This year’s San Diego Comic Con looks to feature two truly huge events – the panel for New Moon and another for James Cameron’s Avatar.
Last year, the Twilight panel was such a big event that fans queued the day before to get into the legendarily busy Hall H and the screams for the cast members raised the roof.
The reaction was so big that organisers have now shifted the timing of the Avatar panel so that Twilighters (Twi-hards? Twiglets?) don’t camp out and stop Cameron fanatics getting in to see the first footage from the movie.
With that in mind, we decided to combine the two and see what Twilight would be like if James Cameron got a shot at making it…
The Original: Bella Swan arrives in Forks, Washington to begin a new life with her father so that her mother can travel with her baseball-playing hubby.
She meets old friend Jacob Black and tries to fit in at her new school.
At the same time, we see the Cullen Clan – including Edward – hunting a deer.
JC Comment: “This is no way to introduce your characters!”
The James Cameron Version: Guns N Roses music plays on a boombox as Bella arrives at her new school.
Realising she’s left her lunchbox at home, and that she doesn’t have any lunch money, she goes to the nearest ATM, hooks it up to a laptop, types in some random numbers and watches as it spits out dollar bills.
This shows us she’s independent, intelligent and a bit edgy.
Meanwhile, Edward is in the woods, standing in front of a deer.
“Give me your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle,” Edward says.
The deer looks at him, perplexed, before running off into a clearing. Edward frowns, snaps off a branch from a nearby tree and speed-walks after the deer.
Next: The First Meeting