E! Online Talks New Moon Soundtrack!
The new director, Chris Weitz, has been sending out signals that he may be open to a more experimental soundtrack than his predecessor. That could mean songs that sparkle even more than the movie’s vampires when they get caught in the sun.
“I think that might be the way it’s going,” says Marisa Baldi, West Coast partner for Zync, a music brokerage that funneled two songs onto the Twilight soundtrack. “I get the vibe that the guy is a little more into being surprised…everything is really open, and he wants to hear a lot of cool music.”
Read full article here!
Yahoo! Music Blogger Takes Notice of the Twilight Soundtrack
5. Various Artists, Twilight soundtrack, 33,000. The former #1 album inches up from #6 to #5. This is the album’s 12th straight week in the top 10. That’s the longest run in the top 10 for a theatrical movie soundtrack since 8 Mile had 14 weeks in the top 10 in 2002. That monster hit included four tracks by Eminem, including the Oscar-winning “Lose Yourself.” Twilight beats two soundtracks that had 11 weeks in the winners’ circle, Chicago and Juno. Paramore’s “Decode,” the big hit from Twilight, dips to #55 on Hot Digital Songs
Kristen Stewart Talks to MTV about her new film, The Runaways.
Kristen talked to MTV about her new film about Joan Jett, The Runaways. Click here to read the article and watch the video.
Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali
Back in October of 2007, when Robert Pattinson signed on to play Salvador Dali in Little Ashes, he was merely Cedric Diggory, the slain cutey from the Potter series. Now he’s the vampire hottie of Twilight, and is gearing up to make all the young vamp lovers squee. But he’s also going to show us a saucy side of Dali next year, and to the right you can get a glimpse of what that will be like, courtesy of EW. (And more over at MTV.)
Little Ashes focuses on the relationship between Dali and the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Dali swore that Lorca’s lust for him never became physical, but screenwriter Philippa Goslett’s take on the relationship is much steamier, insisting that they did consummate the relationship in some way.
There has got to be something in the water over at Hogwarts, or something in the air on the sets of darker teen fare. Rather than sticking with fluffy musicals or succumbing to celebrity, these guys are branching out and really challenging themselves. That’s refreshing to see.
But back to Mr. Salvador: Do you buy Pattinson as Dali?
Collider: Exclusive Video Interviews with Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, and Kellan Lutz
Anyhow, while on the red carpet tonight I managed to interview a number of people. And even though I’d love to post all of them tonight…I knew what the most important interviews were and it’s with the cast of “Twilight”.
As most of you know, the second book in the series is called “New Moon” and it’s scheduled for release this November. But what might surprise all of you is…they haven’t started filming yet! Yup, Summit Entertainment is walking the difficult path of trying to make a movie with a lot of special effects and release it in the same year with little time for post production. While this is definitely going to be a challenge, it can be done. It’s called overtime. And with the money they made off “Twilight”, I think they can afford it.
But let’s get back to why you’re here.
As I said, I interviewed a few of the cast tonight and they all spoke about “New Moon”. I asked them if they’d read the script, when they were shooting the movie, where they were shooting, what were they looking forward to film, what has this experience been like and a lot more.
Trust me, if you’re a fan of “Twilight” you’ll really love these interviews as it gives you an update as to where each of them are right now and what’s on the horizon.
So enough of my words…watch the interviews! And at the very bottom of this article are some links to our previous “Twilight” coverage from the press junket of the first film.
To watch the videos and read the rest of the article (there’s tons more!), click here.
Kelly Clarkson has a post on her blog about New Moon.
Read it here.
Check out some AMAZING new photos of Jackson Rathbone on his fansite.
ET: Stars Talk New Moon At Push Premiere
Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans and Djimon Hounsou walked the red carpet Thursday night for the big Hollywood premiere of their action-thriller, ‘Push,’ and tongues were also wagging over the possibility that Dakota may star in the ‘Twilight’ sequel, ‘New Moon.’
“It would be so neat if it worked out, I’m a really big fan,” Dakota says about being a part of ‘New Moon.’ “It’s probably too soon to say for sure, but it would be really cool.”
‘Twilight’ stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene tell ET they would really like to work with the young star.
“I hope she does [‘New Moon’] she’s a brilliant actress,” Kellan says — Ashley adds: “Hopefully she will be involved in the second one. I think she’s an amazing little actress.”
Former ‘War of the Worlds’ star Dakota returns to the sci-fi genre on February 6 with ‘Push,’ delving into the deadly world of psychic espionage in which Dakota’s clairvoyant must team up with Chris and his telekinetic powers against Djimon and his shady government agency, The Division — who is genetically transforming citizens into an army of psychic warriors and brutally disposing of those unwilling to participate.
Watch ET for more with the stars of ‘Push’!
See the video and read the article here.
The Envelope: Robert Pattinson’s ‘Ashes,’ Kristen Stewart’s ‘Adventureland’ to open same day!
Here’s the latest buzz on Regent Releasing’s “Little Ashes,” Robert Pattinson’s new film that opens March 27.
Coincidentally, that’s the same day his “Twilight” costar Kristen Stewart’s new indie comedy, “Adventureland,” opens.
Which movie will you go see first? I think I can guess.
But this really is movie-marketing crossover genius. Now the “Twilight” stars can promote both their new films AND their new joint movie, “New Moon,” which they will be shooting.
Ladies and gents, we have a win-win-win situation.
There’s a lot more to the story here!
The Twilight Lexicon has a post containing the DVD Rundown so you can figure out exactly which version you’re going to buy.
Los Altos Town Crier: Twilight invokes multiple genres to serve its romance
Egan Junior High School seventh-grader Katherine Foley demystifies her demographic’s cultish reaction to a recent book-to-movie hit.
It’s a best-selling series, even more popular than Harry Potter. It’s a young-adult book about vampires, but all ages have read it. It’s romantic, with forbidden lovers, a kiss of death and a mystery for a human girl to solve.
The love surrounding Edward and Bella, two very different characters, carries the book and the movie “Twilight” (Little, Brown Young Readers, 2006), a story about a vampire and girl who have fallen – foolishly – in love.
The “Twilight” craze picked up speed as the online world anticipated the movie, which premiered in November. Soon, everyone was reading the books, excited about this new fad.
Stephenie Meyer’s book serves excellent romance with a side of horror. As movie trailers hit the Web, fans were quite aware of the changes – is Rosalie (supposedly the most beautiful vampire) pretty enough? Is Edward amazing enough, and where, pray tell, is that velvet voice of his that we’ve all fallen in love with?
Both the text and the film drew fervent response, with crowds of people lining up to buy something – T-shirts, tickets for the film or the book itself. “Twilight” book fanatics anticipated the upcoming movie with foaming mouths – would it be enough to meet their expectations?
On a Thursday night in November, close to midnight, a large turnout of screaming girls awaited the premiere. As the movie prepared to start, the entire auditorium was screaming. “Twilight” was even more anticipated than the book “Breaking Dawn,” Meyer’s fourth in the series, released last year.
As the movie progressed, people were more than willing to compare the translation from page to screen. There’s the all-famous glare, as Edward – the main vampire and hottie in every scene – glowers at Bella, a human girl who just wants to fit in, through lunch-time and science on her first day at a new school. His introduction (which felt long-delayed as the movie’s opening minutes ticked by) made some girls swoon. And, of course, there’s rival Jacob Black, Bella’s new friend from the Quileute tribe who appears to have already fallen in love with her. Jacob’s edginess toward Edward is the result of something more than jealousy – a set-up for the sequel, due to premiere later this year?
Why do so many people love “Twilight”? Why did they anticipate the movie so much? Reflecting on the mix of genres in “Twilight,” you can see a hint of horror, some school drama and plenty of romance. We can’t forget the mystery that surrounds the book as we try to figure out who and what Edward is (he isn’t immediately revealed as a vampire), what’s up with his aversion to Bella and why he is so certain that he is putting her in danger. The superhero powers used by Edward and his sister Alice draw on a supernatural mix of mind reading and future telling, and horror appears in the scary chase and conflicts among vampires. The book is stuck in the romance section, causing some to shy away from it, but I would describe it as more of a perfect mix of genres.
It’s true that the book and movie are both very romantic. However, those who have bothered to read the book, then see the movie know that there is action and mystery between every line. Some love seeing the movie’s fight scene between Edward and the hostile vampire James, while others are content merely to hear about it from Edward’s voice in the book.
“The mystery wasn’t really solved until the end,” said Amy Shannon, a Los Altos seventh-grader who was less than ecstatic with the movie. “Also, I thought that parts of the book were missing in the movie. Isn’t Jacob supposed to tell Bella the whole story of the Quileutes and who Edward might be?”
Others, like Savannah Swan, thought that it was just awesome to see “Twilight” on the big screen.
“I was so excited! It was great!” she enthused.
Others just consider the movie another part of the “Twilight” world. New shirts showing the whole Cullen vampire clan, Edward and Bella and quotes, have been created. People are buying collector’s packs with all four books. Meyer is soon to publish a guide to “Twilight.” The world is grabbing hold of “Twilight” and everyone is sinking their teeth into it. It may not be forbidden, but it’s one of the sweetest books out there.
American Bibliophile to add The Host to its book discussion list.
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New Door Posters
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Extra.com has a Midnight Sun Article
Twilight” fans awaiting the next installment in the vampire saga from Stephenie Meyer might never see it — the author stopped working on her latest book “Midnight Sun” when the unfinished manuscript leaked online.
Meyer posted an explanation on her website, “I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on ‘Midnight Sun,’ so it is on hold indefinitely.” The author posted an incomplete draft on StephenieMeyer.com,”I’d rather my fans not read this version … the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting?”
A rep for the author confirms to New York Daily News, “Stephenie has no plans to move forward with ‘Midnight Sun’ at this time.” The novel would have been the fifth book in the “Twilight” series with sexy bloodsucker Edward Cullen as the narrator.
“Stephenie is working on something else at the moment,” the rep reveals. “But she hasn’t announced it yet. It isn’t ‘Twilight’-related. When she’s ready to reveal it, she will. This has been an intense three years for her, and currently she’s just focusing on being a writer.”
Filming for the “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” is scheduled to begin in March in Vancouver.
NBC Interviews this weekend
NBC Exclusive Interview with Emmet and Ashley
CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF “TWILIGHT”? DO YOU LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT WONDERING WHY DID THE STORY HAVE TO END? WE’VE GOT THE STARS OF THE CULT SENSATION ON THE NEXT “1ST LOOK,” JANUARY 31ST! GO TO LXTV.COM FOR AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEW WITH ACTORS, KELLAN LUTZ AND ASHLEY GREEN ON THE SET OF THEIR NEW TEEN ANGST/LACROSSE MOVIE, “WARRIOR”. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ALICE AND EMMET, THESE TWO HOT NEW ACTORS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO SUPER STARDOM WITH THE UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF THE SECOND TWILIGHT FILM, “NEW MOON”. ASHLEY AND KELLAN DISH ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES ON “TWILIGHT” AS WELL AS THEIR EXCITEMENT ABOUT GETTING BACK TOGETHER WITH THEIR ONSCREEN VAMPIRE FAMILY, THE CULLENS. ALSO, DON’T MISS OUR EXTENDED VERSION/ FANS ONLY CUT WHICH INCLUDES EVEN MORE SCENES FROM “TWILIGHT” AND INTERVIEW EXTRAS ON 1/31. ONLY ON LXTV.COM!!
The show airs on NBC… it’s called LXTV 1st Look. It’s going to air different times in different cities. Listed times and dates below (but it will also be online starting on 1/31 at lxtv.com).
Exclusive clips from the movie, along with interviews with Emmet – Kellan, and Alice – Ashley on the set of their new movie “warrior”
The piece is awesome and there will be extended stuff online too.
PHILLY, HARTFORD, DC, DALLAS, SAN FRAN, SAN DIEGO – 1/31/09 AFTER SNL AT 1AM
LA – 1/31/09 @ 7:30PM AND 1AM
CHICAGO – 1/31/09 @ 12AM, 2/1/09 @ 11:30PM
NY – 2/14/09 @ 7:30PM AND 1AM, 2/15/09 @ 12:35AM
AND HEAD TO LXTV.COM ON 1/31 TO WATCH THE EXTENDED VERSION ON LINE.
There is a contest going on at TwiFans.com.
You can win a Twilight Soundtrack autographed by Stephenie Meyer. Click here for the details.
Robert Pattinson: I’m a Loner
Robert Pattinson admits he is having trouble getting used to being famous as he has always been “a loner.”
The actor, who shot to fame for playing vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, says he likes being alone and has trouble dealing with crowds of people. “I’m a bit of a loner and not that good with dealing with loads of people. Most of the time, going out is a complete waste of time. I’d rather stay in and create something than go out,” Pattinson says.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old has kicked off the new year with a busy schedule. Pattinson’s new movie ‘Little Ashes’ is due out in March. Later that month he will begin filming the Twilight sequel New Moon.
NY Daily News: A Leak Puts The Bite on Twilight
“Twilight” fans waiting to read Stephenie Meyer’s latest vampire novel had better not hold their breath: the author is still pouting about her unfinished manuscript being leaked online — and hasn’t touched the book since.
“I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on ‘Midnight Sun,’ so it is on hold indefinitely,” Meyer wrote on her Web site, stepheniemeyer.com. However, she posted the incomplete draft on her own site, reasoning, “I’d rather my fans not read this version … the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting?”
To the chagrin of “Twilight” followers, Meyer has no further plans to resurrect the would-be juicy read. “Midnight Sun,” the fifth tome in the series, was being written from bloodsucking heartthrob Edward Cullen’s point of view.
“Nothing’s changed,” a rep for the author confirms to us. “Stephenie has no plans to move forward with ‘Midnight Sun’ at this time.”
But Meyer fanatics can anticipate an upcoming novel. “Stephenie is working on something else at the moment,” the flack reveals. “But she hasn’t announced it yet. It isn’t ‘Twilight’-related. When she’s ready to reveal it, she will. This has been an intense three years for her, and currently she’s just focusing on being a writer.”
As for how Meyer plans to protect her works in the future, her spokesperson says, “She’ll just have to be very selective about where she sends her manuscripts.”
While Edward Cullen may not get his time to shine in print, the man who portrays him on screen — British hottie Robert Pattinson — isn’t relying on Meyer’s writing skills for his income. R-Patz is taking on the role of a young Salvador Dali in “Little Ashes,” which comes complete with some steamy male-on-male scenes.
The film, which will hit theaters in March, is rated R for “sexual content, language and a brief disturbing image.” Of course, we can’t really imagine anything more disturbing than a vampire with teenage angst, either.