After we get all the screaming and excitement out of the way for the fact Stephenie Meyer announced she was releasing a new book, let's get down to business. Even though that novella has yet to be released, we want more, more, more! Stephenie announced in the past that she might work on spin-off novels, and now we know, thanks to a post on her site today, she was working on Bree Tanner's story during the editing of "Eclipse."
At the time, people jumped to name fan favorites Alice Cullen, Leah Clearwater, Riley and Renesmee as the characters worthy of telling their own story. But, after the jump, we've named some other options for spin-offs that we deem far more worthy (and interesting).
"Twilight" author extraordinaire Stephenie Meyer has emerged from the forests of Forks (or wherever it is writers go when they need a place to think) to announce that she will be releasing a new "Twilight"-related book on June 5 (so only 67 days, but who's counting?): "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella."
The book, which will be comprised 192 pages, will tell the story of Bree, the newborn vampire who appears briefly in "Eclipse" as a member of the army Victoria creates to battle, Bella, Edward, the Cullens and the werewolves. Jodelle Ferland, 14, plays the character in the David-Slade directed adaptation.
There is a multitude of questions surrounding "Breaking Dawn," the potentially final installment of "The Twilight Saga," including who will direct the film, when it will begin production and whether or not it will be broken up into two films — but as it stands, the only true guarantee is that "Breaking Dawn" will exist on film some day.
At the Sundance Film Festival, MTV News spoke with Kristen Stewart to see if she could shed some much needed light on the highly anticipated movie, but it turns out that the on-screen Bella Swan is just as in the dark as the rest of the franchise's fans.
"I don't even know if it's going to be one [film] or two, or who is directing it, or when it's even going [to start]," she admitted. "I know that it's going to go, but not when yet."
So the slumbering giant speaks! Stephenie Meyer, who has been fairly hush-hush on "Twilight Saga" drama since the release of "Twilight" back in '08 (so last decade), made a public statement on her website regarding a certain rumor about the "Breaking Dawn" movie-to-be that we covered yesterday.
For some reason, this particular rumor that she and Summit were having creative differences over whether "Breaking Dawn" should be one movie or two stuck out and she chose to refute it on her website.
Check out her post after the jump.
It's a new year, a new decade, and time for more "Twilight" drama! Surprisingly enough, this time it doesn't involve any of the cast members or crew, but instead the big moguls behind the series itself. E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports news from his Deep Twi that Stephenie Meyer and Summit Entertainment still having disputes over whether "Breaking Dawn" should be one film or two, which is what is causing production on the final installment of the film series to be at a standstill.
"Both sides have very different agendas," Ted reports his mole as saying.
Apparently Stephenie doesn't think two movies is the right thing to do "creatively" for the series (and neither do we), while Summit wants to milk its cash cow for all it's worth. Things haven't gotten dirty yet, but the way "Deep Twi" describes it, all the pressure is on Stephenie.
If the name Stephenie Meyer is unfamiliar to you, then you've most likely been living under a rock for the past couple of years — or, perhaps, you've just been hiding in the dark, because sunlight makes your skin sparkle.
As the author behind the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, Stephenie is understandably enjoying some worldwide attention today on her 36th birthday. Not only has she penned some of the best-selling books of the decade, but her work has spawned an incredibly lucrative film franchise that brought Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner firmly into the public eye.
Last week we pondered what a Forks, Washington-set reality show would look like (hello, "Fork of Love") after word came a reality TV producer was headed to the small logging community for casting. Well, we don't have to imagine so hard anymore because a few details about the proposed series have come to light.
Producer Zig Gauthier told The Wrap that the goal of the as-yet untitled series is "to peel back another layer of the onion that is Forks and see what the real people there are like." And by real, he means people who aren't vampires or werewolves (bummer!).
Thanks to author Stephenie Meyer, the once little-known Western Washington hamlet of Forks has become a hotbed for "Twilight" mania. We already looked at how the franchise saved the small town from economic hardship. And documentary filmmakers recently turned their lenses on the logging community for the film "Twilight in Forks," which will be released on DVD alongside "New Moon." So it seems like the next logical step is a Forks reality show, right? Anyone?
A casting call has gone out for Forks residents (yes, you must permanently live in the town!) to try out for a proposed reality show, reports the Forks Forum. Little information was given about the nature of the show, which left us imagining what some of our favorite reality shows would look like if they were given the Forks treatment...
FROM MTV.COM: Summit Entertainment might have been listening when Kristen Stewart gave her approval for Chris Weitz to helm "Breaking Dawn" — that or they're thrilled with the impressive box-office take of "New Moon" in its first two weeks. According to a report in Variety, the "Breaking Dawn" gig is Weitz's if he wants it, though no official offer has been made. What's more, it might actually turn out to be two gigs. As has long been rumored, sources told Variety that Summit plans to split the final book into two separate movies, to be shot back to back.
Both films would likely be scripted by Melissa Rosenberg, who has penned the first three adaptations in the franchise. Author Stephenie Meyer must first approve the two-movie decision.
Continue reading "'Breaking Dawn' To Be Two Movies, Sources Say" at MTV.com.
Thanks to our brother blog, Splash Page, we've been able to give you exclusive peeks at "Female Force: Stephenie Meyer," the comic book biography of the famed "Twilight" author. But now, we have something even better for you to chew on: an exclusive (and very dramatic) reading of the comic book for your own at home entertainment.
Set to ominous music and read by a MTV News staffer (who, uh, prefers to remain anonymous), the video below will take you through the pages of Stephenie's life and how she came to birth the Saga that would go on to make her a household name. So, if you don't feel like you've given the woman behind Edward, Jacob and Bella enough of a pat on the back yet, then here's your chance!