Can someone, anyone, explain to me the popularity of this movie/book!?! To be honest I had never even heard of Stephenie Meyer‘s series of young adult vampire/romance novels until the fourth and final book, Breaking Dawn, came out in August. Obviously I’m not the Twilight series’ target audience being that I'm male, but as a purveyor of all things pop culture you would have thought I would have at least heard of these novels.
Ever since the movie was announced girls around the country have been going nuts over every minute detail of the film to the point that it is reaching Harry Potter type levels of anticipation. To add to the madness of the increasing scrutiny of the Twilight feature film is the drama surrounding Meyer’s next scheduled novel, Midnight Sun, “a retelling of the events of Twilight written from [vampire] Edward Cullen’s perspective” (link) The unfinished manuscript was leaked online, which infuriated the author to the point where she has decided to suspend the project indefinitely. Let's just say neither Breaking Dawn nor Midnight Sun met the high expectations of the Twilight faithful.
Regardless of whatever happens to the aforementioned Midnight Sun manuscript, fans can still look forward to the first of what I am sure will be four feature film adaptations of the Twilight series. Twilight debuts in theaters on November 21, 2008.