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See trailer for 'Twiharder,' which brought a $500m suit vs. 'Twilight' studio

4 June 2013 4:17 PM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

In case you haven't already heard, there's a "Twilight" movie spoof out there called "Twiharder" which got shut down on copyright grounds via cease and desist from Summit Entertainment at Lionsgate, and now the group which made the parody wants $500 million for the lost property value. As briefed by Gossip Cop, the movie was said to have "portrayed hyper-exaggerated caricatures from 'The Twilight Saga' movies and lampooned expressive elements embodied in [the official movies] through imitative reference," while the parody-makers insist that the complaint was a total "sham" of "predatory" behavior and they thus lost loads of cash from would-be distributors and insurers for the project due to the suit initiated by the "Twilight" studio. For those who might not recall, the "Twiharder" picture was announced the summer before last, put together by soap opera actors-turned-producers John Gearries and Christopher Sean, who gathered up about $300k to make the movie, said to include "flambo. »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Stella Pond in Twi-Parody Trailer: Funny?

1 June 2013 8:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Twilight parody trailer: Twiharder (image: John Gearries and Tanya Zoeller in Twiharder) [See previous post: "Twilight Parody vs. Lionsgate and Summit: $500 Million Lawsuit."] Say what you will about the productions values found in (or missing from) the Twiharder clip below, but you must admit that in the first scene leading lady Tanya Zoeller does a really good imitation of Kristen Stewart’s voice and mannerisms (e.g., lip-biting). And I gotta admit that I found kinda kinky-funny watching Christopher Sean’s use of his abs to stop the bleeding on the forehead of Zoeller’s Stella Pond. Edward Cullen parodist John Gearries, for his part, does a pretty good imitation of John Gilbert in His Glorious Night, repeating "I love you" ad nauseam. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain, by the way, had Kelly parodying John Gilbert in that early talkie. Now, why didn’t anyone try to stop them? Well, a key reason is that the »

- Andre Soares

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Twi-Parody Means Serious (Big) Business: Nine-Figure Lawsuit Against Summit/Lionsgate

1 June 2013 8:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Twilight parody $500-million lawsuit against Lionsgate Pictures and Summit Entertainment: Serious business (Image: John Gearries, Tanya Zoeller, Christopher Sean in Twiharder poster) Twiharder, not the son of Twilight and Die Harder but just Another Twilight Parody, reportedly had a planned late 2012 release date to coincide with the release of Lionsgate Pictures / Summit Entertainment’s own The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final installment in the Twilight movie franchise. But at the time, Summit / Lionsgate felt it would be unhealthy to have Kristen Stewart (as Bella Swan-Cullen), Robert Pattinson (as Edward Cullen), and Taylor Lautner (as Jacob Black) fighting off not only the mean-spirited Volturi, but also micro-budget parodists. As a result, a cease-and-desist letter was sent to the Twiharder producers at Between the Lines Prods. But never say Die, Twiharder, Die! Like Dracula risen from the grave, they’re back — at a less-Hollywood-friendly New York federal court, too, »

- Andre Soares

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