12/12/08

spunk ransom.



So I have been keeping pretty mum about everything Twilight on here lately. But you should have known that doesn't mean I haven't been keeping up to speed on everything. As of late, there are a lot of new & interesting developments....

01. Catherine Hardwicke, Twilight's director, has bowed out for the sequels. They stated this was due to time issues, but many theories are floating around that it has more to do with Catherine wanting to do New Moon the right way, and Summit wanting it done fast and low-budget {{very worried over here.}}

02. The latest buzz via EW is that Chris Weitz will take on the role as the new director. His past work {directing & producing} includes both good {About A Boy; Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist; In Good Company} and not-so-good {The Golden Compass; American Pie} so I'm really not sure how I feel about it yet. It hasn't been confirmed by Summit yet, so it's not a done deal. Time will tell...

03. Taylor Lautner {Jacob} is officially out for New Moon!! Oh yes. There are already petitions surfacing like mad-- can you believe it? I was quite upset about this at first- I really like the actors to stay the same throughout a series and it really irritates me when they don't, but I do know that Lautner's manager presented quite the case to Summit to show how he could appear taller, bigger, and very werewolf-like for the films, but obviously Summit isn't having it. It sucks, yes, but if Summit believes that he wouldn't be realistic enough- than I have to trust that.

04. And can you even guess who they are currently considering for the smoozy role of Jacob???? The one and only FELIX from ONE TREE HILL!!!! The real world might refer to him as Michael Copon. Can you believe it?? That thought never occured to me, but when I look at him, I definitely think he could play the part. But my heart is definitely still longing for Lautner, and I'm not even Team Jacob. This will be very interesting Summit...

05. And finally, Hardwicke has broke the seal on tons of extras and bonuses that the Twilight dvd will feature {SCREAMING YAY!!!!} AND that she is hoping for it's release in early Spring, after Valentine's Day! It will include tons of deleted scenes that didn't make the cut, commentary with Catherine, Robert & Kristen, an exclusive Midnight Sun scene, montages, behind-the-scenes stuf, etc. etc. Check out the whole interview with her here. {squueeeeeee!!!}



I wonder if Summit knew what they were getting their hands into when they signed on for the Twilight saga. Sure, they are making big bucks from it's profits- but they have to deal with a die-hard fan base critiquing their every move. I'm sure that can't be too easy.


Anyway, onto our main man RPattz!!

01. He has two films, already completed, that will be released in 2009. Little Ashes & How To Be. They both look beyond incredible. In Little Ashes he plays Salvador Dali! Check out the imdb page for a plot breakdown. It looks so amazing. They just announced today that it will be released March 27, 2009! And How To Be, the one I am most looking forward to, he plays Art, a young man having an existential crisis and convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach! Check out the official site here filled with loads of pictures, trailors and updates! I can't wait for this one! See trailors for them here and here.
02. He also has several other movies that are scattered throughout YouTube where you can watch most of them- and believe me I have. Unfortunately there are no plans for any of these to be realeased at this time. But what I have seen of them- they are awesome! They are The Summerhouse {my favorite and possibly the most gorgeous Spunk Ransom. ever!}, The Bad Mother's Handbook {hilarious} and The Haunted Airman.

03. It was also just released that he will begin filming Parts Per Billion as a leading role. “It’s an ensemble story,” explained Rosario Dawson, who will also appear in the film alongside Olivia Thirlby and Dennis Hopper when it begins shooting next month! Check out what else Dawson had to say about it here. Really can't wait for this one!! He will wrap up filming on this one right before Summit hopes to start way on New Moon. What a busy boy!

I will leave you with my current favorite photo of our man.... it has it all, facial scruff, the hair, crooked smile and all his hilariousness. Ahhh... brilliant.



Oh yeah and in case you forgot, today is the original release date for Twilight. Can you imagine if we really had to wait this long? Thanks Summit and Hardwicke for getting it out to us early! :)

{image creds: vf; how to be.}

currently listening to :: how i would be by carter burwell.


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2 comments:

Kristy said...

Beautiful picture at the end of the post!
Let's create a self-help group...maybe a 10-step program :)

KC said...

Thanks for all the Twilight/Rob Patt's updates! I can't wait for the DVD either!!! And Rob's new movies look pretty awesome.