New Moon
New moon poster
New Moon poster

Directed By:

Chris Weitz

Produced By:

Mark Morgan, Wyck Godfrey

Written By:

Stephanie Meyer (novel), Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)

Released Year:



Summit Entertainment


New Moon is the second book in the Twilight Saga and is about a human girl, Bella, who falls in love with a vampire, Edward.


  • Michael Sheen - Aro
  • Kristen Stewart - Bela Swan
  • Robert Patinson - Edward Cullen
  • Taylor Lautner - Jacob Black
  • Dakota Fanning - Jane
  • Peter Facinelli - Dr Carlisle
  • Ashley Greene - Alice
  • Elizabeth Reaser - Esme Cullen
  • Kellan Lutz - Emmett Cullen
  • Nikki Reed - Rosalie Hale
  • Jackson Rathbone - Jasper Hale


Edward invites Bella to his family's home for a birthday party. After a papercut draws blood from Bella's fingers, Jasper almost looses control and Edward has to forceably prevent him from reaching Bella. Edward tells Bella that him and his family are to leave Forks because he believes he is endangering Bella's life by being with her. He said he will never see her again and then leaves. Bella falls into a deep depression, much to the concern of her family. She spends the next few months in a daze. She starts to develops a strong friendship with Jacob Black, who finally manages to break through the fog of her loneliness. Together, they repair a motorbike for Bella, as she discovers that when she places herself in danger, she can visualize Edward telling to stop, and be careful. Bella eventually discovers that Jacob and some others of his tribe are werewolves, or more accurately, shapeshifters. It becomes apparent that Jacob's tribe have this ancestoral ability that remains latent until their are vampires in the area. The Cullens moving into Forks have brought about this ability again.

A vampire is killing the locals, and Jacob and the other wolves in his pack must protect Bella from Victoria, a vampire seeking to avenge her mate James' death who was killed by Edward.

An old family friend dies, due to a misunderstanding, Edward believes that it is Bella that has died. Edward decides to commit suicide in Volterra, Italy, by revealing his vampiric nature to the general public. He knows that this would cause the Volturi, an ancient and powerful covern of vampires, to kill him. He is stopped in the nick of time by Bella and Alice, Edward's sister, who flew to Italy once they learned of his intentions. They are all arrested by the Volturi, of which Aro is their leader, but are released on the condition that Bella be turned into a vampire in the near future.

Bella and Edward are reunited, and the Cullens return to Forks