The Twilight franchise has been lying dormant for years after the final film – Breaking Dawn Part Two – was released in 2012. But now fans are over the moon as author Stephenie Meyer has revealed the exciting news her next novel Midnight Sun is finally going to be released. The book will be released in August, and is told entirely from brooding vampire Edward Cullen’s perspective.
Twilight became one of the biggest and most successful series of novels in the world, gathering a horde of fans – affectionately titled “Twihards”.
But the journey of Midnight Sun, Meyer’s latest book, wasn’t an easy one, as an early draft was leaked online years ago, halting its release to the public.
Many thought the project had been shelved altogether, but thankfully, Meyer persevered, and the book is now being released in its final complete form in the height of summer.
Sharing the exciting news with her fans, the author declared today: “I hope this book gives my readers a little pleasure to anticipate and, if it arrives, a chance to live in an imaginary world for a while.
“I can’t express how much I appreciate the patience of my readers, and their support over the years it took to finish Midnight Sun.”
Twilight was released in 2005, and rapidly rose to the top of read lists.
It wasn’t long before director Catherine Hardwicke snapped up the opportunity to turn the bestseller into a film, and an international sensation was born.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson took the roles of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, respectively, propelling the pair to superstardom over the next several years.
While Hardwicke didn’t return for the next movie, New Moon, the films continued to drawn in viewers culminating in Breaking Dawn Part 2 nearly a decade ago.
The movie franchise grossed a whopping $3.3 billion in ticket sales.
But will Midnight Sun be adapted onto the big screen? If so, it’s unlikely the original stars would return given Stewart and Pattinson’s very public break-up in 2013, only six months after the release of the final film.
Twilight novel Midnight Sun will be released in bookshops August 2020.