Twilight Release Date Moved Up!!!

Aug 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Movie News

Here is a bit that was emailed to us from Summit…

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT MOVES UP RELEASE DATE FOR
TWILIGHT TO NOVEMBER 21, 2008

Los Angeles, CA August 15, 2008 - TWILIGHT, the
first film in Summit Entertainment's thriller
romance franchise, has moved up its North American
release date to Friday, November 21, 2008. The
film, which was previously planned to be released
on December, 12, 2008, is taking advantage of an
opening in the upcoming fall release calendar.
The new release date for TWILIGHT allows the
studio to both bring the film to the written-series'
enormous fan base sooner, and to present the film
in more theatres prior to the holiday movie-going
season where traditionally screen time for any
popular film is limited.

"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," said Rob
Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO of Summit
Entertainment. "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 from a programming perspective."

MTV is reporting that Twilight is taking Harry Potter’s vacated release date, moving up the release from December 12 to November 21! OME, happy birthday to me!

Update:The Movie Fanatic also has an article about the movie date! Click here to read it!

Update 2: So here to give you all the news about this amazing new date, here is an article from Summit Entertainment!

Update 3: Stephenie Meyer.com has an update from Stephenie herself! About the movie release! Click here to read about her excitement!

Update 4: Shocktillyoudrop.com has a small article announcing the new date! To read what they have to say click here!

Update 5: Perez Hilton has an article up about the date changing! And it sounds like he is happy about it! Click here to see for yourself.


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70 Comments to “Twilight Release Date Moved Up!!!”

  1. shina says:

    omg, that’s 2 days before my birthday
    that’s really exciting

  2. Kayla (HP Rocks) says:

    This is great! But, It doesn’t really make up for HP being moved back (Sorry, it is my favorite over Twilight, Sorry!) But, I am still excited.

  3. Katelyn says:

    0_0………………………………………………………………………………………….

    HELL YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE WAITING UNTIL DECEMBER!

  4. Twilighter says:

    WWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jessica loves Edward says:

    OME OME OME OME OME OME I’m freaking out!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THATS SO EXCITING!! OME OME OME OME OME OME OME
    OH MY EDWARD!!

  6. Tina says:

    Yessss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now i don’t have to wait as long!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! at least some good came of the harry potter movie :P

  7. Michelle says:

    OME! Thet’s awesome!

    Though, there I do have one disappointment. I bought so much Twilight merchandise, and some of the stuff say December 12th.

  8. Twifanatic Amanda says:

    That would be amazing! No more competition for seeing Twilight and Studying for winter finals XD

  9. Mellie says:

    This is sssooo awesome!

  10. Erin(: says:

    AH! MORE of Oh Twilight has no compition AH! I HATE IT PEOPLE ARE REALLY MAKING ME MAD!!!!!

  11. Kate says:

    OMEOMEOMEOMEOMEOME!!

    HECK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

    WE WILL OWN!

  12. Twilight Fan says:

    Sweet! I can’t wait!

  13. Kelly says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! OME! DO YOU KNOW HOW GREAT THIS IS????!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  14. gabby says:

    OME *squee*

  15. Morgan says:

    Does this mean other countries (like australia xD) will get it earlier too??

  16. Maria Cullen says:

    YES
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    YES
    THAT
    IS
    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Matt says:

    AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Dude! This is freakin awesome! I am a Harry Potter fan, but i must rather see this before Harry Potter! Heck Yah!

  18. lizzie says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!
    best day ever

  19. Tiffany says:

    oh shnap!! 4 days before my birthday!! HOW EXCITING!! WOO HOO!!!

    i seriously screamed out loud and when jumping crazily around my house when i read this…xDDDD

  20. Laura says:

    Ugh! I just bought a twilight movie poster (for $15!) with the oringinal date! Does this mean that my poster will be worth more? OME! The old date was 5 days before my birthday! OME!

  21. Laura says:

    I do not like HP and I don’t belileve that HP being moved to Summer of ’09 is an accident. Stephenie trumps J.K. Rowling! OME!

  22. nikki says:

    im think im the only one here who is going to complain about it and sorry i hav to ruin the mood! but i live in australia…we already had to wait till january 9th 2009 alomost a month after the original US release date, now we have to wait even longer for the movie and sit back useles while everyone goes to see it. i no there are many other countries that have to wait to and im sure they arnt happy either…so really they havnt made it better they have made it worse and when i found out i was sooo angry! it seems silly but for me like all you US twilight fans its a big thing!! if you had to wait another month and half im sure you would feel the same way! if i lived in the US then it would be 5 days before my birthday which would be perfect but sadly its not!

    sorry to complain

  23. sou says:

    o.o OMFE!! That’s so awesome!! XDDDDDDDDDDDD <3 AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! <3 **fangirl squeeeeeeeeeeeeee******** Wooooo!! I’m SO ready for Rpattz on the big screen!!!

  24. Alejandra says:

    OMe This saves 3 weeks of agony

  25. Blood_Fae says:

    Yeah but what the hell does this mean for Ausies, do we still have to wait for January 9th? If we do, by god someone is going down, this is so unfair, bloody americans get everything first.
    – Blood Fae

  26. Lena says:

    Yay =]
    Does Europe still have to wait for January 22nd, or will the release date be in December now?
    Oh, please. That would be awesome!

  27. Sa'Misty says:

    Now it’s exactly 1 month after my birthday :D

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  28. Emily W. says:

    its coming out early and it comes out on my b-day! i’m soooo happy!

  29. ... says:

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  30. Nessie says:

    I can’t thank you people enough…I just called every single one of my friends, and told them the great twilight news! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY LIFE AND BEYOND!!!!!

  31. Nessie says:

    DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU GUYS?!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?

  32. julie says:

    I CAN’T BELIVE IT!!!!!!!! and harry potter got moved to the summer! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH I”M SO EXCITED!!!!!

  33. rachel says:

    HP is just worried that Twilight will do better and that’s why they moved. (jk! :]) I’m SOOOOOO happy I probably would’ve died b4 Dec. 12th!!!!! (not literally.)

  34. rachel says:

    oh and maybe every1 that lives in different countries could come to US. and i bet the release date changed there to. did HP get changed there?

  35. rachel says:

    i’ll shut up now

  36. Kirsty says:

    WHOOO! THAT MEANS OTHER COUNTRIES WILL GET IT IN dECMBER :D:D

    its a shame about Harry P but its WELL worth the sacrafice

  37. Graceey Cullen says:

    Hmmm..

    but what about Aussies??
    do we get it earlier as well?

    If we dont, im gonna kill my cousin-who-lives-in-america!!

    jks

    xx

    i love the twilightseriestheories!!

  38. sammi says:

    YAY!!! though im sad HP got pushed back sooo far!! :[

    im so happy and nov 20th is my B-DAY!!! so standing outside at midnight for the best movie ever will be the greatest present i could ever get!! :]]]]

    oh….and wont the widget have to be changed now?!?!?!

    :D

  39. annabelle. says:

    November 21 08? thats ridiculous. I rather it be released in December.

  40. Sabrine says:

    what about aus????????????????
    does it come out wen harry potter was supposed to?
    if it doesn’t every twilight fan in australia will be pissed.

    :D

  41. Dave says:

    Don’t be surprised if we don’t get it in auz until January 12, which really sucks cause I’m so stoked for this movie *cry*.

    Well if I have too I’m just gunna download a copy soon after its US release. It’s horrible I know, but I don’t think I can wait nearly 2 months while everyone on the net is buzzing about it =(

  42. Marci (major obsessed) says:

    THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME………………..NOW WE CAN SEE IT A WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND WE CAN GET EDWARD A LOT SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT. THIS TOTALLY MADE MY DAY………….WOO HOOOOO………………

  43. Dave says:

    Wooo!

    Just found out some good new for all the aussies!

    It’s going to be in AU cinemas on the 11th of DECEMBER!

    YAY!

  44. CarolineDup says:

    Ohhh come on with your Edward.. It’s just 3 weeks for god sakes!!
    I’m much more annoyed and depressed by the change of the release date of Harry Potter than excited about Twilight..
    but i guess that when the movie will be out.. i’ll be happy. :(
    I hope..

  45. Amber says:

    OMG!!!! tht is on my gmoms bday ….i cant wait to see it i loved all of the books u wrote …. i still need to read breaking dawn but i read all of the other ones…….i hope u make movies out of the other books =]

  46. cassie says:

    :((

    i want harry potter backkkk!

    but yay for twilight. woo.

  47. Tia says:

    Yay!
    :D
    i can’t wait for Twilight! <3

  48. kathryn says:

    alrite so they can move the date 4 them but wat bout the people in aus.
    we want twilight and we want it now

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