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ROME — “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” has landed its first overseas sale to Italy, where the Chris Weitz-helmed vampire romancer is partly set and will briefly shoot in May.
Eagle Pictures, which released “Twilight” on Italo screens, announced on Tuesday it has re-upped with Summit Ent. for the sequel, specifying that “New Moon” will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra in May for two weeks.
In Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling “New Moon” tome, Volterra is the town where the powerful Volturi vampire coven reside. Dakota Fanning is reportedly in talks to play a teen Volturi vamp, while “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are on board.
Shooting on “New Moon” will start in Vancouver in March.
Eagle Pictures, which is owned by Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar and has close ties with Summit, announced that “New Moon” will be released in Italy on Nov. 20, day-and-date with its Stateside release.
“With ‘New Moon’ we have acquired the most highly anticipated picture of 2009,” boasted Eagle Pictures managing director Mark Lombardo in a statement. “Now our challenge is beat the record set by ‘Twilight’.”
“Twilight” grossed $15 million in Italy, making it the country’s ninth top-grosser in 2008, right after “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and ahead of Matteo Garrone’s “Gomorrah.”
To date “Twilight” has grossed more than $350 million worldwide.
Although it is unknown if he will reprise his part in the sequel New Moon, Trimble had a great experience on Twilight and would love to continue to be involved with the production. The multi-talented artist recently spoke to MediaBlvd Magazine about fan encounters, writing poetry and being focused enough to keep all of his possibilities for the future open.
I especially like this section:
MediaBlvd> You didn’t have any scenes with Robert Pattinson, but did you get to meet him at all?
Solomon> I didn’t have any scenes with Rob, but I saw some pre-production clips and knew that he was crazy talented. I met Rob twice, but every time we met, he had to pee. I saw him at lunch, one day, on set, and I extended my hand and said, “I’m Solomon. I’m playing Sam,” and he replied, “Sorry, I’ve got to piss.” Some crew member asked me “Did he just snub you?,” and I said, “No, the man has to pee.” The next time I got a chance to talk to him was after the premiere. I was hanging out with Catherine and her whole crew, up on the rooftop of some bar in L.A., and I saw Rob and he was like, “Damn, every time we meet, I’ve got to piss,” and he walked by me. Later that night, we traded phone numbers and I sent him a text saying, “This is Solomon/Sam.” Then, I memorized the number and took it out of my phone because I have a habit of losing my phone when I jog.
Rob never fails to impress me.
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She reportedly auditioned for a role in the forthcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon, but Vanessa Hudgens is unlikely to get the part – for now.
“I’m not sure about [final] casting but I had heard Vanessa Hudgens was going up for the part of Leah [Clearwater, a werewolf],” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote both films, explained to PEOPLE at the 61st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night. “But at the moment, the part of Leah doesn’t happen until the third movie.”
See? It’s nothing personal. Plus, reps have denied Hudgens was in consideration for the role.
Rosenberg also offered a few other insider tidbits about the progress of New Moon. “Well, you know Taylor Lautner will be back as Jacob Black. I can tell you the original cast will all be coming back. They’re on set right now, in Vancouver! They’re all up there prepping the movie to start shooting very soon.”
As for other changes in the next installment, Rosenberg said she expected new director Chris Weitz – who replaced the first film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke – to put his expertise and imprint on the second film.
“Chris Weitz directed The Golden Compass, which was a beautiful-looking film,” Rosenberg said. “And I think it’s wonderful we have someone who has worked with CGI animals … that will be a big part of New Moon. I’m delighted we have someone who’s so expert at that.”
It could mean, in short, that New Moon will be a little bit bloodier than anticipated. Or certainly the Twlight film after that. Is there any filmmaking/distribution outfit with a more pronounced reputation for being deeply in love with arterial gushings? That’s Lionsgate in a nutshell.
So declares Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere, in response to Sharon Waxman’s report (for which “executives at Lionsgate and Summit declined to comment”) that Lionsgate (home of the Saw, Hostel and Tyler Perry franchises) may be buying Summit Entertainment, including the company’s library and slate, which includes teenage necrophilia phenom franchise Twilight.
But of course, Wells’ “nutshell” definition of Lionsgate is out of date. It’s an open secret that Lionsgate is so desperate to distance itself from its bloody past that the distributor has spent the past year engineering the failure of its remaining genre stock — dumping Midnight Meat Train in rural dollar theaters; taking the ultra-cinematic The Burrowers off its theatrical release schedule entirely; killing Cabin Fever as a theatrical franchise by releasing its Ti West-directed sequel straight to DVD. If anything, in Lionsgate’s hands, the Twilight sequels are likely to go even more tame.
The Canadian film and television distribution company Lionsgate Entertainment is reportedly in talks to merge with Summit. Lionsgate has already gobbled up several other production facilities and distributors, such as Trimark, Cinepix and Artisan Entertainment. This from
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are in talks to merge their two companies, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The plan, if the deal goes through, is for Lionsgate to buy Summit’s library of six films and the rights to the “Twilight” franchise. Early talks last year involved the merger of only the domestic divisions, under the terms of the reported deal. Executives at Lionsgate and Summit declined to comment for this story. But one Lionsgate executive, who declined to speak for attribution, said: “At this time there are no new conversations.” Rumors of a proposed merger have abounded for months, and other executives familiar with the terms said the deal made sense.
Notable films from Lions Gate have included American Psycho, Gods and Monsters, Dogma, Saw, and Fahrenheit 9/11–and Lionsgate is in the works with MGM and Paramount/Viacom to launch a new premium TV channel that will be similar to HBO or Showtime.
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Everglow has added some new images from Rob’s 2005 Wonderland Photoshoot. See them here.
A short article on Ace Showbiz. You’ve heard it all before, but here’s the link.
Celebrations.com has a pretty cool article with ideas for throwing a Twilight Valentine’s day party. Check it out here.
One word describes the feeling I got from watching “Twilight” — wow!
Just waiting in line was an event in itself, as I stood among people of all ages excited to see the most anticipated movie of the holiday season. While a friend and I waited in line for a good 45 minutes to be let into the theater, we talked to a few other “Twilight” fans.
It was a diverse group, not just the expected teenage girls, but also mothers, grandmothers, boys and men. Despite all of the differences, the entire group seemed to be buzzing with excitement.
The movie begins when 17-year-old, Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, moves to Forks, Wash., to live with her father, Charlie. On her first day at her new school Bella meets Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. He’s her biology partner but is not as welcoming as the rest of the student body.
Later she sees him trying to change his schedule so he won’t have any classes with her. When that fails, he disappears for the next couple of weeks. When he comes back, he apologizes for his behavior, but after Bella is almost hit by a car, she becomes suspicious.
After a couple more incidents and the help of an old Native American legend, she figures out Edward is a vampire. Despite this, they fall in love, but soon their relationship is tested when three vampires begin to hunt humans in Cullen’s territory.
The filming was very impressive, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. The cast does a nice job of bringing the characters to life. Stewart and Pattinson portray their characters exceptionally well, as does Billy Burke as Charlie, Bella’s father, adding surprising humor.
“Twilight” is tastefully adapted into an impressive movie that will leave viewers and fans satisfied and waiting for the second. It comes out on DVD on March 21.
The next movie installment from Stephenie Meyer’s book series, “New Moon,” is set for release in late 2009 or early 2010.
The Twilight Soundtrack has spent 12 straight weeks in the top 10 (settling currently at #5) and is about to break the record for the longest run in the top 10 since 8 Mile. For some artists included in the soundtrack, this might be old news, but for Sam Bradley, Bobby Long, and Marcus Foster, this could be a career jump starter, and we were lucky enough to talk to all three of them this week about their involvement in the Twilight soundtrack, their music, and their upcoming endeavors.
If you haven’t heard of them, these three Brits are friends and musical collaborators with Rob Pattinson, who performed their songs “Never Think” (co-written by Pattinson and Bradley) and “Let Me Sign” (written by Foster and Long) on the soundtrack.
Eager to get closer to anything Rob, Twilighters have shifted their die-hard gaze towards these three and have accidently stumbled into some really genuinely good music. Now before you listen, be aware that these aren’t the typical musicians you’d expect to gain worldwide attention from a teen phenomenon. We’re talking Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley inspired music – not anything like the Disney pop Jo Bros or Miley Cyrus hits blaring in teen girls’ ear buds across the country (thank goodness). What makes Twilight so different from most teen phenomenons, and what I believe gives these boys so much hope, is the huge presence of twenty-something, even thirty-something fans that might have already grown up on this type of music. Either way, needless to say, the guys don’t mind the sudden influx of new fans.
“It’s put me on the map that’s for sure,” Long said. “I used to play 5 gigs a week for like 2 people because I always thought it was important to get an education in music and play for like nobody and learn how to play. Now all of a sudden. . .”. Now all of a sudden he has gone from around 50 plays a day on Myspace to around 700, and has girls screaming at his gigs in London – one girl even ran up to kiss him before being asked to leave. Unphased by his new audience, Long described the change: “Well, it’s nice. It’s really nice playing to people but it can be a bit uncomfortable. . . it’s not at the stage like Rob has it, though.”
At this point, it’s a good thing they’ve all witnessed Robert’s rocket to fame and how wild fans can be. “They’re insane,” Long laughed, describing Twilight fans, “but they’re funny and I think they’re aware they’re like that, so they have a sense of humor. But they’re all nice people”. Marcus recognizes how many of his new fans are Twiligthers as well; something hard to hide when they have profile pictures of Rob. “It’s crazy. I get lots of messages every day, it’s quite funny.”
Joking about the vivacity of the Twilight fans, and claiming he would never have too many fans, Sam stated, “if I was to be chased down by fans, that would be a good thing. It would be fun – I reckon I can run faster than them”. The three musicians even have a livejournal community dedicated to them – “land of dreamers”.
Just a year ago, none of them (not even Rob) could have expected they’d be talking about being overwhelmed by fans. Sam, Marcus, and Rob all went to school together in London and met Bobby by playing different venues when he came to London to study and do his music as well. “He was one of the guys playing at an open mic,” Sam said about meeting Bobby, “we looked at each other from across the room, our eyes met . . . and the rest is history”.
While Marcus has been playing for years, both Sam and Bobby have had late starts into musician-dom, not learning the guitar until 17. “It was something that just felt kind of natural,” Bradley said about playing. Long seems to have had a similar beginning: “I was just this shy, lead guitar player in like, grungy bands. . .I only starting singing about a year and a half ago, two years ago”. And thank goodness he did.
Despite their modest start, all three have big plans for the future.
Sam Bradley is in the studio all this week in Vancouver recording and then off to Paris to finish production for the rest of the month where he will meet up with Foster and Long to do back-up vocals.
“I heard about that,” Bobby said in reference to the collaboration in Paris. He didn’t hear it from Sam. “Someone else on Myspace told me”. Oh the wonders of the modern world.
“I just say it out loud and assume he knows it” Sam joked, proving their communication to be only a little strained from Vancouver to London with the help of loyal fans. Fortunately, Sam did e-mail Marcus to ask, and he’s confirmed he’ll be on board if he can get there.
Set on a tight schedule, Bradley has basically a month to get everything done. “I’m so tired, it’s been really good. We’re getting some really good stuff,” Bradley said in reference to the recordings. In addition to Marcus Foster and Bobby Long, Sam’s regular band will be playing on the album, and his sister will be providing some vocals as well. “It’s a mash of people playing, basically . . . everyone connected means something”.
As far as what can be expected on his new album, he stated, “there are lots of new songs, there are also some that have been on the Myspace but they’re different – it’s more professional.” Sam also disclosed that one fan favorite, and Sam’s personal favorite, “Sea Blue” will be appearing on the new album.
While in France, Bradley will also be playing at Kord Unplugged, right in the heart of Paris on February 12th. “It’s going to be really intimate and really, really sexy,” Sam promised of the gig.
Currently working on a demo, Bobby Long is planning a trip to the states in April. This will be a crucial trip for Bobby, considering a great majority of his listeners are from the US (remember, Twilight was biggest here). He’ll also have the chance to meet with industry people and record labels. Arriving in New York on April 12th, he’ll be playing at the Lakeside Lounge April 13th and Arlene’s Grocery on the 14th. After that, he’ll be heading to Los Angeles, where he is still looking for venues: “we’re looking around, we have a few offers in LA but we’re looking for places to play on the 15th 16th and 17th, so if anyone has any ideas. . .”.
If you do have any suggestions – feel free to leave them below in the comment box. Also, according to Sam, he “better be playing” in these gigs as well, so if you’re a fan it could be a great chance to see them both.
As far as New Moon goes, Bobby revealed that there were a few songs that he wrote with Marcus around the same time they wrote “Let Me Sign” that he thinks could be appropriate for the next Twilight installment, if they are asked to contribute. Although they have talked about recording “Let Me Sign” themselves, Bobby and Marcus aren’t exactly how to work it out. “We don’t know whose album we’d put it on. Like, we kind of wrote songs together last year and that was one that we kind of gave to Rob. We preferred the other ones actually . . . maybe Rob can keep that one,” Marcus laughed.
Marcus, hoping to broaden his fan horizon from just Twilighters, will have another song featured in an upcoming movie. Starring Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone, the “Five Dollars a Day” soundtrack will include “Make it Easy”. Foster also has an upcoming gig in Brighton on February 6th, but has had his focus elsewhere for a while: “At the moment I’ve just been doing a lot of recording, and concentrating on that and also I’m trying to get a band together as well so I’ve been kind of waiting to get the right kind of group of people”. All this recording however, does mean he’ll have new songs to upload on his Myspace in the near future. This might come as bad news to all the fans that have grown to love the current songs listed there, but Marcus is excited about the change: “I’m actually quite tired of them at the moment, like, I’m looking forward to changing them in a week or so”.
This summer, all three are hoping to tour the states together. “We had this amazing plan at the start where it was going to be US and go to Vancouver and rehearse and then get a car and then just drive down to America,” Bobby said laughing before revealing the more practical reality: “we’re just trying to get visas”.
The styles of their music vary slightly, as is to be expected with individual endeavors, but their musical collaborations are seamless. Their personalities obviously contribute to their charm, with Sam’s humor, Bobby’s sweetness and Marcus’ general mystery, there’s a strong balance between all three that makes them fascinating to listen to. And then, of course, let’s not forget the accents.
Whether there is more Twilight action to be expected or not, Sam Bradley, Bobby Long, and Marcus Foster are at the dawn of their careers. All three were very adamant about how much they appreciate the support and love they receive from their fans, so if you want to help along the chance that they might be able to tour in your city this summer, the best way to help that along would be to show your support at Bobby’s gigs in New York and Los Angeles this Easter.
Good news for Twi-hards; judging by the tips “Twilight” stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz shared with Access Hollywood about “New Moon” on Thursday night, it sounds like the second installment in the series will remain faithful to Stephenie Meyer’s book.
“I can tell you there’s a yellow Porsche,” Ashley revealed at the premiere of Dakota Fanning’s “Push,” confirming that the vehicle, which played a special role in the “New Moon” book, will be in the movie.
“I can tell you there’s werewolves,” she added coyly. “I think [the details of ‘New Moon’ script are] kind of highly under wraps.”
Ashley, who plays Alice Cullen, the sister of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson’s character, is expected to return alongside Kellan, who plays older brother Emmett Cullen.
“We are both confirmed to be a part of it,” he said before retracting only slightly. “I’m still waiting — crossing fingers.”
Both of the actors said they are thrilled over the return of Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, a young man/werewolf (and the best friend of Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan), to the franchise.
“I’m so proud of him,” Kellen said of the recent bulk-up Taylor underwent to secure his role in “New Moon.”
But one of their co-stars, Edi Gathegi, who plays Laurent, an old-school style vampire in the series, said he actually said he saw Taylor’s transformation as it happened.
“I actually worked out with him,” Edi revealed to Access last night. “We were working out in Australia together and working out across the country, so I saw it happening. I was there on the front lines. He was a little shrimp and he’s somewhat of a man now.”
Edi who will appear in “New Moon,” told Access the film would begin shooting in early spring.
“We start shooting in March in Vancouver and in Italy,” he said.
But whether the cast will include Dakota Fanning, who has repeatedly said she is interested in appearing in “New Moon,” is still up in the air.
“It’s probably too soon to say for sure, but I’m a huge fan,” Dakota said last night.
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Want to have some fun, maybe win a prize, and prove a college professor wrong? Here’s the email we originally received from Lexiconer Julika:
I‘m writing to ask you if it was possible that the Lexicon provided some help with one of my courses. I study Anglophone Literature in Germany and one of my courses asks for a web project in literature. I proposed some sort of riddle/quiz/treasure hunt based on the Twilight saga and anything surrounding it and my lecturer was quite taken by the idea, especially because it’s so current.
We’re usually up for helping out most student projects if we have the time, so we asked for more details and here’s what Julika said:
It took some time, but I finished my project. University obstacles were met and dodged and the riddle can finally get going. Since I will have a small contest in which I’ll give away five t-shirts from WeBook Apparel (http://www.webookapparel.com/), I thought I’d let you know in advance that I will upload and start Twilight Riddle tomorrow around 11 am CET(5:00am EST). The address is http://riddles.juliakniep.de/. At the moment it’s still the “Under Construction” page but that will change come tomorrow… My lecturer has the odd opinion that there won’t be enough people interested. I hope Twilighters can show him.
Check out photos from the Push premiere (lots of Twilight stars in these) here.
Since the release of the “Twilight” series, and especially since the movie release, a debate has ensued about which series triumphs over the other, the beloved “Harry Potter” series, or the new contender, “Twilight.” Defending “Harry Potter” is senior Scene editor Allison Proite, and sophomore News editor Breann Schossow will defend her love for Edward Cullen and the other characters of “Twilight.” The Showcase editors,Tara Cegla and Frank Pellegrino, will determine the winner.
The question of which book is better, “Harry Potter” or “Twilight,” has been circulating since “Twilight” hit it big in the past year.
When “Twilight” started gaining momentum and a heavy fan base, many started saying this series was the new “Harry Potter.” I read the books; I was entertained but I don’t think any series of books can compare to the magic of “Harry Potter.”
The fans of “Twilight” love the romance and think that Edward Cullen, the book’s leading man, is the perfect boyfriend, vampire or not. But, there is so much more to “Harry Potter” than a hot guy with a Volvo and sparkly skin.
One of the best aspects of the “Harry Potter” series is watching Harry, Ron and Hermione evolve over the seven books. They go from precocious 11 year olds to daring and talented teenage wizards and witch.
As a reader, it’s so interesting to go back to the first book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and read Harry’s adventures as a boy wizard and then read the last book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and watch him become an adult and defeat the one wizard who has tormented him his entire life.
The same goes for Ron and Hermione. Watching their relationship go from innocent flirtations and bickering to outward love was an amazingly seamless transition and such an incredible part of the series. I thought it was more interesting to watch them fall in love over the series instead of the two being in love within the first 50 pages.
One of the most creative people that ever existed is “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. In her seven part series, Rowling created an entire world. Places like Hogwarts, Gringotts, The Burrow and Hogsmeade are also locations that Rowling created for her characters to go and interact. In “Harry Potter” the reader gets completely lost in a world unlike their own. In “Twilight” the reader can get lost in a world like Forks or Seattle. No real imagination needed there.
The “Harry Potter” series also sends its readers messages of respect, love, good versus evil and especially equality. Throughout the series, we are introduced to the word “mudblood.” Hermione is called one because she is not a “full blooded” wizard since she comes from two non-wizard parents. Did Rowling intentionally slip in the message that everyone is equal regardless of where they come from? Yes, she is that much of a genius. She knows that children read her books and can apply her messages to their everyday lives.
But besides the character evolution and the more creative aspect of “Harry Potter,” the fact still remains that everyone can read the series. I’ve had conversations with children, grandparents, college-aged guys and professors about “Harry Potter.” I can’t say the same for “Twilight.” If I even mention “Twilight” in front of a guy, most of them roll their eyes. The “Twilight” series has a much smaller demographic; just girls.
The “Twilight” series is romantic and are entertaining books, but they won’t be remembered like “Harry Potter” will. Fifty years from now, first generation “Harry Potter” lovers will be reading the books to their grandchildren while “Twilight” will be just a couple of books from the past. Sure “Twilight” is all anyone can talk about today, but “Harry Potter” will be talked about as long as there are books to read.
I remember the first time I heard of the “Twilight” series. It started when a friend informed me she had met someone over the summer who was just like me except for one thing – she loved the new book series by Stephanie Meyer.
Therefore, my friend thought that I was bound to love them too. But I wasn’t so sure because to be honest, vampire love stories had never made my reading list. I was skeptical.
But within the first few chapters, I, like all other “Twilight” fans, was bitten by the content – the impossible love story, the characters of Edward and Bella and of course, the side complications. The course of true love never did run smooth, which makes these books relatable.
I flew through the series, needing to know the ending. Naturally, I believed it had to end well. However, once captured by a series, readers are highly irrational people. The first time that irrationality occurred in my life was caused by the “Harry Potter” series.
However, after finishing the “Twilight” series, I found that I would rather read the four “Twilight” books on repeat (“Twilight,” “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”) than my childhood favorite, the “Harry Potter” series, for a number of reasons.
First of all, Meyer writes through the perspective of a character at all times, as opposed to the almost omniscient narrator of “Harry Potter.” It was simple for me to fall into “Twilight” through the eyes of Bella.
Up until moving to Forks, Wash., Bella was a typical human being. Her concerns included worrying about her mother and doing well in school, as opposed to Harry Potter, whose experiences up until going to Hogwarts have never been as feasible as the life of the normal human teenager.
While Meyer does bring the unrealistic into Bella’s world with Edward, a vampire, it always seemed more believable to me than Quidditch, invisibility cloaks and Avada Kedavra.
Yes, all of those things appealed to my imagination. But the “Twilight” series appealed to my sense of reality.
Second, the love story between Edward and Bella has captured the hearts of millions of readers. Who can blame them? Meyer gives both characters eloquent lines and a number of opportunities to prove that the way they feel is out of this world but realistic.
Perhaps the best part of this book is the creation of Edward, the character who feels he should be in a nightmare. However, as Bella narrates in the final book, the only place he belongs is in a fairy tale.
Just what many girls want, especially those who grew up with the Disney princesses.
At the same time, Meyer gave Edward a number of swoon-worthy lines that even reached me, Ms. Reasonable. My personal favorite happened in the second book, “New Moon,” when Edward compares the effect of Bella on his life to a meteor.
He says, “My life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars … And then you shot across my sky like a meteor … when you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black … my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.”
As I pointed out earlier, I’d like to think that I’m too reasonable to swoon, but Meyer’s writing makes Edward into one of the most perfect characters for women to fall in love. He is a perfect gentleman and would prefer to save Bella from his life – all the while breaking his own heart.
Now, for the shallow but notable part. Edward may be one of the most gorgeous characters to leap off the pages of a book, especially in comparison to the star of the “Harry Potter” series. He may be today’s new Mr. Darcy.
It may be terrible for me to turn my back on a childhood favorite, but like a number of readers, I needed a new series to read at a new point of my life.
Due to the popularity that rivals that of the “Harry Potter” series, I’m obviously not the only one.
Despite Tara’s undying love for Edward Cullen, both editors have to side with Harry Potter on this one. The books create a fantasy world that readers can escape to, unlike the seemingly boring town of Forks. With the movie, “Harry Potter” well depicts the gorgeous castle of Hogwarts and all the wonder of each magical creature and spell.
Also, Frank thinks that the wonderful world of magic can be appreciated on a much deeper level than vampires and werewolves. The idea of anyone digging their fangs into a neck is just too much for us.
TA Forum member JW Healy has prepared an awesome comparison of Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) and Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Which Movie Boyfriend Would You Rather Have?
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, thoughts turn to boy friends and how much we love them. So, who are the sexiest, sweetest, most desired cinema boy friends, you wonder? I can think of two: Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and Edward Cullen from Twilight. How do they stack up as boy friends? How do they compare to each other? Take this quiz and find out which one would be better for you.
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MoviesOnline caught up again yesterday with Dakota Fanning at the Los Angeles press day for her new movie, “Coraline,” and asked her if she had any more news on her upcoming role in the Twilight sequel, “New Moon.” Dakota is a fabulous person and we really appreciated her time. Here’s what she had to tell us:
MoviesOnline: Speaking of roles, can you talk a little bit about Twilight and the reports that you’ve signed on for New Moon? Have you sealed the deal yet?
Dakota: It’s not 100% yet set in stone but it’s definitely not like totally untrue or a rumor or anything. It’s definitely a possibility and I think it would be really, really fun to be a part of. I’m a big fan of the cast and to join them would be a really great honor and I really hope that it works out and I hope I can give you a definite answer soon.
MoviesOnline: What is it about it that you’re looking forward to most?
Dakota: I think just playing an evil vampire. That’s really cool. So, if I got to do it, that would be probably the most fun part.
MoviesOnline: When you consider roles like Cassie in “Push,” or Coraline, and now Jane in “New Moon,” is there a common theme or something that attracts you to all of them? Is it the complexity of the character or the opportunity to grow as an actor?
Dakota: I think that they’re just different from each other and they’re different kinds of films and, you know, I like to kind of always keep myself on the edge of my seat of what I’m going to do next and do something that I’ve never done before and something that maybe I’ve always wanted to do. I think it’s hard to say how you plan out what you want to do. I think you just know it when it comes to you.
MoviesOnline: Has there been a role you’ve read in the scripts you’re being sent now that you wanted to do but maybe your mom thought was a little too old for you?
Dakota: No, there hasn’t been so far.
MoviesOnline: Are you picking roles that are appropriate for your age or are you trying to pick ones that are older?
Dakota: No. I mean, I think that everything that I’ve kind of been drawn to has been appropriate and I’ve never had an argument with my mom about it or anything. We’re always on the same page.
MoviesOnline: And that would apply to the Twilight sequel, “New Moon”?
Dakota: Yes, it would. Yeah.
MoviesOnline: You seem to be transitioning so easily from being a child actor to being a young adult actress. Why do you think that has happened so easily for you?
Dakota: I think if you really want it badly enough and you really want it for yourself, it’s you wanting it, I think that you’ll be able to do it. And for me, I don’t think you can take it too seriously either and too technically, like “Oh my God, I’m going to transition from this month to this month and I’m going to do this movie.” I think what you’re drawn to, like the things that I’m drawn to, reflect the age I am and the maturity that I have, and I think that you just have to be very natural about it. I really want this so badly and I want to do this forever and I think that’s why I’m able to keep going because I just never want to stop. I don’t ever see myself not doing this.
With two films opening next weekend, Dakota Fanning’s life is pretty crazy these days. And as soon as she signs on the “Twilight” dotted line, she knows it’s going to get even more insane.
“I know that a lot of people know about it,” the soon-to-be-15-year-old star of “Push” and “Coraline” told MTV News on Friday (January 30), referring to her ongoing negotiations to join “New Moon” as Jane. “I’m glad that people are excited about me possibly being in it. That’s so nice!”
What’s nice for Twilighters is the thought of the critically praised child star bringing her considerable talents to their beloved franchise — a deal that she told us was looking quite good at the moment. “I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent, but it’s definitely, obviously a possibility and something that would be really cool,” exclaimed the star of such blockbusters as “War of the Worlds” and “Man of Fire.” “I really hope it works out.”
The high-profile sequel would mark a huge departure from Fanning’s typical roles, casting her as a sadistic Volturi guard who has the power to inflict immense pain on those who cross her. “It’s definitely something that I look forward to,” she said. “I think you have to do all kinds [of roles], and eventually I am going to be the person you hate in a movie. And that’s the fun thing about acting: You can be sweet and be mean at the same time in different films.”
Explaining why she’d be a good fit for Jane, Dakota added: “We’re both pale. … I don’t think they’d have to put a lot of makeup on me if it works out. I’m pretty pale as it is.”
Fanning also revealed that while she hasn’t read all of Stephenie Meyer’s novels yet, it is her love for Catherine Hardwicke’s film that makes her want to join “New Moon” and take her own character into the franchise’s future movies. “I haven’t read all of them,” she explained. “But I have seen the film, and I’m a very big fan of the cast. I love all of them. I would look forward to getting to work with them.”
And, naturally, since Dakota is a teenage female, we couldn’t resist asking the obvious question: If the actress shot a scene opposite heartthrob Robert Pattinson, could she keep herself under control?
“He is very, very cute,” she giggled. “But I’m sure I would be.
“The part that I play gets to interact with a lot of the characters, so that would be cool,” Fanning added. “[The Volturi] are kind of mean. I think it would be definitely a different part than I’ve ever played — and I’d get to be a little evil for once.”
Summit Entertainment’s newest film, Push — starring Dakota Fanning (pictured) — may have been the main event at its premiere last night in Los Angeles. But the studio still trotted out several Twilight actors to walk the red carpet, and the upcoming sequel New Moon was definitely on everyone’s mind — including whether Fanning would slip on evil Jane’s fangs. “Dakota Fanning would be great as Jane,” said Ashley Green (goodie vamp Alice Cullen). “I really hope that rumor becomes reality.” Fanning, however, said she wasn’t quite ready to bite. “I think it is too soon to say for sure whether I will or won’t be in [New Moon],” she told EW.com. “But it would be really cool to do it. I am a very big fan of the books. I read them all and Jane is an interesting part. We haven’t really sat down and talked about it. So we will see. It was a good experience working with Summit. I guess I now have an in at the company.”
Meanwhile, Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) told EW.com that much like future werewolf Taylor Lautner, he’s been hitting the gym in preparation for the April shoot. “Bring on the wolves,” grinned Lutz. “Emmett can take ’em.” Lutz also says he’s read the New Moon script, and it’s “amazing.” Fellow Cullen clan member Greene also said she’d just gotten her hands on the script. “I felt like a spy reading it,” she said. “It does come very close to the tone and the events that are in book 2. There are a couple of things that were changed which I think make it more interesting for the visual medium but nothing that will upset fans of the books. I think it is safe to say that it will make everyone happy.”
Perhaps there’s a little Cullen clan favoritism going on at Summit, however, since actors Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi — i.e. members of the Bella-and-Edward-hating vamp clan — both said they hadn’t seen the New Moon screenplay yet. “They are guarding the script like it is gold,” said Lefevre, who added she’s already planning how to get into the mindset of the vengeful Victoria: “I have to figure out how to channel that much hatred and grief healthily because that is a pretty dark place to go.” There may be another reason, meanwhile, that Gathegi’s in the dark on New Moon: He recently told producers he’d signed on for a spring Broadway production of the August Wilson play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. “When I told [Summit] I was going to the stage,” said Gathegi, “they said, ‘No you’re not. We need you.’ And I said, ‘Cool. Let’s try to do both.’ We start the play in February and go until June. They are in, like, day 3 of negotiations to figure out if I can do both.” But don’t worry; Gathegi says he’s committed to playing Laurent. “Worst case scenario,” he says, “I get to hang out with my vamp friends and be in what is destined to be a huge movie released [on] Nov. 20.”
Good news for Twi-hards; judging by the tips “Twilight” stars Ashley Greene and Kellen Lutz shared with Access Hollywood about “New Moon” on Thursday night, it sounds like the second installment in the series will remain faithful to Stephenie Meyer’s book.
“I can tell you there’s a yellow Porsche,” Greene revealed at the premiere of Dakota Fanning’s “Push,” confirming that the vehicle, which plays a special role in the “New Moon” book, will be in the movie.
“I can tell you there’s werewolves,” she added coyly. “I think (the details of ‘New Moon’ script are) kind of highly under wraps.”
Greene, who plays Alice Cullen, the sister of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson’s character, is expected to return alongside Lutz, who plays older brother Emmett Cullen.
“We are both confirmed to be a part of it,” he said before retracting only slightly. “I’m still waiting — crossing fingers.”
Both actors said they are thrilled over the return of Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, a young man/werewolf (and the best friend of Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan), to the franchise.
“I’m so proud of him,” Lutz said of the recent bulk-up Lautner underwent to secure his role in “New Moon.”
But one of their co-stars, Edi Gathegi, who plays Laurent, an old-school style vampire in the series, said he actually said he saw Lautner’s transformation as it happened.
“I actually worked out with him,” Gathegi revealed to Access last night. “We were working out in Australia together and working out across the country, so I saw it happening. I was there on the front lines. He was a little shrimp and he’s somewhat of a man now.”
Gathegi who will appear in “New Moon,” told Access the film would begin shooting in early spring.
“We start shooting in March in Vancouver and in Italy,” he said.
It’s (almost!) official: Dakota Fanning may soon be joining the Twilight cast as a villainous vampire.
“It’s not 100 percent yet set in stone but it’s definitely not totally untrue or a rumor,” the actress, 14, said about her role in the film’s sequel New Moon while promoting her upcoming animated film Coraline Friday in Los Angeles. “It’s definitely a possibility and I think it would be really, really fun to be a part of.”
Fanning, according to a previous report, will join the film’s returning stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner onscreen to play Jane, a petite yet powerful vampire able to inflict pain.
“I think just playing an evil vampire is really cool,” she says. “If I got to do [New Moon], that’d probably be the most fun part.”
As for her future costars, “I’m a big fan of the cast. To join it would be a really great honor and I really hope that it works out,” she says.
Actor Edi Gathegi, one of the vampires in Summit Entertainment’s hit Twilight, knows what he’ll be doing Friday night, March 20.
“I’m gonna be there at midnight with everyone else waiting for the DVD,” Gathegi said at Summit’s Push premiere party Jan. 29. “We’re gonna make it an old-fashioned slumber party … I think it’s genius what Summit is doing. A large part of our audience is teenagers, and every one of them will be there.”
In a nod to those repeat, young, female viewers who helped Twilight bring in $185 million at the domestic box office ($324 million worldwide), Summit will be making an event out of its DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of the film, with midnight release parties nationwide.
“There wasn’t a lot in the way of history to compare with on how Twilight would perform at the box office,” said Steve Nickerson, president of Summit Home Entertainment, pointing to Mean Girls and Sex and the City as the only comparable gauges. “With the DVD, we knew if we stuck with a Tuesday we knew there were going to be fans who couldn’t get it right when it was available. We said we had to do a Saturday (March 21) release date.”
Nickerson added that a bare bones, single-DVD version is meant for rental, with the two-disc special edition ($32.99) packed with bonus features to appeal to the repeat viewers.
Sharp-eyed fans of the movie will notice that some of the special effects have been beefed up and retouched just for the DVD and Blu-ray releases.
Extras include extended and deleted scenes, music videos, a commentary, a Comic-Con featurette, and a seven-part making-of documentary. Bonuses— such as a cell phone skin — will vary depending on the retailer.
The Blu-ray Disc version comes to retail at $34.99, and will be available only at Best Buy and Target on the release date, Nickerson noted. All retailers will have access to the Blu-ray on May 5, he said.
“We had to focus on content they hadn’t seen,” Nickerson said of the bonus features, adding that gift set verions would appear as well. “All of the different value-added material is very fan specific. Fans of [novelist] Stephenie Meyer will find new things, and those who’ve never read the books will want to.”
Nickerson said Summit is letting retailers decide how they want to bow the release, but the studio is working with individual retailers on ideas for midnight parties. The current Twilight Web site will feature a store locator for fans looking to pick up their copy at 12:01 a.m.
“Every department store, Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, is having a different (promotion) and different versions of the DVD (slipcovers),” said Twilight actor Kellan Lutz. “I can’t wait to see how it works out. It’s brilliant what Summit has decided to do with it.”
Hot Topic does it again with the Twilight charm bracelet. The bracelet is seven inches long with red beards and five charms. There is the Twilight logo, an apple, the Cullen Crest, a lion, and a lamb charm. The Twilight charm bracelet and lots of other Twilight merchandise is available at Hot Topic.
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Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is the object of obsession for millions of young fans around the globe, but the modest actor doesn’t understand all the hype.
“Honestly, I’m not that interesting,” says Rob, 22. In his spare time, he prefers low-key activities to going out. “I watch movies, I read, I play all kinds of music.”
Pattinson, who plays the guitar and piano and composes music, has been relaxing in his hometown of London since Dec. 22, where he has been spotted playing small gigs on the local music scene.
In March, Rob’s free time will disappear, when he starts shooting New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. New Moon will be filmed in Vancouver and Italy, and will be produced on an aggressive schedule, shooting back-to-back with Eclipse, the third installment in the Twi book series.
Since Twilight morphed into a box-office juggernaut, Rob has become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood—a role the private British hunk is not altogether comfortable with.
“I’ve been getting recognized since the day I finished shooting [Twilight],” he says. “It’s crazy. In L.A., someone spots me almost every single day.” The paparazzi’s sudden obsession with Rob is part of the reason he prefers hanging out in London when he’s not working. There, Rob is much less of a paparazzi target than in the U.S., where his fan base has grown enormously over the past few months.
“I’ve been uncomfortable in crowds my whole life,” he says. “I’ve always felt that everyone is looking at me,” he laughs. “I could be in a supermarket and have a full-on panic attack when there’s no one else there. And this was even like five years ago, when nobody knew who I was!”
Hollywood superstardom is something the single Rob will have to get used to for at least the next few years, when the Twilight machine continues to rage on. Meanwhile, the 6’1″ heartthrob has other projects he’ll be promoting. On March 27, his indie flick Little Ashes (which he did before Twilight) will debut in theaters. In the artsy film, Pattinson portrays the eccentric Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali–just the kind of meaty role he relishes.
Rob, who is very serious about being a good actor, may one day branch out with his own production company. Pattinson, who has already written several scripts, is leery of the money-obsessed Hollywood film industry.
“I don’t like the way the film industry is,” he says. “If you come with a good script and then it goes to the studios and gets financing, it all gets changed because they want to make money. And it’s like, how do you know if it’s going to make money or not? All you’re doing is making it generic when you do that, and making it generic is no guarantee that it’s going to make money, either.”
Given Rob’s talent and increasing star power, it’s foreseeable he may one day be able to make the kinds of films he envisions. “The only way to [do] that is to take risks,” he says. “And you need to be able to trust people. So you get a company together with people you know are good and you know work hard and you can make good stuff. That’s kind of what I want to do.”
Nothing says cult favorite like the Twilight series. Roth Cornet sits down the film’s Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz, who play the vampire duo, Alice and Emmett Cullen. On the set of their new movie, Warrior, The stars dish about the series’ forthcoming sequel New Moon, and what it was like working with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
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I don’t know about you guys, but this might be one of the most exciting things I’ve ever heard.
Girls of every age will automatically love this movie. We don’t even need to tell you the storyline yet. Because the hook is that Justin Timberlake, Rob Pattinson, and Zac Efron are all in the movie. That’s one smart casting director.
Rumor has it the three heartthrobs will be cast members in the upcoming movie Ohio, which is based on the 1970 murders of anti-Vietnam War protesters at Kent State University.
A little dark, no? The only one of those three we could definitely see in the movie is Rob Pattinson, thanks to Twilight. And maybe that’s what the casting director thought too. Because word on the street is that Rob’s been asked to play the lead role. Justin and Zac, who are definitely the bigger stars in the grand scheme of things, would play second fiddle to Rob.
An insider reports to Star magazine, “Everyone in the industry is shocked that Rob is already getting such big roles. Zac and Justin have been working for a lot longer than he has. There is a bit of jealousy there. Zac’s people want him to have the lead. And Justin’s people have asked that he get a lot of screen time.”
So it’s not just the actresses who get into catfights! Rob may have been around the block as many times as Zac, and certainly JT, but he definitely is the best actor of the three. Sometimes it’s not about the name either! There’s something about having a lesser-known actor playing a lead role sometimes that makes the movie more exciting and less predictable. We’ll just have to wait and see if Rob takes the lead, and if JT and Zac can put their pride aside to take the smaller roles for the sake of making a good movie!
s for Woods, who’s quite a handful, he’s producing and directing the feature An American Girl with Gersh client and Twilight star Kristen Stewart attached to star. “She said it was the best thing she’s ever read,” an insider told me. I hear that CAA’s Chris Andrews labored to get it made for Woods, but its Iraq element makes it difficult. In December, after Gersh’s Ken Kaplan set up a meeting between Woods and Stewart, Jimmy suddenly asked to be Kaplan’s client.
There’s been a lot of controversy over the Native American Roles in Twilight lately. Here are some of the things being said:
Depiction of Indigenous Peoples in Twilight Outrage Native Americans
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Robert Pattinson doesn’t like the film industry.
The 22-year-old actor – who plays hunky vampire Edward Cullen in the recent Twilight film and its upcoming sequel New Moon (tentative release date of November 20, 2009; and possibly starring Dakota Fanning!) – says he doesn’t like the way Hollywood is obsessed with money.
“I don’t like the way the film industry is,” says Pattinson. “If you come with a good script and then it goes to the studios and gets financing, it all gets changed because they want to make money.
“And it’s like, how do you know if it’s going to make money or not? All you’re doing is making it generic when you do that, and making it generic is no guarantee that it’s going to make money, either.
“The only way to [do] that is to take risks.
“And you need to be able to trust people. So you get a company together with people you know are good and you know work hard and you can make good stuff. That’s kind of what I want to do.”
Per reports, both Robert Pattinson—you know, the vampire who sparkles when he gets trapped in the sun—and Kristen Stewart are getting megaraises for doing New Moon. They got a reported $2 million each for Twilight. They’re apparently getting $12 million each for the sequel.
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Top 20 Foreign Literature
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Peter’s expecting a new family member!
If ‘Twilight’ actor Peter Facinelli had to choose between attending an exclusive premiere or staying at home with his wife Jennie Garth and their three daughters, he’d pick the latter.
“I am not a big, ‘Look at me’ person, so I don’t go to a lot of premieres. I am more of a family guy who stays at home with my kids. I’m more known as being the soccer dad,” Facinelli exclusively told PopEater.
Family life is important for both Facinelli and Garth, who met in 1995 while filming the TV movie ‘An Unfinished Affair’ and married in 2001. The couple has three daughters together: Luca Bella (11), Lola Ray (6) and Fiona Eve (2).
Facinelli, who grew up with three sisters, is not fazed by living with a household of women again. “I have three little girls and one big girl,” he joked. “I have been surrounded by women my whole life. Yeah, there is a lot of estrogen in the house, but I enjoy it,” he said.
And there might be more children on the way. “Jennie tends to get her way, but it is a debate that’s going on right now,” he said. “Honestly, my wife wants a boy, [but] to me, it doesn’t matter. At first, I wanted a boy, but now I have three beautiful daughters, who are important to me,” Facinelli said.
“It’s two fold. When you’re a father, it’s extremely painful because every time they go out of the house, you worry about them. I can’t imagine having to worry about one more person because I am already worried enough… but that being said, never say never,” he added.
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Robert Pattinson is “embarrassed” to admit he’s an actor.
The British star – who plays hunky vampire Edward Cullen in the recent Twilight film and its upcoming sequel New Moon (it has a tentative release date of November 20, 2009) – admits he lies about his profession in case people think he’s cheesy.
Pattinson explains, “Acting is something I’m very serious about, and that’s why I chose it
“[But] I’m still embarrassed to say I’m an actor because it’s kinda cheesy, so I prefer to say I do something else.
“I don’t like the word ‘acting’. I prefer the word ‘creating,’ because I want to build a character with an idea that turns into something that people will remember.
“In every job that I’ve done, I’ve put something of my life into it, I try to add my life into the movie. Every period of my life in which I’ve played a different character, I’ve been a different person.”
Taylor Lautner knows that he has big shoes to fill when he reprises his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel New Moon.
The 16 year old actor steps in as a leading man in the upcoming movie that begins production in March 2009.
Taylor has been spending a lot of time and doing a lot of hard work to make sure that he fits the role.
Lautner admitted, “I’ve been working hard for eight or nine months.”
Not that long ago, Lautner was just a run of the mill teen, but since he started training at the gym, he’s credited his hard work to gaining “26 pounds of muscle.”
It comes as no surprise that Taylor Lautner didn’t want to give up the role of Jacob in New Moon. Of his character, Taylor told M magazine, “He gets more in-depth in the rest of the Twilight series – when he turns into a werewolf, he has two separate personalities. When he’s himself, he’s this nice, outgoing guy who Bella loves, but then he gets very intense.”
Taylor is no stranger to hard work and physical fitness. He admitted that martial arts have been his secret passion since he was a young boy.
Lautner said, “I started when I was six and took it very seriously, training for hours each week. But when I turned 13, I realized that acting was what I really wanted to do. I miss it, and when I have time, I train at my house to keep up the skill.”
Camps are already split on whether or not Taylor Lautner will one-up Robert Pattinson, who plays the part of Edward Cullen in Twilight and New Moon. Taylor steps in as a lead character in the sequel and could give RPattz a run for his money when he takes the spotlight.
Twilight fans have wanted more of Robert Pattinson — and now they’ve got it! Shirtless pictures from the actor’s past
as a teen model have surfaced. “He was painfully shy and incredibly polite,” photographer John-Paul Pietrus, who shot Robert in 2003 for a spread that’s appeared in the South China Morning Post magazine, tells
Life & Style. “He was a bit nervous too because I had him in some pictures with a girl. The shoot was based on swimwear from the 1930s. He had his shirt off, so some skin might have made him nervous.”
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