Twilight’s been receiving an insane amount of press recently with its release drawing near. As of now, the film has everything going for it: Harry Potter’s release date (when the next Potter got pushed back, Twilight jumped on the 11/21 slot like a rabid… well, vampire), Harry Potter’s tween dreamboat (Oh Harry, thank God for you that Cedric Diggory got killed because you have about as much a shot of competing with him as Rick Moranis does competing with Fabio for a woman’s affection), and crowds and crowds of screaming, crying teenage girls ready to tear down said dreamboat’s (Robert Pattinson’s) trailer. So what does all this mean? Oh, well, you know – this means sequel plans are underway before film 1 is even released. That’s precisely what Deadline Hollywood Daily’s reporting this morning.
According to DHD, Summit Entertainment’s CEO Rob Friedman is already getting his ducks in a row for a Twilight sequel. Does it seem too soon? Consider this: assuming that every movie theatre in America doesn’t burn to the ground before November 21st, Twilight looks to make up its 37-million-dollar budget in its first weekend at the box office alone. But if it can’t – don’t worry, Twilight has already basically surpassed said budget NOW. Twilight’s Soundtrack currently stands in the Top Five Selling Albums on Amazon.com – and oh yeah, it doesn’t even get released until November 4th – that’s just in pre-sales! Twilight also sold out a line of exclusive calendars printed by Borders in a matter of days. This merchandising combined with the relatively low budget of the flick (the first Harry Potter cost 125 million to make and the most recent clocked in at 150) spells success. And keep this in mind: When Twilight’s trailer first premiered on MySpace it nearly broke Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull’s internet record of trailer views in a two-day period by nabbing 3.5 million views in less than the 48-hour time period (that's tween vamps versus arguably the greatest adventurer of all time). If that doesn’t convince you, you might consider lowering your standards.
To celebrate the inevitable sequel—or, probably, SEQUELS—the film will spawn like so many copulating rabbits, we’ve got a treat for you—more Twilight pics! I swear to God, if you put together a flip-book of all the pics I’ve posted from this movie already you could probably watch the film today. This latest batch comes from the Italian site BadTaste (yeah, apparently they’re spazzing out over it too). Check ‘em out below…