Bella a vampire in the first movie, Twilight a action flick, Charlie dies... It could of happened!!


Hollywoodlife.com reports:

"Twilight producer Mark Morgan reveals that a different studio nearly bought the rights to Stephenie Meyers’ books — and turned Edward and Bella’s love story into a vampire action flick!

We all agree that the best part of the Twilight Saga is the love story between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, right? Have we got news for YOU, Twi-hards! Had another studio gotten their hands on Stephenie Meyer’s fabulous collection of teen vampire novels, you would have been seeing way less of your favorite characters, far MORE action…and Bella’s dad, Charlie Swan, would have died!

Twilight producer Mark Morgan gave HollywoodLife.com the exclusive scoop at the LA premiere of Nikki Reed’s new film, Last Day of Summer, Sept. 22. “I actually found the material originally and then [sold it to MTV] and then sold it to Paramount,” he confided. “Lo and behold, six months later, after we chose a writer [Melissa Rosenberg], we did a draft and [Paramount] put the project in turnaround.”

Mark noted that it was hard finding a buyer for the script — believe it or not, nobody wanted it! “We went shopping to every studio around, but everyone passed,” he told us. “Every studio passed! Finally [Summit] said ‘let’s do it.’ It was a total blessing that Summit [chose to do the movie], because frankly, Paramount would have chosen a different director [over Catherine Hardwicke]. Their rewrite wasn’t exactly like the book.”

So what WOULD you have seen in this parallel Twilight universe? “They wanted to go more with an action movie,” Mark explained. “They had Bella [Kristen Stewart] fighting back. They had her father dying in one of the scripts, actually, and her becoming a vampire in the first movie. There were a lot of weird things that I don’t think they understood at the time, because the books were just becoming popular. By the time [the script] got to Summit, they were smart enough to say ‘You know what? Let’s throw out all the old scripts and let’s start from scratch.”

We’re not talking little tweaks here and there either, BFFs — Mark says Paramount wanted to change EVERYTHING about the movie you love so much! “[They wanted to change] everything,” he confirmed. “Ironically, I love Paramount, but I do not think they would have hired Catherine, our first director. They would have gone for someone bigger. Boys. More action. I mean, one of their drafts literally had a Korean FBI agent who was hunting and tracking vampires across the coast. There was SWAT in the trees and literally it was like, ‘Red leader, read leader 1′ and the vampires were picking them out of the woods. It would have been a different movie.”

Mark is well aware of what could have happened to Bella, Edward and the Cullen clan — and he’s only too happy that things worked out the way they should have! “[The fans] would have killed us,” he acknowledged.”They would have stoned us.”

Plus, R-Patz and K-Stew may never have fallen in love! Now THAT would have been a tragedy!"

So what do you think Twifans... would you of gone and seen the movie if they deviated that far from the books??

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Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on September 24, 2010 at 3:11pm
Oh thanks god that summit bought it. Like are you serious? And, it would be different....but no way i would go and see that. Well......maybe. but yes thank you summit. sooooooooooo much! :)
Comment by Pennybug Cullen on September 24, 2010 at 3:27pm
I read this in the TW Illustrated Movie Companion book. It would have been AWFUL if they made those changes. I know we all sometimes complain about Summit & some of the ther things they do, but at least they didn't do that!! TW is NOT an action film, it is a ROMANCE!!
Comment by Ari Lora on September 24, 2010 at 4:15pm
it would have not really worked out, because people were just getting to like twilight and for me the movie is what got me into liking it. at first i thought it was dumb, but then my cusins told me and my mom adout so we rented it and well here i am writing about it.
Comment by wig4rob on September 25, 2010 at 2:08am
I also read this in the movie companion, and I know that I've heard this discussed in interviews early on, with Catherine or maybe Wyck? In one of the early scripts, they were planning to make Bella a bad ass. I got into the series after watching the movie, it intrigued me and I thought I would probably like the book even more. And, boy, did I. I think if the movie had gone a bad direction with MTV/Paramount, I don't think the fandom would have ballooned like it has. But, to one of Rosa's points, I don't think Stephenie had any say, I do think she sold the rights and this was just a fortunate turn of events.
Comment by BB Cullen on September 25, 2010 at 3:44am
OH MY GOSH!! what the hell where thay thinking!! that would of been friggen stupid!! im soo glad that they kept it close to the book and chose Summit Entertaiment to do it!! i dont think stephenie meyer would of let them do that anyway?? and i think the twifans would of done a little more than stone them!! lol
Comment by Jenny on September 25, 2010 at 6:32am
i heard that paramount were also gunna make bella a track star but she's not she's so clumsy
Comment by Shelley Renee McKey on September 25, 2010 at 6:45am
I also only knew about Twilight through the first movie, so if it wasn't for the love story being told I would have rushed out and read all of them in a week. Thank God that Summit owned the rights instead of someone else. I might now show them some respect. If Charlie ever died I would be really sad, Bella wasn't meant to be a vampire until she was ready. The biggest box office vampire movie ever made is Twilight go suck on that moive studios..
Comment by Luna Bella Waite on September 26, 2010 at 6:26pm
What the f***! Why the bloody hell would they deviate so much from the book!?
I read too in the film companion that in one script(which CH set strait about the only good thing that woman did for the film) Melissa Rosenburg had almost disabled clumsy Bella introduced as a star athlete.

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