There's pedigree and then there's the kind of pedigree the newest name being bandied about to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn carries. Despite only directing three feature films over the course of his career, Stephen Daldry has been nominated for an Oscar for each of them.
It's official. The Twilight Saga craze is alive and well and growing exponentially with each new release. The Twilight Saga: New Moon sold just over 4 million DVD units in its first weekend of release, surpassing the first weekend sales of its predecessor Twilight, which sold 3.8 million DVD units.
It looks like the "Twilight Tracker" iPhone app has officially come of age as that's the medium Summit Entertainment utilized to release the new one-sheet for David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Twilight Saga News: New Moon Wins ShoWest 2009 Fan Choice Award; Summit Courts Oscar Nominees for Breaking Dawn
In what should be a surprise to no one, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is receiving the ShoWest Fandango Fan Choice Award for 2009's Best Movie. ShoWest, which runs March 15-18, 2010, is the most prestigious and longest running event exclusively for the cinema exhibition and distribution community, and this is the second year Fandango has sponsored the Fan Choice Award in conjunction with the conference.
As all fans of The Twilight Saga are well aware, the DVD/Blu-ray for New Moon, which is hitting stores this Saturday morning, March 20th, at 12:01 AM, will include a "first look" sneak peek at Eclipse. However, thanks to the power of the Internet, the goods are already available for everyone to check out.
It's not a huge list of home video releases this week, but some pretty huge films are on it, including The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which is getting a midnight release this Saturday morning, March 20th. But we know that's not what you're here for -- more than likely you'll be picking up flicks like The Fourth Kind, Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy, and/or (our pick of the week) Ninja Assassin.
What with all the excitement about the release of the new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, you might have forgotten that New Moon is poised to bow on DVD and Blu-ray at 12:01 AM on Saturday, March 20th. But instead of heading out to your neighborhood video retailer, both Comcast and DirecTV have some motivation for you to watch the flick via their VOD channels in the form of exclusive bonus material including director commentary, making-of, theatrical clips, and assorted documentaries.
You know you want to see it, and that's why we at Dread Central are bringing it to you. Watch this. Treasure it.
The 2010 Oscars provided an interesting show to say the least ... if only because our beloved genre finally got some of the recognition that it so richly deserves.
With the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon just a few short weeks away (at 12:01 AM on March 20th to be exact), its director, Chris Weitz, has been making the interview rounds, and today came word that as far the Breaking Dawn installment is concerned, he thinks someone else should probably take the job.
As The Twilight Saga: Eclipse fans anxiously await their first viewing of the film's trailer before Robert Pattinson's new flick Remember Me next Friday, March 12th, there are some things going on behind the scenes that might give them pause: A new editor is being brought on board, and a song by Muse, a band that has provided material for both previous installments in the series, has been dropped from the soundtrack.
Taylor Lautner's face has been all over the news lately what with him being linked to as many new projects as Sam Worthington AND finally becoming legal (his 18th birthday was Feb. 11th). And now, thanks to the Tonner Doll Company, that familiar baby face will forever be memorialized in doll form as Jacob Black joins fellow Twilight characters Bella, Edward, James, Laurent, and Victoria.
Things are getting downright ridiculous in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn land. First Deadline Hollywood reports that "it's definitive. Filming on [two] back-to-back [Breaking Dawn] movies would begin in mid-October, and Summit Entertainment is looking at 'high end' directors." But then MTV states Summit told them, "No decision has been made." Further muddying the waters, The Hollywood Reporter chimes in with word that "the halls of Summit are also alive with the parallel potential of filming the last film — or films — in 3D."
Late last month we learned that Summit Entertainment plans to release the Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town documentary on March 20th (the same day as the New Moon DVD). However, another company, Topics Entertainment, is attempting to steal a bit of Summit's thunder by debuting its own doc, entitled Forks: Bitten by Twilight, on March 16th. As you can imagine, this isn't sitting well with Summit ... or its legal department.
With the media machine in place for The Twilight Saga: New Moon's March 20th DVD and Blu-ray release, it seemed logical that things would be quiet on the Eclipse front. But things aren't always as they seem as director David Slade has been quite vocal lately, tweeting about the progress of his editing process.