TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR OCTOBER 5TH, 2009

TWILIGHT BOOTS SALES OF ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’

www.geeksofdoom.com:  To get in on all the new readership from the Twilight fanbase, HarperTeen Publishers are re-releasing Wuthering Heights on October 6 with a new Twilight-inspired cover, which will include a new stamp that reads “Bella and Edward’s Favorite Book.” A similar cover revision was already done earlier this year for the UK version of the book.

In Eclipse, Bella references the Brontë novel several times, comparing her relationship with her vampire love Edward to that of Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights, quoting the part of the classic novel where Catherine talks about Heathcliff: “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”

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‘NEW MOON’ HOPES TO UP THE MALE DEMOGRAPHIC

www.reelempire.com: “Twilight Saga: New Moon” director Chris Weitz has stated that the second installment in Summit Entertainment’s popular vampire series should be more appealing to men this time around.  The director showcased his interest in the male audiences reaction to what he said was more of an “ordinary guy”.  Inside, you can read what the director said to Empire Magazine regarding his hopes of more men finding “New Moon” more appealing.  Be sure to check out “Twilight Saga: New Moon” when it hits theaters this November.

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HERE’S WHY ‘NEW MOON’ IS MORE MANLY…

www.limelife.com: But now director Chris Weitz is telling us that New Moon is going to be pretty manly too. Girls, alert the men in your lives!

Chris explains, “You’ve got the werewolves coming in… and the effects are going to be great on that part of the movie.” Guys love special effects, right? Plus, we think a vicious werewolf is probably more appealing to a guy than a lovey-dovey vampire.

He says that Jacob “is inherently a more viable character for most boys because he’s like an ordinary guy. He works on cars, whereas Edward is a perfect man, and maybe he only appeals to perfect men. That makes the demographic rather small! So there’s more of a way into this one – we do hope to up the male demographic!”

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TWILIGHT COULD MAKE YOU CRAZY?

www.straitstimes.comThe 19-year-old, who plays Bella in the vampire films, will take on different types of roles while making the movies so she doesn’t become too immersed in them reported celebrity website Bang Showbiz.

Stewart recently shot the film The Runaways, where she takes on the role of female rocker, Joan Jett.

‘I think I would have been a psychopath by the end of a four-year stint on the Twilight saga without anything like that to change it up,’ she told Bang Showbiz.

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JACKSON RATHBONE LETS TWILIGHT FANS CHOOSE 100 MONKEYS WILL TOUR!

www.thedeadbolt.com: According to Reelz Channel, Twilight and New Moon star Jackson Rathbone is set for a 100 Monkeys tour but is reaching out to Twilight Saga fans for non Twilight tour scheduling. 100 Monkeys band member Jackson Rathbone recently announced that 100 Monkeys are preparing for a 20 city tour and want Twilight fans to choose the cities to hit.

In relation to the Twilight Saga fan – 100 Monkeys tour contest, Jackson Rathbone revealed, “We have the best fans in the world and we wanted to give them the power to guide our tour.” In addition to the Twilight fans Twilight star Robert Pattinson is also a 100 Monkeys fan and recently said “Their music is amazing. I always come out to see them when I get the chance”

To throw your Twilight Saga Rathbone hat into the 100 Monkeys 20 city tour, send and e-mail to [email protected] and write your name, age, city, and state in the subject line.

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WHAT GIVES TWILIGHT ITS TEETH? ASK THE FANS AT A CONVENTION!

 www.chicagotribune.com: Some common misconceptions about the Twilight phenomenon:

–Its fan base is all screaming, teenage girls. False. There were many screaming, middle-age moms in attendance at the “Official Twilight Convention” held in Rosemont over the weekend.

–It’s a vampire love story and an allegory about teen sexuality. False. It’s a vampire and a werewolf love story.

You learn things like this attending the convention celebrating Stephenie Meyer’s runaway best-sellers and the films derived from them.

A centerpiece of the “Twilight” conventions are the celebrities, mostly cast members from the three films that either are finished or in production. (“New Moon,” the second in the series, comes out next month; “Eclipse” is slated for next year.) Attendees pay extra for autograph and photo sessions, but anybody who buys a ticket ($25 for a weekend day) could attend the Q&A sessions in the Westin O’Hare’s Grand Ballroom.

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Have you purchased Wuthering Heights since you read The Twilight Saga?

Are you convinced that ‘New Moon’ will be more appealing to your guy?

Do you think you would go crazy if you were KStew?

Will you vote for your city in the 100 Monkeys contest?

Have you gone to a Twilight Convention?