Summit Entertainment's Twilight Saga is a collection of five vampire-themed romantic fantasy films based on Stephenie Meyer's four published books. There have been nearly 3.4 billion dollars in worldwide sales for the series.
Twilight, the first book in the series, was published on November 21st, 2008 by Scholastic. When New Moon debuted on November 20, 2009, it set a new record for the largest midnight screening and opening day in history, earning an estimated $72.7 million. Released in IMAX theatres on June 30th, 2010, Eclipse is the third film in the series.
As early as 2004, Paramount Pictures has been working on a version of Twilight that was very different from the novel.
Summit Entertainment bought the film's rights three years later. As a result of the success of the first-day box office take for Twilight, Summit Entertainment announced that work on New Moon will begin the following month.
They had already bought the film rights to the next books in the series. Breaking Dawn: Parts 1 and 2 will be released on November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012, respectively. Filming on these adaptations began in November 2010 and is scheduled to wrap up in November 2012.
Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)
Stewart's Bella Swan was a standout character in the “Twilight” books and movies.
For her parts in “Camp X-Ray,” “Still Alice,” and “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Kristen Stewart returned to the indie cinema industry after the conclusion of the trilogy and received critical praise (2015).
Stewart appears in the box office smash “Charlie's Angels” (2019), “Underwater” (2020), and “Happiest Season,” all of which were critically acclaimed (2020).
She was most recently seen in the film “Spencer,” in which she portrayed the vivacious Princess Diana (2021).
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)
Fans fell in love with Pattinson's glittering vampire Edward Cullen after seeing him portray Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
The actor acted in various romantic comedies in between filming the “Twilight” series, such as “Remember Me” (2010) and “Water for Elephants” (2011).
“Good Time” and “Damsel” are two examples of Pattinson's continuous involvement in dramas (2018). A pair of Christopher Nolan films, “The Devil Always Has a Plan” and “Tenet,” will feature him in 2020.
Additionally, he'll be playing Batman in DD.C.Comics' next movie, which is now in post-production.
Anna Kendrick (Jessica)
Even though Kendrick only appeared in the series as Bella's classmate Jessica and had a small role, she has one of the most significant filmographies among the actors.
When “Twilight” came out, Kendrick starred in “Up in the Air” with George Clooney, which catapulted her into the public eye.
“Pitch Perfect” actress Emily Ratajkowski has been in a wide range of high-profile roles, from dramas like “End of Watch” (2012) to comedies like “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (2016) to musicals like “Into the Woods” (2014).
Kendrick recently appeared in “A Simple Favor” (2018), “Love Life” on HBO, and “Stowaway” on Netflix (2021).
Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
As Jacob Black, Lautner's werewolf and love interest in the Twilight series, he became a household name after his part in 2005's “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.”
Actor Taylor Lautner has found success in the comedy “Cuckoo” after trying his hand at action movies like “Abduction” (2011) and “Tracers” (2015).
His appearance as Dr. Cascade on the Fox horror series “Scream Queens” got him a Teen Choice Award nomination for “scene-stealer.”
Based on the story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, the upcoming film “Home Team” will star the actor.
Ashley Greene (Alice)
As the charming vampire Alice in “Twilight,” Greene was a beloved cast member.
For the most part, Greene has found her feet in video games like “Batman: Arkham Knight” and “Batgirl: A Matter of Family,” where she provides voice-over work.
An episode of AA.B.C.'s”Pan Am” featured her briefly before the show was canceled after only one season. Previously, Greene appeared in “Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story” (2020), “Christmas on My Mind” (2019), and “Aftermath” (2021).
Greene is currently working on several projects.
Nikki Reed (Rosalie)
Before Bella and Edward grew close, Reed portrayed Rosalie, the gorgeous vampire who terrified Bella.
Aside from his role in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's action movie “Empire State,” Reed has been more absent from Hollywood than the rest of the “Twilight” cast.
Sleepy Hollow” and “V-Wars” are two of her most recent television appearances, both of which were on Fox.
Kellan Lutz (Emmett)
The Comeback,” an HBO comedy starring Lisa Kudrow, was Lutz's first appearance since his turn as the super-strong vampire Emmett in “Twilight.”
After that, he starred in “Extraction” with Bruce Willis and “Guardians of the Tomb” with Kelsey Grammer in 2015.
Recently, he appeared in the movies “Speed Kills” (2018) with John Travolta and “What Men Want” (2019) and has been playing agent Kenny Crosby on CC.B.S.'”FF.B.I. and “FF.B.I. Most Wanted.”
Come Out Fighting” is in post-production, and he'll portray Lieutenant Frank Ross.
Jackson Rathbone (Jasper)
As Jaspar in “Twilight,” Rathbone portrayed the younger brother of Edward Cullen's character, Edward.
Rathbone has been in several films and television episodes since his role as Sokka in the live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2010). These include the MTV drama “Finding Carter” and the TT.N.T.action series “The Last Ship.”
Do Not Reply, Dreaming Grand Avenue, and Until We Meet Again are just a few of his most recent projects, which he has also starred in (2020).
Rathbone has been cast in the projects “Mixtape” and “Zero Road,” which are now in post-production.
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle)
Among Facinelli's credits before “Twilight” are his parts in “Fastlane,” “Six Feet Under,” and “Damages” on Fox and FF.X., respectively.
While Facinelli has been busy since the series ended, his most notable projects include Netflix's “Nurse Jackie,” NN.B.C.'s”American Odyssey,” Supergirl, and SS.W.A.T.on, CC.B.S., among others.
The Vanished (2020) and “The Ravine” (2021) are two of his most recent credits, and he has a slew of projects in the works as well.
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)
As Bella's father, Charlie, Burke brought humor to the more dramatic sequences in the “Twilight” series.
Since then, he has been in notable films such as “Lights Out” (2016) and “Breaking In” (2018), as well as television shows such as CC.B.S.'Zoo, TT.N.T.'sMajor Crimes, Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star, and Netflix's Maid.
He's also a musician.