‘Remember Me’ poster
I don’t know if Remember Me will be any good, but I gotta say that I’m looking forward to checking it out. Besides Robert Pattinson, the Allen Coulter movie has Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Martha Plimpton, and it was co-written by Jenny Lumet of Rachel Getting Married, the movie that earned Anne Hathaway an Academy Award nomination. It’ll be interesting to see if Pattinson gets the sort of raves that greeted Ben Affleck when Coulter’s Hollywoodland came out a couple of years ago.
In Remember Me, Pattinson plays a rebellious youth at odds with his father (Pierce Brosnan) following the suicide of the young man’s brother. De Ravin is the free-spirited girl he meets and falls in love with, though her father (Cooper) turns out to be an obstacle to their happiness.
I found the new poster released by Summit Entertainment very classy. Also, the emphasis on Pattinson is obvious; he’s right in the center, and de Ravin has about half of her face blocked by his. The romantic drama opens in early March.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: Off-screen enjoyment in the meadow
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have a good laugh while filming the meadow scene in David Slade’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The sequence features eternal declarations of love, longing looks, and a luscious kiss. Well, at least that’s what (we think) we’ve seen in the movie stills and trailers circulating online.
Meanwhile, less than idyllic discussions about the salary demands of several Breaking Dawn supporting cast members, particularly Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) and Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), have been taking place far away from flowers and meadows.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart kiss
In Stephenie Meyer’s book Eclipse, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) becomes conflicted for a variety of reasons:
- Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) asks her hand in marriage; old-fashioned vampire that he is, Edward insists on that before getting into any serious biting.
- The werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), too hot for his tight shirts, asks her to remain (human) with him.
- Vindictive redheaded vampire Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) wants Bella as dead as humanly possible.
- An army of insatiably thirsty and insanely strong newborn vampires has been created in Seattle.
- The Volturi, a sort of undead Royal Family, may come after Bella to make sure her transformation from human to vampire – promised in New Moon – has taken place.
Worst of all, Bella doesn’t know what to wear for her graduation party – partly because some of her clothes have been stolen by a sniffing vampire.
Kinky? Nope. Deadly dangerous.
So, what’s a girl to do?
Bella gets pathetically confused here and there – Edward? Jacob? What if I bite Victoria back? – but she seems to know exactly what she wants in the image above. That’s possibly because of the assistance of Eclipse cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (The Others, New Moon), whose talent will surely help to create the appropriate romantic ambiance in this third installment of the Twilight franchise.
Besides Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard (replacing Rachelle Lefevre), Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the Eclipse cast includes:
- Xavier Samuel as one of the creepy newborn vampires.
- Dakota Fanning as one of the just as creepy Volturi.
- Hip, pale-faced, kind-hearted Cullen clan members Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Elizabeth Reaser.
- Billy Burke as Bella’s reactionary, TV-watching, small-town cop/father.
In addition to the following actors:
Best Actress Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, 2004).
Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, 2009).
Sarah Clarke. Charlie Bewley. Kiowa Gordon. Justin Chon. Julia Jones. Alex Meraz. Jack Huston.
Bronson Pelletier. Gil Birmingham. Leah Gibson. Tinsel Korey. Tyson Houseman. Iris Quinn. Paul Jarrett.
Kirsten Prout. Chaske Spencer. Cainan Wiebe. Ben Geldreich. Alex Rice. Justin Rain.
Directed by David Slade, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens in the U.S. and several other territories on June 30, ’10. The premiere will be held in downtown Los Angeles on June 24.
Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, New Moon) adapted Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel, the next-to-last installment in the Twilight literary franchise.
Most anticipated summer movie offers Muse and more
Whether you love, hate, or couldn’t care less one way or another about the Twilight Saga stories and characters, it’s undeniable that Eclipse is the most anticipated movie of summer 2010.
The anticipation is such that even the Eclipse soundtrack, to be released on June 8, has become a hot item.
Atlantic Records have begun announcing the names of bands (posted at MySpace Music) to be included on the soundtrack. In addition to the previously announced Muse song “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” Eclipse‘s overabundant soundtrack will feature:
- Metric, “Eclipse (All Yours).”
- The Bravery, “Ours.”
- Florence + The Machine, “Heavy in Your Arms.”
- Band of Horses, “Life on Earth.”
- Fanfarlo, “Atlas.”
- UNKLE, “With You in My Head,” featuring The Black Angels.
- The Black Keys, “Chop And Change.”
- The Dead Weather, “Rolling in on a Burning Tire.”
- Beck and Bat for Lashes, “Let’s Get Lost.”
- Vampire Weekend, “Jonathan Low.”
- and Eastern Conference Champions, “A Million Miles an Hour.”
Howard Shore has composed the film’s music score.
Eclipse images of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart kissing, laughing in the meadow: Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together: Eclipse meadow scene
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together in a remake of Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 angst-ridden The Eclipse? Nope. Instead, the image above shows Pattinson and Stewart, the hottest screen couple since Liz & Dick, back together in the romantic fantasy drama Twilight 3, or rather, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the follow-up to the hugely successful The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the nearly as financially impressive Twilight. Both previous Twilight movie entries also featured Pattinson and Stewart, in addition to Taylor Lautner and an extensive supporting cast of regulars. (Image: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together in Eclipse meadow scene.)
Directed by David Slade, best known for Hard Candy, Eclipse will be released on June 30, ’10. I believe no one is expecting the vampire-human-werewolf triangle to pull in anything short of a zillion euros, dollars, yen, pounds, pesos, etc. at the worldwide box office, from the tip of Alaska to the tip of New Zealand’s South Island.
In this third installment of the Twilight Saga franchise, the human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) must deal with some tough questions: Who shall it be, the vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) or the werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner)? Is passionate friendship more important than passionate love? Is abstinence sexier than sex? Are full pecs more alluring than full lips? Will I pass my graduation exam? And why are all those people showing up dead in Seattle?
Besides bringing Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together, the Eclipse cast includes a number of returning cast members, among them Anna Kendrick (a probable Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for Up in the Air), Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Michael Welch, Dakota Fanning, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Julia Jones, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Daniel Cudmore, Gil Birmingham, and Charlie Bewley, in addition to Bryce Dallas Howard (replacing Rachelle Lefevre as the vicious vampire Victoria), Xavier Samuel as the newborn vampire Riley, and 2004 Best Actress Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (for Maria Full of Grace).
According to reports, David Slade doesn’t know when the first Eclipse teasers will come out, though rumor has it that they will be seen at the time of the Academy Awards in early March.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together in Eclipse meadow scene photo: Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment.
Jan. 16 update
Robert Pattinson has not been cast as Spider-Man.
All over the Internet, Pattinson’s name has been bandied about for the role, but he hasn’t become Tobey Maguire’s official replacement. Sony Pictures has made it official that there’s been no official casting as yet. There’s not even an official director, though Marc Webb and Nimrod Antal are two rumored possibilities. How true those possibilities are is anyone’s guess. In any case, Sony says they want to hire a director first. The star will come later.
Earlier in the week, after much haggling with the studio Maguire and director Sam Raimi announced they were giving up on Spider-Man 4. Sony then said that a new and revamped Spider-Man movie would focus on Peter Parker’s high-school days.
Some find even the thought of Pattinson – the brooding star of Twilight, New Moon, and the upcoming Eclipse – as Spidey ludicrous. I don’t agree. At 23 he can still pass for a teenager (Tobey Maguire was in his mid-20s when he first played the role) and he has the looks and talent to play the part. Either way, the role is still up for grabs.
The next Spider-Man is scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2012.
Robert Pattinson as Spider-Man. Why not?
For Tobey Maguire’s replacement, some have suggested Michael Cera (!), Shia LaBeouf (acceptable), George Clooney (as a teenager?), Brad Pitt (see Clooney), Channing Tatum (see Clooney and Pitt), Megan Fox (heck, why not a Spider-Woman somewhere down the line?), Taylor Lautner (who’d be fine), Chace Crawford (fine as well), and Jay Leno (now that he’s out of a job).
Pattinson means box office: both Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon became gigantic worldwide hits thanks in large part to his vampire Edward. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in which he once again stars opposite Kristen Stewart, is one of the most expected releases of 2010. And so is Pattinson’s own dramatic vehicle, Remember Me.
As it’s been widely reported, director Sam Raimi won’t be back for Spider-Man 4. Marc Webb, who directed the box office hit (500) Days of Summer, and Nimrod Antal of Kontroll, Armored, and Predators, have been mentioned in connection with the project. Spider-Man 4, which will have a high-school setting, is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2012. If Pattinson gets the job, I hope the world won’t end until after the premiere.
Photo: Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)
Stephenie Meyer’s four Twilight Saga novels topped USA Today‘s chart of the bestselling books of 2009. Three of those have already been turned into movies, all starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. The #1 on the list, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, became a surprise worldwide blockbuster when it opened in fall 2009, and it remains among the top 15 (sometimes top 12) moneymakers in the United States on a daily basis.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, #2 on the list, will be released June 30. It’s already one of the most expected film events of 2010. Twilight is #3 on the list; it’s also the first Twilight Saga novel. The first film in the series came out in late 2008 and became a sleeper hit, launching Robert Pattinson as the film world’s latest heartthrob.
The film adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, #4, should begin shooting in the fall in Vancouver. Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner will reprise their roles – vampire, human, werewolf – though how exactly the film’s plot will be developed remains a mystery. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is still polishing up her script.
The #5 on the USA Today list is Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, in which Harvard prof Robert Langdon tackles the brotherhood of the Masons. Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, also featuring Langdon (played by Tom Hanks on screen) became worldwide bestsellers and blockbusters. Ron Howard was the director of both film adaptations.
Columbia has already bought the film rights for The Lost Symbol, which has a scheduled 2012 release.
Photo: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
Jan. 12, ’10, update: Will Breaking Dawn, the final installment of the Twilight Saga franchise, be one or two movies? Will Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart (above in Twilight), and Taylor Lautner be back? Will The Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz be back? Will screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg be back? Will Renesmee (what the …?) be there at all?
There are answers to all these questions, even if some of them aren’t really answers at all.
Will The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn be one or two movies? It’ll be one. Or two. The 750-page book may become one long movie if Rosenberg’s treatment is “organic,” in the words of The Twilight Saga producer Wyck Godfrey, as reported in the Los Angeles Times.
Will Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner be back? I’m assuming that’s a rhetorical question. Of course they will. All three have already signed on to repeat their roles of nice vampire Edward, nice human Bella, and hunky werewolf Jacob.
Will The Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz be back? Not likely, according to the Times report. (“I think everyone would be happy and excited if he came back,” Godfrey is quoted as saying, “but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”)
Will screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg be back? She’s at work on the screenplay.
Will Renesmee be there at all? Yes, she will. But in what capacity remains unclear. Will she be played by a human actor or will she be a cgi creation? Both? Will topics such as teen pregnancy, abortion, interspecies love & sex, and adult-werewolf love for newborn half-vampire child be kept in the storyline? Stay tuned.
Production of Breaking Dawn is tentatively scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver in the fall.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will open June 30.
Photo: Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Murray Close / Warner Bros.) (top); Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment) (middle); and with Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment) (bottom)
According to various reports, Christina Ricci will be one of Robert Pattinson’s future co-stars in a production of Bel Ami, which is reportedly set to begin shooting in February.
Inspired by Guy de Maupassant’s 19th-century novel, Bel Ami stars Pattinson as Georges Duroy, an ambitious Parisian journalist who uses various influential women in his quest for power and social standing. Ricci will play Clotilde, an insatiable housewife who has a torrid affair with Pattinson’s antihero. Also in the Bel Ami cast: Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas as two steps in Duroy’s ladder to success. Both Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod are set to direct Rachel Bennette’s screenplay adaptation.
Robert Pattinson has made a name for himself as the vampire Edward in Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which have become worldwide blockbusters. Remember Me, in which he plays a troubled young man, will be released in early March and it’s already one of the most expected movies of the year.
Bel Ami is slated for a 2011 release. Between Remember Me and Bel Ami, Pattinson fans will gorge on the next Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, also starring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, to be released in late June.
Robert Pattinson in Remember Me
Jan. 4, ’10: OMFG!! It’s been reported that Robert Pattinson has chipped a fang while flossing – perhaps while angrily denying that he’s dating either Kristen Stewart or Taylor Lautner or any other The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast or crew member. It’s unclear if said fang will have to be amputated. No one knows for sure if he’ll survive. In case he does, he may never be able to play a vampire again. But not to worry.
On March 12, Allen Coulter’s romantic drama Remember Me, in which Pattinson plays an actual human being, will open in the United States. At about that time, the film will also hit screens in Russia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, and Australia. Thanks to Pattinson’s presence, Remember Me is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2010.
Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan in Remember Me
Written by Will Fetters and Jenny Lumet (that’s veteran filmmaker Sidney Lumet’s daughter), Remember Me is set in New York City, where Tyler (Pattinson), a rebellious but introverted young man who has a difficult relationship with his rich father (Pierce Brosnan), develops a bond with a free-spirited classmate (Emilie de Ravin of Lost). Death is at the root of it all: Tyler’s brother killed himself, while Ally watched her mother get killed. Tyler and Ally seem ready to settle down, but unexpected obstacles get in the way.
Remember Me has some good credentials: In addition to Brosnan, the cast includes Chris Cooper, Martha Plimpton, and Lena Olin. Jenny Lumet won numerous critics awards last year for her Rachel Getting Married screenplay, while Allan Coulter’s Hollywoodland proved that Ben Affleck could act.
Will Remember Me prove that Robert Pattinson can be a real actor as well? Will Pattinson as a human being manage to attract his vampire fanbase to movie theaters the world over? We’ll find out soon enough – and in the meantime, you can check out the preview below.
Photos: Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment
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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and/or Taylor Lautner are nowhere to be found on this The Twilight Saga: Eclipse poster, but it doesn’t really matter here. If the film is as atmospheric as the design of the poster, it’ll be the best installment of The Twilight Saga franchise so far. In addition to the three principals, Eclipse features Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick (of Up in the Air), Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning, and Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (Mary Full of Grace).
David Slade directed this one. Among his credits are Hard Candy, which earned Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson some good notices, and the horror thriller 30 Days of Night, with Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. Slade has said that Eclipse will be darker than previous Twilight movies, and I sure hope so. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens in late June.
Jan. 29 update
Robert Pattinson discusses his attraction to the Remember Me screenplay and talks about acting opposite Pierce Brosnan on a couple of videos posted on the Remember Me Facebook page.
Remember Me, the story of a troubled young man at odds with his wealthy father (Brosnan) and who falls in love with an extroverted young woman (Emilie de Ravin), will open in the United States on March 12. Allen Coulter directed from a screenplay by Will Fetters. Jenny Lumet (best known for Rachel Getting Married) came onboard later on to rewrite some of Fetters’ material. According to reports, Remember Me will have its New York premiere on March 1 because Pattinson would be unable to travel to the US at a later date due to schedule conflicts.
Next month, he begins shooting Bel Ami, in which he has the title role as Guy de Maupassant’s amorous social climber. Others in the cast of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s period drama are Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
On June 30, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens. Pattinson will once again be paired with Kristen Stewart, who has recently made waves at the Sundance Film Festival, and Taylor Lautner.
Pattinson has also been linked to Water for Elephants, in which he’d play a former veterinary student who joins the circus. Reese Witherspoon is set to star, while Sean Penn has been mentioned as a possible co-star.
Despite lots of rumors to the contrary, Spider-Man 4 doesn’t seem at all likely at this stage. Perhaps it never was.