The only way to properly send off one massively popular movie franchise is to start another.
The Twilight Saga comes to a close this weekend with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, so where will the fanbase turn for more fantastical love triangles between beautiful young characters from completely different worlds? Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is hoping that fans look no further than the upcoming adaptation of The Host, based on her novel of the same name. All Meyer and writer-director Andrew Niccol (In Time) will have to do is sell Twilight fans on a sci-fi story that involves humanity being possessed by invading alien "souls," while still utilizing a tragic central character who has two men in love with her. Should be easy. After all, if Meyer can create a rabid franchise by dabbling in the world of vampires and werewolves, why can't she find the same success in the world of parasitic alien creatures who take over human souls? fall for the latest trailers
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It's been a few weeks, but there are some brand new stills out for Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Character posters have been released in a steady stream for the movie, but it has been almost two months since fans have had new stills to enjoy from the final installment of the Twilight Saga.
This new batch of pictures features Kristen Stewart's Bella in the moments immediately after waking up in vampire form, as well as some sweet images of Bella and her Edward (Robert Pattinson), and one of new mom Bella with her daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The unexpected surprise is a shot of series creator Stephenie Meyer walking through a field of flowers. And don't worry, Team Jacob; there's a sweet new holiday pic featuring the handsome Taylor Lautner that has been added to the gallery as well. See Some of the New Pics >> Posted 08.16.12 by Mandy
The panel for Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has just come to a close and all the key players were in attendance. Of course the trio, Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) were there as well as series creator Stephenie Meyer. The Cullens were all in attendance, including Kellan Lutz who was remarkably handsome in his deep tan. Though it's not surprising he looks good tanned, we've just become so used to seeing him as a very pale vampire.
One of the more interesting answers of the afternoon came from Meyer who was asked if she planned to complete Midnight Sun, the story of the novel Twilight told from Edward's point of view. Meyer replied that she is burned out on vampires, but joking suggested that Pattinson write it. What we love about that response is that it leaves her wide open to write about werewolves or half-human-half-vampire children or shyster lawyers who forge documents for undead clients. All of these possibilities are left wide open. More about the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Panel >> Posted 07.12.12 by Mandy
Update: It turns out, the rumors were true. Stephenie Meyer did bring 5 minutes of her upcoming movie to the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 panel. The clip started with a montage that gave some background on several characters including Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) Stryder, and finished up with a short action sequence.
The Breaking Dawn - Part 2 panel will start shortly at Comic-Con, and rumor has it that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer has something big planned for the event.
According to Deadline, Meyer's surprise has something to do with her upcoming sci-fi movie, The Host. The movie just wrapped a few weeks ago, so many are hoping that she will be showing fans a sneak peek of some footage. It would certainly be an excellent opportunity to get fans from her Twilight franchise, which is coming to an end with this final movie, excited about her new project.
Posted 07.12.12 by Mandy
With Breaking Dawn: Part 2 hitting theaters this November, one of Hollywood's biggest franchises comes to end . . . or does it? Earlier today, the movie site Bloody Disgusting reported that studio Lionsgate was already in talks of rebooting the series in an effort to keep the Twilight money rolling in (the franchise's four installments have grossed more than a $1B domestically). The studio has already came out with a comment, saying there's no truth to the rumor.
The site writes:
They’ll deny it, right here, right now. We’ll get plenty of eggs in our face. Sites will burn us at the stake like a witch during the Salem trials. Still, the fact will remain: it’s true.
In fact, they’re already discussing it internally. It will happen.
Twilight will return. It will never leave. It is eternal. Prepare to weep for another decade.
The site goes on to speculate what direction the franchise could go forward — from a possible spinoff or a "one-off" sequel.
It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.
Despite the fact that Bloody Disgusting wrote their piece without any sources or concrete facts, the rumor took off, with several other media sites reporting on the possible Twilight reboot. With the rumor spreading, the studio reached out to Deadline with a statement saying no reboot is in the works. What did Lionsgate say about the rumor? >> Posted 06.17.12 by Chris
Up until now, the most we’ve seen from the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel The Host has been a couple movie stills and a teaser trailer that was void of any actual footage from the movie, but now we have our first look at The Host, courtesy of MTV News.
The clip includes short interviews with Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Meyer herself, where she talks about a "cave scene," from what we have gathered is a critical part in the movie. Fans of the book will know the reference. If you haven’t read the book, like us, here’s a helpful synopsis:
The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been 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.When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love. watch the set video >> Posted 05.29.12 by Chris
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is going to produce a movie based on a young-adult novel, but it's not one of her own. Meyer and her production company, Fickle Fish Films, have optioned the rights to Lois Duncan's Down a Dark Hall. The 1974 novel is a Gothic, supernatural tale about a teenage girl who gets accepted to a boarding school and finds that it only has four students enrolled. Though there doesn't seem to be any room for vampires and werewolves in the story, there certainly seems to be plenty of opportunity to include some thrills and suspense. There is no release date yet for the movie, but it is expected to arrive in 2014.
This is not the first time Meyer is producing a movie that's not based on her own work. Fickle Fish Films is also behind Austenland, based on a novel about a Pride and Prejudice–obsessed woman who travels to a Jane Austen–themed resort. From what Meyer has written about the experience on her website, it's clear she had a great time on the production end of the movie-making business. If Down a Dark Hall proves equally rewarding, there will likely be quite a few more literature-related movies coming from Meyer and Fickle Fish. Posted 04.23.12 by Mandy
There's a teaser trailer for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 but if you saw The Hunger Games this weekend (and with the movie's record-breaking $155M debut, who didn't?), you already knew that.
The teaser is just that — a tease. The 45-second clip is just a longer cut of the 15-second clip released last week. What's new is that we hear Bella's (Kristen Stewart) thoughts about being a vampire.
After 18 years of being utterly ordinary, I finally found I could shine.
We also get a new, eery shot of Bella stalking a deer in the woods as she sticks to the Cullen's "vegetarian" diet. watch the new teaser >> Posted 03.26.12 by Chris
Author Stephenie Meyer is, of course, best known for her Twilight series about vampires and werewolves and love. But she doesn't just write about the supernatural and romance. She has a book about aliens and romance, too.
Meyer's follow-up to The Twilight Saga was The Host, which she describes as "science fiction for people who don't like science fiction." The story takes place in a world where humans have become hosts to unseen invaders. These aliens take over the humans' minds while leaving their bodies intact.
A movie based on the book is due out at the end of March 2013, and the first pics have been released. More surprisingly, the first trailer for the movie has just arrived online, as well. "But wait," you may ask, "didn't The Host just start shooting? How did they already cut a trailer?" Well it turns out that sometimes, if you're clever, you can cut a trailer without any footage from the movie at all. Watch the trailer and see the pics >> Posted 03.22.12 by Mandy
Twi-hards, grab some Kleenex.
The vampires in Twilight might live forever but Robert Pattinson's tenure as Edward Cullen is all but over.
While plugging his upcoming movie Bel Ami, Pattinson hinted that after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 later this year, he's done with the role that made him a star. Pattinson was asked if he would be interested in returning to the world of Twilight if author Stephanie Meyer decided to pen another installment.
I'd be curious what Stephenie would write, but I just think I'd probably be too old. I'm already too old. But yeah, it'd be kind of interesting.
At 25, Pattinson is probably already pushing the limit of playing the forever 17 Cullen. But what is this news about a possible continuation of Twilight? Another Twilight? >> Posted 02.17.12 by Chris