Came across the most amazing little tidbit of info today for the Twilight nation to eat up.
MTV UK has been so kind to give fans a glimpse of how sculpted Robert Pattinson has gotten himself.
Holy crap is New Moon going to be amazing! I mean look at those abs!
Okay… Amazon is freaking awesome. The same place you can buy all of your Twilight sequels and LSAT study books, you can also buy your tunes! And for super cheap. All you have to do is download their MP3 downloader and start shopping. The prices are really amazing! So much cheaper than Itunes! I bought the new Lily Allen, The Ting Tings and Twilight score for a grand total of 22 bucks! You can get entire albums for 4.99 and under! Are you kidding me? The best part is the songs go right into your I tunes library so there is no annoying converting to do.
Check it out.. it’s well worth it!
Got wind of some interesting news about the ‘Twilight‘ sequel ‘New Moon’. It appears HSM star and Zac Efron arm candy, Vanessa Hudgens auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater in the sequel.
I’m hoping it doesn’t go any farther than that. I know being a fan and reading the books makes one bias since each reader has their own Leah Clearwater in mind, but Hudgens? It’s just a no for me!
I would like to hear from a Twihard who thinks Hudgens could work because I don’t see it at all. Vanessa is just too cute-sy for the role. I just think it takes someone with more emotion behind the eyes to play a character like Leah Clearwater. A scorned lover, the only female werewolf. The freak among freaks? I mean seriously, Hudgens? She’s such a yawn. Although I would like to see what she would look like without the perfect spray tan.
I hope they go in the vain of the first film, casting unknowns. The casting of the whole Forks gain was spot on, with no star power distractions. Just the way I like it! And is it possible to find a teen actress who is actually Native American? Is it that hard?
Twihards won’t have to wait too long for the next installment in the ‘Twilight‘ saga. An announcement from Summit Entertainment came down today that New Moon will open Nov. 20, 2009, just a year after Twilight’s release.
The sequel was originally slated for a 2010 release. Now, as excited as I am that I won’t have to wait too long for the New Moon movie, I hope the movie doesn’t suffer. Please, please, no sophomore slump!
I’m starting to understand more and more why Catherine Hardwicke decided to take a step back from directing New Moon, a year to make, promote, and distribute a movie is not a long time.
My fingers are crossed for New Moon, and I’ll be there in ’09. 🙂
My lovely friend has just informed me that a director for the ‘Twilight’ sequel, ‘New Moon’ has been announced.
On author Stephenie Meyer’s blog she posted that Chris Weitz, of American Pie, About a Boy, and The Golden Compass director of the newly lucrative franchise.
Although, American Pie plays more to the horny teenage boy crowd, About a Boy is a truly sweet movie that captures real human emotions, especially feeling lost, which I think Bella very much is in New Moon. Weitz is also a writer, which I think could lend itself well to ‘New Moon’. Now as much as I love ‘Twilight’, there is admittedly some clunky dialouge
Also, on the blog is enclosed a letter from Chris, his answer to all the Catherine Hardwicke controversy and gender issues. He writes:
“To those who doubt as a male director I can capture Bella’s experience , I can only say that emotion is universal and that my work has often involved working with some of the most talented actresses in the the world.
For the rest, the proof will have to be in the pudding. But I promise to remain responsive to your hopes and fears.”
I for one am impressed with the director’s letter. He does not have to take the time to write an open letter to Twilight fans about his state of mind and intentions.
So, my Twihards, put your hearts at ease, I think this is a good next step for the franchise. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
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All the twihards have probably heard the news and have been deciphering it ever since, but for those not as obsessed, news came down from Summit this week that Catherine Hardwicke will not direct ‘Twilight’ sequel ‘New Moon’.
I have read a lot of articles on the topic and mostly I think it boils down to the fact that Hardwicke and the studio had creative differences. She seems like a very take every scene and throughly analyze it type of director. Which is fine, except our vampires are not supposed to age, so the sequels need to be made quickly.
Is Hardwicke’s departure a gender issue, like every magazine wants to paint it? I certainly hope not and don’t think so. There is some reverse discrimination going on here. Why can’t a man direct the ‘Twilight’ sequel? Men write and direct great love stories all the time.(HAS ANYONE SEEN THE NOTEBOOK?!) Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, Australia) comes to mind. Men are half a love story anyways and deserve an equal part in how they can be told. Saying a man can’t direct a love story is like saying a woman can’t direct a sports movie, it’s a blatant double standard.
It’s like saying Hardwicke’s accomplishment of having a hit film is nothing more than because she is a female who brought to life a female driven story. And only a female can understand the confusion of falling in love. Hey folks, perhaps, now this may be a crazy idea, she’s just good at her job. And the way she works doesn’t coincide with the way Summit wants her to.
I’d be extremely interested to see what a male mind could bring to ‘New Moon’ because it is an angry self-loathing book. Bella is so full of angst and everything is not picture perfect. I’d wish everyone would stop making it a gender issue. Fresh perspectives are always welcome.
I find that first lyric of the Smashing Pumpkins song “Bullet with Butterfly wings” to be in my head a lot lately.
The world, does right now seem to be a vampire, no not just because Wall Street is collapsing, but also because of the new vampire phenomena a la ‘Twilight’ and other vampire series.
I have finished the Twilight saga and I still find myself with vampire fever. So I found out about a series of books by Charlaine Harris about heroine Sookie Stackhouse, called the Southern Vampire Mysteries, (oooohhh, sounds like Box Car Children with blood, ha) that was recently made into a series on HBO called ‘True Blood‘. These are vampires not suited for the intended Twilight crowd, but it has a similar soul, the front cover of the books says “Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.”
From what I can gather about the series, it involves more sex and violence, so nothing PG-13 here. I mean the show is on HBO. Just look at how menacing the book cover is. I’m intrigued, I’ll give it a try and report back. (you can read some of it through amazon. if you’re the type scared to commit.)