Since it’s debut, the Stephenie Meyer book series turned film franchise Twilight has turned the Vampire genre into a joke – albeit a very profitable one boasting millions of fans. So with the San Diego Comic-con fast approaching, studios are lining up their panels at a lighting-quick pace, with Summit’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 securing what could be the biggest spot.
Revealed by way of the official TwilightTwitter page, the final film in the franchise will be the opening panel of the weekend in the famed Hall H. Summit. A statement released by way of the Twilight Lexicon says:
“We are happy to announce that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will be the opening panel in Hall H at ComicCon® International in San Diego on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Summit Entertainment will present a sneak peek at the highly anticipated conclusion of The Twilight Saga films. This is a must-see for fans interested in the story’s final chapter, who will be shown exclusive footage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session providing details on the epic finale. In addition to the panel, BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will also be present at the Summit Entertainment booth on the convention floor. Those who stop by will have the chance to attend autograph signings, participate in contests and collect free giveaways all weekend long.”
Now, before all the non-Twilight fans (myself included) start bitching, this announcement shouldn’t dissuade you from going to the con. It’s still going to be filled with panels and events for everyone to enjoy, including other Vampire-themed panels from Vampire Diaries and True Blood set for Saturday, July 14th in Ballroom 20.
One should also be grateful of the fact that since Twilight is going first, you won’t have to stand in line behind a mob of giggling tweens for 10 hours straight. If you’re really lucky, they might even leave once they’ve achieved what they came there for.
If Summit wants to make this a successful media push, their finale stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner should be on hand. If they’re looking to make even more of an impact that weekend, they may have young Mackenzie Foy take part as well. Although an official list of who will be on-hand has yet to be posted, it should be a no-brainer as to who they’ll need.
And with a few of our very own taking part in the weekend festivities, we’ll be sure to keep you posted with an special news and announcements.
Can someone please explain to me why this is still happening? Variety is reporting that Hasbro and Relativity Media have found the man that will make you believe a man can stretch.
Oh man, they are still making a live action Stretch Armstrong movie? Just wait, it gets better. The mans name is Dean Georgaris, he’s the guy who wrote Tristan + Isolde (ugh), The Manchurian Candidate (argh), Paycheck (oh good lord no), and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (this now counts as a hate crime). That is all he has written too.
Want the hurting to stop? To bad. Georgaris’ plan is to write a more serious take on the movie (that is based off a toy that was popular at some point in the very distant past). A ‘plausible, action-oriented family pic than a live-action cartoon that’d be strictly for kids’ as Variety puts it.
Also, it will be a franchise.
At the time of this writing it is unknown if Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame is still attached to play the titular character. He was originally on board with this back in 2010 when it was still Universal’s project.
I really hope Hasbro and Relativity Media can talk Lautner into doing this movie. Seriously, if you are making something that is weapons grade awful, he’s your man.
Well it’s finally here…a quick glimpse at some footage from Twilight Breaking Dawn:Part One. And by a quick glimpse, I do mean quick! The footage from the wedding scene shows us a smiling Robert Pattinson, cheesing from ear to ear. Sadly, only the back of Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) head is seen. The mere 15 seconds of pure Twilight joy experienced in so short a time is due to the fact that the clip will be revealed exclusively by Rob, Kristen and Taylor Lautner at the 2011 Mtv Movie Awards happening June 5.
I’m not going to lie. I am a huge fan of the Twilight Series…that is, the book series. The movies, not so much. Yeah, sure they’re OK to go and see with my teenage neighbors or watch the original movie alone at night when I’m feeling sorry for myself and need a semi-romantic movie to cry too. To be honest, the first movie (Twilight) was just OK, the second (New Moon) was a downright disgrace. And now I’m dreading how Eclipse, directed by David Slade, will turn out. Here’s the low-down on Eclipse, and it’s very simple: Bella (Kristen Stewart) loves Edward. Edward (Robert Pattinson) loves Bella. Jacob (Taylor Lautner) loves Bella. Bella does not love Jacob. Enter a crazed, red-headed vampire, Vicoria (Bryce Dallas Howard who is replacing Rachelle Lefevre) and some warewolf-on-vampire action to win Bella over, and we have your basic love triangle (minus the vampire and wolf thing). Will I see the movie? Yes. Will I see it opening night (June 30, 2010)? Nope. Did that last time and wanted to kill myself…Do I expect great things from this movie? No way, but I still want to see it. Check out the trailer below and let me know your thoughts.
In the Twilight books, werewolves are regular inhabitants of Forks and La Push. But in real life, the wolves surrounding the town of Forks could be in serious danger.
This is an actual QUOTE from JSYK. Washington State apparently back in the 1800’s did what practically EVERY mid western state did. They moved into areas crawling with wolf packs and when they started attacking cattle, they put out large worthwhile rewards for wolf skins. Every hunter took up the bounty until the wolves were on the brink of extinction. (more…)