'New Moon' is This Year's Most Watched Trailer
Congrats go out to those of you who painstakingly watched the New Moon trailer, like, 10,000 times in a row, because you helped it become the most watched trailer of 2009! Yahoo Movies has released their annual list of the most-watched trailers of the year, and coming in at number one is, not surprisingly, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Twilight: The Reality Show?
Before you immediately think that folks are scheming up a reality show based on real-life teenage vampires and werewolves, let me lay this one on straight: it’s not happening. While I’d personally love to see a reality show based on the lives of those who obsess over all things Twilight morning, noon and night, it seems producers have something else in mind.
Taylor Lautner Goes Shirtless in Cancun
Ladies beware, because Spring Break is about to be invaded by Twi-hards…or something like that. If there's one dude who's obviously doing everything he can to take advantage of his newfound super-stardom, it's Taylor Lautner. His "people" have been aggressively looking for the right films for Lautner to take on post-Twilight Saga, and one such flick has just slipped onto our radar.
Watch K-Stew and Dakota Fanning Rock Out in 'Runaways' Trailer
Only a couple of days ago we brought you the first official image of Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in The Runaways, which is a biopic about the iconic all-girl teenage rock band that thrashed the stage and took the world by storm back in the '70s. The film will enjoy its world premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival before arriving in theaters this March.
First Official Image of Kristen Stewart in 'The Runaways'!
Yes, contrary to popular belief, Kristen Stewart is allowed to star in other movies besides those having to do with The Twilight Saga. While Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner continue to keep her (along with the rest of the world) pretty busy, Stewart has managed to squeeze in a few smaller films in between shooting those Twilight movies. In fact, two such films will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival next month: The Runaways and Welcome to the Rileys.
Summit to Produce Biopic on Non-Vampiric Dracula
The folks who brought The Twilight Saga to cinemas are now producing another bloodlusting film called Vlad, but this time without the vampires. Vlad III was a real-life 15th century ruler who inspired the whole Dracula-vampire lore. (Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, partially based on the real Vlad’s exploits, ignited the frenzy that's grown into the pop-culture phenomenon it is today.)
'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' to Go IMAX!
Summit Entertainment has announced in a joint statement with the IMAX Corp. that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will become the first film in the Twilight franchise to hit IMAX screens as well as conventional theaters on June 30th, 2010. While none of the scenes in the film were shot with IMAX cameras (like Christopher Nolan did with The Dark Knight), Twi-hards across the world should be pretty stoked at the chance to geek out over Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner while watching them on the biggest big screen on earth.
Robert Pattinson in Remember Me
Watch Robert Pattinson in the new 'Remember Me' trailer.
The Hottest Movie Werewolves
Werewolves, Lycans, shapeshifters – call them what you will. Vampires' natural enemies can sizzle up the big and small screen just fine in their human forms. New Moon's Taylor Lautner and the rest of the Wolf Pack are the latest to reinvigorate the werewolf genre with the "sexy" gene. Get a load of these sexy wolves and tell us who you think tops the list.
Taylor Lautner: Our Next Big Superhero?
Get ready to Twi-harder ladies and gentlemen, because everyone’s fave shirtless teenage ab machine may be adding superpowers to his other-worldly repertoire. After crashing onto the scene as a werewolf-in-love in New Moon, Taylor Lautner may now be gearing up to take on what could be a completely different franchise in the character of Max Steel.
Will Warner Bros. Unleash the Next 'Twilight'?
After a whopping eight Harry Potter films, Warner Bros. is just now beginning to envision an upcoming film slate that doesn't include a Harry Potter movie. So what do they do? Well, they look around for another coming-of-age property – perhaps one that would entice some of those Twilight fans to fork over their dollars.
OMG! 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' to Be Two Films?
When Harry Potter decided to split up his final film into two parts, that decision paved the way for other studios to pull similar stunts with their big, long-lasting franchises. Naturally, Summit Entertainment is now trying to decide whether or not to split up the final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn, into two films – and a lot of their decision, I feel, will be based on whether they can talk Chris Weitz into directing both films back-to-back.
'New Moon' keeps top box office spot with $42.5M
Vampires and werewolves continue to howl at the box office with a $42.5 million weekend for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
The "Twilight" sequel remains No. 1 for a second straight weekend, though it was nearly blind-sided for the top spot by a real-life football drama.
Man Bites Teen at 'New Moon' Screening
Will you be going back to see The Twilight Saga: New Moon in theaters this weekend? Apparently yes, according to a new Fandango poll where 52% of the fans surveyed said they're going to see the film more than once in theaters. If you do plan to head out for another go-round with Bella and Edward, make sure to pay attention to who's sitting around you because apparently one 17-year-old Twilight fan was actually bitten by a man sitting behind her at a recent New Moon screening in Norton Shores, Michigan.
Why Robert Pattinson is Scared of His Fans
Some celebrities are a little cautious around their screaming fans because, well, they don't want a fan to accidentally scratch them or do something inappropriate while trying to get their attention/autograph. Robert Pattinson, on the other hand, is afraid for a whole different reason: he's apparently worried that there's a chance he may be infected with HIV should a fan approach him with an open wound and ask the star to suck their blood.
'New Moon' Shatters Box Office Records!
We already brought you the news that The Twilight Saga: New Moon broke the record for best midnight opening (beating this past summer's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), but while you were scarfing down popcorn and inhaling Robert Pattinson this weekend, the film broke a few other records too.
Poll: The Twilight Saga: New Moon – What Did You Think?
Seeing as The Twilight Saga: New Moon racked up $140 million at the domestic box office this weekend – giving it sole possession of third place on the all-time best opening weekends list – there's a pretty good chance most of you fought the long lines and took in a screening or several.
'New Moon' director Chris Weitz NOT Retiring
Twi-hards, you can breathe a sigh of relief. New Moon director Chris Weitz isn't leaving the world of cinema just yet. Rumors that he's retiring after directing The Gardener hit the mill last week with an interview with Moviemaker Magazine.
'New Moon' Destroys Harry Potter on Way to Best Midnight Opening Ever!
Well, so much for the folks who thought all those negative reviews might impact New Moon's opening box office. Variety tells us that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has shattered records and set box office history by grossing an astonishing $26 million in midnight showings alone. The latest installment in the teen vamp franchise easily beat the previous record-holder, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which grossed $22.2 million earlier this summer.
Poll: How Much will The Twilight Saga: New Moon Make Opening Weekend?
Yes, there are three new films in wide release this weekend, but I think we're gonna skip our usual Who Will Win The Box Office Poll because, well, I think it's pretty obvious which film will win the weekend. But just how much The Twilight Saga: New Moon makes is an entirely different story. At this same time back in 2008, Twilight opened in theaters to the tune of $69 million. The film eventually went on to gross a whopping $383 million worldwide, and there's a pretty good chance New Moon could beat that.
Werewolves: They're Bringing Sexy Back
You've seen endless lists of sexy vampires, but what about their natural enemies—werewolves? We got to doing some research and found that the dudes who play the hairy howlers are pretty photogenic—in their human forms. We've put together a photo list of the guys who play these often bloodthirsty beasts, including Taylor Lautner from New Moon and Michael J. Fox from Teen Wolf, thanks to some of your suggestions via Twitter. (Follow @Fandango here).
Why Chris Weitz Probably Won't Direct 'Breaking Dawn'
Will Summit Entertainment stick with the whole one-director-per-film thing, or will they bring back someone from the first three to step behind the camera for what in all likelihood will be the final big-screen installment in the Twilight franchise? Well, chances are very good that Catherine Hardwicke won't be back, and the word is still out on David Slade (who's directing Eclipse, due out on June 30th), but New Moon director Chris Weitz may have already given up his spot by revealing in a recent interview that he may quit directing after his next film.
The Five: People We'd Like to See Star in Future 'Twilight' Installments
From what I gather, there are over 20 brand new characters introduced in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the final book (and film adaptation) in Stephenie Meyer's series. Since Eclipse is already filming and probably not adding too many more cast members, we'll concentrate more on the final book, which, according to Robert Pattinson, will most likely go before cameras next summer.
The Buzz: 'New Moon' Reviews Are In!
We're less than 24 hours away from much-anticipated debut of The Twilight Saga: New Moon in theaters. But before you head out to line up and fight the crowds, perhaps you should check in to see what the critics thought of the latest installment in the Twilight series. Of course, if you're a true Twi-hard, you're watching this film regardless, but those of you on the fence may want to take a look at this …
NEW MOON stars reveal their secrets
New Moon stars reveal their secrets, as heard on Fandango:
ROBERT PATTINSON to FANDANGO:
1. ON THE SECOND TIME AROUND:
“I saw the movie [NEW MOON] the other day and I like it a lot; it’s a lot easier to promote – not that I didn’t like TWILIGHT… [but] there were so many different pressures pulling in every direction…and now, after the first one came out, you see [who] the audience is…you know exactly what you’re delivering….”
2. ON HOW HE PREPARED FOR THE “DUMPING BELLA” SCENE:
“I didn’t want Edward to seem just like a complete asshole about it – being completely cruel to her just to get rid of her…but I suddenly realized that everything he’s saying to her is the truth.”
KRISTEN STEWART to FANDANGO:
1. ON PLAYING BELLA A SECOND TIME:
“It’s a cool opportunity – it’s rare – to be able to explore a character further than I’m used to - I usually get 6 weeks [to explore a character] and then you’re done.”
2. ON HER INITIAL APPEARANCES PROMOTING “TWILIGHT”:
“I was so initially aware that people cared about what I had to say…about something they cared so much about…[So] when I tried to articulate [my thoughts], I was so uber-over-analytical about everything, [thinking,] ‘God, I hope I’m saying the right thing’…and instantly, the second that’s all you’re worrying about, you’re going to say the wrong thing.”
TAYLOR LAUTNER to FANDANGO:
ON KRISTEN STEWART:
1. “We have a relationship that’s very similar to Jake and Bella… I personally love Jake & Bella’s relationship… how it develops from being best friends into more than friends.”
2. “It takes a lot of hard work just to keep it up; it’s just as hard to maintain it as it is to put it on…especially, when you’re filming 16-hour days, when do you get into the gym? When do you eat during the day? When you’re walking back from a set to your trailer…you can’t look in that direction [of the craft services/catering table]…you just can’t… you gotta take a different route!”
DIRECTOR CHRIS WEITZ to FANDANGO:
1. ON HIS CAST:
“I think Kristen is exceptional, a transcendent actress – and Rob is too – he’s just much more sort of shy, modest and mumble-y about it. And there was the flowering of Taylor as an actor – not just that he bulked up for the part – but he was willing to go to places which we hadn’t seen him go to in the first film.”
2. ON THE FANS:
“I feel a responsibility to the fans. They wait and wait and they hope that they get a good version of this book. I’m probably more nervous now - after everyone is asking me [this week] if I’m nervous - than I was at any other point [while shooting the movie.]”
'New Moon' Watch: Movie Premiere, Ticket Sales and More Spoofs!
We're only three days away from The Twilight Saga: New Moon arriving in theaters (well, less than three days if you want to get technical), which means there's more Twilight-related news floating around than empty space in Lindsay Lohan's brain. Zing!
Watch Exclusive Cast Interviews!
Stewart, Pattinson, Lautner and director Chris Weitz reveal their thoughts on Bella, Edward, Jacob and more!
Twilight Scoop: New Video Game, Lautner Barbie and Watch the Premiere!
With The Twilight Saga: New Moon opening in theaters at the end of this week, expect lots of little Twilight-related tidbits to be arriving online over the next few days. Luckily, you Fandango Fanatics have me to scour these internets in search of all things of interest.
Edward vs. The Volturi
Watch Edward fight The Volturi in this new clip.
20 Things To Do Before New Moon
Got your New Moon tickets? Check. Picked your movie-going entourage? Check. Now what? As you're counting down the days 'til New Moon, here are 20 fun things you can do with your other friends in the fang base to help satiate your anticipation.
The New Moon Volturi and Wolf Pack Guide
Attention Twihards, who have an insatiable thirst for every bit of New Moon content before its release. We've put together a guide for new characters, namely those of the Volturi and Wolf Pack. Whether you're brushing up on Twilight trivia before seeing the movie, or you're a newbie on the Stephenie Meyer bandwagon, you'll find everything you'll need to know about the up and coming vampires and werewolves in the pages ahead.
'New Moon' Strikes Down 'Dark Knight', 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars' to Become the #1 Advance Ticket-Seller in Fandango History
With five more days before its November 20 release date, New Moon has already leaped over previous record-holders to become the top-selling pre-release title in Fandango's ten-year history. The new record for Fandango's fastest-selling film was set on Saturday night, November 14, shortly after 8:00 p.m.
New Moon Fandango Bucks Gift Card Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win limited edition New Moon Fandango Bucks Gift Cards — the ultimate collectible for any Twilight fan!
New Moon Eclipses Twilight as #4 Top Advance Ticket–Seller on Fandango
New Moon opens at midnight one week from tonight, but the film has already outsold its predecessor, Twilight, in total advance ticket sales on Fandango, the nation's leading movie ticketing destination. The new movie currently represents 75% of the site's ticket sales.
New Moon - Cast Tour Fan Event
Exclusive video of the Cast Tour from Hollywood! Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner were all there along with performances by Death Cab for Cutie, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina!
Whipped to Ripped: Top Transformations
In honor of Taylor Lautner's amazing 30-pound weight gain to portray New Moon's werewolf Jacob Black, we've corralled the top big-screen stars who went from whipped to ripped--abs, biceps and bods, that is. Click on to check out the results of our recent survey on who tops the list
Funny or Lame: Taylor Swift's SNL 'Twilight' Spoof
If you managed to catch Saturday Night Live over the weekend, then you probably watched this week's host, Taylor Swift, poke a little fun at Twilight in a parody trailer for a film called Firelight. Here, instead of a girl falling deeply in love with a vampire, Swift plays a girl who, aside from biting her lip, like, a lot, falls for Frankenstein. Oh yes, when "The Franks" invade a small town high school, things take a drastic turn for the weird as our heroine does all she can to keep her relationship with Frankenstein going without being accidentally strangled by her one true love.
20 Sexy Vampires!
Vampires are all the rage nowadays on the big screen and small, with the hotly anticipated New Moon only a few short weeks away, CW's The Vampire Diaries now taking a bite out of prime-time, and HBO's True Blood gearing up to shoot Season 3. All of these franchises are loaded with sexy bloodsuckers...but truly, who are now, and have been, the hottest of the hot? Here are 20 red-blooded favorites!
Check all new photos from the set of New Moon.
New Volturi fight scene in HD!
Aro gives the order and it's on between Edward and Felix as Bella's life is in danger!
The 'Twilight' Film You Won't Want to WatchThe 'Twilight' Film You Won't Want to Watch
Okay, maybe I'm being a bit premature in my prediction that you won't want to watch this Twilight-related piece of "um, yeah, whatever" – but regardless I guarantee you'll be yawning roughly 30 seconds in. Bluewater Productions has decided to create a bio comic for Twilight's author called Twilight Unbound: The Stephenie Meyer Story. But not only will Meyer get her own comic, Bluewater has actually gone the extra step to turn this sucker into a motion comic!
Exclusive: New Kristen Stewart Movie 'The Yellow Handkerchief' Poster Premiere!
Can't get enough of Kristen 'Bella' Stewart? Well, her new movie The Yellow Handkerchief comes out from Samuel Goldwyn on February 12, 2010 and we have the exclusive poster premiere right here! The PG-13 rated movie also stars William Hurt, Maria Bello and Eddie Redmayne and is "a love story at its core, about three strangers of two generations bound by loneliness who reach out to one another. After embarking on a road trip through post Katrina Louisiana, their relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances." Sounds interesting and emotional, but eventually, uplifting...
Fun Finds: Check Out Robert Pattinson Singing
Before Robert Pattinson entered the world of Twilight, thereby instantly transforming into The Most Popular Male Actor in the Universe, he starred in a little film called How to Be, which will conveniently hit DVD shelves right before New Moon opens in theaters on November 17th.
Fanboy Fix: 'Twilight' Re-Release, 'Star Trek' Deleted Scene and 'Alien' Prequel
Summit Entertainment plans to give you Twi-hards an extra treat prior to the theatrical release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon as they've just announced a plan to re-release Twilight into theaters for one night only on November 19th, 24 hours prior to its sequel is scheduled to roll out nationwide.
LAST CHANCE! Twihard Alert! Free Wristbands for the 'New Moon' Cast Tour!
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER! --Ok, twihards, here's something you'll love. Fandango has wristbands for Hot Topic’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon Cast Tour events - featuring select members of the New Moon cast and bands from the film’s soundtrack - in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia.
Follow Fandango on Twitter (www.twitter.com/fandango) for a chance to win! Contest ends at 2 pm PST today!
Scoop This: 'Eclipse' Title Art, 'Footloose' Director Bails and a 'Paranormal' Sequel
Summit Entertainment is wasting no time in blanketing the earth with Twilight-related news. Less than 24 hours after they announced a giant 15-city New Moon cast tour comes this brand new official title art for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which hits theaters on June 30, 2010.
2009's Top Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes
Over 1,000 Fandango readers voted in our polls to try to determine which 2009 movie-inspired costumes would be the biggest hits this year…and the results may surprise you. We asked two different questions, with one looking for the most popular movie-inspired "team" costume based on a 2009 film, and the other looking for the most sought-after movie-inspired adult costume based on a character or star from a 2009 film. So, would vampires and mall cops rule the day?
'New Moon' Cast Going on Cross-Country Tour!
While it's not quite The Rolling Stones or Metallica, Twi-hards from across the nation will have a chance to meet the cast members of The Twilight Saga: New Moon when they kick off a nationwide tour this November, visiting 15 cities beginning with Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Friday, November 6th. The special event in Los Angeles, which is open to the public, will feature performances from several bands on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack in addition to a Question & Answer session with many of the movie's cast members.
The Five: Vampires We’d Want to Date
Let’s face it: vampires are a risky investment, in terms of someone you’d want to date. Yeah, sure, out of your standard movie monsters, vampires do tend to be the most sensual and romantic (who doesn’t like a little nibble on the neck?), but then you have to deal with the whole biting thing, sharp fangs and the fact that your significant other can’t really go tanning with you in the Caribbean.
Exclusive: HD 'New Moon' Clip Debuts!
The latest New Moon video clip debuted last night on Access Hollywood, but if you missed it, you can still watch "Event" here on Fandango, exclusively in HD! We get an up-close look at Jacob's eyes when he's a werewolf, his seamless transformation, and of course, those shirtless shots we know Team Jacob is squealing for. In Lycan form, we see him as Bella's fierce protector from Laurent and fiery redhead Victoria.
New Moon TV Spot To Debut Exclusively Tonight!
Watch the first New Moon TV spot - debuting online exclusively at 8 pm PST on Fandango.com!
'New Moon' Clip: Bella vs. The Wolves
In addition to the 10 new photos from The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Summit Entertainment has released the first official clip from the film online via iTunes, with a tantalizing introduction by Taylor Lautner. In the clip (which you can watch in HD here or below), Bella squares off against the shirtless wolf pack, becoming so enraged at one point that she goes so far as to slap one of the boys across the face. This, of course, wasn't the smartest course of action, since within seconds the shirtless boy transforms into a giant angry wolf, capable of tearing Bella to shreds in, oh, about 2.4 seconds.
New 'New Moon' Photos of Edward, Bella, Jacob and Alice!
Ten, brand-spanking-new photos from New Moon hit the web this morning, and Summit titled the folder they came in "No Regret." If you've read the books, you'll know that it refers to Bella's feelings for Edward despite her heart wrenching ordeal after the breakup. It also captures the essence of the film, especially toward the end—which I won't spoil here. Feast your eyes on five of the photos and head to the New Moon gallery for the rest.
Scoop This: 'Twilight' Awards, 'Little Fockers' and Shyamalan is the Devil
Spike TV's fantastic Twilight, er, Scream Awards were held last night, which is one of those fanboy-esque awards shows similar to the MTV Movie Awards where big, popular blockbusters populate the categories and fans vote online for the winners. Of course, vampires ruled the day, with Twilight winning for Best Fantasy Movie and Taylor Lautner winning for Break-out Performance Male, while HBO's True Blood racked up awards for Best Horror Actor Male and Female, Best TV Show and Best Villain.
New Moon Survey
In a recent online survey for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Fandango asked more than 2,500 NEW MOON fans about their passion for the TWILIGHT franchise. Some of the findings are below:
* 96% read the book, NEW MOON, by Stephenie Meyer.
* 94% have read the entire TWILIGHT series.
* 68% of fans first became aware of the TWILIGHT saga while the first movie was in theaters; 32% were fans of the book series before the first movie was released.
* 95% have faith that Chris Weitz will do a good job in telling the story of NEW MOON.
* 93% have seen NEW MOON trailers online.
* 77% say the action scenes in NEW MOON are a main draw; while 98% say the action glimpsed in the NEW MOON trailers looks more exciting than the action in TWILIGHT.
* 53% plan on seeing NEW MOON at midnight; 26% plan to see it sometime on opening day; 21% plan to see it sometime during opening week or thereafter.
* 79% plan to see it with a group of three friends or more.
* 83% are on Team Edward; 17% are on Team Jacob.
Limited Edition New Moon Gift Cards
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New Moon Free Song Download
Buy advance tickets to New Moon and receive a free, exclusive soundtrack song remix on iTunes!
Bella and Edward in First Images from 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Well, the good news is that both Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) somehow find a way to survive The Twilight Saga: New Moon (due in theaters November 20th), because the two lead characters are front and center in these newly released images from the next installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Kristen Stewart's Secret to Success: Lip Biting
Some actors and actresses make their mark by doing funny voices or dressing up in ridiculous costumes, while others simply go with the small, memorable facial movements over and over and over again. That's what brings us to Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who at some point during her fairly new-ish career decided it might be a good idea to give most (if not all) her characters the same trait: lip biting.
'New Moon' Soundtrack Leaks – Listen Now!
We're not sure how it leaked, but those of you itching to listen to the full soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon can now do so one week before its official release date of October 20th. Based on the tracks I listened to, the soundtrack is definitely packed with dark, moody tunes that are sure to excite the angsty teenage vampire inside all of us.
'New Moon' Music Video Arrives Online!
Okay, we can do without the parts where Death Cab for Cutie are playing their instruments and doing, ya know, band-related stuff – but if you're going to watch this brand new video for "Meet Me on the Equinox", then you should do so for the never-before-seen footage from The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which still hasn't arrived in theaters yet. (Damn you November 20th – why can't you arrive sooner!)
Exclusive Interview: Michael Sheen
At 12, Michael Sheen was a rising football (soccer) star. The Welsh-born actor was offered a spot on one of Britain's major teams, Arsenal, but he decided instead to pursue a path toward theater and acting. We can't say we regret his decision, after his stellar performances in Frost/Nixon, The Queen, and the sci-fi/fantasy franchise Underworld.
Reader Poll: Who Should Play Prince Harry -- Robert Pattinson or Rupert Grint?
Rumors are swirling around the UK that both Robert Pattinson and Rupert Grint are being eyed to play Prince Harry in an upcoming biopic directed by Peter Kosminsky (White Oleander). Now you might think that at 25 years of age, Prince Harry really hasn't lived the kind of life worthy of a big-screen biopic. Kosminsky, however, feels differently. On why he's attracted to the project, Kosminsky told the Telegraph the following: "His parents break up in the most spectacularly public way, his mother dies in the most tragic and, again, public way and everything is picked over. He's a man born to no role, the heir and the spare."
Will Kristen Stewart Become 'An American Girl'?
Prior to playing Bella in Twilight, Kristen Stewart was a relatively unknown indie actress who popped up in fairly obscure festival films playing some variation of an abused and tormented teenager. Now, though, whether she wanted the attention or not, Stewart has become a sort of teen idol – joining the ranks of those who've come before her, like Kirk Cameron, Debbie Gibson, Davy Jones and Britney Spears.
Yay or Nay: I Kissed a Vampire – The Musical
Looking to capitalize on the ultra large audiences for High School Musical and The Twilight Saga, someone thought it would be a good idea to combine the two and put together something called I Kissed a Vampire, which is a movie-musical that's set to go straight to iTunes on October 13th.
3 New 'New Moon' Posters!
Summit has just released 3 new banner art posters for the 3 main character groups in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and we've got them right here for you! The first one is of the Cullens. The second one is of the Volturi and the third one is of the Wolfpack.
Stephenie Meyers' Ditches 'The Twilight Saga' for 'The Host'
As a novelist, naturally, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has worked on more than just a handful of teen-centric vampire novels. And now that her Twilight Saga has turned into a giant fangirl-tastic franchise, Hollywood is looking to cash in on whatever else the gal has up her sleeve. That "whatever else" just happens to be Meyer's first adult novel, The Host, which was picked up by producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, all of whom used their own money to nab the screen rights. Andrew Niccol (Gattica, Lord of War) will write the screenplay.
'New Moon' Photos: Taylor Goes Shirtless—Again
Ooo la la! It seems like these days, whenever New Moon shows up in Twitter trending topics, it's because of someone's abs—either Rob Pattinson's, Taylor Lautner's or both. The LA Times posted 30-plus, new on-set images of the cast and crew filming at a park outside of Vancouver in the wee hours of the morning. While most kept themselves covered with puffy jackets and hats to keep warm, Taylor went sans shirt for the shoot—nothing but his chiseled muscles for insulation. Now that's dedication!
'New Moon' Update: Sexy Image and Leaked Soundtrack Song
Things are beginning to heat up on the New Moon front as yesterday a brand new image from the film was released featuring those two knuckleheads Bella and Edward in a weird sort of marriage proposal pose looking all lusty and passionate and concerned. Ever notice that? Ya know, the fact that Bella always looks concerned or upset or freaked out? I mean, sure, you've fallen in love with a hot teenage vampire and things tend to get a little dangerous when you dabble in the supernatural world, but it wouldn't hurt the chick to smile once and awhile is all I'm saying. Anyway, check out the photo below … but prepare to swoon loudly!
The Wackiest 'New Moon' Fan Art Ever!
We've seen some strange things when it comes to the kind of fan-inspired art created by those who cherish The Twilight Saga more than, say, their own existence in this world. From Robert Pattinson-inspired shadow posters to an actual felted version of Bella's womb, it's obvious that fans will go to great lengths to show their devotion to all things Twilight. But now some fans have taken it up a notch over in Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's home state of Utah by creating two giant open field mazes in preparation for the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon, due in theaters on November 20.
More Midnight Tix for 'New Moon' on Sale Now!
We know the bulk of you Twihards out there have been clamoring for New Moon tickets ever since Carmike started selling in select cities. So here's the news you've all been waiting for: The market has expanded! Regal has just booked their midnight showings of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and their showtimes are on sale now. Better start rounding up your Team Jacob or Team Edward members and planning your midnight viewing party! Search for showtimes now!
New Moon Tickets
Carmike Cinemas has programmed showtimes for New Moon at Midnight on late Thurs. night, 11/19 for some 63 theaters. Already, New Moon is this week's 3rd hottest selling movie on Fandango. Search showtimes here.
New Volturi Images!
Check out new Volturi images from New Moon!
First Set Photos from 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'!
The first images from the Seattle set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse have made their way online…and it's a smoocher! Yes, Eclipse was filming a scene under a Seattle bridge last night, and while it didn't include Bella or Edward, we do have our first look at Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria. You'll remember that Howard replaced Rachelle Lafevre in the role due to scheduling conflicts a few weeks ago, and that casting move sparked a war of words between the actress and the studio – with each side claiming they were right and the other was wrong.
'Eclipse' Begins Shooting While Twi-Con Goes on Tour
While all you Twi-hards feverishly count down the seconds until New Moon hits theaters on November 20th, the next installment in The Twilight Saga has already started production. Yup, Eclipse, to be directed by the pretty fantastic David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night), has officially commenced shooting in Vancouver – perhaps in time for them to include a teaser for the film in front of New Moon? Read more Twilight news.
Meet Jacob Black
Watch the latest New Moon trailer, featuring Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Set Visit Part 2
Now that you've read the Part 1 of our two-day New Moon Vancouver set visit, we'll dive right in to our spoiler-ridden Part 2!
There's a smoky haze all around the sound studio and the air is heavy with the smell of sawdust. We media folks are gathered around the viewing area, where monitors and headphones are set up for VIPs who have their names on the back of their chairs. Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg are among them. We're standing behind them, quietly scribbling notes on every little thing. Read the full New Moon Set Visit Part 2.
New Moon Director Chris Weitz - His take on the soundtrack, spoiler scenes and the Twilight pop-culture phenomenon
Chris Weitz, the director behind American Pie, takes his turn with the fan-crazed Twilight franchise on New Moon. Right now, he's on crunch time, working the fastest he's ever worked to hit his deadlines, and have the film ready for release this November. "We're kind of moving at light speed, but still trying to deliver something that's very elegant and beautiful," Weitz says.
We discuss the forthcoming soundtrack, working with Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen, and possibly returning to direct Breaking Dawn. For someone who's in the spotlight of the Twilight frenzy (something akin to Beatlemania), he remains calm, collected and refreshingly humble. Read the full interview.
Robert Pattinson and Megan Fox are Among Most Popular Fall 2009 Stars in Fandango 'Back to School' Survey
Robert Pattinson (who co-stars in November's Twilight sequel, New Moon) and Megan Fox (who stars in the September high school horror-comedy, Jennifer's Body) are among Fandango's Fall 2009's Celebrity Yearbook Award winners.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, surveyed more than 1,000 film fans in late July and early August 2009, asking them which Fall movie stars should win in different Yearbook Award categories. Winner include:
-Best Hair: Robert Pattinson (New Moon) and Jennifer Aniston (Love Happens)
-Most Likely to Succeed: Taylor Lautner (New Moon) and Ellen Page (Whip It)
Read full list of award winners, which includes a few of the New Moon stars.
Quick Hits: 'Eclipse' Casting and More!
'Eclipse' Nabs its King – While the entire universe awaits the full New Moon trailer (which will arrive in front of Bandslam in theaters on Friday and online shortly thereafter), the next film in The Twilight Saga is busy gearing up production. Today it was announced that Jack Huston (nephew of Anjelica and Danny) has nabbed the role of Royce King II in the third installment. He joins Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taylor Lautner in the film, due in theaters June 30, 2010.
'New Moon' Teaser Trailer! 14 Seconds of Bella, Edward and Jacob!
It's here! New Moon's glimpse of a shirtless Jacob has arrived--and it doesn't disappoint! Be sure to check out the full-length trailer in theaters this Friday, debuting exclusively with the release of Bandslam. Watch the New Moon trailer tease now!
'New Moon' Trailer Debuts with 'Bandslam'; Teaser Tomorrow!
Summit just announced New Moon's full-length theatrical trailer will hit theaters with the release of Bandslam this Friday, Aug. 14. It’s a smooth move for Summit since ‘Bandslam’ seems like a movie right up Twihard alley, with Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) starring. She was at one time rumored to be cast as Leah in the Twilight Saga.
For those of you who just can’t wait to get their Team Jacob/Edward fix, a 14-second tease of the new trailer will be airing nationwide, tomorrow. We'll be posting the tease as soon as Summit delivers the files, so check back around 9 a.m. PST to take a look. Fingers crossed, it’ll be something we haven’t seen before, with all the footage that’s already debuted from the Vancouver set visit and Comic-Con clips. Click here to check on the New Moon trailer.
'Twilight' sinks fangs into Teen Choice Awards
"Twilight" struck a vein at the Teen Choice Awards.
The adolescent vampire drama dominated Sunday's ceremony with 11 wins, including choice movie drama, romance, liplock, rumble and soundtrack. Kristen Stewart won the movie drama actress category while Robert Pattinson picked up two surfboard-shaped trophies - one for movie drama actor, another for male hottie. Read more on the rest of the Twilight awards.
Teen Sues Twilight Author for Plagiarizing Her Novel
C'mon, it was bound to happen at some point. According to TMZ, a 21-year-old girl named Jordan Scott claims Twilight author Stephanie Meyer plagiarized her 2006 book The Nocturne after finding too many similarities in Meyer's 2008 book Breaking Dawn, which was the final installment in her ridiculously popular Twilight series. Read more of the Twilight lawsuit.
Set Visit Interview with New Moon's Rachelle Lefevre
On our New Moon Vancouver set visit, we met up with Rachelle Lefevre, who plays Victoria, a vampire hell-bent on killing Bella for the death of her lover. She spent the day with her little sister, showing her around and introducing her to the other actors. When we caught up with her, she seemed genuinely excited for her role – and her future part in Eclipse.
It seems unlikely she'd purposely let her role in indie film Barney's Version take precedence over the Twilight Saga, and made it clear to us that she needed to be available to film Eclipse. Read on for New Moon details on the scheduling conflict and her stunt-filled, spoiler scenes.
New Exclusive New Moon Trailer with Bandslam Tickets
Buy tickets to Bandslam and get a sneak peek of an exclusive new trailer for New Moon, which can only be seen in theaters.
Major 'Twilight' Casting Drama Surrounds 'Eclipse'
They don't call it The Twilight Saga for no reason, as some major behind-the-scenes drama has developed over the past 24 hours as the franchise's third installment, Eclipse, nears the start of production later next month. It all started innocently enough when it was announced that actress Bryce Dallas Howard was replacing Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in Eclipse after the latter actress played the part for the first two films. Supposedly, Lefevre had some scheduling conflicts and so on and so forth. These things happen, right? No biggie. Read more of the Twilight casting drama.
New Pics! Megan Fox, Robert Pattinson and lots of costumes!
See all the latest pictures from Comic Con, including Robert Pattinson and Twilight fans!
'New Moon' Screens 2 Clips --Jacob, Edward Shirtless!
Are you dying to watch one of the scenes screened for fans who attended the New Moon panel? Maybe you'll pay more attention if I tell you that Taylor Lautner takes off his shirt. Anyway, the scene leaked onto YouTube and you can watch it here.
'New Moon' Press Conference Video!
Check out three 8-minute segments filmed at Comic-Con July 23! The three New Moon stars braved the crowds to dish about their upcoming movie.
`Twilight' dominates Comic Con, drawing thousands
Most camped out overnight. Some spent two nights outside the San Diego Convention Center. They wore homemade T-shirts, made friends with fellow fans and talked about their allegiance to Team Edward or Team Jacob.
They are the "Twilight" fangirls, and they came to Comic Con by the thousands to see the movie's stars in person at a panel Thursday for the film's sequel. Read more Twilight news at Comic Con.
Exclusive Set Visit Interview! New Moon's Jamie Campbell Bower
In a bleach blond wig offset with stylish, dark attire, British actor Jamie Campbell Bower stands outside the sound studio on the Vancouver set of New Moon, having a cigarette break and waiting to be called in to shoot. His previous role in Sweeney Todd, and buzz from his upcoming part as Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows haven't quite thrust him into the stratosphere of fame yet, but playing Caius, a member of the Volturi, might do the job. We grab him for a moment to ask him about his mysterious character, what it's like to be a part of the Twilight phenomenon and what plans he has for his musical career. Read the on set interview of New Moon's Jamie Campbell Bower.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Set Visit Part 1
It's been nearly two months since our two-day Vancouver Film Studios set visit for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and I'm about to burst! It's been a real challenge to keep my mouth shut for so long on really juicy secrets—the Voluturi! Oh the Volturi! They're straight from the pages of Stephenie Meyer's book! The freaky red eyes, pale skin, the chic Italian clothes, a family crest pendant – everything down to the smallest detail — suits their coven perfectly. They make a deliciously deadly vampire mafia. We got to watch Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart film a bunch of scenes near the film's ending, and also interviewed a LOT of the cast and crew: Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen, and Rachelle Lefevre to name a few. Read our Fandango report on the New Moon set visit.
Set Visit Interview with New Moon's Taylor Lautner
Around this same time last year, not too many people knew who Taylor Lautner was. He showed up for 2008's San Diego Comic-Con Twilight panel, but everyone was busy fawning over the British bloke who made all the girls squeal every time he opened his mouth. Lautner's come a long way since then as the fan-proclaimed mascot of Team Jacob, and this time, New Moon shines the spotlight on him.
This ridiculously buff 17-year-old wasn't afraid to joke around with us—he has a contagious, giddy laugh and energetic persona that embodies Stephenie Meyer's coming-of-age werewolf. We stole a few minutes with him in the Vancouver Film Studios during our New Moon set visit and chatted about his Michael Phelps diet, favorite scenes and perspective on Jacob. Read the full Taylor Lautner interview.
Cast to Introduce 'Twilight' Re-release at Comic-Con Special Screening; Tix on Sale Today!
Tix on sale today for one-night only screenings of Twilight on Thurs., July 23rd, at The Gaslamp Stadium in San Diego, CA, which will include live introductions from the cast! Buy tickets now!
New Moon Trailer in HD
Watch the New Moon trailer in HD!
'Twilight' Fan Cruise Promises Ocean Views, Sea Sickness and Autographs
Not long ago we told you about those Twilight set tours in Vancouver, where you can dole out a pretty penny and tour the actual locations where Twilight and New Moon were filmed. Well now, ladies and Twi-hards, it seems the bar has officially been raised with the introduction of the Twilight Fan Cruise! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water comes a brand new way to milk this franchise for everything its worth! Read more about the Twilight Fan Cruise.
'Twilight' Rules The MTV Movie Awards
If you're a fan of the Twilight series and you weren't watching the MTV Movie Awards last night, then, well, what the hell were you doing!? This decade's hottest vampire franchise totally ruled the night, taking home several awards including Best Movie, Best Kiss, Best Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson), Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Best Fight. Phew. That's a mouthful. Read the list of Twilight winners.
New Moon Movie Photos
View all new movie photos from the set of New Moon.
New Moon Fan Reviews
Read the latest New Moon fan reviews!