Between launching hit shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and writing three (!) eagerly anticipated scripts for the upcoming “Scream” sequels, you’d think Kevin Williamson would be a pretty busy dude. You’d think he wouldn’t have time to focus his abundance of creative energy anywhere else. Well, think again.
“The other thing that’s exciting that’s coming up is I’m doing a remake of ‘The Bedroom Window,” the “Dawson’s Creek” mastermind explained when we caught up with recently. “It was Curtis Hanson’s first film. With Steve Guttenberg and Elizabeth McGovern. Go look it up. Put it on your TiVo; it’s fun.” Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: In early 2008, then-little-known actors including Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner traveled to Portland to shoot a small vampire film that they hoped would get a theatrical release. Barely two years later, "Twilight" is one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood, with two Vancouver-filmed sequels rolling into theaters. Now, Pattinson is revealing plans to return to the city where it all began — and recommending the Portland-based Oscar nominee he wants to direct "Breaking Dawn."
"I probably shouldn't say this," Rob revealed to MTV News over the weekend, acknowledging that the wheels are slowly creeping into motion on "Breaking Dawn" getting made. "But I've heard that we're going to shoot it in Portland.
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FROM MTV.COM: If you're among the most die-hard Twilighters, you might know that Stephenie Meyer has previously worked on a novel through the eyes of Edward — but which other character deserves his or her own spin-off? You may be aware that Anna Kendrick is getting Oscar buzz for "Up in the Air" — but who do fans think will win the award before her?
From the best-looking actress to who should direct "Breaking Dawn," a new poll is offering insight into Twilight Nation, and MTV News is the only place where you can see the results.
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FROM MTV.COM: As the number of days between you and "New Moon" continues to dwindle, you might think that you're all studied up on the second novel in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. But although we can't review the film yet (let's just say it rhymes with "Schmawesome!"), we have seen enough and spoken with the cast enough to offer a few fun, spoiler-free goodies that will make your November 20 viewing experience even more pleasurable.
From a bruise-inducing scene to house construction, a pivotal pamphlet to a fake flight, read on to learn five things you don't know about "New Moon." Then keep checking back at MTVNews.com daily from now until the movie opens, as we unveil in-depth interviews, clips and coverage of the latest installment in Meyer's screen saga.
'New Moon': Five Fun Facts You Don't Know
FROM MTV.COM: All week long, you've been exposing the innermost thoughts of the "New Moon" stars with questions submitted on the MTV Web site, getting their take on everything from scooters to "Twilight" plot points they'd like to see to what they find when they Google each other.
Now, the week is coming to an end and we have our final installment of "New Moon" Stars Answer Your Burning Questions — but don't worry, we've saved the best for last.
You might be a die-hard, but do you know which "Twilight" star once dropped out of acting for more than a year, just because of a dare? Or who can't start the day without listening to Justin Timberlake and T.I.? Read on for the answers to these and more questions, then feel free to post more of your best Mike Wallace-type queries below for the next time a "Twilight" star swings by the MTV studios.
Continue reading 'New Moon' Fan Questions Reveal Secret Music Career, Yearlong Dare
Remember the “Mamma Mia!” movie that came out last year? The one that starred Meryl Streep and was based on the stage musical, which itself was based on a whole bunch of ABBA songs from the '70s? Yeah, well that movie is now the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK box-office, having beaten James Cameron’s “Titanic.” Lemme state that again: “Mamma Mia!” is the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK box-office.
So, there’s gotta be a sequel, right? Read More...
Some people remember “Red Dawn” as an Eighties classic powered by Cold War paranoia. Others think back to recent events and recall that it was one of the greatest films in the career of recently-deceased Patrick Swayze. Still others may remember it as the first movie to ever be released with a PG-13 rating.
The truth is, it’s all of the above. And now, it’s also a remake.
“I’m working on ‘Red Dawn’ right now, up in Michigan,” explained “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” star Josh Hutcherson when we caught up with him recently. “It’s going great. We blew up all of downtown Detroit last week. It was pretty epic.” Read More...
Around these parts, we’re all very proud of Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe, two former MTV News employees who recently directed a damn fine documentary that hits DVD this week. It’s called “Dear Jack,” and it’s the heartbreaking, uplifting tale of Something Corporate/Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon’s battle with leukemia. I can remember a few years back, when Josh and Corey were assigned to do a story on Andrew – and it turned out to be so much more.
“We were both working at MTV, and I got a call on a Sunday morning from a publicist friend of mine who invited me down for a studio visit - I called Josh and said, ‘Hey man, I know it’s a Sunday, but can you come down and help me shoot this thing?’ We went, but we didn’t really know exactly what it was,” said Moss, who also wrote the film and tracked down none other than Tommy Lee to narrate it. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: In life, Michael Jackson set records, sold out shows and entertained millions. Now he may be gone, but judging by the latest numbers from the smash documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It," the iconic entertainer is continuing to astound.
Following on the heels of Tuesday night's $2.2 million haul at a series of midnight showings, "This Is It" took in another $7.4 million in its first full day of release — and another $12.7 million overseas. Overall, it gives the film a worldwide total of $20.1 million — impressive numbers for a midweek release, not to mention a documentary.
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FROM MTV.COM: Although they may daydream of sitting with Bella in the Forks High cafeteria or running through the trees with Edward, most "Twilight" fans have never had the opportunity to actually meet the famous faces who've come to personify Stephenie Meyer's creations onscreen. Now, a newly announced "Twilight" tour will bring thousands of these fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to converse with a Cullen.
"This November, Summit Entertainment invites 'Twilight' fans to the 'Twilight Saga: New Moon' cast tour, visiting 15 cities nationwide," the studio behind the franchise announced in a press release late Friday (October 23).