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TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR APRIL 11TH: JACKSON RATHBONE, BILLY BURKE, BREAKING DAWN, & MORE

by Dawn, April 11, 2010

JACKSON RATHBONE ON JASPER HALE’S DARK SIDE IN “ECLIPSE”

In a recent interview with the New York Post, Jackson Rathbone discussed his character, Jasper Hale, in the upcoming installment of the Twilight Saga films, “Eclipse”.

“The thing I like about Jasper’s arc is that it’s very developed — you don’t know much about him in the first film. He’s always in pain but don’t know why, until the second film, when you realize that he’s the newest to the family and he’s basically dying of hunger. It’s very difficult to live that vampryic lifestyle. So he’s having trouble adjusting. In the third film, we get to see Jasper’s backstory – see who he used to be and why he’s having such a hard time transitioning.”

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SNEAK PEEK AT 2011 “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE” CALENDAR

The Robert Pattinson fansite, Loving Rob, got their hands on the images for the 2011″The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” calendar to be available for sale in July.  They report on the site that the image for Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen are the same pictures from the one-sheet released in March.


BILLY BURKE’S NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHES TODAY

Billy Burke launched a new official website today at www.billyburke.net.  While the site is still under construction, fans are able to sign up to get a free download of a track from his upcoming debut album.  Burke announced the launch of his site last night via his official Twitter account.

FEARNET.COM:  WHY BILL CONDON COULD BE GOOD FOR “BREAKING DAWN”

from fearnet.com:

Though it’s not yet official, this week’s news that Dreamgirls director Bill Condon has pulled into the lead to direct the remaining two films in the Twilight franchise has given us plenty of food for thought. What makes the Oscar-winning razzle-dazzle specialist a shoe-in to direct Breaking Dawn over other rumored contenders Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant?

Oscar Cred

Catherine Hardwicke had indie film respect (Twilight), Chris Weitz had slick CG epic filmmaking under his belt (New Moon), and David Slade seemed like a perfect genre director to bring the franchise into horror-thriller territory (Eclipse). But while each of the previous Twilight Saga directors has been well-suited to their respective adaptations in different ways, Condon brings with him a very important element that could help the franchise go out with a bang: his shiny Academy Award statuette, won in 1999 for writing the horror-related flick Gods and Monsters.

Condon notched another Oscar nomination for scripting 2002’s Chicago, the film musical that effectively relaunched the musical genre in modern-day Hollywood. And even when he didn’t directly receive Oscar nods or wins, his films have (Dreamgirls earned eight nominations and won two Academy Awards; Kinsey earned one nomination; and Gods and Monsters earned actors Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave their own respective nods). He also co-produced the 2009 Academy Awards telecast — which, if we all recall, wasn’t that well-received, but hey — it’s the Oscars!

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Reading Jackson’s comments on Jasper in “Eclipse” gets me so much more anxious to see the film.  I think that Jasper’s back story is one of the most intriguing and can’t wait to see it played out in the movie.

Will you be buying one of the calendars when they come out in July?

Did you sign up for Billy Burke’s website?  I just got my confirmation email to get the free download.  I’m curious to see what he sounds like.  I’ll let you know what I think!

I like FearNet’s article about Bill Condon and why he could work out well for “Breaking Dawn”.  I’m not familiar with all of his work and it’s nice to have someone else pick it all apart for someone like me.

What do you think of today’s Twilight news?  Join us in the forum and discuss!

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