It looks like Kristen Stewart’s extracurricular activities and Robert Pattinson’s string of talk show appearances have increased fans’ appetite for Twilight. Voters chose Breaking Dawn — Part 2 as this season’s most anticipated movie on Fandango’s annual fall film survey. And a whopping 51 percent of voters also dubbed the flick as the best date night movie.
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Stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, and producer Wyck Godfrey — basically everybody but Kristen Stewart, who was in Toronto pimping On the Road – gathered on the stage to present the trailer and thank the franchise’s fans for “their incredible enthusiasm from the beginning until now, the final chapter.”
Clocking in under a short 90 seconds, the new clip packs in two and half minutes worth of action. Bella gets ferocious against a big cat, the Volturi (including Dakota Fanning) get plenty of camera time, and little Renesmee shows up to complete the Cullen family portrait. And also: so much snow.
Grab a sweater and take a look at the chilly new Breaking Dawn clip below:
Robert Pattinson, after years of puckering his sparkling vampire lips and gaining female fans with every perky strand of his swoopy hair in the Twilight films, has finally graduated with alumni cred at the box office, showing he has what it takes to draw in moviegoers beyond the romantic realm of blood-lusty (and just lusty) Edward and Bella.
Pattinson’s whoozy, philosophy-laden pairing with director David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis, racked up a solid $70,339 in three theaters this past Friday through Sunday, when it opened in tightly limited release domestically, according to box office tracker Hollywood.com. The film, about Pattinson as a disillusioned, overly sexed billionaire making his way across Manhattan to get a haircut, has made roughly $266,900 in North America, including theatrical screenings in Canada. Next weekend the film jumps into nationwide limited release in 60 theaters across the U.S., said Dylan Wiley, vice president of theatrical marketing and distribution for the movie’s distributor Entertainment One Films U.S.
“Rob, with this performance, has shown there is more to him than just Twilight,” Wiley tells EW. “This is a very serious actor playing a very serious role with a very serious filmmaker.”
Others agree – somewhat. READ FULL STORY
Casting Net: Robert Pattinson to play Lawrence of Arabia. Plus: Tobey Maguire, Dermot Mulroney, Robin Wright
• Robert Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence — i.e. Lawrence of Arabia — in Queen of the Desert, a biopic of English writer and explorer Gertrude Bell (Naomi Watts), who worked with Lawrence to help establish the nation states of Jordan and Iraq after World War I. Director Werner Herzog also penned the screenplay, so it’s sure to be a lighthearted laugh riot. [Variety]
• Tobey Maguire is attached to produce and star in Z for Zachariah, an adaptation of the Robert C. O’Brien novel about a young woman who, thanks to the unique weather patterns of the small, self-contained valley where she lives, believes she is the sole survivor of a nuclear apocalypse. Maguire will play the scientist who comes upon the woman’s home. Craig Zobel (Compliance) is set to direct from a script by Nissar Modi. [Variety]
• Dermot Mulroney is the latest actor to sign on to the star-studded feature film version of Tracy Letts‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. He’ll play Steve, the too-slick-for-his-own-good fiancé to Juliette Lewis‘ Karen, the youngest daughter of Weston family doyenne Violet (Meryl Streep). Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, and Margo Martindale round out the rest of the highly dysfunctional family. John Wells (The Company Men) is directing from Wells’ screenplay. [Deadline]
• Robin Wright is negotiating to join Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man, based on the John le Carré spy novel about a Chechnian Muslim who finds himself embroiled in the War on Terror when he sneaks into Germany. Anton Corbijn (The American) is directing; Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness, Lantana) penned the script. [Variety]
Casting Net: Aaron Paul taking ‘A Long Way Down.’ Plus: Eric Bana, Christoph Waltz, Richard Dreyfuss
Casting Net: Steve Carell will help Will Ferrell ‘Swear to God.’ Plus: Heather Graham’s back for ‘The Hangover Part III’
Casting Net: Shia LaBeouf courting Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’ Plus: Ryan Reynolds, Malin Akerman, Kim Basinger
It certainly hasn’t been the easiest time for Kristen Stewart.
But when EW sat down with Stewart — along with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 co-stars Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson — at San Diego’s Comic-Con just a few weeks ago, the mood was very different. The actors’ four-year journey was approaching an end, and they were feeling reflective about the many ways the franchise has changed them. Stewart spoke about her ongoing struggle to carve out a public life that feels authentic. “I’ve never been able to fully form this thing, this persona, that some people are so f—ing good at. That’s an art. I know a lot of actors [who can do that] and you guys aren’t them,” she said, gesturing to Lautner and Pattinson.
“Did you just point to us?” Pattinson asked. READ FULL STORY
Even before she admitted to a “momentary indiscretion” with the married director of a movie she was starring in (the first time, incidentally, that such an indiscretion has ever taken place in the history of show business), Kristen Stewart was a lightning rod for haters. There are a number of reasons for that — I’ll get to those in a moment — but the most immediate reaction to Trampire-gate was, of course, an instant spike in the hatred. With this one sordid, seemingly out-of-character, unlucky-enough-to-be-photographed transgression, the normally wholesome, media-shy Stewart suddenly appeared to have committed three sins at once. On the most basic level of Tiger Beat soap opera, she betrayed her boyfriend and Twilight co-star and fellow teen idol Robert Pattinson, thus soiling their highly burnished romantic image. The affair was also a grenade tossed into the marriage of her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders (who has to shoulder a lot of the blame — but that’s another story). And so, in the eyes of an increasingly nasty and judgmental horde of tabloid-gossip junkies, Stewart got to wear a scarlet ‘H’ for homewrecker. READ FULL STORY
Now that it’s the last Twilight appearance at Comic-Con, Robert Pattinson told EW he realized he would like to come back someday and experience it as an attendee (in costume, of course). “I’d love it,” he says. “Maybe a Darth Vader mask or something.”
The question first came up at the Breaking Dawn –Part 2 panel when an audience member asked Pattinson and Stewart what villain they’d choose to dress up as if they came to Comic-Con for fun. Stewart, with a sly smile, said the Evil Queen — a nod to her co-star in Snow White and the Huntsman. Pattinson named Zod.
“I can’t believe I said Zod,” Pattinson said a couple of hours later, relaxing in a much-quieter-than-Hall-H hotel room. “He’s the bad guy from Superman II. I actually have no idea why I said him. I just remember, ‘Kneel before Zod‘. Now that’s been stuck in my head all day.” The actor estimates that he probably last saw Superman II when he was 9-years-old.
We’ve already introduced you to Mackenzie Foy, the actress who plays Renesmee in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. But we haven’t yet discussed the character’s supernatural link to a certain older man. Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who’s spent most of the series in unrequited love with Bella, has imprinted on her daughter, Renesmee — “imprinting” being the process of which his tribe of werewolves discover their soul mates.
In the past, Lautner has said he found the metaphysical mechanics of it all a bit confusing. But talking to Stephenie Meyer and diving back into the book got him more comfortable with the notion of being in love with a child. “Everybody likes to tease me about it,” he says. READ FULL STORY
The full teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 has arrived. Watch it below to see Bella in action as a protective mother vampire (Kristen Stewart is already a more convincing badass here than she was in Snow White and the Huntsman), along with Michael Sheen chewing some scenery in the most delicious manner. READ FULL STORY
Tomorrow is Edward Cullen’s birthday, and to celebrate his 111th, the Twilight folks are planning to debut a new teaser trailer for Breaking Dawn — Part 2. But who wants to wait a whole day? Summit understands, feeding our insatiable hunger for the franchise with this 10-second clip from the teaser. Consider it a mere hors d’oeuvre to tomorrow’s appetizer. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY
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