On November 21, 2008 “Twilight” was released. The movie is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. The movie stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Isabella “Bella” Swan and Edward Cullen. Taylor Lautner appears as Jacob Black as a minor character (with Jacob Black becoming a main character starting in “New Moon”).
The movie details how Bella Swan and Edward Cullen first met, how their relationship progresses, while the Cullens protect Bella from a coven of evil vampires.
Trailer for “Twilight”:
“Twilight” ended up grossing over $390 million worldwide, and was followed by four sequels, each sequel based on an individual novel from “The Twilight Saga.”Subsequently, the film and book franchise has become a pop culture phenomenon, with the fan base referred to as Twihards.