New Image of Leah Clearwater Released

A new image of Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was recently released by Summit Entertainment.  So, what do you think?  How well does the movie version of Leah mesh with what you had imagined as you read the books?

Hot Topic Launches Online Pre-Orders for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Merchandise

Twilight Saga fans can now place orders for Hot Topic‘s “Eclipse” merchandise via the retailer’s website.  They started taking pre-orders yesterday, May 15, and the website states that customers will receive their merchandise on or around June 4.

The Sexy Stars of Twilight from US Weekly

Fans of The Twilight Saga can purchase a special issue of US Weekly featuring stars from the films.  According to Barnes and Noble‘s website, the special issue contains the following:

From the editors of Us Weekly, this LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL offers everything the Twilight fan wants and more. The Sexy Stars of Twilight Eclipse features 7 huge posters and 160 stunning photos! In addition, the issue includes interviews with the stars — Robert, Kristen, Taylor, and Boo Boo — as well as behind-the-scenes secrets.

Metric’s Emily Haines Tried to “Embody” Bella for “Eclipse” Song

In a recent interview with MTV, Metric’s Emily Haines spoke about what it was like to write and perform the song that will be included on the soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”.

Haines — working off a copy of the “Eclipse” script — got to work writing a song based on the experiences of Bella Swan. And much like her involvement in the project, writing a song through someone else’s eyes was something she never dreamed she’d be doing.

“I had to … really try to embody the voice of Bella, which I’ve never done. I’ve always been interested in that — writing for film — and it was really cool to feel the emotions of someone else, and then try to express it in a way that’s consistent with Stephenie [Meyer]’s books,” she said. “It was so interesting for me. And [Shore] had also written the [chord] progressions, and we had to work within his melodic ideas, but still make it us. … He really wanted it to be Metric. So it’s, like, Metric and Howard Shore, writing this moment. And when you see the movie, you’ll hear that the melodies from the song we wrote are part of the score. … I can’t believe my luck, and it was really cool to work with him.”

While writing Metric’s contribution to the “Eclipse” soundtrack — a song titled, appropriately enough, “Eclipse (All Yours)” — Haines connected not just with the character of Bella, but the actress who plays her, Kristen Stewart. In doing so, she discovered a newfound depth and respect for both the actress and the series’ author.

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I have to say that I think that the casting of Leah Clearwater was spot-on as far as appearances go.  This image is as close as to what I had in my head as they could possibly get.  I hope that the acting and the portrayal lives up to my imagination as well!

What do you think of the Hot Topic merchandise?  Will you be buying anything from that line?  I admit that it’s too juvenile for me and I’ll probably stick to what Nordstrom is selling if I get anything this time around.

It sounds like Metric had an incredible experience with getting their music in the film.  I love these little glimpses into the production and what was involved.  Knowing that it was a collaborative effort and that there will be a cohesiveness to the musical sound throughout the film is really cool.

So, what do you think of today’s Twilight Saga news?  Join us in the forum and share your thoughts.