Unless you’ve been hiding underneath your covers all weekend you know that the vampire flick Twilight dominated the box office. The Catherine Hardwicke film brought in an estimated 70.6 million dollars, easily earning it’s top spot. As we stated earlier, Summit Entertainment, the studio that produced the film already bought the rights to the other three books in the Stephenie Meyers vampire series. Now with the numbers in, Twilight’s sequel New Moon has officially been green lit for production.
More about New Moon after the jump.
Not only were the rights for New Moon previously bought, but according to MSNBC, the script is already written!
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has signed on to pen “New Moon” and possible third installment “Eclipse,” and star Robert Pattinson said the “New Moon” script is ready to go.
“The script is already done for the second one,” he told the Seattle Times earlier this week, noting he’s signed on himself for two more movies.
Now, that’s what I call opportunity meeting preparation. Twilight also broke a record this weekend for the highest grossing debut for a female director. The original record was set in 1998 by Mimi Leder’s Deep Impact, which brought in 41.1 million its opening weekend.
Twilight is in theaters now, and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed, Cam Gigandet, Peter Facinelli, and Billy Burke.