Let’s take a rare dip into the Twilight pool. The first half of the two-part series climax, Breaking Dawn, is set to be released on November 18, and Summit is starting the promo machine. A set of new photos has been released for the film, along with a big cover story in Entertainment Weekly that doesn’t tell us too much, but promises some punch to the weird, bloody end of the story. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan nudity! Though some blurry scans of this week’s Entertainment Weekly had been floating around other movie sites, Summit Entertainment has now provided the high resolution, first look image at Edward and Bella (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) naked, in bed, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, scheduled for release November 18.
Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Maggie Grace, of Lost and Taken, is the latest addition to the ever-expanding cast of Breaking Dawn, aka the final two films in the Twilight series.
Grace will play Irina, “a member of the Denali coven, considered cousins to the Cullen clan as the only other “vegetarian” vampire group. When Irina blames the Cullens for the death of her lover, her actions set in motion a terrifying chain of events.” (‘Vegetarian’ vampires being ones that don’t feed on human blood as a matter of course.)
Both halves of Breaking Dawn are being directed by Bill Condon, who is shooting the two films in old-fashioned 2D, despite a great deal of supposition that the films would jump to 3D for these final chapters. Post-conversion could still be an option, however. [Deadline]
Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: Contain your excitement! Or, if you’re eagerly awaiting the end of the Twilight films, don’t. Rejoice that the end is near. Summit has set a release date for the final film in the series. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will open in theaters on November 16, 2012. (So the end isn’t too near — that’s 837 days away.)
In related news, Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies is reportedly being cast in the final films. According to E! News, he’s the top choice to play Garrett, “a tall, nomadic vampire with sandy hair that he keeps tied back with a leather thong.” Even better, E!’s insider says that director Bill Condon is “hoping to take [the final films] in a more artsy direction.” I’ll believe that when I see it.
Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
I know you’ve all been on pins and needles waiting for this news, so rest easy: Summit has confirmed via press release that its adaptation of Breaking Dawn, the final Twilight novel, will be broken into two films so as to maximize profit from the soon to be completed series. Contract negotiations were the reason that it has taken so long between rumor and announcement. Bill Condon directs both films, which could lend them an air of respectability. Just an air, mind you.
All I want to know now is: which of the two films will have the craziest vampire super baby scenes?
The full press release is after the break. Read More »
Casting Notes: Paul Rudd in My Idiot Brother; Jason Patric in Tilda; Katia Winter in Deathgames; Kiefer Sutherland in Growl?
Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Paul Rudd will star in My Idiot Brother, an indie comedy that will have the actor as “an idealist, dealing with his overbearing mother, who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.” Is it any wonder that producers of Little Miss Sunshine are behind this one?
Jesse Peretz directs from a script by Evgenia Peretz (his sister) and David Schisgall. The sisters aren’t yet cast, but we should hear those names soon, as the film shoots next month. [THR]
After the break, new cast for Tilda, Deathgames, and a ‘Fight Club meets werewolves’ movie. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
HBO’s Tilda, the very evidently Nikki Finke-inspired series spearheaded by director Bill Condon, may be edging further into The Devil Wears Prada territory. Diane Keaton is already on board as Tilda Watski, “the most feared woman in Hollywood,” and now Ellen Page is signing on to play Carolyn, a studio assistant who falls under Tilda’s spell. Read More »
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene Remain Employed by Twilight; Breaking Dawn Cleared for Two-Film Split?
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Just as we hear that Megan Fox has been given the boot by Michael Bay for Transformers 3, there is news that secondary Twilight players Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene will remain employed for the last film(s) in the series.
See, while Summit is reportedly ready to say, “yeah, we’re splitting Breaking Dawn into two films,” there has been a hold-up. Lutz and Green wanted more money for their services in the fifth film. A lot more money. And, depending on who you believe, they didn’t get as much as they were asking for. But they are still in the film(s). Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Because I know you’re all hanging on this info: Summit has scheduled Breaking Dawn, the last film in The Twilight Saga, for release on November 18, 2011. For those keeping track, that’s a year and a half after the release of Eclipse, the third film in the series, which makes Breaking Dawn the chapter that will have the longest production schedule since the series began.
Is that because it will be two films, rather than one? Summit still hasn’t announced whether it will split the last book into two films, likely because there is a lot of contract work to be done with the cast. And if their reps are doing their jobs, chances are there’s some hardball being played. But all sources say that Summit wants two films, and it’s a safe bet that there will be two halves of Breaking Dawn on screens when all is said and done. But for now, we get at least some of the final book’s pregnancy/birthing/vampire baby insanity just before Thanksgiving next year. [THR]