Twilight Takes Potter Date

Are Vampires the new Wizards this November?


The US release date for Stephenie Meyer teen vampire romance novel ‘Twilight’ has moved from its Dec. 12 perch to Nov. 21, the date just vacated by Warner Bros.’ ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.’

A Spokesmen for the film confirmed the change in date explaining:

“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. 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.”

Meyer’s Twilight books follow the story of Bella Swan, an ordinary high-school student who falls in love with the “vegetarian vampire” Edward Cullen.

At this stage, it is unclear if the change in release date is worldwide. Check back with for further ‘Twilight’ news.