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Meyer: Austenland not like Twilight

Published 21/01/2013 | 14:56

Stephenie Meyer says Austenland is not like Twilight

Stephenie Meyer has said making upcoming movie Austenland was a completely different experience to producing the Twilight Saga films.

The author is producing the new film about a Jane Austen fan's quest for love through her production company, Fickle Fish.

She told Deadline of Austenland: "On this one, we were on our own pretty much. We had no idea what we were doing so there was a huge steep learning curve and we made a good number of mistakes.

"Luckily we had a lot of really good people around us. And then we had that magic thing where stuff falls together with all the right actors, the right director, the right writing. Everything just fell together how we wanted it. It was so different from the Twilight movies but I think it came together in the end."

Stephenie - whose first Twilight novel was published in 2005, and released as a movie in 2008 - said she has always loved book adaptations.

"Every time I read a book I'm casting it in my head. So producing for me started out as really cool hobby and Austenland was the perfect place to start," she explained.

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