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Hollywood 411 from TV Guide has a new interview with Billy Burke fresh after the huge success of New Moon at the box office. Billy talked about the excitement of New Moon the directing differences between Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz becoming a dad for the first time his CharlieBella type relationship with Kristen Stewart and his thoughts on filming Eclipse with David Slade. Check out more belowThanks Resonnant!Interviews with Billy are always fun to watch. He is so laid back and at the same time really excited about the roles he gets to play in movies.What did you think of this interview with Billy? What do you think of the cast descriptions of the three directors and how they handled filming the movies? »
If there's one thing that can be said about The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Dakota Fanning, it's that she's a hard-working and talented young lady. Though she's only fifteen, she's been in countless pictures - pictures which, for the most part, have been noteworthy items of their respective years. In 2010, two of Fanning's already-filmed movies will be released (The Runaways and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), and she's signed on to film Betsy And The Emperor early in the year as well. According to one source, too, Fanning is in negotiations to star as the protagonist, Mia Hill, in Summit Entertainment's If I Stay. The film is - at present - to be directed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke who once suggested that she'd like to work with Kristen Stewart a »
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks for 21 Jump Street, an adaptation of the 80’s TV series co-written, executive produced, and starring Jonah Hill. The Columbia Pictures movie would be the live-action debut for both filmmakers.
The original show was about a team of young looking police officers working undercover to put a stop to teen crime. It was a star-making vehicle for A-lister Johnny Depp. Cross your fingers for a cameo.
In an earlier interview, Hill described the movie to Complex, “[Sony execs said] they were gonna let me make my kind of movie—an R-rated, insane, Bad-Boys-meets-John Hughes-type movie—and I told them the second they don’t, I’m not gonna be involved anymore. We’re not even spoofing the movie. It’s not strictly comedic, either. We’re doing a full-on action movie, blowing shit up.”
“21 Jump Street” will »
- Jeff Leins
It appears that rumors of "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke coming aboard the "21 Jump Street" remake was premature, as filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are now the frontrunners to helm the action comedy.
Lord and Miller, the co-directors of this year's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," are said to be in negotiations to helm "21 Jump Street," the Jonah Hill-penned remake of the late '80s/early '90s television cop drama. The Hollywood Reporter states that the directing duo are in high demand after the surprise success of "Meatballs," which just recently earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Further, "Meatballs" was a Sony Pictures production, which is the same studio responsible for the upcoming "Jump Street" revamp. It's likely that the company wants to keep Lord and Miller in the family, considering their successful work on "Meatballs."
Of course, "21 Jump Street" is quite a leap from the family-friendly content »
- Josh Wigler
Sony Pictures has spent quite a long time developing a big screen incarnation of the 80s TV show "21 Jump Street" which along with "The Simpsons" helped put the fledgling Fox Network on the map. The studio has spoken to directors such as Catherine Hardwicke and Ruben Fleischer about the new film, but haven't been happy enough to greenlight the reboot which is expected to star Jonah Hill. Now, it appears the chances for "Jump Street" to make a comeback are better than ever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" directors Phil Lord and Christopher »
- HitFix Staff
Last week, Sony's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was nomination in the Best Animated Film category of the Golden Globes, the first of many nominations it's likely to get this year. Heat Vision is now reporting that the directors of the animated film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are "in negotiations" to direct the big screen version of 21 Jump Street that was written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall. We interviewed Lord and Miller back in September as well, they're very cool guys. The original TV show aired in the 1980s and starred Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise as "young looking" cops who worked undercover in high schools. We've already heard plenty about the project, including that it'll be R-rated and "insane," but just not who would be directing. Other directors like Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Twilight) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) have also been approached by Sony, but it looks »
- Alex Billington
As the first director in one of the biggest film franchises in history (Twilight, of course), an entrant into the Guinness Book of World Records, and as the recipient of quite a few awards for her directing skills, Catherine Hardwicke could be and is a great resource for up-and-coming film students. So, her words at the Campus Movie Film Festival most likely did not fall on deaf ears. You can see what she had to say in this video. »
Earlier this week, The LA Times reported that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke may not direct the adaptation of the best-selling novel If I Stay for Summit Entertainment, opting rather to spearhead Leonardo DiCaprio's adaptation of Red Riding Hood for Warner Bros. (DiCaprio is producing through his Appian Way label.) However, it seems that Hardwicke is juggling these two projects in addition to Overture's Hamlet starring Emile Hirsch, and none of them are that close to receiving the "Go" order. Hardwicke tells EW.com, "I love all three of these projects. I've done drawings, location scouts, trailers, budgets, etc. for each of them. »
- Nicole Sperling
At least, that's what she told The Dish Rag exclusively on Wednesday (Dec. 16).
Howard is the latest newcomer to the "Twilight Saga," replacing Rachel Lefevre as the vampire Victoria for the third movie, due out in June 2010.
There was a lot of controversy and uproar among Twihards about the recasting amidst rumors of unfairness, contract and timing issues.
Bryce says she doesn't really understand all the whys and wherefores. All she knows is that "Eclipse" is her favorite book of the series and that everyone on the set has been "really really really kind."
"Obviously, it was a really unfortunate circumstance and I'm not even really, honestly, really privy to exactly what happened," Bryce admits. "But everyone, they want the best for the film and because we all care about these characters so much »
Check out Leona Lewis's video for the Avatar theme song "I See You" - HitFix Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke may sign on for Leonardo DiCaprio's The Girl With the Red Riding Hood - Cinematical Susan Boyle's album is poised to hit double platinum - Vulture Mark Salling, aka Puck on Glee, wrote this cute song for his cast mates - Watch With Kristin The Situation gives Conan O'Brien a nickname...The Solution - TV.com Jj Abrams casts Major Dad, Gerald McRaney, in his new pilot Undercovers - TV Squad This Harry Potter/Dangerous Minds spoof is pretty darn funny - College Humor The book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is getting the movie treatment here in the Us. - Moviefone Lots of photos from the premiere of Nine! - PopSugar »
Catherine Hardwicke, director of Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and, oh yeah, Twilight, was supposedly locked in as director for Summit's upcoming movie If I Stay, written by Whip It!'s Shauna Cross. Summit's decision to bring on other directors for the Twilight series -- namely Chris Weitz for The Twilight Saga: New Moon and David Slade for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- brought rumblings about infighting, difficulties with Hardwicke, blah blah blah. But whether or not If I Stay was a bone to throw Hardwicke to prove to naysayers there's no hard feelings between the director and Summit, it looks like Hardwicke's post Twilight-life might not include Summit, after all, at least for the time being.
Now it looks like Hardwicke's busy schedule, which was already filled with a Hamlet adaptation, among other projects, has The Girl with the Red Riding Hood at the top of her dance card, according to the La Times. »
- Jenni Miller
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Jason Laveris/ Getty Images
Catherine Hardwicke and Summit Entertainment parted ways after the director steered "Twilight" to $385 million in worldwide box-office receipts, but any hard feelings seemed to be washed away in March when Hardwicke signed on to direct the studio's teen drama "If I Stay."
Now it seems like she might not stick around for that picture either. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Hardwicke might skip out on "Stay" to commit to the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood."
Citing sources close to the director, the Times indicated that the likely move has nothing to do with any soured relationship between Hardwicke and Summit. Rather, it's a matter of a scheduling conflict, »
Pajiba’s source says the 15-year-old actress is in negotiations to star as Mia Hill, a young woman who gets into a car accident and goes through an out of body experience while in a coma.
I think if I was flying around outside my chiseled exterior, I’d go get into trouble, because who’s going to know and, if they somehow could, I have the perfect alibi. “What do you mean I learned something I shouldn’t? I was in a coma!”
While the studio replaced Hardwicke for the supposedly larger scale Twilight Saga: New Moon, they’re still in business with her for this film… for now. Hardwicke is attached to a multitude of movies, including this, »
- Jeff Leins
Ever thought to yourself, 'I sure wish I could sit down and have coffee and dessert with "Twilight" vampire Rachelle Lefevre and ask what she really thinks of Summit's decision to replace her with Bryce Dallas Howard?
Among other things, of course.
Sure you have. And here's your chance.
Log on to eBay and start bidding to win the coffee-chat of a lifetime. The winning bid will benefit the animals of Best Friends Animal Society. One lucky fan will get to know "Victoria" from "Twilight" and "New Moon." The bidding on eBay ends Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. Est. The winner will spend one whole hour with Rachelle over dessert and coffee at a popular Los Angeles eatery. Go ahead. Ask questions about her career and »
USA Today has a short interview with Ashley Greene where Ashley talks about all of the projects shes working on and how we get to see a different side to Alice in Eclipse. Read more belowJust like the first two Twilight movies Eclipse has a different director David Slade who Greene says is definitely different from Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz. He is technically the most specific director that Ive ever worked with. Greene says fans of the franchise should expect Slade to bring a darker element to this film. He seems to kind of specialize in that.That darker side includes Alice as well. In Twilight you see that quality about Alice that makes her so lovable is shes so positive and upbeat. In New Moon you see how she takes these uncomfortable situations and shes sassy and she brings light to a dark scene Greene says. In Eclipse »
Since 2004, Franklin Leonard — now an exec at Universal — has compiled a list of the “most liked” scripts in Hollywood. What started as a means to find good reading material for the Christmas holiday has become an annual tradition in December. Players from various Hollywood businesses (this year the number of people grew to 311) select their top 10 favorite scripts and the votes shake out into “The Black List.”
These elite scripts typically get noticed by agencies and studios around town and wind up on the screen or the Academy category for “Best Original/Adapted Screenplay.” In an industry where unoriginality means financial blockbuster, “The Black List” is a reminder that talented screenwriters still exist.
The number one script (out of 97) with 47 mentions is newcomer Christopher Weekes’ The Muppet Man, a biopic about late puppeteer Jim Henson. The Jim Henson Company has purchased the rights and is producing.
The second script is »
- Jeff Leins
After Twilight blew up the box office a year ago, the fan base for Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance series seemed to explode exponentially - suddenly everyone was rabid for developments about the sequel. Yes, 2009 was dominated by New Moon - whether you liked it or not, the movie and its stars were everywhere. The pressure on the movie's studio, Summit, to make a bigger and better sequel was high, resulting in some shakeups behind the camera as well as in front. First, Summit dumped director Catherine Hardwicke for Chris Weitz, who'd be more adept at the special effects for the werewolves of New Moon. Then it was rumored that Taylor Lautner, who had originated the role of Jacob Black in Twilight, might be recast. This prompted the actor to put on almost 30 pounds of muscle to mirror his character's transformation, which helped secure his part in the second movie. »
As you may have noticed, I will not be done with my Decade in Review until sometime into the new year. Hopefully we'll wrap up shortly after the Oscars; You know how distractingly all-consuming the Oscars can be! I hope you'll stay with it even though the rest of the media will move on any second now. They're always in such a rush. No stopping and smelling of the flowers. I've still got to update that "Actors of the Aughts" project for final compilation/statement. For now, let's move on to 2003. What follows is my original top ten list, based on films released in NYC in 2003. If I have anything new to say that'll be in red after the original text.
Special Mentions: The Cremaster Cycle and Angels in America
- NATHANIEL R
Chicago – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” has just been released and “Twilight” fans are already anticipating the release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which is the third installment in the “Twilight” franchise and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
Dread Central has released a high-resolution one-sheet poster for the “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and we have it for you below.
Image credit: Warner Brothers
“Eclipse,” which hits theaters on June 30, 2010, has Bella (Kristen Stewart) finding herself in danger yet again when Seattle is ravaged by several mysterious killings and a malicious vampire is out for revenge. Bella must also choose between her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with Jacob (Taylor Lautner).
Like every decision comes consequences and her decision will cause an ageless struggle between the vampire and werewolf. Graduation is quickly approaching and she’s confronted with the biggest and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Nikki Reed also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Nikki talked a lot about writing casting and acting in Thirteen with Catherine Hardwicke going back to school for some college classes and traveling around the world in anonymity. Part OnePart TwoJimmy Kimmel seems to have a nice touch with making his guests relax. All of the cast members have responded really well to him and seem a bit more laid back when theyre on his show. Nikki looks so pretty I love her shoes! How fun would it be to just travel around like she talked about thats a great break between movies.What do you think of Nikkis appearance on Jimmy Kimmel? »
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