Friday, April 30, 2010

A Note to Fans from Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon

Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you've probably heard, I've been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit - who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I'm pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I've read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine's and Chris's movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk - a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for "newborn" status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I've always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn't been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I've been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I'm a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I'll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I'll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,

Bill Condon

P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers

Eclipse Re-Shoot: Rob in Vancouver Having Lunch (HQ)

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Robert Pattinson makes TIME magazines 'World Most Influential People'

Article written by Chris Weitz (New Moon Director) 

I have to be careful about what I write here because it will be tweeted the moment TIME hits the stands. And if I say something bad about Rob Pattinson, I'm dead meat. That's the devotion the Twilight films inspire. It's certainly not how he planned it. And though I am continually impressed by the aplomb with which he handles the hysteria, I occasionally think he would take it all back if given the chance. Because essentially, Rob, 23, is a reserved, bookish sort of specimen, a guy who'd rather spend the night at the corner table in the pub with friends — a bit of a weirdo, frankly, in the best sense.

So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud's rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it's just worth pointing out that it'd be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren't Edward Cullen. That we haven't seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too — music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me!

Check out Kellan in A Nightmare on Elm St. (New trailer)

Out in Ireland May 7th.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Robert Pattinson on the cover of Best Movie mag (Italy) + Eclipse preview pics

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Out on stands April 30th via RPLife

New 'Eclipse' images on Party Supplies (click to enlarge)

via RPLife Pre-order your party supplies here

Kristen and Robert in People Magazines 'Worlds Most Beautiful 2010' feature

Kellan Lutz joins Twitter

You can now follow Kellan's tweets @kellanlutz

His official Twitter page states "Hey Everyone! My mission on Twitter is to spread awareness concerning the indigenous charities I care deeply for in hopes of gaining your love and support." 

And his 2nd ever tweet was "I am 4 NOLA! Come get dirty with me and build some houses with the amazing people of NOLA and the St. Bernard Project with this picture:


He already has over 25k followers...not bad for less than a day!!!

Big News about Breaking Dawn - Director announced

Official Press release:


Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

"Bringing Stephenie Meyer's BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

Condon is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

About the TWILIGHT film series
The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009. The franchise has grossed over $1.1 billion in worldwide box office ticket sales to date.

About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

Great Twilight saga / Eclipse wallpapers (Click to enlarge)

These great wallpapers are by Ornella - you can check out the rest of her artwork here

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kellan Lutz at Coachella music festival + new movie news

On April 17th was Kellan spotted at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. 

Plus MTV reports -Who would win in a fight: a vegetarian "Twilight" vampire or Nick Fury? No need to ponder it — Hollywood is going to address the question directly. Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz are negotiating to star in the indie actioner "Deathgames." 

If cast, Lutz would play a young man who is kidnapped and forced to fight in a modern-day gladiator arena. The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reports that Jackson would take the role of the arena's overseer, presiding over the events from his "computer lair" while "twin ladies ... see to his every desire."

Before Twilighters flock to see Lutz and his blood-sucking pals in "Eclipse" on June 30, they'll be able to see him contend with Jackie Earle Haley's Freddy Krueger in the coming remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street," out on April 30. Lutz will already be down in Louisiana starting next week to find love with Mandy Moore in "Keep It Together," a romantic comedy directed by Dermot Mulroney. He would shoot "Deathgames" immediately after that and then move on to "Immortals" (formerly "War of the Gods") in June.

Source 1 & 2 

Kristen Stewart talks Eclipse kiss

SNL skit about Robert & Kristen.... Video

Ryan Phillippe was the host for SNL and played Robert in the skit. (I didnt find this remotely funny but you can check it out anyway ~ B)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peter Facinelli to play Boxing champion in new role!!

Peter Facinelli, best known for playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series, is taking on a huge new role! The actor, also known for his role on Nurse Jackie as Dr. Cooper, will play boxing champion Vinny Pazienza in a biopic called Paz. The movie is about Vinny’s life and will focus on the boxer’s car accident which left him with a broken neck, after which doctors told him he would never box again. The boxer goes on to prove the doctors wrong, however, and becomes a world champion, beating Jr. Middleweight champion Luis Santana in 1991

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The DVD & Blu-Ray covers for Remember Me + Pre-order details!

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They go on sale June 22nd in the US. Order your copy hereor here

The DVD will be available in the UK on July 26th, you can pre-order it here

What about Australia? Do release date as yet but we'll keep you posted!

Monday, April 12, 2010

FAMOUS Mag (AU): Rob Misses Kristin's Birthday - WORLD'S APART

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So it was Kristen's birthday and it wouldn't be like FAMOUS to not make a story out of it. Basically, they're saying time apart = rift + Rob another woman in the form of Natalia Tena (Tonks from HP). There is also a side note alleging that he is alienating his family.... *yawn* I didn't laugh as much this time (as I normally do with their articles), I just shook my head ~ Mel

Pics from New Moon Fan Event in Berlin

Looking to be having a marvelous time, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chaske Spencer and Bronson Pelletier attended the “Twilight New Moon” Fan Event in Berlin, Germany on Saturday (April 10).
Ms Howard dazzled the red carpet in a black strapless dress and gold necklace accessory while Spencer and Pelletier happily signed autographs for their adoring fans.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kristen to be Rob's bride....

Take with a pinch of salt guys... News of the World (aka NOTW - No Truth Within) ~ B

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