As Cullen family ringleader Carlisle, Peter Facinelli has faced off with the Volturi, rallied his clan to keep Bella and Edward safe and, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1, walks a tightrope trying to keep Bella unharmed during her unexpected pregnancy. Facinelli talked with Movieline about working with writer/director Bill Condon and Stephenie Meyer on the final two films and the daunting task of shooting them -- at the junket for the film earlier in the day, Facinelli was still marveling at the screenplay's heft.
This weekend, fans and critics will dissect The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, to evaluate the film's dreamy wedding, nightmare pregnancy and cinematic merit. But what does the actual vampire community think about the latest Stephenie Meyer adaptation that features Robert Pattinson as a hunky bloodsucker, Kristen Stewart as his teen bride and Taylor Lautner as a walking set of abs?
To get answers, Movieline tracked down an Atlanta-based, self-identified vampire named Merticus who --- in spite of his community's near-universal hatred of the tween-targeted franchise -- was willing to shed light on the vampire misconceptions perpetuated in the latest Twilight installment.
Didn't have the stamina to camp out in downtown Los Angeles this week for tonight's Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 premiere? Fear not! Tonight, Movieline has your live stream of the red carpet event featuring stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Quickly, grab your finest bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider and meet Movieline after the jump!
Henry Cavill on Immortals, Man of Steel, Surviving Tough Times and Inspiring Twilight's Edward Cullen
Much has been made of British actor Henry Cavill's abs in this week's Immortals, or the strange, logic-defying Superman beard spied on the set of Man of Steel. Never mind that the 28-year-old actor turns in a persuasive dramatic performance in Tarsem's stylized fantasy myth, playing the classic hero Theseus as an honorable peasant battling a sadistic god-hating tyrant (Mickey Rourke) with the aid of a comely priestess (Freida Pinto) and supernatural bow and arrows. But therein lies the surprise: Go to Immortals for the bloody action, or the mythological spin, or the wonderment of Tarsem's visuals, and you'll also get the pleasant revelation that Cavill wears leading man status like a natural.
If Guinness World Records recognized fictional successive rites of passage, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 would be the clear victor. As weddings go, yes, there most definitely is one -- possibly two, if you believe Robert Pattinson. Kristen Stewart's Bella finally gets her way during the honeymoon. Then there's the emotion-soaked pregnancy that puts Bella in peril once more, and all the dominoes that are set off for the pair and for Taylor Lautner's Jacob as a result. Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner talked up the first installment of the Twilight finale Thursday ahead of its debut Nov. 18, with a surprise news conference appearance by series author Stephenie Meyer, who shared some tidbits from her stint as producer.
TMZ reports that Kiowa Gordon, the 21-year-old actor who plays Quileute tribe member (and Jacob BFF) Embry Call in New Moon, Eclipse, and the Breaking Dawn chapters of the Twilight Saga, has been arrested in Tempe, Ariz., "for an active warrant stemming from a drug paraphernalia possession arrest in 2010" when he was busted for having a marijuana pipe and drinking a Four Loko while underage. Tsk, tsk young shapeshifter! The Wolf Pack (and fellow Mormon Stephenie Meyer, who recruited Gordon to the franchise from her own church group) should be none too pleased... [TMZ]
Yesterday in San Diego, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon mysteriously hinted that Stephenie Meyer could have more Twilight spin-offs left in her. Movieline caught up with Condon for a chat overlooking the Convention Center (full interview to come) and asked him to clarify: Is Stephenie Meyer planning to write more Twilight stories?
Upstart distributor Open Road has set a date for Andrew Niccol's big screen adaptation of The Host, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling sci-fi tale of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) and the body-snatching alien "soul" who takes over her human form. The pic will open on March 29, 2013 -- Easter weekend -- and begins shooting next February. [Deadline]
Stephenie Meyer had a vintage-inspired look in mind when she wrote of Twilight heroine Bella Swan's wedding dress, and fan anticipation has been abuzz with speculation about which fashion designer would nab the coveted task of creating the dreamy outfit. It's not just any old costuming gig; if the dress takes Twi-hard breaths away in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, the chosen couturier will enjoy residual Twilight-themed wedding sales for years. So, who's the lucky fashionista?
After being handpicked by Stephenie Meyer to adapt her Twilight follow-up, the body-snatching romance The Host, Andrew Niccol has also been set to direct. With filming completed on the Amanda Seyfried-Justin Timberlake flick Now, Niccol can soon shift his focus to The Host, which will star Saoirse Ronan as human Melanie Stryder and the alien parasite who comes to inhabit her body. It's all coming together! [Deadline]
Big news for Stephenie Meyer fans: The bestselling author's Twilight follow-up, The Host, has found its onscreen lead. Deadline reports that 17-year-old Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement) will play opposite herself in the Andrew Niccol-penned adaptation of Meyer's sci-fi/romance novel about an alien named Wanderer who takes over the body of earthling Melanie Stryder, only to discover that her human host's own memories and emotions affect her.