American Pie 4 has been in the works for a while, with Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay writer/directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg announcing last April that they intended to direct the fourth installment of the franchise instead of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
The Wrap reports that the upcoming sequel, titled American Reunion, is intending to bring back to original cast for another sequel, the first theatrical sequel since 2003's American Wedding. Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott are already signed to return as is Eugene Levy — no surprise there, since Levy appeared in all four direct-to-DVD American Pie Presents "comedies" such as 2009's American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. Scott's recent admission to a treatment program for "health and personal issues" is not expected to affect the production. What will Reunion be about? >> Posted 03.19.11 by Ryan
Remember when audiences fell in love with Meet the Parents in 2000 and then almost immediately fell out of love after watching 2004's Meet the Fockers? Well, Universal is hoping that the third time's the charm when Little Fockers arrives in theaters on December 22. See the Little Fockers trailer >> Posted 06.25.10 by Ryan
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
Melissa Rosenberg, the woman responsible for adapting The Twilight Saga for the big screen, recently spoke to the aptly titled Vampires & Slayers about all things Stephenie Meyer.
When asked about her involvement on third movie Eclipse, Rosenberg said of director David Slade:
David is very used to working with writers, so he's very collaborative. He's very strong visually, he's an artist, so he storyboards everything down to the most minute details. All my rewrites can really be tailored to his visions, he really stays true to his original storyboards.
Rosenberg also goes on to talk about working with directors Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Chris Weitz (New Moon), and how they helped her condense scenes for the book-to-movie adaptation.
What do you think of her work, Twilighters? Has she done a good job of all the major book scenes, or do Bella and Edward need more steamy screen time? Let us know in the comments. Posted 03.09.10 by reelz
The Twilight Saga: New Moon took over MySpace today, with the release of new clips, images, and music videos.
The featurette is all about the Volturi — Italy's ancient and powerful vampire coven. Robert Pattinson plays with his hair, Kristen Stewart says very little as always, and genius Stephenie Meyer even sits down for a quick chat. The most exciting parts of the featurette are the new Volturi footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the end fight. It's all clever stunt work and wires which, unlike with Twilight, will hopefully be successfully edited out of the shot.
Also new today is a slightly different TV spot ("Never Hurt You"), a new image showing Kristen Stewart with director Chris Weitz, and a music video from Anya Marina, whose song "Satellite Heart" is featured on the movie's soundtrack. Look out for some movie clips in this one — if you stay awake long enough, that is.
Posted 11.03.09 by reelz
The latest New Moon wolfpack featurette is now online, and includes CGI clips, behind-the-scenes secrets, and short interviews with the cast and crew.
Director Chris Weitz says, "The world of the werewolves is also a world of amazing CGI", while wolfpack actors Taylor Lautner, Chaske Spencer, and Alex Meraz talk about the inner workings of the La Push wolves.
Check out the behind the scenes footage below — trust us, you don't want to miss Taylor Lautner suspended in mid-air, or Robert Pattinson throwing jealous-Edward-eyes in Jacob's direction. All's fair in fictional love triangles, right? Posted 10.30.09 by reelz
Kellan Lutz, the man behind "monkey man" Emmett Cullen, spoke to MTV about The Twilight Saga and how each director has brought something new to the franchise.
On the subject of differences within the saga, Lutz had this to say about directors Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, and David Slade:
Catherine Hardwicke was very energetic, and she made this beautiful movie. Chris Weitz had this really cool, really laid-back vibe, but has a great sense of how to do CGI and how to make these wolves look real and bigger than life versus just some computerized image. Then David Slade, with his action background and his indie style, just mixed the two. The movies are going to be unique in their own aspects, and that's what's really interesting — it's not the same director doing each one. We, as actors, got to see different styles of directing. So it doesn't feel old, ever.
When asked about his favorite New Moon scene, he replied with an answer sure to please the many fans of Charlie Swan and Billy Burke.
My favorite scene is probably anything that Charlie is in, played by Billy Burke. He just has this great comedic timing, and every scene with him, I get a laugh out of. And there's just tons of action. That's the thing too, seeing the wolves actually fight each other and roughhouse. It's really interesting to see what Chris did.
So, Twilighters, what's your take on the saga's directors? Who's your favorite? Do you think they'll do a good job bringing the characters to life? Let us know in the comments. Posted 10.27.09 by reelz
UK magazine Total Film has a new interview with Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson, about all things New Moon.
On the subject of director Chris Weitz, the British heartthrob was only too eager to compliment his work, saying:
I really love Chris. Not only is he a good director, he's a great guy. God, I sound like such an arse-kisser! But he actually is. He didn't really try and change anything. He saw what me and Kristen were doing and worked within the realms of that."
When asked about Edward's story arc in New Moon, Pattinson came up with a serious answer, showing that he understands the character more than a lot of people give him credit for.
He's always talking in the first one. "I need to make the right decision. I need to do stuff for you, for you, for you." And he makes a decisive move, which is to leave her, and he completely believes it's for her own good. But in his heart, he obviously realises it's completely wrong. And it takes him the whole movie to realise the profundity of his mistake. So that's what his arc is. The world forces him to realise he needs to be with Bella, and there's no way around it.
We're betting thousands of Twilighters swooned after reading those words, before running to watch their Twilight DVD for the hundredth time. Can Pattinson do no wrong? We can't wait to see if loyalties will change after fans finally see New Moon — will Team Jacob take over? Or will Team Edward keep hold of the majority vote? We'll find out in November. Posted 10.23.09 by reelz
The Twilight Saga now has an official Summit-based Twitter handle. More information came from Summit themselves:
We already have exclusive tweets from Chris Weitz (including a TwitPic of Chris at the Sound Mixing Stage) and the exclusive announcement of our first New Moon clip debut! Please check it out for frequent updates (including exclusives you won't get anywhere else) and be sure to follow us if you aren't already!
So, what are you waiting for? Start following @Twilight now for your exclusive movie updates. Posted 10.12.09 by reelz
Twilight Saga heartthrob Taylor Lautner caught up with BoxOffice.com to talk about all things Twilight. When asked what he likes about playing werewolf Jacob Black, the 17-year-old said:
I love Jacob and Bella's relationship. It's very different from Edward and Bella's. Jacob and Bella start off as really good friends. They become best friends — they can tell each other anything, they do whatever together, ride motorcycles. I love that.
And when asked what will draw a young male audience to the movie, he said:
There's a lot more action than Twilight. It's more exciting — it has werewolves and vampires, which creates fights because they don't get along. Not only does the action step up, but the whole story line does as well. Now there's a third person involved.
No one can fault Lautner's unwavering enthusiasm for his role as Jacob Black — he really does seem to love it. It's a good thing director Chris Weitz didn't replace him with an older, taller actor, or all hell would've broken loose. Posted 10.05.09 by reelz