IS BILL CONDON THE DIRECTOR FOR “BREAKING DAWN”?
Countless news outlets are reporting that Summit Entertainment is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Oscar-winning director Bill Condon to direct the final installment (or two) of The Twilight Saga films. Condon won an Oscar in 1999 for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for “Gods and Monsters.” He was also nominated in 2003 for the adapted screenplay for “Chicago”. His directorial resume includes “Gods and Monsters”, “Kinsey”, and “Dreamgirls”. While many sites indicate that this is a done deal, GossipCop.com reports that no contracts have been finalized nor signed as of yet.
Read more on Condon at iMDB.com.
VENUE FOR “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE” PREMIERE ANNOUNCED
We learned a few days ago that the location for the Hollywood premiere of “Eclipse” would take place on Thursday, June 24 – one week before the release of the film. We now know that the location will be Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. AceShowBiz.com reports that Hollywood Boulevard will be completely closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive from June 24 at 12:15 A.M. through Friday, June 25 at 5:00 A.M. There is no word yet on which stars will be on hand for the premiere, but it’s probably safe to assume from the previous two films’ releases that all of the major players will be on hand for the fans to ogle and scream their undying love to them.
TWILIGHT SAGA: BOOK COVER MEANINGS AND ECLIPSE MAKEOVER
Have you ever wondered about the symbolism on the covers of the different books in The Twilight Saga? What does the apple represent in Twilight? What does a tulip have to do with New Moon? What’s the deal with the ribbon for Eclipse? If you are still looking for answers, the folks at PopStar went straight to the source, Stephenie Meyer, to break down the meaning for each of the books.
* Twilight: Represents “forbidden fruit.” Meyer writes on her blog, “I used the scripture from Genesis (located just after the table of contents) because I loved the phrase “the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.”
* The Twilight Saga: New Moon: No meaning. Meyer writes on her blog. “That is a ruffled tulip. As for the meaning… I don’t know what the tulip means — I didn’t have anything to do with this one.”
* The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Many speculate that the ripped ribbon represents the decision that Bella must make between her two loves, Edward and Jacob, while others feel that the ripped ribbon is the broken bond between Bella and Jacob.
* The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Meyer writes, “Breaking Dawn’s cover is a metaphor for Bella’s progression throughout the entire saga. She began as the weakest (at least physically, when compared to vampires and werewolves) player on the board: the pawn. She ended as the strongest: the queen. In the end, it’s Bella that brings about the win for the Cullens.”
VICTORIA LOOKS SINISTER IN “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE” STILL
We’ve seen a few photos already and a couple of scenes from the theatrical trailer showcasing the new Victoria in action and needless to say, Howard is awful in the role. I mean, I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, but I’m still not sure Mr. Howard (Academy-Award winning director Ron Howard) didn’t get his daughter the role and that’s what annoys me the most.
ALEX MERAZ TALKS ABOUT PAUL’S ANGER ISSUES AND FAN ENCOUNTERS
Alex Meraz reveals new Angry info about Twilight ‘Eclipse’ movie. Alex Meraz who plays the werewolf named Paul in the popular “Twilight Saga” movie series recently gave an interview where he revealed some interesting new angry facts about the upcoming “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” movie.
In the clip (below), He said, ” It’s gonna be really exciting. It’s gonna be a lot more wolf action,a lot more fights. We introduce a new threat,so it’s gonna be really cool. We had a blast shooting it. With Eclipse, my character is Paul,and he’s a bad boy of the wolfpack and he’s even angrier in this movie. It’s gonna be fun. I had a really good time shooting it.”
TWILIGHT SAGA BEING USED TO TEACH TEENS ABOUT HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
NBC affiliate, WHO – Channel 13 in Des Moines, Iowa recently reported on how Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is using the books from The Twilight Saga to teach teens about healthy relationships.
What thoughts do you have on the possibility of Bill Condon directing “Breaking Dawn”? Are you a fan of any of his previous works?
Did you already know the meanings of the artwork used on the books or was this new information for you? I did a little research last year on the meaning of the ruffled tulip when I read on Stephenie’s site that she didn’t know the meaning behind it. Perhaps this was what the publisher was going for when they chose the ruffled tulip:
Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings – yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty – a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip’s symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself – riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It’s said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning “perfect love.”
I was rather surprised to see someone not affiliated with a Twilight fan site come out and blatantly come out with the statement about Bryce Dallas Howard getting the job because of her father and then go on to slam her performance from what he’s seen in the trailer. When the announcement came out last summer that Rachelle was not going to reprise her role as Victoria, many fans assumed that there was some wheelin’ and dealin’ that involved her father. I’ll be honest…she’s lacking the ethereal quality that Rachelle brought to the role. I’m going to try to keep an open mind when I go to see the movie, but I honestly think that Summit made a huge mistake.
Alex Meraz did a great job of playing up the a-hole persona of Paul and I loved it when Bella slapped him in New Moon. I’m looking forward to seeing him get to take it up a notch to take down the newborns!
While the news report didn’t cover the exact content of what Planned Parenthood is discussing in regards to healthy relationships and how they apply (or don’t) in Twilight, I couldn’t agree more with the books being a great gateway to open dialogue between parents and their children about making smart choices as they navigate through their teen years and beyond.
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