Twilight, the first in the series, has generated 189 million dollars domestically, and another 174 million dollars overseas. The second film of the series, New Moon, is expected to begin production shortly, with Chris Weitz replacing Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.
The director for Eclipse has not been selected as yet. However, it is suggested that Robert Pattinson will be seen in the film as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob. The vampire thriller represents a ready-made franchise for Summit with four books in Stephenie Meyer''s series, which have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.