Summit Entertainment Moves Up Release Date for TWILIGHT to November 21, 2008

Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:09pm EDT

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
    "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
    Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the thriller-romance
based on Stephenie Meyer's publishing phenomenon, the film is directed by
Catherine Hardwicke from a script by Melissa Rosenberg (STEP UP).  Karen
Rosenfelt (DEVIL WEARS PRADA), Greg Mooradian and Wyck Godfrey will produce
along with Mark Morgan via his Maverick Films banner.
    TWILIGHT tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan (Stewart) who moves to
the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn
to Edward Cullen (Pattinson), a pale, mysterious classmate who seems
determined to push her away.  But neither can deny the attraction that pulls
them together ... even when Edward confides that he and his family are
vampires.  Their unorthodox romance puts her in physical danger when Edward's
nemesis comes to town and sets his sights on Bella.
    About Summit Entertainment LLC
    Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development,
financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects
of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion
pictures as well as acquired pictures.  Summit Entertainment, LLC also
represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.
Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.
SOURCE  Summit Entertainment LLC

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