Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Stephenie Meyer Talk THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Pt. 2

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Earlier today, before taking the stage in Hall H at Comic-Con, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and author Stephenie Meyer held a press conference for a ton of reporters to talk about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 to discuss not only the last installment in the hugely popular franchise, but also their feelings on the entire experience and how it has personally affected them.  Hit the jump for the audio and the full transcript.

Comic-Con: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 Panel; Plus a Sneak Peek at THE HOST

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The first time I attended Comic-Con was the first time Twilight came to the massive geek gathering.  I can still hear the shrieks, probably because I was in Hall H for the franchise’s final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  This year’s panel began on a somber note, and there was a brief moment of silence for the Twilight fan who died on Tuesday.  After the moment of silence, lead actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner were brought to the stage and met with the cheers they’ve always received at Comic-Con.  The trio are joined by Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee.  Author Stephanie Meyer then takes the stage, making this her first Hall H appearance since the first movie.  We then get a special video message from director Bill Condon, who’s currently in London working on the sound mix for Part 2.  He tells the audience that the best way to start this panel is to pick up where Breaking Dawn – Part 1 left off.  Hit the jump for my full recap of the panel.

First Video from the Set of THE HOST; Plus Interviews with Saoirse Ronan and Author Stephenie Meyer

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Though the Twilight series comes to an end later this year with Breaking Dawn – Part 2, author Stephenie Meyer’s follow-up, a sci-fi novel called The Host, is already getting the big screen treatment.  Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) wrote the script and is directing, and Hanna star Saoirse Ronan is set in the lead role of Melanie Stryder.  In the world of the film, a parasitic alien species is nearly finished wiping out the human population by taking over the consciousness of each person. A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie’s consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl.

MTV recently visited the New Mexico set of The Host, and video has gone up from their visit that includes our first look at a few scenes being filmed, as well as interviews with Ronan, co-star Max Irons, and Meyer herself.  Hit the jump to take a look.  The Host opens on March 29th, 2013.

THE HOST Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of Stephenie Meyer’s Book

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The feature adaptation of The Host doesn’t hit theaters until March 29, 2013, but Stephenie Meyer‘s bestselling book dropped in 2008, so we have the material for a very early giveaway that should appeal to the many Twilight/Meyer fans out there.  Here’s the official logline:

The Host is an enchanting and fateful story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world is invaded by an unseen enemy, humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over, while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.”

Hit the jump to find out how you can win a signed copy of The Host.

Teaser Trailer for Adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s THE HOST [Updated with Hi-Res Images]

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The first trailer for the adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host has gone online. This is the very definition of a teaser trailer, but the lack of footage isn’t exactly unexpected given that the movie’s still filming and doesn’t come out for over a year. I’m not sure what all this glowing eye stuff is about, but I’m sure those who have read the book can fill me in. In the world of the film, a parasitic alien species is nearly finished wiping out the human population by taking over the consciousness of each person. A soul named Wanderer is attempting to take control of Melanie’s (Saoirse Ronan) consciousness, but faces strong opposition by what remains of the girl. I’m a big fan of writer-director Andrew Niccol‘s work and Ronan is a killer actress, so I’m quite intrigued by the project as a whole. I’m not exactly sure what the point of releasing a trailer this early was, but I’m sure we’ll get a better look at the film later this year (in front of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, perhaps?). If you missed them, check out the first images from the film here.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Frances Fisher. The Host opens on March 29th, 2013. [Update: We've updated the article with four hi-res images from the film]

J.J. Feild, Tom Gallop and Christian Clemenson Join Joe Johnston’s NOT SAFE FOR WORK; Frances Fisher Joins Adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s THE HOST

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Director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) has started to fill the roles of his upcoming, modestly budgeted project, Not Safe for Work. He didn’t have to look much further than Captain America co-star, J.J. Feilds for one of the roles. Joining Feilds in the thriller, written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes, will be Tom Gallop (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Emmy-winner Christian Clemenson (Boston Legal). The trio joins Max Minghella (The Social Network) who plays a young paralegal trapped at work with a killer on the loose in his office. Eloise Mumford (The River) will also star as Minghella’s girlfriend and coworker.

In other casting news, there has been a new addition to the adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. Hit the jump to see who’s on board.

Author Stephenie Meyer, Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and Producer Wyck Godfrey Talk THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1

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Author Stephenie Meyer, Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and Producer Wyck Godfrey THE TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 Video Interview

Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 release is mere days away, on November 18, and earlier today the studio held a large press junket here in Los Angeles.  While the reporters knew that screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and producer Wyck Godfrey were going to be talking today, we were all surprised when Twilight author Stephenie Meyer showed up to also talk to the press.  If you’re not aware, Meyer hasn’t done a lot of press since the first film, so it was no surprise that most of the questions were aimed at her.

During the twenty or so minute press conference, Meyer’s was asked if she would continue writing books in the Twilight universe, the differences between the books and the films, the birth scene, the decision to make Breaking Dawn into two films, her reaction to seeing the finished film, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch the video.

Director Andrew Niccol IN TIME Interview; Talks About Adapting Stephenie Myer’s THE HOST

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In Time wears its satire on its sleeve. I don’t think I’m being particularly observant when I say that the whole “those-with-time vs. those-without-time” serves as a parallel to the growing wealth divide in the country. It’s pretty implicitly stated within the runtime. That a film about youth (surrogates: Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried) revolting against the wealthy upper class is coming out in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement(s) feels particularly timely or, if you’re cynical, opportune. It’s hard to look past that this film admonishing multi-billion dollar corporations is at the same time funded by the very beast it calls afoul.

In the following exclusive interview with writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), he speaks about the parallels between In Time and current events, discloses how he convinced a multi-billion dollar studio to fund a film highly critical of multi-billion dollar corporations and plays coy (sort of) on the fairly radical ideas the film advocates. Niccol’s also briefly touched on adapting the upcoming Stephenie Meyer’s novel The Host for the big-screen. For all this and more, hit the jump.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Blu-ray Review; Reviewed by our TWILIGHT Super Fan Contest Winner

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens with a fresh-faced college kid attacked in a dark Seattle alley by an unseen menace, save for a flash of red hair, and left bitten and screaming on a dock in the pounding rain.  Immediately, you know you’re in a more dangerous film than Twilight or New Moon.  Ultimately, Eclipse is still more love story than horror film: a supernatural Wuthering Heights of the Olympic Peninsula.  Altogether, it’s an intoxicating blend of vampires, werewolves and romance.  The Blu-ray Special Features explore a quality film production, in more depth than has been marketed.  The more time I spend with the Blu-ray, the more I like it.  Find out why after the jump:

Exclusive: Director David Slade Video Interview THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

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With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse getting released this Wednesday, it’s time to post the exclusive interviews I did at the junket a few weeks back.  Yesterday I posted my interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and today it’s director David Slade.  While some may have wondered if Slade was the right person for the job, I think he made the best Twilight film yet and fans are going to love his take on the franchise.

Anyway, during the interview he talked about how he prepared for directing the film and explains how and why he shot the movie a certain way.  He also talked about directing the meadow scene and if he was aware that it meant so much to the fans.  Later on we addressed what fans can expect on the DVD/Blu-ray, how he literally had just finished making the movie and what he isn’t doing next (The Shadow).  Hit the jump to watch the interview:

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Premiere – Tons of Images of the Cast and Celebrity Guests

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To the deafening screams of thousands of fans (most of whom were female, naturally) that had camped out for four days, the stars of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse stepped out at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 24th for the film’s highly anticipated premiere, which was part of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were joined by their co-stars, including Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Dakota Fanning, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Bewley, Xavier Samuel, Alex Meraz and Julia Jones, along with pretty much all of the other actors who have played vampires, werewolves and humans in the films, no matter how small the role. Also in attendance were director David Slade, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, the film’s producers, some of the soundtrack artists (The Bravery, Metric, Eastern Conference Champions) and the woman responsible for it all, author Stephenie Meyer.  Check out the exclusive photos after the jump:

B-Roll (Behind the Scenes Footage) and On Set Interviews with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Greene THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

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With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse getting ready to hit theaters on June 30, Summit Entertainment has released an EPK for the media to use.  If you’re not familiar with the term EPK, it stands for Electronic Press Kit.  An EPK is where the studio puts movie clips, trailers, generic interviews and behind the scenes footage from whatever movie they’re promoting.  With demand for everything Twilight, I figured some of you might like to see the B-Roll and on set interviews with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Greene.

Also, this weekend is the big Twilight press junket here in Los Angeles and I’m going to attend the press conferences and I’ve also landed some 1:1 interviews.  Look for a lot more Twilight coverage in the coming days…

It’s Official: Bill Condon Is Directing THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

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More vampire news today, and this item has a much larger audience than the story on the Blood Nation comic adaptation, as it comes directly from Forks, WA.  We reported earlier in the month that Oscar-winning  writer/director director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) was the frontrunner to direct the final chapter of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and Summit just made it official with a press release.  Condon, a great get for the franchise, remarked, “I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen.  As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book–and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience.”

Check out the full press release and details on Condon’s participation after the jump.

BREAKING DAWN, the Conclusion to the TWILIGHT Saga, Likely to Film This Fall Without NEW MOON Director Chris Weitz

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Vampirical heartthrob Robert Pattinson confided in Steve before the November release of New Moon that the tentative plans were to film Breaking Dawn, the final chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight saga, in the fall of 2010.  Sure enough, the LA Times reported further confirmation from Wyck Godfrey, a producer on the Twilight films.  Though it is still unsure if the 756 page novel will be made into one film or two, Summit is looking to film in Vancouver this fall.  Godfrey also mentions that, although all involved would love to have him back, New Moon director Chris Weitz likely won’t return to helm Breaking Dawn.  In terms of looking for a new director, Godfrey said, “It’s such a complicated book because you have the emotions and the intensity of the love story — so you need somebody who’s just a wonderful director of actors — and yet it’s really complicated from an action and visual effects standpoint.”

Find out why the length of the book or the absence of Weitz is the least of Summit’s worries after the jump.

Stephenie Meyer, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene and Director Chris Weitz On Set Interviews – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

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As I said yesterday, while I never post studio provided interviews, when you’re dealing with a property like “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, you make exceptions. Also, I know some of you “Twilight” fans and you want to see everything.

Here’s what you need to know: when actors are on set and filming a movie, at some point they do generic interviews for the eventual EPK (electronic press kit). Meaning some studio intern or production assistant asks the most basic questions and the actor answers them. They’re not exactly hard hitting interviews. But, like I said, you “Twilight” fans want to see everything and I aim to please. So after the jump you can watch on set video interviews with Stephenie Meyer, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene and Director Chris Weitz.

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