year, but broke up in May 2013.
robert and kristen have yet to star in another movie together since the “twilight saga”.
As of July 2021, it is unknown if the midnight sun will be adapted for the screen.