It's real, and it's spectacular: the movie adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" began shooting in Toronto this summer, marking the start of production on one of the most exciting book-to-film deals ever to exist. And because we are all up in the "City of Bones" business, MTV News took a trip to the set for a chat with the cast and a behind-the-scenes peek at a moment from the books that fans will surely recognize.
You do recognize it, right? That's Clary, played by Lily Collins, attending a seriously kickin' house party for the supernatural set. (Look closely, and you may see a faerie hooking up with a satyr! ...No, okay, we made that up. But still, it could totally happen!) And even from this little glimpse into the inner "City of Bones," it's clear that the filmmakers are taking great care to create a distinctive world that really captures the feel of the books.
What magic is this? Oh, just an EXCLUSIVE look at the upcoming adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Southern gothic "Beautiful Creatures"!
If the recently released trailer left you wanting more of Lena Duchannes and her gifted family, well, you're in luck. Casters Lena, Ridley (Emmy Rossum) and Macon (Jeremy Irons) are the focus in this featurette that takes us deeper into Gatlin County. In fact, we get to hear Mr. Irons as Uncle Macon for the first time, after he sauntered around in silence throughout the teaser trailer.
The clip is full of all kinds of treats, including commentary from director Richard LaGravenese, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and more, so be sure to click play to take a closer look at "Beautiful Creatures"!
In case you missed it, the full track listing for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack dropped yesterday, and as any fangirl worth her O-negative could have guessed, the album is a mix of high-profile artists (Green Day), indie acts (A Boy and His Kite) and previous players (Christina Perri). Then there's Nikki Reed.
The "Twilight" actress and husband, former "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald, will contribute the song "All I've Ever Needed" to the album. The actress took to Twitter yesterday to thank fans for their support: "We worked so hard! It's so exciting!" she wrote.
Of course, Nikki isn't the first saga star to bite into one of the movie's soundtracks. That honor goes to everyone's favorite brooding bloodsucker Robert Pattinson, who had not one but two numbers featured in the first installment.
With just six weeks to go before "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" finally makes its way into theaters, audiences are starting to get a little antsy in the pantsy for some hot Volturi-on-vampire action and the long-awaited conclusion to our favorite supernatural romance. The bad news is, you've still gotta wait 'til November 16 to enjoy the fifth and final film. The good news is...well, look! Pretty, pretty pictures! Which you really should stop sobbing and gnawing on the woodwork long enough to look at, honestly, we know you're dying for more "Twilight" but this is taking it way too far.
Our updated gallery of stills from the film features never-before-seen—or at least, never-before-seen from THIS ANGLE—shots of the cast in action, with notable inclusions such as Bella's arm-wrestling competition with Emmett, the newlywed Cullens doing some forested surveillance, Renesmee meeting Charlie, and, of course, two distinct photos of the masterpiece that is Charlie's mustache. (Mark our words: this will be the year that the mustache wins an Oscar. Maybe even a Lifetime Achievement Award. Someone must recognize its greatness!)
After a 24-hour, worldwide countdown beginning in New Zealand and concluding at dawn today in Los Angles, the final one-sheet for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has been unveiled on the film's Facebook page!
The poster depicts Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner)—along with their toothy allies—charging towards the Volturi in the snow-covered forest of Forks, hinting at a potentially monumental battle to come. The tagline simply reads: "The epic finale that will live forever."
See the full poster after the jump!
Miley Cyrus is in talks to play Bonnie Parker in a Lifetime/History miniseries about famed criminals and lovers, Bonnie and Clyde Barrow. But while Miley has yet to confirm her part in the very much in-the-works project, no names have surfaced regarding who could play her better half on the small screen.
Considering that there's no shortage of Hollywood babes who could get us to do very bad things, we decided to hold our own casting session and toss out some possible contenders to play the bank-robbing bad guy.
Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.
How do you say "Spotted" en français? With Fashion Week in full swing in the capital of couture, celebs are descending on Paris to see what's chic this year—and Kristen Stewart was ready to ooh la la along with the best of them. The actress was front and center at the Balenciaga show, a favorite designer for whom she served as a spokesmodel this summer (remember those cool monochromatic ads for the brand's Florabotanica perfume?).
Kristen stood out in the crowd with printed pants, a yellow quilted jacket, dewy skin and voluminous hair—despite being fresh off a trans-Atlantic flight. (Honestly. How is that fair?) And with a smile that stayed in place throughout the show, for which KStew had a front-row seat, we're thinking that maybe she saw something she liked in the City of Lights.
Put down the butterbeer, launder your dress robes and climb out from beneath that pile of chocolate frog wrappers, Potter fans—because J.K. Rowling just gave an interview to the BBC pegged to her first adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy," in which she admitted to having "left the door ajar" for another book or two in which wizards are front and center.
Which, in case you've failed to grasp the gravity of this situation, is fancy English-person-speak for OMG YOU GUYS THERE COULD BE MOAR HARRY POTTERS.
Or at least, more stories from the Potterverse; Rowling has been pretty clear that as far as future books are concerned, Harry and his contemporaries have run their course as characters. But that doesn't mean that Hogwarts couldn't give birth to a new legend—or an old one—that would satisfy the yearning of Potterheads everywhere who just can't accept that it's over. And because we're
obsessed to the point of madness slightly intrigued by the possibility of more Potter, we went ahead and came up with three ideas for Rowling's re-entry into the wizarding world. Check them out after the jump!
The Dauntless train is slowly (but surely) pulling away from the station.
To be sure, progress on the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's dazzling dystopian tome "Divergent" has been anything but speeding-locomotive fast. Since the film rights were purchased by Summit Entertainment in March 2011, the only concrete news has been the appointment of screenwriter Evan Daugherty (though rumor has it that "Limitless" helmer Neil Burger is in talks to direct). Well, that all changed yesterday when Summit announced (via The Hollywood Reporter) that a release date has been set for the film. Mark your calendars for March 21, 2014!
For the uninitiated, "Divergent" is set in a near-future Chicago, where society has been split into five different factions dedicated to the cultivation of a specific virtue. All 16-year-olds must pledge allegiance to a faction. Readers meet Beatrice "Tris" Prior during the lead up to her big decision—one which will change the course of her life and many others.
With a release date set, we couldn't help but wonder which pretty young thing in Hollywood will be pegged to play our heroine Tris and become the next big thing in YA adaptations (a la Jennifer Lawrence). As such, I assembled my fellow MTV YA Book Club members (yes, this exists) to gather their picks, which include a vampire, a fashionista, a dutiful daughter and a ghost. Check 'em out after the jump!
Kristen Stewart may have been in Toronto to support her latest film, the big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic "On the Road," but as we're wont to do here at MTV News, we couldn't help but pepper our Beat-friendly inquiries with a question or two about her other impending film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Always a good sport, Kristen was happy to oblige, sharing her completely non-biased (obviously) review of the series' conclusion.
"It's so good. It's good," she said. "It's really weird. I think everyone probably knows that and expects that. I'm so very proud. I'm very happy with how it closes. It was a lot to take in, and it was rough."
When Josh Horowitz inquired as to which part was the roughest for her to watch, KStew had to clarify:
"No, it's a rough cut."