Vampires in space may seem like a stretch, but there have been ideas in the past to deviate from the source material. When Catherine Hardwicke appeared on “The Big Hit Show” podcast in 2022, she revealed there was an early version that had Bella (Kristen Stewart) in an unusual environment, “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.” It sounds like Hardwicke may have changed her tune about wanting to do something vastly different.
On “Happy Sad Confused,” Hardwicke also discussed who she would want to play Edward and Bella in this day and age. Host Josh Horowitz floated the idea of Jacob Elordi playing Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson’s character from the films. Hardwicke fully supports that idea, praising Elordi’s performance in “Saltburn.” For Bella, she suggested Jenna Ortega of “Wednesday” fame take over for Stewart. The odds of them starring in the Twilight TV series are probably low. Their stars have risen tremendously over the last few years, and Ortega has another hit show she’s working on with “Wednesday” Season 2.
Granted, Hardwicke may be onto something. Elordi and Ortega starring in Twilight set in space may be wild enough to break the internet. It might even make people who didn’t watch the movies interested in the series. But expect more details on the Twilight show to come to light in the near future.