Monday, December 8, 2008

Updates

The Official site of Stephenie Meyer has been updated with special movie news regarding the director of New Moon:

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***December 7, 2008***

Since we always try to keep everybody informed about everything going on in movie news, here is another press release from Summit Entertainment:

SUMMIT BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW MOON DIRECTOR

Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2008 — Summit Entertainment and director Catherine Hardwicke jointly announced today that the filmmaker will not be directing the next installment in the newly minted TWILIGHT film franchise. Summit's targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 release of the film, NEW MOON, does not work with Ms. Hardwicke's required prep time to bring her vision of the film to the big screen. Thus as has been done before with many successful film franchises, the studio will employ a new director for NEW MOON.

"I am sorry that due to timing I will not have the opportunity to direct NEW MOON," said Hardwicke. "Directing TWILIGHT has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film. I wish everyone at Summit the best with the sequel—it is a great story."

"Catherine did an incredible job in helping us to launch the TWILIGHT franchise and we thank her for all of her efforts and we very much hope to work with her on future Summit projects," said Erik Feig, Summit's President of Production. "We as a studio have a mandate to bring the next installment in the franchise to the big screen in a timely fashion so that fans can get more of Edward, Bella and all of the characters that Stephenie Meyer has created. We are able to pursue an aggressive time frame as we have the luxury of only adapting the novels into screenplays as opposed to having to create a storyline from scratch."

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Lets hope that the new director will do a good job taking the story on as a movie and won't butcher it for the fans.



Poll Updates:

The results are in for the poll question: What is your favorite book in the Twilight saga?

Twilight
60 (31%)
New Moon
4 (2%)
Eclipse
17 (8%)
Breaking Dawn
23 (11%)
Midnight Sun (at least what I have read of it)
8 (4%)
I don't have a favorite, I like them all!
80 (41%)
I don't like any of them.
1 (0%)


Votes: 193

Of the single votes, Twilight seems to be the favorite (no surprise there haha). My personal favorite is Eclipse. I just love all of the Edward-Jacob scenes, especially how Edward tries to keep Bella from seeing Jake and also the tent scene. Also of course the final show down at the end. Anyone care to share why their favorite is their favorite?

1 comment:

Amber Chuah said...

I say that i also like Eclipse because it actually shows us how even when Edward and Jacob hate each other, they work together because of the person they love, Bella.