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Michael Sheen preparing for 'epic' 'Breaking Dawn' scenes

michael-sheenImage Credit: Kimberley French Besides this sanctioned feathery photo tease (and a lot of tantalizing paparazzi snaps), news from the hotly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 has been scarce. So you can imagine how excited EW was to catch up with Michael Sheen (otherwise known as Aro Volturi for all you Twi-hards) on Tron: Legacy‘s blue carpet in Hollywood Saturday night. Sheen says he’ll be heading to Louisiana to begin filming his scenes. “We will be jumping into the the bigger epic scenes when I get back,” Sheen says, adding that he’s excited to work with director Bill Condon for this fourth installment of the series, which will be broken into two films. “Everyone always says wonderful things about Bill. I can see why now. He’s a really terrific guy. Everyone’s really happy and excited about it.”

But we’re hoping Sheen brings his ID — Breaking Dawn, which has already ventured out of Forks territory to shoot in Brazil, has intense security in place at their Baton Rouge studio facility where production is underway. Raleigh Studios implemented a 600 percent increase in security in addition to personal bodyguards hired by the the stars and production. Plus, trespassers beware! According to Louisiana State criminal statute 1462.4, any trespassers will be charged with a felony and subject to prison and a fine up to $1,000.

(Additional reporting by Nicholas White)

Taylor Lautner to star in film adaptation of 'Incarceron'

Taylor-LautnerImage Credit: David Gabber/PR PhotosEven though filming is not yet complete on the final installments of the Twilight series, Taylor Lautner has set his sights on another young adult book adaptation. According to Deadline, the actor is set to star in — and possibly help produce — the movie version of Catherine Fisher’s Incarceron.

The sci-fi novel, released in 2007, centers around main character Finn, a young prisoner inside the futuristic prison Incarceron, and Claudia, the daughter of the warden who is trapped in a faux reality. The book’s sequel, Sapphique, is set to be released Dec. 28.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, whose joint credits include 2006’s Accepted and the upcoming Brett Ratner project Tower Heist, are set to write the screenplay.

'Eclipse' DVD: David Slade answers five burning questions

David-SladeImage Credit: Kimberley FrenchThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 4. After watching the special features, we had a few burning questions, which director David Slade (pictured, with Kristen Stewart) happily fielded.

1. Why doesn’t he do a commentary track? Slade is obviously well-represented in the feature-length making-of documentary and introduces and provides context for deleted and extended scenes, but he’s not on either of the two commentary tracks over the movie — he leaves those to Stephenie Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey, and Stewart and Robert Pattinson (she’s in Montreal, jealous that he’s in L.A. eating In-N-Out). “It’s a choice I made after doing my first ever and last ever commentary on my first film Hard Candy,” he says. “I did a commentary for that and found it such an unsatisfactory experience, personally, that I vowed never to do it again, because I’m not very good at it. You work for a year-and-a-half, two years, however long it is on a film, and it’s a very personal experience as well as a very public experience. There’s so much catharsis that goes into it, and then you end up sitting in a little room and you reduce what was an intense amount of work down to a crappy, silly little anecdote usually. ‘It was raining that day.’ [Laughs] I just found it to be really disheartening, and, like I say, I’m not really good at it. I didn’t do one for my second film [30 Days of Night] either.”

2. Listening to Stephenie and Wyck’s commentary, you hear a lot of the discussions that went on on-set, like debating how Jacob should kiss Bella both times, and you realize what a collaborative experience making a Twilight film must be. Is that helpful or more challenging as a director? READ FULL STORY

Newcomer Mackenzie Foy to play Renesmee in 'Breaking Dawn'

mackenzie-foyImage Credit: Kelsey EdwardsIt’s a big day for Twihards. First Maggie Grace signs on to play Irina. Now EW.com has learned that little 9-year old Mackenzie Foy is inches away from signing on to play Renesmee, Edward and Bella’s vampire/human love child that’s a central role in the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.

Summit Entertainment is remaining mum on the issue. But to see Foy’s angelic face, which could very well be the offspring of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, check out her website.

'Eclipse' opening breaks record for biggest single-day Wednesday opening

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a box office monster, nabbing the new record for biggest single-day Wednesday opening gross with $68.5 million (including $30 million earned from Tuesday night’s midnight shows). That tops Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen‘s previous record of $62 million during its Wednesday opening last summer. But Summit has even more reason to smile: Exit pollster Cinemascore has given the film an “A” from audiences. That bodes very well for Eclipse, which is the first film in the Twilight Saga to open in the summer. Eclipse opened in 4,416 theaters Wednesday, and will play in a total of 4,468 theaters this weekend, which sets another record: the widest opening ever in the U.S. (Iron Man 2 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince played in 4,390 and 4,445 theaters, respectively.)

Check back here for my full Fourth of July weekend box office preview, coming later this afternoon.

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'The Twilight Saga': We talk to screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg

Melissa Rosenberg has been Stephenie Meyer’s big-screen translator since the first Twilight movie debuted back in 2008. With a new director coming on to each film, Rosenberg’s constant presence has helped ensure Meyer’s story stays constant throughout the saga. Also, in Eclipse, since director David Slade isn’t a writer, all the words spoken by your favorite characters came straight from Rosenberg’s computer. We checked in with the screenwriter, who recently left her day job as showrunner of Showtime’s hit series Dexter to direct her attention completely to the Twilight series. The California native took a break from pre-production on Breaking Dawn to chat with us.
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This week's cover: 'Twilight' stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner talk 'Eclipse'

eclipse-twilight-rob-taylorAs the highly-anticipated Twilight Saga: Eclipse prepares to descend on theaters June 30, stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner get together in L.A. for a frank discussion about the roles they play within the Twilight universe — both on screen and off. They also open up about their Oprah appearance, staying fit, and what it took to film a climactic scene in Eclipse, in which the three characters are forced to wait out a blizzard in incredibly close proximity.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: One scene fans have been dying to see takes place in the tent during the snowstorm. Jacob warms up Bella with his body because Edward is cold-blooded and can’t do it himself.
LAUTNER: The tent scene is probably my favorite, because it’s the first time Edward and Jacob are actually able to connect and understand each other.

How many takes did you go through to get that scene?
LAUTNER: Two days originally to film it, and then a full day of reshoots.

Why?
PATTINSON: [The director] wanted it to be more erotic. Seriously. READ FULL STORY

'Eclipse' interview teaser: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson address the 'rape' comment

kristen-robImage Credit: PA Photos/LandovEntertainment Weekly sat down with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner for a feature interview running in this week’s magazine to discuss the world they inhabit within the Twilight universe, both on screen and off. In today’s preview, the stars open up about the glare of the media spotlight and how its intrusiveness recently led Stewart to compare it to  rape — a comment she has since apologized for.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you feel more at peace about being in the spotlight these days?
KRISTEN STEWART: I just feel more comfortable, more myself, and I feel less bare. I feel much more like nobody can take anything from me. Before, I felt literally like my chest was cracked open and people could just reach in and examine and pick at anything they wanted, and it just freaked me right out.

You got a lot of criticism recently for comparing the intrusiveness of the paparazzi to rape. The comment got blown out of proportion very quickly, and you apologized. READ FULL STORY

'Eclipse' interview teaser: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner talk 'Breaking Dawn' and the end of 'Twilight'

twilight-eclipseImage Credit: John Gress/Getty ImagesEntertainment Weekly sat down with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner for a feature interview running in this week’s magazine to discuss the world they inhabit within the Twilight universe — both on screen and off.  The three young stars opened up about coping under the glare of intense media spotlight, how they rely on one another to pull through, what they think of the upcoming final movie, Breaking Dawn, what lies ahead once the franchise wraps, and much more. In this preview, the three stars talk about gearing up for the final chapter of the saga that has changed each of their lives forever.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You guys are about to start shooting the two Breaking Dawn movies back to back. You signed on to this franchise before Breaking Dawn was written. When you read it, were you thinking, How is this going to be turned into a movie?
KRISTEN STEWART
: Yeah, definitely. What is Renesmee going to look like? Is it going to be this little teeth-baby running around? It’s going to be weird.
ROBERT PATTINSON:
[Laughs] “Little teeth-baby.”
STEWART:
Yeah, but I think it’s going to be cool. One of the main objectives of the series is to get Bella to a point where she’s mature enough to make such a hefty decision, and she goes through a lot. In the fourth one, she is going to become a wife. She is going to become a mom. She is going to become an adult and a vampire. To do it so young, it needs to be believable. So I’m really excited about playing that. READ FULL STORY

Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz sign on to 'Breaking Dawn'

ashley-greene-kellenImage Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAshley Greene and Kellan Lutz, two of the Twilight co-stars that were in a heated battle with Summit Entertainment over the deal points for the fourth and fifth installment of Breaking Dawn, have signed their deals, sources say. It’s not clear which party buckled and both sides are sure to have their spin, but we can confirm that we’ll see Green back as Alice Cullen for the last two Twilight films. And hunky Lutz will also return as Emmett Cullen for the conclusion of the epic franchise. Bill Condon is directing and production is set to begin in the fall. Summit Entertainment would not confirm the deals. Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Nikki Reed will also be back for Breaking Dawn.

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