UPDATE 4:38 PM: Lionsgate just released the following statement about the death of the Twilight Saga fan who was killed in an accident in San Diego today.
Lionsgate, Summit and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year’s convention in San Diego. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H.
PREVIOUS 1:15 PM: An unidentified woman was hit by a car and killed this morning outside the San Diego Convention Center while heading to line up for a Twilight Saga panel at Comic-Con. Local media reports that the 53-year-old, called “Gisella” by fellow Twilight fans on social media today, suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at 9:51 AM, police say. ”Police said she was in a crosswalk and tried to run across Harbor about 9:20 AM. She tried to stop when she saw an oncoming Subaru but ended up tripping into the car”, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Sources tell Deadline the woman was returning to the line for Thursday’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 panel. “The driver of the vehicle was a 67-year-old while male who remained at the scene and was cooperative with police during their investigation,” San Diego Police spokesperson Lt. Andra Brown told Deadline. Comic-Con officially runs Thursday-Sunday, but fans often begin … Read More »
Director Bill Condon whose next-to-final film Breaking Dawn Part 1 received the Twilight Saga’s worst reviews has posted on Facebook that Twilighters are heading back to Vancouver. They will grab some pickup shots for additional technical work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Condon goes out of his way to emphasize that there are no “new scenes or dialogue.” Here’s the post:
Greetings from Los Angeles, where we’re hard at work on BREAKING DAWN, PART TWO. It’s truly crazy to think that it’s been a year since we wrapped production in Vancouver, since for those of us in the editing room the work has never stopped.
A film is a lot like a puzzle, with each piece – each shot, no matter how brief – needing to fit exactly with the ones around it. Our Part Two puzzle is finally coming into full view, and in a few weeks we’ll be heading back north to pick up some additional shots – the last tiny missing pieces. We’re not shooting any new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work with some of our cast and stunt actors.
This teaser trailer is another example of the synergy between Summit and Lionsgate after the two became one in January. It merges the November 16th finale Breaking Dawn – Part 2 for Hollywood’s biggest teen-centered movie franchise of The Twilight Saga with what Lionsgate hopes is an even bigger franchise The Hunger Games coming out March 23th.
This is rough handheld video of a TV monitor showing footage from Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 being shown exclusively inside select Target stores this weekend to promote Part 1‘s DVD and Blu-ray sales. There’s no high res of this footage and it won’t be distributed officially. The trailer for the fifth and final Twilight movie will debut exclusively on The Hunger Games in March — the first major synergy between Lionsgate and its new subsidiary Summit:
Thousands of film fans responded to the survey, which was posted on Fandango.com during the first weeks of December. According to male moviegoers, the most anticipated blockbuster of 2012 will be Warner Bros’ The Hobbit, while for females, it’s Summit’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. When it comes to remakes, men are most anticipating Sony’s Total Recall while women are most looking forward to Warner Bros’ The Great Gatsby. Several studios are missing from these lists, so it looks like some marketing departments have to play catch-up in the coming months:
THE MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTER IN 2012:
According to Men:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros)
2. The Avengers (Marvel/Disney)
3. The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros)
4. The Bourne Legacy (Universal)
5. Men in Black III (Sony)
According to Women:
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (Summit)
2. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros)
4. Dark Shadows (Warner Bros)
5. The Avengers (Marvel/Disney)
THE MOST ANTICIPATED REMAKE IN 2012:
According to Men:
1. Total Recall (Sony)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony)
3. The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros)
4. Snow White And The Huntsman (Universal)
5. Mirror Mirror (Relativity)
According to Women:
1. Snow White And The Huntsman (Universal)
2. The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros)
3. Mirror Mirror (Relativity)
4. Total Recall (Sony)
5. The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony)
Deadline’s Comic-Con correspondent Luke Y Thompson files:
OK, all biases laid on the table here: I am not a fan. Went into the first movie without preconceptions, then was astonished as the story got more and more preposterous. The second movie, NEW MOON, isn’t so bad; it’s quite nicely cinematic, and the extended gag where everybody goes to watch a fake movie called “Face Punch” is the best thing in any of the films. The ending’s kind of an amazing cop-out, though – you resolve things by looking into the future and seeing that everything will be okay? Really? And we’re supposed to feel dramatic tension as the series goes on even though we’ve just been handed the ending on a plate? Never mind. The romance is the point, of course, even though Bella is so mopey and indecisive that, frankly, this writer is on Team Nobody, because both those dudes deserve better. Let’s see what the first part of the final cinematic chapter brings.
Director Bill Condon comes out. Says of BREAKING DAWN PART 1 that “it’s all third act…in the second half turns into a really cool horror movie.”
Out come Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (dude has huge eyes, like Gizmo from GREMLINS), and Taylor Lautner, whose long neck must be what led to those STRETCH ARMSTRONG casting rumors.
What was it like for Kristen Stewart to shoot the wedding scene? “I’ve been ramping … Read More »