I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Following the incredible success of Twilight, there would obviously be more money to spend on the sequel, so the special effects were bound to be better. Although the screenwriter was the same, the director was new, and like many fans of the book, I was hoping it would be more faithful to original work.
I wasn’t disappointed. New Moon follows the book about as closely as you would hope a film could do in a little over two hours of screen time. In it, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen’s (Robert Pattinson) relationship is thrown a curveball when she gets a paper cut on her birthday during a party at the Cullen’s house. Edward’s adopted brother Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), who hasn’t been with the Cullens as long as the other family members, loses control and tries to attack Bella. (more…)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD is being released on Saturday, March 20th and Cameron spoke to Tribute’s Alexandra Heilbron by phone from his home on Vancouver Island about getting the role and what filming was like. (more…)
So for any of you fans who like to brag about Twilight’s big box office numbers, here are some stats that’ll put a smile on your face, courtesy of the L.A. Times.
First off, New Moon destroyed the midnight opening sales record set by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, dragging in $26 million.
Next, New Moon still holds the record as the number one advance ticket seller of all time, according to MovieTickets.com and Fandango.
Probably most exciting, it looks like New Moon had the biggest opening day gross in history on Friday, even beating the record set by The Dark Knight. The numbers aren’t official just yet, but click here to see what the experts are saying.
Finally, when all is said and done, analysts seem to think that New Moon will be the second highest grossing film of 2009, falling just shy of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Oh, R-Patz and K-Stew…. Wouldn’t it be easier if you just came clean?
Check out what happens on premiere night when Ryan Seacrest asks Robert Pattinson about the rumours of a secret romance with his New Moon co-star Kristen Stewart:
Here’s your other bit of New Moon craziness for the day: Miley Cyrus hates Twilight. Why? Because she doesn’t believe in vampires. Okay, fair enough… Apparently she does believe in fairies, though. Miley has signed on to star in Wings, a new movie about a girl who discovers she’s a fairy. So, for those of you keeping track at home: vampires are ridiculous, but fairies are totally cool.
Jackson Rathbone, best known as Jasper Hale, the vampire with impulse control issues from New Moon, is starring in the new Clive Barker film Dread. According to fearnet.com, “Rathbone stars as Stephen, a sensitive film student who, along with two of his classmates (Shaun Evans and Hanne Steen), conducts a campus experiment to root out the deepest, darkest fears that scare his fellow co-eds. But as they turn the camera on themselves, the amateur philosophers find their own issues coming to bear, including one having to do with visions of an axe-wielding murderer.” Dread will be directed by Anthony DiBlasi, who has worked on a number of films based on Clive Barker’s writing.