Saturday, September 19, 2009
Just because Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are such a perfect match on screen,Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenbergthinks it's time we mind our own business about what goes once the cameras stop rolling.
"Their chemistry on film is so extraordinary," Rosenberg told us at the Entertainment Weekly/Women In Film pre-Emmy party. "They were beautifully cast for those roles and their chemistry is amazing. I think people often confuse chemistry onscreen with chemistry offscreen.
"I think people should just enjoy what's onscreen and leave their privates lives wherever they are," she continued. "I don't actually know what they are."
So what scoop did Ms. Rosenberg tell us about our fave vampire movies? Read on to find out…
First up, Breaking Dawn. Rosenberg is not allowed to could not confirm she's going to be tackling the script. "That's still up in the air," she said. "We're still talking and nothing's been decided."
Eclipse's Riley (Xavier Samuel) will have a much bigger presence in the movie than he has inStephenie Meyer's novel. "This is a character that's really interesting and I got a chance to flesh him out," Rosenberg said, adding, "It's going to be really interesting watching the relationship between Riley and Victoria [Bryce Dallas Howard] growing."
As for the next flick to be released, New Moon, she said, "There's a lot of things that go on in New Moonthat expand on the book. The conflict at the end with the Volturi is an example. Building on them is going to be really intriguing for the fans."
Among the other guests at the EW/WIF bash was Twilight's original Victoria, Rachelle Lefevre, who is doing just fine since her dramarama with Summit Entertainment, thank you very much. "To be honest, I sort of feel like I have everything," the ginger beauty glowed. "I have an amazing boyfriend, I love my house, I'm wearing a great Jay Godfrey dress and I'm at an Emmy party."
As was reported this morning, Robert Pattinson was spotted at a private party last night and here he is going back to his hotel in Vancouver. Also rumored to be at the party was Kellan Lutz! No other pics yet...
Thanks to Robsessed for the pics!
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Edi Gathegi (The Twilight Saga’s Laurent) talked with Radar Online in this new interview about his scary New Moon scene and how he changed Stephenie Meyer’s mind about him. He also mentions that he didn’t have any trouble being mean to sweet little ol’ Kristen.
They became overnight superstars after the success of the first Twilight movie, but Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson haven't let it go to their heads."When you go from being a relative unknown to being a success overnight, you definitely grow in leaps and bounds," says Rachelle LeFevre, who plays evil vampire Victoria in Twilight and the upcoming sequel New Moon. "The thing that was most striking for me was the way in which they didn't change."
"If you can weather the fire and come out on the other side and you're still recognizable to everybody who knew you before, I think that's indicative of a larger grace," the French-Canadian actress, 30, said at the Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film pre-Emmy party in L.A. on Sept. 15.
LeFevre herself has weathered the fire after being replaced in the saga's third film, Eclipse, by actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
"I was devastated and I was shocked," she says. "But the truth is I am grateful for the Twilight franchise. I'm grateful for the doors that it opened to me. I love my cast. And I think New Moon is going to be great."
Regarding working out for Eclipse:
How are workouts and filming going up in Vancouver?
Peter: It’s been going great, I just filmed a scene where I’m running through the woods chasing Victoria. They had me on this super-fast treadmill that gets pulled by a truck. That’s how we show vampire speed. Gets kind of tiring, my legs feel like jello after a while. But its fun! The fight training is fun also. This one has a lot of action for us to play.
Were you this physically fit before training or did you hit the gym regularly before training for the movie?
Peter: I’m off and on with the gym. I don’t like to lift heavy things, but I do do yoga just to keep my muscled toned and stay flexible. When I started this, I had gone on a hamburger binge, so I think I dropped about 10 pounds since I’ve been fight training, and I dropped about 4% body fat in the last month.
Did Kellan doing hot-yoga with you help you with that?
Peter: *laughs* I actually got him into the yoga. He does lift a lot and I said “if you mix the stretching in with the lifting it helps build your muscles”. I just wanted someone to go with, so I kind of convinced him to go. *laughs*
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And as for Breaking Dawn:
A few of the other cast members have spoken out and said that they don’t see any reason why the fourth book wouldn’t be adapted to a movie. Are you on the same wavelength as them?
Peter: I’m a fan of the books. I’d like to see all four of them made into a movie, but unfortunately that’s not my decision to make. If the fourth one goes, I’d love to be a part of it. I’m hoping that New Moon does well enough for them to pull the trigger on the fourth book. It was the same thing with Twilight. When we were filming Twilight, we didn’t know if we were actually going to be doing a second movie. We all signed on to do a three-picture deal, but we weren’t going to know until Twilight came out. When Twilight came out and did well, they pushed the green button, and we’re kind of in the same boat with this one. If New Moon does well, and the fans say they want more then we’re hoping that Summit will push the green button on the fourth one. At this point it’s in the fans hands.
I don’t think you’re going to have any problems in that case.
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Peter: Great, I hope so. I think the fourth book is really interesting, and it’s a really great family dynamic. I’d love to do it.
It’s a heavy book; you would think it would be a very long movie.
Peter: I think they can trim a lot of fat and still have the same story in there. Stephenie has a lot of detail in the book. Sometimes you can do that visually and not have to explain it. So I’m hoping that it all works out.
Friday, September 18, 2009
This make me sad! I loved Rachelle as Victoria but I don't think anybody really knows what went on besides Summit and Rachelle. Not sure what else to say...
Courtesy of Malicious Mandy's awesome set-stalking blog:
Blue Tarp… what is underneath? hmm…
Gil Birmingham, who plays Billy Black in The Twilight Saga, tweeted some details the last few days about what's been getting filmed on the Eclipse set! Sounds like they're filming some key wolfpack scenes and possibly the scene around the fire where the "third wife" tale is told. Squee!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Depends on how they style them, I guess, because the Cullens and all their f-cked up wigs are nowhere near as pretty as these two and their onscreen mother.
Julia plays “Leah” and BooBoo “Seth” and they were joined also by Alex Rice who’ll take on the part of “Sue Clearwater”. Alex is Canadian, born in Quebec, and is “an active and proud member of the Mohawk Nation”.
Also spotted at the airport coming in for work on Eclipse was Gil Birmingham. And the wolf pack was sighted on a rainy day in Vancouver too. They always look like they’re modelling an ad in a magazine, non?
As for what the cast has been working on this week – first few days it was fight training, learning how to battle an army of new vampires. Then yesterday “Jacob” runs with “Bella” in his arms while he tells her why he doesn’t want to be the top dog even though it’s his birthright.
The Motion Picture Association of America has officially rated The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and it gets a PG-13 rating. This was a no-brainer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, online ticketers are reporting several sellouts for the Nov. 20 release.
This "New Moon" is rising early.
Advance tickets sales for Summit Entertainment's sequel vampire romance "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" are going so well that online tickers are starting to report sellouts of the earliest showtimes at many locations.
Nine weeks prior to the film's Nov. 20 release, MovieTickets is reporting more than a dozen "New Moon" performances as complete sellouts.
A Fandango spokesman said "New Moon" represents 57% of its recent ticket sales, with sellouts at 50 locations. By comparison, the coming weekend's anticipated No. 1 pic -- Sony's 3D animated feature "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" -- is the next most popular choice of purchasers at 9% of all Fandango sales.
Also this week, MovieTickets asked visitors to its Web site which holiday release they are most anticipating. A total 67% of respondents said Fox's 3D sci-fi actioner "Avatar," which unspools Dec. 18 but also has been selling tickets to its earliest showtimes; 33% said "New Moon."
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene told us last week that she's been getting battered and bruised on the set of "Eclipse." Whose fault is that? Well, other than author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote some scary fight scenes into her novel, all the abuse Greene and her co-stars have been taking is thanks to director David Slade.
Although her work with the "30 Days of Night" and "Hard Candy" filmmaker had just begun, Greene said she's excited about the vision he has for "Eclipse."
"He's been really good," she told MTV News last week. "I've sat down and spoken to him and broken down the script a little bit. I definitely like his take on it. I think it's going to be good."
Just as co-star Taylor Lautner told MTV News on Sunday, Greene said Slade's taking the third "Twilight" film in a darker direction. "I think it'll be different," Greene said. "He's ... a little more focused on it being real and maybe it being gorier and a little dark and kind of dramatic."
Like the novel, which builds up to a climactic battle of vampires and werewolves, Greene said "Eclipse" has a lot more action than the first film and might appeal to more than just screaming teen girls. "The first one was very focused on this love story and really sweet and it was beautiful, but it didn't have a lot of stuff that guys would go, 'Yeah, I want to go see that,' " she said. "There's going to be a lot more focus on [action], and the fight scene will have more emphasis on it. I definitely think it will be a little more guy-friendly."
But that also means this movie is a little harder on its cast. "Going into [a movie], I've never had to work so hard with stunt training and personal training and stuff like that," Greene said.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Robert Pattinson may need to have a little chat with Jack Huston.
Eclipse's superhot newbie isn't anticipating having to face screaming fanggirls clawing, pushing, shoving and biting for his attention.
The actor plays Royce King II, the good-on-paper fiancé to Nikki Reed's Rosalie Cullen, in a flashback sequence.
"I don't think I will [face the madness] because of my part," he told E! News at the G-Star Raw fashion show. "I'm actually kind of a nasty guy. I'm her fiancé who ends up basically trying to rape her. It's rather horrible."
There's a chance we may never have met Royce and the small but meaty part may not have even existed were it not for David Sladetaking a meeting with Huston.
"I went in to the director and he very sweetly wrote this part up for me," the actor admits. "It was kind of a nice compliment from him."
Now, as for those costars of his…
Sadly, Huston has only spent one day on the set thus far, and that was with Reed, much to his relief.
"She's actually a real sweetie and the very first day she made me feel very welcome," he says. "We were away from the madness which is, I think, Robert and Kristen. I think they have hundreds of incessant fans following them, which, fair enough. We were quite lucky. We were in the park, beautiful, and it was fun."
The hottie, who's often compared to Johnny Depp, doesn't worry that those incessant fans will throw things at him because of the nature of his "cameo"-sized character.
"I hope not," he says. "I'll be like, 'It's not me, I'm an actor! I'm not really evil. I'm a nice guy.'"
Huston, who also can be seen in ABC's upcoming show Eastwick and walking red carpets alongside his girlfriend, So You Think You Can Dance's Cat Deeley, is humbled to be involved in the vampy franchise.
"It's a great film to be a part of," he says. "This is a small part, but a relevant part in the movie. I think it'll be cool. Hopefully."
“Twilight,” the vampire romance film released last year, was by any measure a hit: $191 million in gross ticket sales, three million sales of the DVD the day it arrived in stores, countless magazine covers graced by its brooding heartthrob, Robert Pattinson.
For the music industry, though, its soundtrack is practically a miracle. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack has sold 2.2 million copies, a once-routine quantity that in an age of depressed sales has become tantalizingly rare. So like vampires drawn to the scent of blood, record labels, publishers and artist managers have spent much of the last year aggressively pursuing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the second in the series, which will open in theaters on Nov. 20.
Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor on both films, was hired for “New Moon” in January but said in an interview this week that the pitches for the soundtrack started coming in even before then. And although the list of songs for “New Moon” is still being completed, music executives say they have already begun pushing to have their artists included in the third film, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” scheduled for release next June.
“This is definitely a bright spot in an industry that can use some bright spots,” Ms. Patsavas said.
The major labels long viewed soundtracks as low-risk, high-reward vehicles for promoting mega-singles. And until that model was eroded in the early 2000s by the rise of single-track downloads, there was a steady stream of multiplatinum hits. “The Bodyguard,” from 1992, has sold 11.8 million copies. But along with recent films like “Juno,” “Twilight” has emerged as an example of a new approach: choosing songs that are entwined with a film’s narrative, and which appeal to viewers through emotional resonance rather than superstar familiarity. “There have always been amazing soundtracks, like ‘Flashdance’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ where the music was attached to what the story was about,” said Livia Tortella, general manager and executive vice president of Atlantic Records, which is releasing the album on Oct. 20 with Ms. Patsavas’s label, Chop Shop. “Somewhere along the lines it became about a single tie-in opportunity and not about the film itself. It diluted things.”
One of the few exceptions to the recent sales trend for soundtracks is Disney, which has had multiplatinum hits with its “High School Musical” and “Hannah Montana” franchises.
Ms. Patsavas, known for her work on television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl,” said she was confident that the “New Moon” soundtrack would include Thom Yorke, Bon Iver and Band of Skulls. Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” the first single, had its premiere on MTV.com on Sunday, as part of a “Twilight” promotional blitz surrounding MTV’s Video Music Awards. There has been extensive speculation in the music industry all summer about who else would be included. Representatives of Grizzly Bear and the Killers said those groups would be on the soundtrack, but Ms. Patsavas declined to comment, saying that the track list would be completed and announced on Friday.
For bands placement in a “Twilight” film means huge potential sales and wide exposure.
“If you’re an artist that’s successfully branded with a film as enormous as ‘Twilight,’ you get a lasting benefit beyond the movie and the soundtrack itself,” said James Diener, president of A&M/Octone Records. “You’re able to access marketing dollars that the film company has been spending beyond what a record company could or would spend.”
The first soundtrack had a loud, full-throttle sound in artists like Paramore and Linkin Park, but the songs on “New Moon” have a soft, melancholy touch.
“This is a much more somber movie than ‘Twilight,’ ” Ms. Patsavas said. “There is a lot of love lost, so the artists that are going to make up the soundtrack reflect that longing — a lot of acoustic instruments, a lot of a cappella singing. This soundtrack definitely feels a bit more indie than the last one.”
Indie style is also important to the film’s marketing. To reach young people Atlantic and Summit Entertainment, the film’s studio, have made extensive plans with MySpace, iTunes and especially Hot Topic, the chain of clothing and pop-culture stores whose most loyal customer might be a teenage girl with a roomful of “Twilight” posters. Among the plans for the movie is a national tour of Hot Topic stores with artists from the soundtrack, Ms. Tortella said.
MTV has also been a key promotional outlet. Trailers for “New Moon” were shown at the MTV Movie Awards in May and on Sunday at the Video Music Awards, where the movie’s stars were ubiquitous. “Any time there is ‘Twilight’ news, the MTV audience just eats it up,” Ms. Tortella said. “Demographically it’s a really good fit.”
To attract and keep its audience, the “Twilight” team has employed a tactic that some marketers call “massclusive”: distributing a product on a mass scale but using the language of niche subcultures, and including plenty of special, so-called exclusive content. That gives fans an intimate connection no matter how huge the audience gets, said Alain Sylvain, a managing director at Redscout, a brand strategy firm in New York.
“Words like exclusive, remix, edited, curated — all of these things add layers of depth to a story,” Mr. Sylvain said. “People are just consuming everything: the books, the movies, the soundtracks. ‘Twilight’ is a big, immersive narrative, and the soundtrack is playing a part in that story.”
All the music for “New Moon” is new, and Ms. Patsavas said some artists were shown scenes from the film as a guide. Chris Walla, a guitarist in Death Cab for Cutie, said that he had read two of the “Twilight” books when the band recorded “Meet Me on the Equinox,” in July, but that the lyrics, sung by Ben Gibbard, are more suggestive than literal.
“It’s not so specific that it has to be tied to the film,” Mr. Walla said. “All of Ben’s lyrics have a universality about them. It’s not like the song is about Jacob turning into a werewolf.”
For Ms. Patsavas, the pitching was not limited to record labels.
“I can’t tell you how many submissions and suggestions I get from fans who found my name out somehow,” she said. “They not only suggest their friends’ unknown bands but maybe their 50 favorite songs.”
“This property,” she added, “has really connected with people on a very emotional level.”
Last time we chatted with Robsten pals and Twilight costars Michael Welch and Christian Serratos at the MTV Movie Awards, they said the Bella-Edward onscreen action was "only going to get hotter." So, just how hot is that?
"I doubt it'll go R-rated," informed Christian, when we dished with her and Mike at the Mi-6 club opening in West Hollywood. "But I think everyone is going to get exactly what they want [in the sequels]."
Guess Chris can't read our quasi-perverted thoughts, cause it definitely steps into triple-X territory. Maybe we should pick up one of these to sooth our nerves?
Keep reading for more dish from the Eclipse cast (and some other famous faces who are making public guest appearances with the Twi-crew), plus which vamp-playing babe has got everyone running scared...
It's practically a Young Hollywood convention up there in VC, with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens filming there, as well. We've spotted the lot of you shopping together, attending concerts together and just being all-around hot together.
So Mike W., do you guys do anything else on the funkier side?
"We have big celebrity get-togethers in a tent and dance around to Bon Jovi."
How much fun would that be?
"We can't get together every night," he said. But sometimes we have big group dinners and go out in somebody's hotel room or a bar or a club. I've met a lot of new people. It's a good group of folks."
We're still not convinced some of these photo ops aren't just a PR stunt as opposed to a real BFFship, but whatever. And it turns out not everyone in this "good group" is so goody-goody, though. Looks like the Ocean's Eleven cast has some competition when it comes to pranking.
"We're a big family, we pick on each other," said Christian, while Mike told us who's the biggest jokester on set: "Jackson Rathbone—he is a prankster. Constantly scaring people from behind, stuff like that."
Anybody ever get mad at him?
"No, you can't get mad at Jackson, he's too adorable."
Well, we can't argue with that. So, when is this hotass vampire phase in pop-culture gonna be over?
Christian shruged: "It's probably going to go on forever."
Does that make you overjoyed or terrified, folks?
"We're a little bit of both, to be honest."
More Twi flicks means more Rob and Kristen heat captured on film, but the more they're under Summit's law, the less of a chance they have to come forward with their relaysh. Total conundrum, ain't it?