It’s been a hell of a day for rumors and doom and gloom reports. There is word that Sony isn’t happy with The Green Hornet, and that Warner Bros. is rather down on The Losers (about which I’ve heard good things) and Jonah Hex, which has led to a disinterest in pursuing Lobo. (According to Anne Thompson, Sony called the Green Hornet report ‘complete garbage’ and ‘unfounded.’)
Then there was a report that said Summit was about to embark on reshoots for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Not a serious deal, because reshoots happen all the time and are often planned into the schedule and budget. But in this case, the rumor said that Eclipse director David Slade would not be involved, and that Summit is reaching out to prior Twilight directors Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz to handle the reshoot.
So, as we’ve asked before: is this bullshit or not? According to Summit, the reports of someone other than Slade directing are definitely bullshit. Read More »
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Briefly: Here’s the theatrical one-sheet for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Apparently, this is a movie about gloomy, intense stares and making choices. And I thought the issue of pregnancy wasn’t going to crop up until the final chapter, Breaking Dawn. Regardless, the promo mold isn’t being broken for this poster, which you can see after the break. I can’t wait to read your caption submissions in the comments. Read More »
Yesterday we posted ten seconds of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series. Now we’ve got the full trailer for the David Slade-directed chapter, which, based on this trailer, brings the love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stweart), Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) much closer together. Read More »
It’s a teaser for a trailer! The real trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be online tomorrow in advance of the theatrical premiere Friday, where it will be attached to the Robert Pattinson film Remember Me. In the meantime, you can now see ten seconds from Eclipse. Here we get a truncated bit of dialogue that sets up, or more properly reiterates, the core conflict at the heart of this romance: does mopey Bella (Kristen Stewart) choose Edward (Pattinson) or Jacob (Taylor Lautner)? Sadly, we don’t get much sense for how new director David Slade will treat the material. Here, it looks like a midpoint between the previous two Twilight films.
But the real reason I’m posting this is that I can’t get over the bit of dialogue from Jacob. “I’m going to fight for you…until your heart stops beating.” Is there any creepier profession of dedication than that? (OK, obviously there is, but in this context I’m still loving Jacob’s line.)
Check out the clip after the break. We’ll have the full trailer tomorrow. Read More »
Say what you will about the Twilight films, but as they go along and prove to be financially successful, they’re able to attract high-profile creative talent. If nothing else, I’m happy to see these films as paycheck gigs for people like Howard Shore, who is now the composer for Eclipse, directed by David Slade. Not that Shore really needs a paycheck gig, I suppose, but I’m happy to see his name in a credits list. Years of appreciation for David Cronenberg’s films (for which Shore has been a mainstay) have led to a real appreciation of his work.
MovieScore Magazine reports that Shore has the gig. He’s the third composer for the series. Carter Burwell scored the first film, and Alexandre Desplat did the deed for New Moon. That’s a pretty killer lineup of composers Summit has assembled. Can’t wait to see who gets the nod for the final film in the series.