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posted November 11, 2008 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Near-Riot Over Teen Heartthrob In San Francisco

A near-riot broke out at a mall in San Francisco Monday when an estimated 3,000 teenagers jammed the corridors for an autograph-signing session with 22-year-old actor Robert Pattinson. Police were summoned to the Stonestown Galleria after receiving telephone complaints that the crowd of teens -- some of whom had traveled hundreds of miles to see the young heartthrob -- had become so large that some were being crushed against mall windows. The autograph session had been scheduled to begin at the Hot Topics store at 6:00 p.m. with an estimated 300 fans expected to show up, but a large crowd had already gathered at the mall's entrance before it opened in the morning. The event was subsequently canceled. The incident, however, appeared to lend support to predictions that the forthcoming movie Twilight, which stars Pattinson, will become an enormous blockbuster when it is released on November 21.

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posted November 13, 2008 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Twilight Soundtrack Already No. 1

In yet another indication that the November 21 release of the Robert Pattinson starrer Twilight may turn out to be a phenomenal blockbuster Billboard magazine reported Wednesday that the soundtrack of the movie debuted at No. 1 on its pop chart after selling 165,000 copies the previous week. The music trade publication said that 48,000 copies were downloaded from the Internet, making it the second-biggest downloaded release since the soundtrack of High School Musical 2 was downloaded 62,000 times in August 2007.

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Twilight Sequelizes
Gina Serpe Gina Serpe Fri Nov 14, 10:17 am ET

Los Angeles (E! Online) – What fanggirls want, fanggirls get.

While there's still a week to go before Twilight opens in theaters, producer Summit Entertainment is already sinking its teeth into more installments of the vampire romance, acquiring the rights to the next three novels in Stephanie Meyer's series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio has also secured the services of Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to pen New Moon and Eclipse, the second and third installments of the would-be blockbuster franchise.

Further ensuring squeals from the masses: Lead bloodsucker Robert Pattinson is also on board for the first three films.

The principals have not yet signed for the fourth installment, Breaking Dawn (SPOILER ALERT—the one where regular teen Bella and her vampire love, Edward, finally tie the knot), but presumably that fact is still a significant number of years away from being a worry.

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Box Office To Become Twilight Zone

The $35-million Twilight may be given the kind of treatment at the box office ordinarily reserved for films costing three or four times that amount: midnight and Friday early-morning screenings. Summit entertainment has reportedly persuaded some of the major theater chains to add the wee-hour showings after online ticket sellers reported sold-out showtimes at hundreds of theaters for Friday-night screenings. "In the age of big, studio tentpole pictures, it's a surprise to find such encouragingly strong advance ticket sales for an independent film with no established box-office stars," Rick Butler, COO of online ticket seller Fandango told the Hollywood Reporter. On Monday night, some 600 screaming teenage girls packed a special holding area on each side of the red carpet at the Mann Village Theater in the Westwood area of Los Angeles to catch a glimpse of 22-year-old heartthrob Robert Pattison, the British actor who plays the vampire Edward in the movie. Others lined the sidewalk beyond, some holding hand-made signs.

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Studio Rises On Promise Of ‘Twilight’
The New York Times
| 19 Nov 2008 | 08:32 PM ET

LOS ANGELES — Until now, tiny Summit Entertainment has been largely ignored by the major studios and looked down on by A-list agents and managers. But because of a classic bit of Hollywood bungling, the fledgling movie company finds itself sitting atop one of the biggest pop-culture phenomena of recent years.

When “Twilight,” based on the first of Stephenie Meyer’s hugely popular teenage vampire novels, opens in theaters on Friday, audiences will be greeted not by the Warner Brothers shield or the 20th Century Fox drum roll but by Summit’s logo: an abstract squiggle evoking a mountain ridge.

Most pointedly, the potential blockbuster will not open with the more realistic mountain peak of Paramount Pictures, the studio that at one time controlled the rights to “Twilight” but let them slip away because someone at the studio decided in 2006 that the series was a dud. (A game of finger-pointing is now under way at Paramount over who deserves the blame.)

Ticket sales for the movie’s opening weekend could approach $60 million, box office analysts say, driven by Ms. Meyer’s devoted fans and Summit’s marketing pyrotechnics. That kind of money — especially for a film that cost just $37 million to produce — propels to the center of Hollywood a studio known for obscurities like “P2,” a horror movie set in a parking garage, and “Sex Drive,” about a loser who works in a doughnut shop.

“It’s the first time a little engine that could has come along in a while, and that’s getting the attention of people who never thought twice about Summit,” said Tara S. Kole, a partner at the entertainment law firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, which represents clients like Steven Spielberg and Mary-Kate Olsen.

“Summit has obviously played this very smart in the marketing, but the smartest decision was noticing the property in the first place,” Ms. Kole added.

Summit Entertainment for years was an overseas seller of movies that also dabbled in production, putting money into films like “Michael Clayton” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” that were made by more experienced studios. But backed by $1 billion from a group of investors, Summit recast itself as a full-fledged studio in April 2006.

Led by Robert G. Friedman, formerly vice chairman of Paramount, and Patrick Wachsberger, a veteran international sales agent, the new Summit is set up to produce and distribute as many as 12 pictures a year.

When Paramount passed on making “Twilight,” Mr. Friedman heard about it. Erik Feig, Summit’s production chief, did some research and noticed an intense following online even though the book had not yet reached stratospheric status. Summit pounced, seeing a potential franchise.

The studio bought the movie rights to all four books in the series, which together have sold about 8.5 million copies in the United States and 17 million copies worldwide.

“We saw a great Romeo and Juliet story that has a very interesting modern sensibility,” Mr. Friedman said.

The challenge with “Twilight,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke and unabashedly cheesy in spots, is broadening the audience beyond teenage girls and their mothers. Box office tracking companies say interest among men is increasing, but still tepid. While seeking to reduce expectations — Summit insists it expects no more than $30 million in sales this weekend, despite what other forecasters say — the company has worked to woo men by advertising the action in the movie.

But that message is being drowned out by the mobs of teenage girls who have been turning up for a mall tour by the movie’s two stars, Robert Pattison, a unknown Briton who plays the tormented but tender vampire, and Kristen Stewart, cast as the sulky girlfriend. To get an idea of the size of the frenzy, an estimated 10,000 people attended a recent appearance in Dallas.

At Monday’s premiere in Los Angeles, about 3,000 fans lined the streets around the two theaters screening the film. More than a thousand people were denied entry to the packed premiere party.

The studio’s executives seem a bit discombobulated by all the fuss. Mr. Friedman and Mr. Wachsberger, interviewed jointly, appeared to have differing views on some matters, including what “Twilight” means for the profile of their company and its 135 employees, and they had trouble explaining the brand they are trying to create.

Mr. Friedman, for instance, dismissed the notion that blockbuster results for “Twilight” would open new doors for Summit in the industry, saying that every door is already open. “We’ve been supported and embraced by all the agents and management companies since the day we started,” he said.

But Mr. Wachsberger disagreed. “What we’ve proven with ‘Twilight’ is that we can market a movie as well as any other studio,” he said. “That makes it much easier for agencies to let their big stars come do a movie with us.”

When it comes to brand, the film industry almost universally agrees that people outside the Hollywood bubble do not make moviegoing decisions based on what studio makes the picture, with the notable exception of the Walt Disney Company. But Mr. Friedman said he believed “Twilight” would make the name Summit mean something with consumers. “We will probably create a brand with this,” he said.

What exactly is that brand? The two men were silent. Finally, Mr. Friedman said, “I would call it commercial.”

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Movie Reviews: Twilight

20 November 2008 1:30 AM, PST

The vampire flick Twilight may be critic proof -- hundreds of theaters will be posting "Sold Out" signs before it even opens at midnight tonight (Thursday) -- but that hasn't stopped many critics from sinking their fangs into it. One of them is Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. "If there were no vampires in Twilight," he writes, "it would be a thin-blooded teenage romance, about two good-looking kids who want each other so much because they want each other so much." He gives the movie two and a half stars, but not without acknowledging, "But I understand who Twilight appeals to, and it sure will." Claudia Puig in USA Today makes the same acknowledgment: "Despite questionable casting, wooden acting, laughable dialogue and truly awful makeup, nothing is likely to stop young girls from swarming to this kitschy adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's popular novel," she writes. Rafer Guzman in Newsday predicts many future midnight shows for Twilight "with crowds repeating dialogue line for line. That would be fitting: Twilight already seems like a work of camp." Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune is kinder, calling it "a film of intelligent strengths and easily avoidable weaknesses." Michael O'Sullivan in the Washington Post observes that the film contains some "good stuff," and that while he has some "quibbles" about the film, "on the whole Twilight works as both love story and vampire story, thanks mainly to the performances of its principals." And Peter Hartlaub in the San Francisco Chronicle concludes: "Although you may not get sucked into the world of Twilight, after watching this movie, you will at least understand what all the fuss is about."

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Vampire Bites Dog

Teenage fans of Stephenie Meyer's series of vampire books and of the handsome young actor Robert Pattinson poured into the multiplexes over the weekend as Summit Entertainment's Twilight debuted with an astonishing $70.6 million -- about twice what it cost to produce. Only the $100-million-plus Harry Potter productions have opened to bigger grosses in November. The figure far exceeded analysts' predictions, which had been in the area of $50-60 million. That was also the prediction for Disney's Bolt, which fell far below that figure, earning just $27 million, to place third -- edged out by the second week of the James Bond thriller, Quantum of Solace, with $27.4 million -- but that film, too, had expected to perform more robustly. It dropped 59 percent from last week to bring its 10-day total to $109.5 million. Nevertheless, overall the box office was up 68 percent over the same weekend a year ago, soothing studio and theater executives' worries about the possible impact of the worsening economy on moviegoing. In an interview with today's (Monday) Los Angeles Times, Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers, said, "This is another example of how the economy has not slowed people at all from going to watch movies. ... We're set up to have one of the biggest Thanksgiving weekends ever." And it was not just the usual dating crowd that turned out, either. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas expanded to 406 theaters and took in $1.67 million, while Slumdog Millionaire remained the top-grossing film on a per theater basis, averaging $31,050 (versus $20,636 for Twilight).

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Media by Numbers:1. Twilight, $70.6 million; 2. Quantum of Solace, $27.4 million; 3. Bolt, $27 million; 4. Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa, $16 million; 5. Role Models, $7.2 million; 6. Changeling, $2.6 million; 7. High School Musical 3: Senior Year, $2 million; 8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno, $1.7 million; 9. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, $1.67 million; 10. The Secret Life of Bees, $1.28 million.

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Pattinson Forced To Fix Teeth For Twilight

British heart-throb Robert Pattinson was forced to fix his teeth before filming new movie Twilight - because producers wanted him to have an alluring smile.

The Harry Potter star was delighted to land the lead role in the new vampire tale, but admits he was less than impressed when movie officials pushed him into some major dental work before the shoot.

He says, "They wanted me to have the perfect smile. I never thought anything was wrong with my teeth. But the producers still wanted me to wear a brace."

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Hardwicke Plans For Twilight Sequel She's Yet To Be Offered
1 December 2008 8:06 AM, PST


Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is already making big plans for a sequel to the hit film - even though she's yet to be handed the job.

The filmmaker scored the biggest debut ever for a female director when the vampire love story shot to number one in the U.S. late last month - and talks of a follow-up movie are already underway.

Hardwicke has been in talks with Hollywood bosses and is excited about the prospect of shooting New Moon, the second installment in author Stephenie Meyer's cult books.

She tells MTV, "Well, right now we're trying to figure out if the studio people, and me, and everyone's on the same page.

"I want to do (New Moon) better than we did Twilight, and do it really cool. I definitely don't want to do it as something just tossed off, like a Saw II or something like that. We want to be sure that it's really going to be great and that everyone's on the same page.

"I would say that the film could be finished by the end of 2009, if not the beginning of 2010; cameras could be rolling in about five months. We spent about a year and three months getting (Twilight) ready, between writing the script and casting. We could probably do things a little bit faster this time, but who knows? It depends."

But Hardwicke confesses she's yet to sign on the dotted line - so her efforts may be in vain.

She jokes, "Where's my crystal ball? I need a crystal ball, I need a fortune teller. I hope (I make New Moon), but you just have to see if everything can work out. I don't know."

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Hardwicke 'Not Chosen To Direct Twilight Sequel'

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has reportedly been turned down as director of the smash hit vampire film's sequel New Moon - despite vocalising her desire to be involved with the project.

The filmmaker scored the biggest debut ever for a female director when the bloodsucking love story shot to number one in the U.S. late in November, and was the favourite to take the follow-up movie's helm.

But, according to Hollywood Reporter, bosses at Summit Entertainment - the franchise's studio - have confirmed Hardwicke will not direct the sequel, stating the moviemaker's proposed preparation time did not fit in with their plans to release New Moon in late 2009 or early 2010.

Industry rumours reportedly suggest Hardwicke did not see eye-to-eye with Summit Entertainment during the making of Twilight.

And, in a recent interview, Hardwicke spoke of her excitement about possibly filming the second installment of author Stephenie Meyer's cult books, insisting the movie would be finished by early 2010 - the same time period Summit have slated for the film's release.

She told MTV, "I would say that the film could be finished by the end of 2009, if not the beginning of 2010; cameras could be rolling in about five months. We spent about a year and three months getting (Twilight) ready, between writing the script and casting. We could probably do things a little bit faster this time, but who knows? It depends."

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Pattinson's Masculinity Ended His Modelling Career

Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson was forced to end his modelling career at the age of 16 - because he started to look too manly.

The British actor was a child model from the age of 12 but had to give up his life in front of the camera when work dried up just four years later.

And Pattinson, who subsequently turned to acting, blames growing into a man for his modelling rejections.

He tells British magazine Closer, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modelling career."

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Weitz 'Will Stay Loyal To Twilight Story'

Moviemaker Chris Weitz has promised to stay true to the original story while shooting the sequel to hit vampire film Twilight - because he doesn't want to enrage loyal fans.

The director was taken on to helm New Moon, the follow up to the bloodsucking blockbuster, in place of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.

And Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the Twilight series of books, insists there is no need for fans to turn on Weitz with "torches and pitchforks" because he will not be changing the plot.

Writing on her official website, she tells fans: "I've had the chance to talk to Chris, and I can tell you that he is excited by the story and eager to keep the movie as close to the book as possible.

"He is also very aware of you, the fans, and wants to keep you all extremely happy. (Torches and pitchforks are not going to be necessary)."

She adds: "I'm excited to work with Chris and I think he brings a lot to the table... I'm really looking forward to seeing his vision for New Moon."

And Weitz confirms his intentions: "I will devote myself to making the very best and most faithful version of New Moon that can be brought to the screen."

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Twilight Is Top-Selling Release Of 2009

31 March 2009 5:22 AM, PDT

Hit vampire movie Twilight has topped yet another chart - it is now the biggest home release of the year in the U.S.

The film, which stars Robert Pattinson as a teenage bloodsucker, sold 5.6 million DVDs and Blu-Ray discs in its first week on sale (21-28Mar09) to overtake Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as the most popular release of 2009.

It follows the movie's huge success in cinemas, when it topped both the U.K. and U.S. box office charts last year with estimated worldwide takings of $376 million (£263 million).

The film's highly-anticipated sequel, New Moon, is due out later this year.

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Twilight Wins Big At MTV Movie Awards

31 May 2009 9:45 PM, PDT

Twilight delivered a huge sucker punch at the MTV Movie Awards, picking up five honours including the Best Film prize in Los Angeles.

The vampire love story's stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart picked up prizes for Breakthrough Performance (Male) and Best Female Performance respectively, and they shared the night's Best Kiss honour at the ceremony on Sunday.

Pattinson also shared the Best Fight award with another Twilight co-star, Cam Gigandet.

Meanwhile, Pattinson and Stewart joined Taylor Lautner to introduce the world premiere trailer for Twilight sequel New Moon.

The award show's other multi-winner was High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, which had six nominations, won nothing.

The event featured live performances from Eminem and Kings of Leon and was capped off by a series of hilarious skits, hosted by comedian Andy Samberg.

The show's most jaw-dropping moment came when bare-bummed British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as a giant dove, fell from the roof of the Universal Ampitheater onto rapper Eminem's lap.

The prank appeared not to be a joke - and the rapper stormed off with his entourage in tow.

The list of winners is:

Breakthrough Performance (Female) - Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical 3: Senior Year)

Best Fight - Cam Gigandet & Robert Pattinson (Twilight)

Breakthrough Performance (Male) - Robert Pattinson (Twilight)

Best Male Performance - Zac Efron (High School Musical 3: Senior Year)

Best Kiss - Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (Twilight)

Best Wtf Moment - Amy Poehler (Baby Mama)

Best Song From A Movie - The Climb by Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie)

MTV Generation Award - Ben Stiller

Best Female Performance - Kristen Stewart (Twilight)

Best Comedic Performance - Jim Carrey (Yes Man)

Best Movie Villain - Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Best Movie - Twilight

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Garth Forces Facinelli To Roleplay As Twilight Character

5 June 2009 9:10 AM, PDT

Actress Jennie Garth has an unusual way of spicing up her marriage to Twilight actor Peter Facinelli - she makes him pretend to be his vampire character in bed.

Facinelli plays Dr Cullen, the father of Robert Pattinson's character, in the original film and in upcoming sequel New Moon.

And the actor admits his wife is so fond of the fang-toothed doctor she makes him constantly roleplay to keep their eight-year marriage steamy.

He tells the New York Daily News, "She has me dress up like all the time. She says, 'Put the doctor's coat on!' I'm like, 'Again?'"

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