Fans of The Twilight Saga movie franchise had something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Director Bill Condon used the official Twilight Twitter account to wish fans a "Happy Thanksgiving and a crazy Black Friday" and to reveal the first official image from Breaking Dawn: Part 1. The image shows a pale, slender arm gripping a fistful of feathers, presumably foreshadowing the steamy love-making that Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) will get up to while honeymooning on Isle Esme, the private island off the coast of Brazil where they consummated their marriage in the Breaking Dawn novel by Stephenie Meyer. Heeeerrrre comes Renesmee! Posted 11.27.10 by BrentJS
In a new Facebook update, Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg left a message updating fans on the status of upcoming movie Breaking Dawn. Rosenberg's message talks about director Bill Condon, and his understanding of Stephenie Meyer's much-loved creation.
I've been working very closely with our director Bill Condon, whose input has been SO great. He understands story, structure and character as only a fellow writer can, but he also has fantastic visual ideas. And he's not shying away from anything! Sex, birth, feathers, blood ... it's all in there. More later! but can the book be adapted scene-for-scene? >> Posted 09.11.10 by reelz
When it comes to Breaking Dawn, is your knowledge as rusty as Bella's truck or as solid as a Mercedes Guardian? While you await the start of filming for the two-part movie finale, find out just how well you know the fourth and final installment of the Twilight Saga.
Take our Breaking Dawn Quiz Posted 07.22.10 by reelz
Late last night Summit Entertainment confirmed what Twilighters have assumed for a while: Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's series, will be split into two movies.
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement, which also confirms that all the main cast members will be returning for both movies — yes, even Ashley Greene (Alice) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett). more on Summit's news, plus fan reaction >> Posted 06.11.10 by reelz
Although The Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz declined to helm the movie adaptation of fourth novel Breaking Dawn, he still has plenty to say on the subject. In a recent interview with MTV, Weitz spoke about new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), Twilight fans, and Kristen Stewart's Breaking Dawn birth scene. What did Weitz have to say? >> Posted 06.07.10 by reelz
With the recent announcements that director Bill Condon will be at the helm of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and that the movie won't release until November 2011, we got to thinking about which scenes need to make the transition from book to movie.
It's no secret that the fourth installment in The Twilight Saga received a mixed reaction when published, or that the movie is one of the most hotly debated topics among fans. We picked the top 5 scenes that deserve a place in the movie. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments.
(Warning: Contains Breaking Dawn spoilers!)See our 5 Must-Have Breaking Dawn Scenes >> Posted 05.06.10 by reelz
Today, via email, Summit Entertainment confirmed rumors that Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final Twilight Saga movie, will hit theaters on November 18th, 2011.
There has still been no confirmation on whether Breaking Dawn will be split into two movies, though we wouldn't be at all surprised if the rumors are true. Summit has a cash-cow phenomenon on its hands, so why not milk it for all it's worth?
We're assuming the fantastic 3 — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner — will all be returning for the fourth movie, though again, nothing has been officially announced. We're betting Summit will be faced with three hefty payrise requests, along with a barrage of angry emails from Twilighters distraught at having to wait a year and a half for their next Edward fix. There's no pleasing some people, is there? Posted 05.05.10 by reelz
It's official: Stephenie Meyer's fourth installment in the The Twilight Saga is headed to the big screen with director Bill Condon at the helm. Today's news, via a press release from Summit, confirms rumors earlier in the month that he had "emerged as the number one choice."
In making the announcement, Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production and Acquisitions said:
more on Condon, including Stephenie Meyer's reaction >> Posted 04.28.10 by reelz
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.
While there's no official word yet on who Summit will choose to helm the two-part movie version of the final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Deadline New York is reporting that Bill Condon "has emerged as the number one choice," saying that the studio and director are currently negotiating "after several strong meetings." Would Condon take over as screenwriter? >> Posted 04.07.10 by reelz
Entertaiment Weekly is reporting that Marlon Wayans is already in negotiations to star as comedy legend Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Part of the well-established Wayans Brothers clan, which helped pioneer In Living Color and several hit comedies in the early to mid '90s, Marlon Wayans showed his range by dropping a highly memorable performance as a Coney Island junkie in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (2000).
If we didn't have that performance to judge from, we might think the idea of him portraying Pryor is a big mistake, since he's also written and starred in several forgettable Scary Movie installments.
But according to the EW post, Wayans fought hard for the chance to audition for the role, and he then wowed producers with a 13-minute audition in which he "transforms into Pryor."
Apparently, Eddie Murphy was once attached to this project, but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. This seems fortunate, because Wayans seems like a better fit. We think audience's familiarity with Murphy's distinct comedic identity would make it difficult for him to pull off a convincing performance.
The project is being helmed by Bill Condon, who also directed Dreamgirls, Kinsey, and Gods and Monsters. Chris Rock is producing along with Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor. No official casting decisions or release dates have been announced.
In the meantime, check out this clip of Pryor talking about kids telling lies (one of the few profanity-free clips of Pryor we could find). Posted 10.08.09 by reelz