Monday, May 31, 2010

Rob On Aussie Radio: First Time He Met Kristen, Fan Expectations

Per Australia's NovaFm:

The Twilight vampire told Merrick, Dools and Ricki-Lee that meeting the 20-year-old actress for the first time was "weird".
"It was weird. I mean, everything about the pairing with Kristen kind of worked out for the story," he said.
"I went in to the audition having absolutely no idea of what to do and because of the way she was playing it kind of shocked me into doing a performance that I didn't realise I could do.
"I guess she brings a kind of toughness and also a kind of mystery to Bella, which is not really there in the book.
"She's kind of in a lot of ways, a damsel in distress in the book, and Kristen's very...there's a kind of fierce fierceness behind her, which I didn't really expect the actress who played Bella would have."
The British actor said he is still surprised at the success of Twilight and that its success puts a certain pressure on him.
"In the beginning I had no idea. It seems to get bigger and bigger and bigger every week that is going past," he said.
"I feel pressure to live up to making a good movie, but I mean the expectations are so diverse.""

Australia Q&A: Sorry Jake.. Kristen Says She's Team Edward!


Ed Westwick Talks About Rob, And What He Wants To Be Known For

Per NOW Magazine:

Robert Pattinson hysteria is crazy. Would you want that level of fame?

 “I’ve already experienced girls screaming my name, so I wouldn’t say it’s too alien, but I think Rob’s in a very difficult situation. He’s a friend and he’s a good guy. I know him, so I know for a fact that he wants to be known for his work.”


ET: Rob #2 Hottest Bachelor In Hollywood


Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Interview: Robert Pattinson Talks Being Humble And Unexpected Backlash

UPDATE: We've added the scans of the magazine thanks to TwiFans

In a new interview with Famous magazine, Rob talks about filming in Vancouver, the reason he's a little hesitant to buy a house, going up against Taylor's muscles, and why trying to remain humble has brought on an unexpected reaction:
“The problem is, mainly, that I’m really finicky about looking pretentious for some reason,” he says. “I think, because I haven’t done too much work and I’ve become so, kind of, big, people have a hyper-judgment of you. I always thought the best way to deal with that is just to kind of play down everything. But I never saw the result of that being people saying, ‘Why can’t you just shut up? We’re so sick of the humble act. When’s he going to stop pretending to be humble?"
Read the rest of what Rob had to say on the Cineplex blog.

Above is a new still of a scene between Bella and Edward, although we're pretty sure we've seen the image on the Eclipse game. Eclipse opens in the U.S. one month from today!

Photo: Summit Entertainment
Thanks for the tip KstewRobFans!

'Eclipse' Cast On Everything From Popcorn Bags, To Jones Soda!

Can you tell that promo time is upon us?..

The Jones sodas are actually the customized versions that anyone can order to their liking. Ours would probably be the many faces of Edward Cullen. Order yours now.  Via TwiFans.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

'Water For Elephants' Update: Week 2

Jacob makes People Magazine's June 7 issue via (Spunk Ransom).

It was a fairly quiet week when it came to news out of the Water for Elephants set. That is until Friday, when director Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) gave an update via twitter:

Sitting in Marlenas dressing tent right now looking at the Benzini circus set up for the first time!

The exciting news didn't stop there. Earlier in the day the @H2OforElephants fan site twitter, posted the first picture of Christoph Waltz leaving set. You can read more about that fan encounter over at their site.

Finally, @WFEfilm, introduced us to the latest cast member to join the film. Meet Lucinda!

We are very excited to see this project come alive on the big screen. We will keep on bringing you updates as production continues on the set of Water For Elephants.


Italian Best Movie Magazine Talks 'Eclipse' And 'Bel Ami'

Translation via Source. Thanks MayFrayn!

Ciak, starting! It’s night, the rain is falling unrelentingly while a boy is escaping terrified. His destiny is doomed. University student Riley Bears will be only the first of the newborns that will form the invincible army of vampires, created by Victoria to carry out her revenge. This is the opening scene of Eclipse, that is not actually in the novel by Stephenie Meyer. Lacking of faithfulness? Absolutely not. It is only one of the many “inventions” created by screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg in the adaption of the Twilight Saga for the big screen, necessary to pass from the first person POV of the novels to the universality of the movie story.

Melissa Rosenberg spent hours on the phone with Stephenie Meyer, to be told all the backstages of Eclipse, e to deepen the past of all the characters, even the minor ones. So she discovered that Riley was chosen by Victoria because he came just from Forks…..a coincidence?

Since from its cinematic birth, the Saga had to distinguish itself, from episode to episode, for atmosphere and plot. So Catherine Hardwicke was perfect for Twilight, raw and realistic story. Chris Weitz showed with realism the complex emotions of New Moon. David Slade was the one being able to let come out on the surface the contrasting feelings that split Bella in Eclipse, while the task to sum up the saga with the two final episodes has been committed to Bill Condon.

Eclipse bring to light some secrets, from the legend of the third wife, kept by Quileute tribe, to the story of the transformation of Jasper and Rosalie. In the movie, their past is shown in two flashbacks, that took some poetic licences, such as the places where they were developing, that are different from the ones in the novel.

During the work on the draft of the screenplay, Melissa Rosenberg and David Slade worked together. The director designed the scenes he wanted to introduce in a sort of storyboard, and Melissa translated it in words.

Three different sets were in hand for the Eclipse troupe. 700-800 people in total worked there.

David Slade, together with director of photography Javier Aguirresarobe, worked a lot also on colours, using different shades according to the situations, even if he preferred to use warm colours, generally. Cullens are represented with cold colours. Werewolves distinguish themselves for preponderance of red colour ( both Jacob’s car and house are of that colour, like Bella’s pick up, originally belonged to Billy ). Warm Earth colours, instead, have been used to describe Forks citizens.

Special effects of Eclipse have been realized by Image Engine, with headquarters in Vancouver, the same who created the aliens in CGI for District 9.

One of the most difficult scene to translate for Rosenberg, was the one of the fight between Edward and Jacob, when this last one steals a kiss from Bella. “It was complicated to create a conversation without degenerating into insults!”. Even the costume designer Tish Monaghan have had her hard work. Trying to avoid that Edward looked too thin and pale in front of his muscular rival, gave him more mass putting on him more layers of suits.

Kristen Stewart, before beginning to shoot Eclipse, has to cut off and darken her hair to play Joan Jett in The Runaways. The result? On the set she had to wear three different wigs to enter in Bella’s character.

When the shootings came from Portland ( where Twilight was shoot ) in Vancouver ( both New Moon and Eclipse ), has been necessary to rebuilt totally some buildings, like Bella’s home, for the second movie, or the Cullen’s home, where the post graduation party took place. So two of the three flats of the house have been rebuilt inside a studio of 1850 mq. Even the access drive, the garage and a part of the forest have been recreated.

Among the various “inventions” adopted by Rosenberg, there is also the scene of the speech during the graduation, spoke by Jessica, performed by Anna Kendrick, seen beside George Clooney and nominated to the Oscars for the movie Up in the Air.

The actors needed two hours of make up to be ready. As Ashley Green, alias Alice Cullen, told: “ The hair, the make up and the dresses are a great help to put me in the shoes of the character. Two hours are necessary for the white make up of the body, the yellow contact lenses and the pixie wig”.

Kellan Lutz, alias Emmett, convinced the production to let him perform many stunt scenes.

Bryce Dallas Howard, who replaced Rachelle Lefevre for the role of Victoria, was originally the first choice of Stephenie Meyer for this role.

To convey the speed effect of the vampires, tapis roulant have been used, pulled by trucks or golf carts, on which the actors have to run. Image Engine also added special effects, like wind on leaves or earth raising, to make even more real the run effect.

The scene with the newborns coming out from the water created many problems. Staying so long in the water make the make up melted, so the entire make up crew must be in the water together with the stunts, to retouch the colour of the skin until the last second.

The legend of the third wife, narrating to Bella during the bonfire, has been shown in the movie with a flashback, for this an entire ancient Quileute village has been rebuilt.

Tippet Studio has to work differently on the wolves compared to New Moon. Chris Weitz, in fact, pointed a lot on their humanity, e made them used their paws like hands. David Slade, on the contrary, wanted to make standing out the animal essence of the wolves, that use their mouth in prehensile way, and the paws only to keeop their balance.

The wolves’ fur has been made more realistic, tripling the four millions of hair with an inedited operation that needed more than 6 months of work.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rob Among Extra's Men of the 2010 Summer Movies

And he's in good company.. with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and many more. Check out the entire list over at Extra.

First Look: 'Eclipse' Merchandise At Toys R Us - Plenty Of Edward!

This first item, a keychain, has a *new* image of Edward! they are all available for pre-order on the Toys R Us website. And you can check out the new Jacob merchandise over at Jessica Rathbone's blog.

Rob In New MTV Movie Awards Promo.. With Tom Cruise Talking About His Hair!

This is hilarious..Oh, and that's Tom's alter ego Les Grossman for those of you wondering.. funny!

Added some screencaps. Many more over at RPLife

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FYE: Edward and 'Eclipse' Cast Bookmarks

These bookmarks are expected to be out next Friday. So look for them next time you visit FYE stores!


Elizabeth Reaser About Training For Eclipse: "I Was Impressed With Rob"

So, how did Rob keep up? Is he secretly some sort of gym fanatic? "I don’t think so!" she laughed. "I was impressed with Rob though. This stuff is really hard to do and we trained for hours and hours and hours and he worked really hard. And he's a great actor, so he really committed to what he was doing and it looked great from what I saw."
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Sold At Cannes: Scandinavian Distributor Buys Rights To 'Bel Ami'

Per Cineuropa:

Scandinavia’s top distributors have announced the titles they acquired for the Nordic territories during the Cannes Film Festival.

Scanbox Entertainment has picked up Scandinavian rights to the UK titles Monsters, a sci-film film by Gareth Edward, and Bel Ami, starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman (sold by Protagonist Pictures)
Bel Ami is expected to be released sometime next year.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Booboo Stewart Did Not Get To Work With Rob, But His CGI Wolf Did!

Booboo Stewart who plays Seth Clearwater in Eclipse, answered questions from fans while at an MDA event in Tucson. And of course it wasn't long, before he was asked about working with Rob, Taylor and Kristen:

Last December CGSociety published an excellent article, on how the wolves were created for New Moon. We only assume the ones for Eclipse will rival them. And by the trailer screenshots it certainly looks that way.

And as @EyesOfAmberBlog pointed out, Seth actually hangs out with Edward in Breaking Dawn, so Booboo.. your days of not working with Rob are numbered!


Julia Jones About Meeting Rob: "I Was Like, Oh Right, He’s British.”

Boston.com got a chance to interview Julia Jones, who plays Leah Clearwater on the Twilight films. She remembers the first time she met Rob:
“It did throw me a little bit when I was introduced to Rob and he had a British accent. I was like, oh right, he’s British.” 

Jones also spoke about her first impression after joining the franchise:
she was immediately impressed by the professionalism of her younger co-stars, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. “My overall observation was that they just have it down. Kristen steps in and out of character. Rob – same thing.
Read the rest of the interview where she talks plenty more Eclipseover at Boston.com

Via Source