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TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4TH

TWILIGHT AND PHILOSOPHY 

www.jacksonnjonline.com: The first look at the philosophy behind Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight series Bella and Edward, and their family and friends, have faced countless dangers and philosophical dilemmas in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels. This book is the first to explore them, drawing on the wisdom of philosophical heavyweights to answer essential questions such as: What do the struggles of “vegetarian” vampires who control their biological urge for human blood say about free will? Are vampires morally absolved if they kill only animals and not people? From a feminist perspective, is Edward a romantic hero or is he just a stalker? Is Jacob “better” for Bella than Edward? As absorbing as the Meyer novels themselves, Twilight and Philosophy: Gives you a new perspective on Twilight characters, storylines, and themes Helps you gain fresh insights into the Twilight novels and movies Features an irresistible combination of vampires, romance, and philosophy Twilight and Philosophy is a must-have companion for every Twilight fan, whether you’re new to the series or have followed it since the beginning.

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SUMMIT PONDERING THE TWILIGHT SAGA FINALE

www.variety.com: The two-week $481 million worldwide gross of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” has put Summit Entertainment into the big leagues.

It has also created high class challenges for toppers Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. As they come down from blockbuster euphoria, they are going to have to cut checks larger than most indie companies ever do if they move ahead with a plan to break Stephenie Meyer’s finale, “Breaking Dawn,” into two pictures. 

Sources said Summit has so far only gone as far as setting scribe Melissa Rosenberg–who wrote the first three films–to finish the series, but Summit has to clear several hurdles before telling Rosenberg if she should write one scripts or two.   

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5 DIRECTORS WHO COULD TAKE ON BREAKING DAWN 

www.moviefone.com: Read on for our list of five directors we think could tackle ‘Breaking Dawn.’

Tim Burton: Burton has a known fondness for Gothic love tales (see: ‘Corpse Bride,’ ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’), and his imagination expands far beyond most minds. Even ‘Twilight’ cast members Jamie Campbell Bower and Ashley Greene are crossing their fingers in the hopes that he’ll sign onto the project. Maybe they’re hoping he’ll bring along his male muse, Johnny Depp.

Catherine Hardwicke: She brought the first movie to life and set the stage for other directors, so it might seem fitting and nice that she tie it all together in the end and reunite with the original cast as the curtain closes. However, her lack of experience in special effects — and the general sense that the first ‘Twilight’ film didn’t meet expectations — makes her a long shot.

Peter Jackson: Best known for bringing ‘The Lord of the Rings’ novels to life on the big screen, he is a master behind the lens. His ability to turn a simple conversation between characters into a highly detailed scene could take ‘Breaking Dawn’ to the next level. Jackson’s background in the fantasy genre would be a perfect fit for the Bella transformation plot of the final novel. Just imagine the power of ‘Twilight’ and ‘LOTR’ fans united.

Quentin Tarantino: His signature style mixes gore with humor, captivating the minds of audiences all over the world. His quirky take and sarcastic edge would be a great asset in bringing out Jacob’s snarky behavior in the final book. Tarantino is one of the more off-the-wall directors, but perhaps that’s what ‘Breaking Dawn’ needs. It might not hurt to have his input on the screenwriting process as well. But could he put out a PG-rated film? Umm … we’ll get back to you on that one.

Len Wiseman: He’s certainly no stranger to the vampire vs. werewolf story line (the ‘Underworld’ films), and his affinity for the comic-book world could come in handy. He may have to tone down his darker side for the ‘Twilight Saga’ tween audience, but he’s directed ‘New Moon’ star Michael Sheen before (and lived through his own romantic triangle, with Sheen and now wife Kate Beckinsale — guess that makes him Team Edward).

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KELLAN LUTZ ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

www.gather.com: Last night New Moon’s Kellan Lutz appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the new Eclipse movie, New Moon and more.

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So, what do you think of todays Twilight Saga news?