The Next Harry Potter?
Who is the biggest star in Hollywood this minute?
Tom Cruise? Nope.
Kristen Bell? Nope…
Don’t know who Lautner is? Join the club. But his name is on the top of the list at IMDB this weekend. Taylor has been in three movies, the biggest of which was Cheaper by the Dozen 2, but has been flying completely off of the radar. So why is he the most searched actor in the world? Because he’s currently starring in the upcoming film Twilight.
Ever hear of it?
Twilight is the 14th most searched movie on the internet, ranking higher than Sex and the City: The Movie, The Incredible Hulk, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Speed Racer, and even Indiana Jones 4.
Even more surprising is the film’s 18 listed cast members make up most of the top 30 searched stars on the web.
If you’re not a teenage girl then you probably won’t have any idea what Twilight is. Twilight is the first book in a series of teen-lit vampire novels by Stephenie Meyer, often refereed to as America’s JK Rowling. The third book in the series, Eclipse, knocked Harry Potter off the #1 spot on USA Today’s bestseller list.
Stranger yet, Meyer is a Mormon stay-at-home mom who admits that she doesn’t watch horror movies, and has never even read Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
And it gets even stranger. The movie studio which produced and is distributing this movie is not a big Hollywood player. Rather it’s Summit Entertainment, an unknown company who announced last April that they would evolve into a full-fledged production and distribution entity which planned to “deliver studio-quality product at a reduced cost (US$20 million – US$60 million range).”