Twilight & New Moon: Plagarized?!
Published by Regina Avalos
Fans of Twilight waiting anxiously for the release of the second movie in the series, New Moon, might want to sit down real quick. There is a rumor out of Hollywood this weekend that production on New Moon has come to a screeching halt. A complete one. The release of New Moon later on this year is in jeopardy.
A woman living in Utah, Heidi Stanton, has now made claims that Stephanie Meyer stole the idea for Twilight and the series from a short story she herself wrote when she was Meyer’s college roommate back in 1993. The woman says she has proof of this, and even a supporting witness in the form of a professor.
These claims have ended New Moon’s production as of right now. No official word of this from representatives of Meyer or from the set, but it does seem to be making the rounds this morning. Will keep an eye on this rumor for you. Check out this new footage from the set from ET. Entertainment Tonight plans to take a look at thebehind the scenes of New Moon later this week.
Mrs. Stanton’s claims have some credence to them as she has documented proof that a short story with very similar idea was written by her in 1993 while she was a sophomore at BYU. English department chairperson Dr. Peter Benton was at the time a second year professor of writing and distinctly remembers Ms. Stanton’s prolific writing style and the vampire story in particular.
The story stood out in my mind, at the time, because it was more advanced than most sophomore students usually presented, also the vampire story stood out because I had recently taught a series of lectures on Brahm Stoker’s Dracula.” claims Dr. Benton. “I felt at the time that Heidi had brought a very current and up to date look at a classic subject.