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The Original 'Twilight' Script Looked Much Different From The Movie Fans Know Now

The Original 'Twilight' Script Looked Much Different From The Movie Fans Know Now

Imagine Twilight‘s Bella Swan not falling for Edward Cullen and instead, killing vampires from a jet ski – because it almost happened.

Director Catherine Hardwicke and Mark Lord, who penned the original script, revealed that the first script for Twilight looked nothing like the movie fans got.

The two were guests on the first two episodes of “The Big Hit Show” podcast, and revealed secrets about the original script that had very little similarity with Stephenie Meyer‘s book.

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Mark revealed in one of the episodes that he added a lot of action to the plot in order to “give something more for the male audience,” because producers “thought they were going to lose the male audience with too much of a romance.”

That actually resulted in an almost completely different story: the script had Carlisle Cullen and Charlie Swan both killed, while Bella blasted vampires with a shotgun before ultimately turning into a vamp herself.

Mark added that it was his effort to make Bella “a little bit stronger in this as a female character, as opposed to just mooning over this guy.”

When asked if that was really true, he said yes: “It’s bad a**! I want that girl to shoot some vampires. I want her to blow some s*** away.”

While the script lived on for a while in the beginning stages, it was only when Catherine came on board to direct that it was set on fire.

“I said, ‘First of all, this script has to go in the trash. No good. You’ve got to make it like the book,” Catherine recalled. “The original script literally had Bella on jet skis being chased by the FBI. She was a star athlete. nothing to do with the book.”

If you missed it, find out how much the cast was paid for the franchise!

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