'Twilight' madness in LA, fans gather for premiere

Fans are shown camping out for the upcoming premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' at Nokia Plaza on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Fans are shown camping out for the upcoming premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' at Nokia Plaza on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

A Los Angeles mini-tent city has bloomed outside the Nokia Theatre downtown to see an eclipse.

Hundreds of fans are awaiting Thursday's red carpet premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the latest in of the three vampire movies. The movie opens in theaters June 30.

Scripts are in the works for more "Twilight" movies.

KTLA-TV says about 9,000 wristbands are being handed out to fans, who began erecting tents Monday on concrete steps outside the theater. Nokia officials, who have issued a list of camping rules, say the wristbands must be worn until the premiere is over.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner play Bella, Edward and Jacob in "Eclipse," which features Bella preparing for high school graduation and choosing a prom date - vampire Edward or werewolf Jacob.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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