San Diego Comic-Con opened with a bang and the panel for one of the most anticipated films in the history of squealing tweenie girls – Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. And though director Bill Condon couldn’t make it, he did speak to fans via video chat and took the opportunity to show off the first seven minutes of the new flick.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the footage to show you just yet (I’m sure it will show up soon, so check back). What we do have is a brief description of what the preview featured, courtesy of CinemaBlend and related in my own poetic words.
The scene basically runs through Bella and Edward hunting. Edward is teaching her how to use her newfound powers to get something to snack on in the woods. While hunting a deer, she comes across a mountain lion in competition for her prize. Instead of the deer, Bella decides the lion would make a better meal. She then pounces on it, pummels it into submission and feasts. This is followed by the pair returning home and having a brief conversation with Jacob.
Another clip was shown as well, this one showing Bella as she attempts to go through the motions of pretending to be human so she can visit her father. This one essentially turned into a comedy bit, with Bella having trouble adjusting to all the changes in her body.
With so much pre-shown Twilight, the SDCC staff no doubt had to change out hundreds of soaking wet seats following this panel.
The latest installment in the Twilight franchise is set to release on November 16th of this year.
Thanks to CinemaBlend for sitting in on this one so that we could do other things.
There’s a report going around the internet today that everyone’s favorite vampire franchise is in the pipe for a reboot, and this despite the fact that the final film of the series still hasn’t come out yet. That’s right Twi-hards, Lionsgate may be looking to get Bella, Edward and the gang in a reboot mood once Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is released on November 16th, just don’t expect them to admit it.
And you thought Sony rebooting Spider-Man five years after the release of Spider-Man 3 was bad. Lionsgate, it seems, is literally talking about rebooting Twilight just four years after the first film in the series was released. Let that one bake your noodle.
Bloody Disgusting was the one that broke the story thanks to a little inside information:
They’ll deny it, right here, right now. We’ll get plenty of eggs in our face. Sites will burn us at the stake like a witch during the Salem trials. Still, the fact will remain: it’s true.
In fact, they’re already discussing it internally. It will happen.
It is still undecided exactly what the future of the franchise will be, though. It could be a direct remake, considering the initial saga is so poorly made, but then again it could also be a spinoff or maybe even a one-off sequel. It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.
Not trolling, it’s real. Though expect them to deny it for a little while.
Well, it’s nice to know that the studio is at least self-aware with its money grubbing. Twilight is many things, but I don’t think it was poorly made, so that seems kind of a weak reason to put the same four stories back in front of the camera with a new cast and production team. It is conceivable that they might continue the franchise with original stories, but they probably wouldn’t do it without the blessing of Twilight author Stephanie Meyer.
Either way, Deadline says via their own insiders to take any Twilight reboot talk with a grain of salt:
We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.
You may recall that the only other Twilight book Meyer’s worked on since Breaking Dawn was a novel telling the story of Bella and Edward’s first meeting from Edward’s perspective. The book was scarped after an early draft was release on the internet, but it is proof that maybe Meyer still has Twilight on the brain (for better or worse).
Source: Bleeding Cool