March 21 update: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer (please scroll down) – actually a flash-teaser of the upcoming BD2 teaser trailer – doesn’t offer much to see or hear: Taylor Lautner/Jacob Black says to Kristen Stewart/Bella Swan-Cullen, “I didn’t expect … you seem so … You,” while Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen whispers to her “We’re the same temperature now.” (Certainly not the same temperature as the Twifans watching him.) Building on the suspense for those who haven’t seen the Breaking Dawn 2 Target clips, Bella – now a vampire stronger than Superman, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk combined – remains unseen in the teaser, which also features some ominous music.
A week or two ago, Breaking Dawn 2 clips presented at Target stores – that some enterprising Twilight fans posted online after filming them with their cell-phone cameras – showed Robert Pattinson kissing Kristen Stewart; or rather, Edward Cullen kissing the ex-human Bella Swan. Which makes one wonder why all the mystery in the teaser when BD2 clips featuring Kristen Stewart/Bella Swan as a white-faced vampire have already been posted online (and displayed at Target stores, of all places) for all to see.
Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart
Besides admitting he has never watched any of the Twilight movies, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, making his feature-film debut, averred to Collider‘s Christina Radish that Kristen Stewart won’t be known as “the Twilight girl” for very much longer. Stewart, Sanders, and Charlize Theron were in Anaheim – about forty-five minutes or so southeast of downtown Los Angeles – for WonderCon. (See also commentary and scenes from Snow White and the Huntsman in the video below.)
Sanders said the following about working with Stewart:
I think what I realized is that she’s such a good actor that everyone thinks she’s Bella Swan. They believe that that’s her. Obviously, an actor is playing a role. She is nothing like Bella. … She’s incredibly intuitive. … She crafted the accent, and it’s flawless. She’s a stunning actor. I saw her first in Panic Room. Then, I saw her again in Into the Wild. I loved her in The Runaways. I loved her in Welcome to the Rileys. I think she’s going to be incredible in On the Road. … She’s a great actor and she’s made incredibly shrewd decisions for someone who’s half my age.
Distributed by Universal, Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1. Kristen Stewart co-stars with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in Walter Salles’ On the Road, which will likely be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Later in the year, Stewart will be reunited (most probably) for the last time (as Bella Swan) with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
In addition to Stewart and Best Actress Oscar winner Theron (Monster), Snow White and the Huntsman features Thor / The Avengers’ Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Sam Claflin as Prince William, Hugo / The Sweeney‘s Ray Winstone, Jack the Giant Killer / Sexy Beast‘s Ian McShane, Mona Lisa / Who Framed Roger Rabbit‘s Bob Hoskins, and The Hunger Games / Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Toby Jones.
Also: Sherlock Holmes / War Horse‘s Eddie Marsan, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus / The Moth Diaries’ Lily Cole, Clash of the Titans / 300‘s Vincent Regan, Your Highness / The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe‘s Noah Huntley, Attack the Block / Kinky Boots’ Nick Frost, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen / The Young Victoria‘s Rachael Stirling.
Relativity Media’s radically different retelling of the Snow White tale, Mirror Mirror, opens March 30. The comedy-fantasy stars Lily Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and Armie Hammer as Prince Charming.
Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart photo via WENN.com.
Spotted: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson smooching it up at Target stores. Why Target? Who the hell knows? What we can tell is that as far as the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer is concerned, The Hunger Games has been beaten by Target. (Please scroll down to check out the Stewart-Pattinson kiss.)
The eagerly anticipated (you know who you eager anticipators are) Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer will premiere on March 23, before screenings of Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. But brief moments from Breaking Dawn - Part 2 featuring both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart covered in white powder have recently surfaced at Target stores.
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer / clip: Terrible sound
In the video below, you get to see a perfectly un-coiffed Jackson Rathbone, plus Julia Jones and Booboo Stewart introducing the brief Breaking Dawn - Part 2 clips. Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are then seen discussing something or other about the making of the film.
Major problem: the sounds is terrible. At one point, I could swear I heard Pattinson’s Edward Cullen (in close-up) tell Stewart’s newly vampirized Bella Swan-Cullen, “I need a bath.” But I’m quite sure that’s not what he said right before planting a big wet kiss on her. After all, vampires don’t bathe. Don’t need to. Anyhow, see – and try to hear – for yourself.
Directed by Bill Condon and adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 grossed $705.05 million worldwide. Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens Nov. 16, was shot alongside BD1.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson kissing / Breaking Dawn - Part 2 screengrab: Summit Entertainment.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 2’ first look: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s hair
Summit Entertainment – or is it Lionsgate now? – has released the first image from the tweagerly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. As you can see above, the BD2 picture stars Robert Pattinson’s face and Kristen Stewart’s hair.
A curious choice for a “first-look” at Edward and Bella, you may think. But then again, Summit/Lionsgate are probably building up suspense re: what Kristen Stewart looks like as the new and improved (i.e., vampire-ized) Bella Swan.
Top box office release of 2012?
Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which will inevitably become one of the top two or three biggest blockbusters of 2012, opens November 16. Competition is fierce for the no. 1 spot:
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises opens in July. The third installment in Nolan’s Batman franchise brings back Christian Bale (now an Oscar winner – for The Fighter) as the Caped Crusader, in addition to Anne Hathaway (as Catwoman), Best Actress Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, 2007), Tom Hardy (as Bane), two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986; The Cider House Rules, 1999), and others.
So, which fangy creatures will win the box office game? Bats or vampires? We shall see.
‘Breaking Dawn - Part 2’ cast
Directed by Bill Condon and adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 grossed $705.05 million worldwide. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 was shot in tandem with BD1.
In addition to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the final installment in the Twilight Saga features an extensive cast, including regulars Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen, and Billy Burke.
In addition to the following:
Christian Camargo. Mia Maestro. Julia Jones. Ty Olsson. Charlie Bewley. Daniel Cudmore. Kiowa Gordon. Omar Metwally. Casey LaBow. Bronson Pelletier. Erik Odom. Guri Weinberg. Lisa Howard.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s hair Breaking Dawn - Part 2 image: Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have merged. And so, apparently, have their properties. The box office jewel in Summit’s crown, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, will have its teaser trailer debuting on March 23, preceding the screening of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games. [Photo: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn - Part 1.]
Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the last installment in the billionaire Twilight Saga movie series starring idols Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Bill Condon directed Breaking Dawn‘s parts 1 and 2 simultaneously.
The Hunger Games, Lionsgate hopes, will become another Twilight Saga and/or Harry Potter phenomenon. Directed by Seabiscuit and Pleasantville‘s Gary Ross, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel features a lengthy cast that includes the following: Winter’s Bone‘s Jennifer Lawrence, The Kids Are All Right / Red Dawn / Carmel‘s Josh Hutcherson, and The Expendables 2 / AWOL / The Last Song‘s Liam Hemsworth.
The Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer will premiere online in its entirety on Monday, March 26. A teaser of the teaser – only Hollywood studios can come up with something like that – will be made available online at the ungodly hour of 3:00 am PT / 6:00 am ET on Tuesday, March 20. The Monday online launch, I should add, will take place around that vampire hour as well.
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hits theaters on November 16. Also in the film’s cast: Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, Julia Jones, and Mia Maestro.
Also in the Hunger Games cast: Movie 43 / Man on a Ledge‘s Elizabeth Banks, Rampart / The People vs. Larry Flynt‘s Woody Harrelson, Salvation Boulevard / The Healer‘s Isabelle Fuhrman, MASH / Ordinary People‘s Donald Sutherland, American Beauty‘s Wes Bentley, The Devil Wears Prada‘s Stanley Tucci, Precious’ Lenny Kravitz, and Snow White and the Huntsman / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ Toby Jones.