Ok, are we surprised? Not one bit ;)
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ok, are we surprised? Not one bit ;)
"BILL CONDON TO DIRECT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT'S THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN
Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 — Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.
"Bringing Stephenie Meyer's BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity," said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.
Added author Stephenie Meyer, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."
"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 experience," said Bill Condon.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series "The Big C" and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman."
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tweeted from David Slade:
"Howard Shore composer and conductor at Abbey Rd Studios with Orchestra. Our sound score recording is complete and there are no words to describe it. The film just got more exciting. "
Seriously, this gave me goosebumps. I love the soundtracks to movies, but oh my, a score composed just so, can emotionally take me right back to a scene. I think it's more invaluable to a film. Now to hear how taken back David was by the finishing...well, it's gotta be good!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
First was the dvd release at Wal-Mart. It was great to spend time in line with friends and my daughter. Not so happy when they didn't have any blu ray copies, but got mine the next morning.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010
I have a new book coming out. It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Well, it's more of a novella than an actual book—my version of a short story.
Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it's a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.
This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.
At the same time, it came in handy for the Eclipse film. Melissa (Rosenberg, the screenwriter) had a ton of questions about what exactly was going on in Seattle, how Victoria managed things, what Riley was like, etc. I let her read what I had then, and later gave the whole thing to the director, David Slade. David asked if Xavier, Bryce, and Jodelle (Riley, Victoria, and Bree) could read it as well, so all the parties involved would end up having a really strong foundation for their characters before the cameras started rolling. I was pleased that this side of the story would make it into the film and was looking forward to including it in the Guide.
(Keeping it confidential: Here is Jodelle next to the bucket of waterlogged ashes that were once the pages of her copy of the Bree manuscript.)
Then I got the news: my "short story" was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.
There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at www.breetanner.com.
One other aspect of this release is the plan to give a more important gift to people who really need it. One dollar of each book purchased in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti and Chile and other parts of the world where people are in great need. We're going to have an option online as well, so you can choose to make a donation if you want when you read the story online. I hope you will. I think that we can really help a lot of people with this.
I really hope you all enjoy this story. I had a blast writing it. I'm glad that after all this time cooling her heels in my files, Bree finally gets her chance to shine.
Thanks for all the support,
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Oh my goodness! I had chills and was completely speechless this morning when this was posted. Thank you Summit! I'm excited to see it on the big screen as it is shown before Remember Me...which opens tomorrow!!! Are you planning on seeing it?
How about your thoughts on the trailer?
I love it!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wal-Mart, this time anyway, has it's finger on the pulse of the world right now! This ultimate fan edition of New Moon is gonna rock. My original plan was to wait in line for the midnight release of the bluray copy at my local Wal-Mart...just as I did last year for the Twilight release. Then I kept reading all these other special editions being distributed through stores like Best Buy, Borders, Target, and Barnes & Noble. All offer really great things, but when I read that Eclipse clips were going to be released...I was completely sold on good ol' Wal-Mart! Here's what they are saying:
The following content was provided by the publisher.
This Ultimate Fan Edition with collectible Lenticular Packaging includes a 7-minute sneak peek of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" which begins with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the production of the newest film in the franchise. New interviews with stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, as well as with series-creator Stephenie Meyer are integrated with revealing, on-the-set footage of some of the key scenes and sets from the upcoming movie. This first-look at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" then concludes with the world premiere of an actual scene from the film between Bella and Edward that will surely have "Twilight" fans swooning.
"Twilight Saga: New Moon" - Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
So, my friends and I will be hanging out at WallyWorld just waiting to get this!!! You can preorder this starting today...but where's the fun in that?!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
About Twihards 4 Charity:
Twihards4Charity is about uniting the millions of Twilight fans and putting their power towards making a difference where it’s needed the most. We are connecting brands, sponsors and celebrities to provide Twilight-themed products that you love to benefit charity.
So with each purchase $5 goes to charity..right now it's to Haiti. Very Cool!
Your roses doubled to 24 Premium long stem roses
Pre-order New Moon DVD
Collectible Twilight Chocolate Candy Bars
Exclusive Hallmark Twilight Card/Poster
Clear or silver vase available at additional cost