"Twilight" moves into "Potter's" old date

Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:09pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The highly anticipated adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer teen vampire romance novel "Twilight" has been moved from its December 12 release date to November 21, the date just vacated by Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the Summit Entertainment film stars Kristen Stewart ("Into the Wild") and Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in two "Harry Potter" films.

"When Warner Bros. decided to move 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' to the summer of 2009, we saw a unique opportunity to slot in our film, which has been gaining tremendous awareness and momentum over the past several months," Summit's Rob Friedman said.

Striking a respectful tone, Friedman added, "We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008. Rather, we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer's incredible book series the film as soon possible."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>A promotional poster for the highly anticipated adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer teen vampire romance novel "Twilight". REUTERS/Summit Entertainment/Handout</p>