Whew, it sure has been a busy week for "Twilight" fans, with the new poster, new trailer, and all of those fan reaction videos. As if that weren't enough, studio Summit Entertainment has released a new plot synopsis, which was just sent out to critics nationwide to help put the phenomenon on their collective radar.
To give you a peek behind the scenes, we've posted it after the jump. Give it a read, Twilighters, and then let us know how you'd summarize 500 beloved pages of text into a paragraph. Would you do it differently?
TWILIGHT is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a vampire and a human. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she's ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands — and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. But he doesn't have fangs, and he doesn't drink human blood; Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for — a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward and Bella do when James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), the Cullens' mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for her?
ABOUT TWILIGHT: Based on the current #1 New York Times bestselling series (30 weeks and counting) with over 5.5 million books in print by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT is a cultural phenomenon, with a dedicated fanbase that eagerly awaits this movie. There are over 100 fan sites devoted to Twilight, and it has been chosen as the New York Times Editor's Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Amazon.com's "Best Book of the Decade ... So Far," Teen People's "Hot List" pick, the American Library Association's "Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults" and "Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers," and has been translated into 20 languages. Critically acclaimed director Catherine Hardwicke brings to life this modern, visual and visceral Romeo & Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair — between vampire and mortal.
Produced by MARK MORGAN, GREG MOORADIAN and WYCK GODFREY
Based on the best-selling novel "Twilight" by STEPHENIE MEYER
Screenplay by MELISSA ROSENBERG (STEP UP, Fox's THE O.C., Showtime's DEXTER)
Directed by CATHERINE HARDWICKE (THIRTEEN, LORDS OF DOGTOWN)
KRISTEN STEWART (PANIC ROOM)
ROBERT PATTINSON (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE)
BILLY BURKE (UNTRACEABLE)
PETER FACINELLI (THE SCORPION KING)
ELIZABETH REASER (THE FAMILY STONE)
NIKKI REED (THIRTEEN)
ASHLEY GREENE (SHARK)
JACKSON RATHBONE (HURT)
CAM GIGANDET (NEVER BACK DOWN)