Producer Mark Morgan reveals that the original plan for the making of the Twilight movies was to completely change Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling teen romance novels.
According to an interview posted on HollywoodLife.com late Thursday, Morgan said that before the series became a worldwide sensation, Paramount picked up the rights to the script and wanted to rip apart the seams of the narrative.
The news came as a shock to fans such as myself. If you are a fan of the Twilight movie franchise, or have seen the movies, take a look below at some of the outrageous ideas initially jotted down for the movies.
“They had Bella fighting back. They had her father dying in one of the scripts, actually, and becoming a vampire in the first movie. There were a lot of weird things,” Morgan says.
“More action…one of their drafts literally had a Korean FBI agent who was hunting and tracking vampires across the coast. There was SWAT in the trees and literally it was like, ‘red leader, red leader 1’ and the vampires were picking them out of the woods,” he adds.
Morgan said he was glad that Summit Entertainment wound up developing the series, which received mixed reviews from critics for its slow pace.
“[The fans] would have killed us,” he admitted. “They would have stoned us.”
You can say that last line again. If the series would have went this way, how would it have affected your views of the saga as a fan?