It’s been 14 years since the first Twilight movie hit theaters, and director Catherine Hardwick has a number of secrets she needs to share.
Hardwick admitted on the podcast The Big Hit Show that he hated the original script of the 2008 teenage vampire romance.
Beginner Alex Pappademas read the first draft parts of the script, which had several wild plot lines.
One scene shows star Kristen Stewart’s protagonist Bella Swan shooting a vampire. Another showed him on “jet skis being chased by the FQB.”
Screenwriter Mark Lord wrote the original screenplay and told Pappademas that MTV Films, which was producing the film at the time, should add more effort to the story.
“They wanted to adopt the concept and build a structure more like a movie theater,” Lord said. “And they wanted to do a little more work to further develop it and give more to the male audience. They thought we would lose the male audience with excessive romance.”
Hardwick, meanwhile, said writer Stephen Meyer’s popular novels among young adults don’t fit the script to fit on the big screen.
“And in the original script, Bella was literally on jet skis pursued by the FBI,” he said. “He was a star athlete. It has nothing to do with the book. “
Meyer also hated the first draft, and film rights were later transferred to Summit Entertainment. Writer Melissa Rosenberg replaced Lord and wrote all five films in the franchise.
Stuart starred in the series with Robert Pattinson from 2008 to 2012. Stewart met the Batman star from 2009 to 2013, and he spoke about their relationship in a recent interview with The New Yorker.
“It was very clear who was working,” Spencer said of his chemistry with Pattinson, who played star Edward Cullen. “I was literally the same [swooning]”.
He added: “And, no matter what, we were young and stupid and we shouldn’t say we did it very well, but it was necessary and everyone who played these roles felt it had to do. “