We have a release date for Breaking Dawn: 18th November 2011! Yup, that’s right.
A Summit Entertainment spokesperson has confirmed to HitFix that “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” will open nationwide on Nov. 18, 2011. It’s still officially unknown if “Dawn” will be broken up into one or, as rumored, two films. Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all expected to return.
Directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon, the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s popular series chronicles Bella’s most advanced initiation into the vampire world to date, but is also seen by many as the most difficult to adapt of all the best-selling novels. Melissa Rosenberg, who adapted the first two novels, would continue in that role for “Dawn.”
Over at Twilight Lexicon, they did a brief discussion on the release date and whether Breaking Dawn will be made into two films. N/Y?
October 13! Mark that date down in your calendars…because The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack will be out in stores by then!
VOLTURI????????!!!!!!!!!????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you think? I’m not too sure how official this is but this picture has been around just recently. Thanks to hello-kethy and j-hnna from twilight_film!
Next, check out the Top 10 New Moon Facts Revealed at Comic-Con 2009:
Summit Entertainment knows its audience, evidenced by the two scenes they brought to Comic-Con. Whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob, there was a shirtless scene for you. Who wanted to see the birthday party scene or the cliff diving scene, when they could get their first peek at Jacob Black hopping valiantly off a bike to strip naked to tend to an almost-drooling Bella? Or watch as Bella raced across Volterra in vain as Edward opened his shirt, stepping into the sunlight? It was such an amazing sight, Bella started running in slow motion.
Interviews with the Director, Chris Weitz. Read below for more…
‘New Moon’ Director Weitz names next project from Hitflix. Chris mentions that ‘New Moon’ will be different from ‘Twilight’. ‘New Moon’ will be look and feel like an old romance. We’ll know it when 3rd December comes!
12 minutes 49 seconds with Chris Weitz, Director of New Moon from Time (NerdWorld Blog).
How closely did you follow the look-and-feel of the first movie in New Moon?Did you want to make it your own? Or do a seemless transition?
I think there’s a balance possible. I do want to make it my own, and I’m not really interesting in tweaking the world in the digital intermediate so that it gets this kind of blue gloss which the first movie had. I’m much more interested in having a fuller palate, and a richer palate. And we’re able to shoot some scenes in sunlight, eventually, which is really kind of nice. And to shoot interior scenes that have a kind of rounded glow to them, like the Volturi … bad-guy headquarters, for want of a better term.
We have a couple of Ashley Greene’s pictures for Comic-Con 2009…You can take a look at them here. She.is.so.pretty.as.always!
Next, a soundtrack-related news (finally!) Continue reading the article at Hitflix!
Director Chris Weitz has confirmed to HitFix.com that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Bon Iver will be contributing all-new tracks to the film “Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
British rock group Band Of Skulls — who have lately been opening for Spinnerette — will also be included and Weitz still is “hoping to get Kings Of Leon.”
Meanwhile, RadarOnline has an exclusive video of the New Moon cast. Enjoy!
Lastly, here’s another new New Moon still. Instead of Alice in the previous still that we saw, here’s Carlisle together with the other two Cullen Boys.
Looks like Hitfix.com and some other internet news outlets (whose news and reveals we are still waiting for!) will be running some The Twilight Saga : New Moon updates of their own! Lookout for these in the next couple of days when Hitflix will publish their interviews with the cast during their visit to the film location in May.
For now here’s some juicy tidbits Hitflix has for us today in their interview with Chris Weitz the director for The Twilight Saga : New Moon.
Q: …. What was your interest in coming on board a franchise that predominately been more popular with women then men?
Actually, in that regard my brother and I often end up doing movies whose audiences are predominantly women or tipping point of success relies on a female audience. Even ‘American Pie.’ I think the thing that distinguishes it more than the gross-out humor, because there is a lot of that going on. The way we tooled it was so that girls could be interested in it as well. And, in as much as the ‘Twilight’ series has a great appeal to women, I think it really concentrates on the emotions of the central character and romance and I think that unfortunately that the studio system has not been very good at getting boys to be interested in. They think and maybe incorrectly, that the male gender is interested in just thing blowing up. And I don’t think that’s true. I certainly didn’t make this movie towards only girls or women being interested in seeing it. There is a lot for diverse audiences including older audiences than the first one drew. Really, we are drawn to the cast. I thought the central cast were great and I wanted to work with them and it also employed some skills that I picked up along the way including working with special effects and working with younger actors and working on emotionally structured stories.
Q: In terms of the effects, I think everyone on this call was probably stunned after we’d been on set and we’d talked to the producer and he was like ‘We’re still working on some of the designs for the wolfpack’ and I think it was like two or three weeks later we saw the first trailer and that great shot at the end. Have you ever worked in such a quick process from beginning to end?
It is. I myself was surprised Phil Tippet’s company was able to turn out that wolf shot and I think they kind of did that as a matter of institutional pride that they could. Even that shot that was in the trailer has gone through 20-30 iterations since then, but they have done a really extraordinary job and Phil Tippet is a complete genius. He’s responsible for the walkers in ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ and he’s kind of one of the legends of the visual effects community and it pretty amazing what they have been able to do on such short notice. We are working at kind of breakneck speed at the same time as trying to achieve something really quite elegant as well. It’s not just Tippet, it’s Frantic/CBS (LOOK UP) which is headed up by Mike Fink who is my old friend who was the visual effects supervisor on ‘Golden Compass’ which won the Oscar the year it came out. So, yeah, working very fast, but we’re also trying to work as beautifully as possible to make these effect kind of settle into the amazing cinematography that Javier Aguirresarobe brought us. We are kind of moving at light speed,but trying to deliver something that’s really elegant and beautiful.
Q: Just to follow that up, can you tell us how far along you are to completion right now?
I am about two weeks away from showing the director’s cut to the studio. I’ve got some wolves with fur. Some wolves are still invisible basically and some wolves are like — you’ve all probably seen the claymation versions. We are still in the light RD phases of what Edward looks like when he’s hit — what the vampires look like when he’s hit with light and the diamond effect. Also, the kind of hallucinatory effect Bella has when she hears Edward’s voice and she imagines him there. And then we are Alexandre Desplat has just started working on his music for the film. And we are just starting to put together what acts will be on the soundtrack, so it’s kind of like keeping ten plates spinning at once, but it’s all good because we’ve got Alexander Desplat who I think is one of the greatest film composers living and because of the kind of the strength of the franchise that I inherited, a lot of bands are really interested in working on the soundtrack and we got visual effects people. And that just leaves me hopefully not dropping the ball in terms of editing together the story.
Q: Really quickly on the music. The first movie probably made Paramore as a band. Were you surprised by the number of acts wanting to be on the sequel and have you had to turn anybody down?
Well, fortunately I’m not at the stage where I have to turn anybody down yet, because everything is still kind of up in the air, but I am surprised by some of the bands that have said they are interested. It’s kind of great. The criteria will still be what’s right for the movie at that given moment, but y’know, Thom Yorke is interested. We might, if we’re very lucky, get Kings of Leon to do something. So, it’s exciting to have access to this kind of talent.
Q: Can you tell us about the proposal scene at the end of the book? Fans are worried that it’s either been altered or cut out of the film. Can you address those concerns?
They haven’t been cut out. I can tell you that much. It’s not going to hit them the exact way they think it’s going to, but I will say — how can I put it? It’s going to be quite special. I could have saved all of my gusto for that moment. I don’t think it will disappoint.
Katie Bain of Hollywood.com was at the film location as well and here’s what she has to say – mostly about Robert Pattinson on the The Twilight Saga : New Moon set. Her write up is in a numbered list form.
… 2. Like the rest of the cast, Pattinson’s canvas director’s chair had his character’s name (that would be “Edward Cullen”) embroidered on the backrest. On Robert’s chair, however, “Edward Cullen” was covered with yellow tape, on which “ROBERT” was written in bold black marker. Seems our fantasy boy likes to keep things “real.”
… There were also pictures of him coming out of the printer as I walked by it. Literally. Everyone in the buzzy office seemed to be as dazzled by him just as we, of the general population, are — especially the harem of young, attractive women working there.
10. I stood behind Stephenie Meyer while watching Pattinson, Stewart, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Cameron Bright and Dakota Fanning film a scene in the Volturri lair. It went a little something like this:
Edward, Bella and Alice stand in front of the Volturri. Edward, looking many gray shades of haggard, takes a dramatic step toward the vampires and seems to hit an invisible wall. He crumbles to the ground, writhing in pain. Alice, wearing red gloves, crouches down to tend to him.
Bella: “Stop, stop! Try it on me. Just stop hurting him!”
This scene was done at least five times, and despite it taking place on the other side of the set’s massive wall, I could hear the thud of Pattinson’s body hitting the ground each time. There’s no way this felt good. The man suffers for his art.
… 12. Regardless of the international pandemonium he causes, Rob is, according to co-star Lafevre, really just a humble, friendly guy.
She says, “Twilight was a very ego-less set, and the thing that’s really a relief is that everyone has stayed the same way. Outside we may be able to go outside and just get in a cab, whereas Rob has to do CIA-evasive maneuvers to meet at the same restaurant, but when we get to the restaurant and we sit down, everything is exactly the same.”
13. People cater to the boy. One of the stage managers made a point of putting together a plate of food for Robert so he wouldn’t miss a meal while filming, saying: “Just tell me what Robert wants, and I’ll set it aside for him.”
This must be what it’s like to be treated like a movie star, as no one offered me anything to eat.
14. Even Taylor Lautner has Pattinson envy. When I asked Lautner the one bonus power he would bestow on Jacob, he responded, “I want to steal one of Edward’s powers.” Seems even werewolves get jealous.
15. The only time I saw the very elusive Kristen Stewart not on a monitor was when she walked by me on her way to the set. She was with Robert. Maybe this means all those secret relationship rumors are true … nah, I’m pretty sure it was because they were both to be in a scene together. So I’d like to think …
Frickin’ exciting news Summit has hired a new actor for THE TWILIGHT SAGA : ECLIPSE!!
He is an Australian actor and his name is Xavier Samuel. He will play Riley, the new born vampire and Victoria’s right hand man in her hunt for Bella Swan as vengeance for the killing of her mate James. Read about it here!!
And check out Xavier in action in these clips from his movies, Angela’s Decision (2006) and September (2007) .
He looks pretty good – his acting I mean I must say Summit Entertainment is pretty good at casting talented young actors for The Twilight Saga. Well done!
More news of Robert Pattinson at Cannes Film Festival:
Robert Pattinson promotes ‘New Moon’ and ‘Remember Me’ in Cannes - Hitflix. There’s more photos available if you click the link.
Robert Pattinson hangs out in Terrazza Martini in Cannes – a new photo by OK Magazine.
Twilight’s Robert Pattinson Poses in Cannes – Radar Online has more photos of Rob in Cannes too!
Robert Pattinson has ‘Breaking News’ – article by The Hollywood Reporter:
Robert Pattinson, who shot to stardom in “Twilight” and is now filming the second and third movies in the franchise, confirmed Tuesday in Cannes that there will be a fourth installment of the vampire franchise based on the book “Breaking Dawn.”
Pattinson told The Hollywood Reporter that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.
Robert Pattinson tells Risky Biz his thoughts on ‘New Moon’, an interview by Risky Biz Blog:
THR: What’s the schedule for “New Moon”?
Pattinson: We’ve got four days left on the shoot for this. I’m going to Italy for the remaining days of the shoot.
THR: And then?
Pattinson: Then I’m going straight into filming (the relationship drama) “Remember Me,” then have just three days off before going back to finishing up the third instalment in the “Twilight” series, “Eclipse.” After that I am doing a film “Unbound Captives.” I can’t say much about that but I know the script needs me to learn Comanche! Maybe it’ll be like in “Dances With Wolves!” My part is entirely in Comanche, ha ha.
Here’s a video of Rob’s Photoshoot by the beach in Cannes:
OMG Celebrity has news on the arrival of Michael Sheen and Jamie Bower. Beware of spoilers in the article.
Yesterday, rumour has it that a New Moon song was leaked. Read EOnline‘s article – Kelly Clarkson Singing Twilight Sequel Song?
A few entertainment sites will be going to visit the New Moon set soon:
Legions of hardcore Twilight fans around the world currently have one shared obsession: we want to know exactly what’s going on with the next movie, New Moon! Well, fellow Twilighters, I’m delighted to share the news that Rotten Tomatoes is heading north this week… to the Vancouver set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, to observe filming and interview cast members! While we won’t be at liberty to divulge too much of our visit this week, chime in and tell us what you want to know most from the set of New Moon and we’ll do our best to oblige – Rotten Tomatoes.
A legion of fans are going to be very envious regarding my destination tomorrow night. Having already visited the set of the original “Twilight” a year ago in the wilds of Oregon while I was chronicling the world of movies at MSN, I’m lucky enough to be going back-to-back as I head to Vancouver for a sneak peek of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” – HitFlix
We have a few fan encounters with Dakota Fanning in Vancouver. Karen sent her pictures to Twi-Crack Addict:
i got a pic with Dakota 20 minutes ago, i was walking with my friend in downtown vancouver and she was outside of her hotel, we asked her for a pic and said yes, she is so pretty and sweet.
Also, Ash and Kier sent in thier fan pictures with Dakota to His Golden Eyes:
Hello! My name is Ashley and I’m in Vancouver on vacation with my friend Kiera and we had the beast twiday today! We were sitting on a Vancouver street and saw Ashley Greene just walk by us into her hotel!! It was awesome! But we were definitely too star struck to ask for her picture and she was talking on a cell phone. Later that day though while walking back to our hotel we came across Dakota Fanning!! She was so sweet and agreed to pose for a picture with us and her mom even took the shot.
MSN is reporting that Dakota is shooting her New Moon scenes:
While in Canada, Dakota will be filming interior scenes for the movie along with her vampire costars Michael Sheen (Aro) and Jamie Campbell-Bower (Caius). She’ll then be traveling to Italy to shoot exteriors later this month, the publication reports.
Kristen Stewart appeared on The Jimmy Kemmel show. She talks about her new films, The Cake Eaters & Adventureland plus the upcoming sequel, New Moon.
Frosty from Collider.com participated in a roundtable interview with Kristen Stewart. Frosty has the audio interview and the partial transcript right here.
Thankfully, Kristen was in great spirits, so when we finally started talking about “New Moon” she was cool with the questions. But while many are just looking forward to “New Moon” and “Eclipse”, she’s also going to be playing Joan Jett in “The Runaways”, and after hearing her talk so passionately about the project, I can see it means a great deal to her.
Looks like there has been war of the words over ‘Eclipse’ director. Twilight Lexicon tells us more.
Vancouver Sun are suggesting some locations that might be suitable for certain scenes for New Moon *Spoilers If You Have Not Read The Book* Check out their article here.
People.com tells us that Nikki Reed is so proud of Taylor, especially about his devotion to New Moon! Read it here.