What made "Twilight" so successful? The popular books that were already global bestsellers? Or the cheesy romance with handsome actors? Whatever it is, neither would have played a major role in the original version originally written for the film. There was a planned version of the first film that is so far removed from books and the finished strip that it's hard to believe.
The traditional film studio Paramount Pictures had actually acquired the rights to the books and the project was in development for a whole three years. Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the "Twilight" film as we know it today, has given insights into what the Paramount version should look like in several interviews. Here are just a few changes that will make you think you're not hearing right.