Twilight: Breaking Dawn Release Date Announced

Get ready Twilight fans! The official Breaking Dawn release date has been announced. The fourth installment of the Twilight Saga is set to hit theaters on November 18, 2011. Fans will still have to wait a while, however, to find out if Breaking Dawn will end up split into two films.

(Summit Entertainment)
(Summit Entertainment)

We still don’t know if Twilight: Breaking Dawn will eventually be split into two movies, like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but it’s likely we’ll probably learn that info before much longer. Meanwhile, Twilight fans can go ahead and mark Nov. 18, 2011 on their calendars as the official Breaking Dawn release date.

We are especially curious about how the book conversion for the final installment of the Twilight series will turn out on film for Breaking Dawn. Unlike previous Twilight movies, author Stephenie Meyer will actually be hands-on as a producer for Breaking Dawn. Plus, we’re hoping for very good things out of Oscar-winning director Bill Condon.

Speaking of Meyer, the Twilight author gifted Breaking Dawn actors with a special treat to help them immerse themselves more fully into their characters – advance copies of the new Twilight novella The Brief Second Life of Bree Tanner! For the rest of us, we’ll have to buy our copies or wait to read it free on Meyer’s website June 5th.

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New Twilight Eclipse Trailer Premieres on Oprah – Watch It Here!

Fans impatient for the new Twilight: Eclipse trailer video premiering on The Oprah Winfrey Show Friday didn’t have to wait for Oprah Winfrey to hit TV to see the new clip! The Oprah Winfrey Show kindly let the new Eclipse trailer video slip to the Net Friday morning for Twilight fans to enjoy early.

Twilight:  Eclipse (YouTube Screenshot)
'Twilight: Eclipse' (YouTube Screenshot)

The new trailer is all about action and gets close up with the ‘army of vampires’ featured in Eclipse. We’re talking some extremely hot fight scenes here! The 30 second eclipse video also features more footage of Dakota Fanning as Jane, along with the other Volturi lead vampires, and Bryce Dallas Howard as bad vampire girl Victoria.

No worries, there are also some deliciously tasty bits featuring more of stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the thrill-packed trailer video. Check it out for yourself below:

What do you think of the new Twilight: Eclipse trailer video? We think it’s hotter and more fabulous than any previous footage from the film put out there yet. We are so ready for Eclipse to hit theaters on June 30!

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New Twilight Eclipse Trailer Tease Video

Just one day from now, Twilight fans will finally get to see the first official 90-second Eclipse trailer video. Meanwhile, however, Summit Entertainment has released a 10-second Eclipse trailer tease preview to get us in the mood.

Twilight: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
Twilight: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

The third installment of The Twilight Saga film series, starring Robert Pattinson as dreamy, glittery vampire Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as his eclectic human love Bella, debuts in theaters June 30.

We don’t want to spoil the joy of watching the new Eclipse trailer tease video any longer. It’s just 10 seconds, after all. So, without further ado, check it out for yourself!

Looks like a serious love fest going on in Eclipse, but then we knew that from reading the book, of course! Still, it’s fun to watch all that sexual and sensual tension going on in living color. Stay tuned tomorrow for the full 90-second Twilight Eclipse trailer video, we’ll bring it to you as soon as it hits the Net!

* Update: The new 90 second trailer is here! Check it out: Twilight Saga: Eclipse Official 90 Second Trailer

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‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ May Spawn Two Films

According to the latest buzz, the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, may be broken up into two films. The rumor the last book would be split into two movies has been going around for a while, but it looks like Summit Entertainment may seriously be considering the idea.

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A report by industry mag Variety says Summit Entertainment is contemplating splitting the final Twilight book into dual films and is ready to put the plan into action. However, director Chris Weitz,  screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and author Stephenie Meyer have only been contracted for four films in total.

While Rosenberg and Meyer probably won’t mind receiving another hefty payday, Weitz isn’t all aboard the idea of yet another Twilight film. Weitz told Entertainment Weekly last week he might be interested in doing another Twilight film, but said “I just think I would die” if faced with another New Moon-like PR blitz tour.

To add on another film out of Breaking Dawn, Summit would also have to work out new contracts with the Twilight stars, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. Considering the huge haul New Moon has made in ticket sales so far, that could be quite a pricey negotiation.

Breaking Dawn is such a hefty, complex book, it might not be a bad idea to spit it into two films. The question is whether the Twilight frenzy among fans can be maintained long enough to play out through five movies.

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‘The Blind Side’ Creeps Up on ‘New Moon’ in Weekend Box Office

Twilight: New Moon scored number one at the box office again this weekend, but faced stiff competition from the Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side. New Moon continued its box office domination over the weekend, coming in first with $42.5 million in ticket sales. The real story, however, was the meteoric rise of Warner Bros. The Blind Side.

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The story of a Southern woman who adopts a homeless youth and supports him pursuing his athletic dreams was a major hit at the box office, raking in $40.1 million. Just a few million more and The Blind Side would have pulled off a major coup at the box office.

The end of the world disaster film 2012 rounded out the top three films, with Old Dogs and A Christmas Carol finishing off the top three. The much hyped action flick Ninja Assassin failed to even break the top five, recouping only $13.1 million of the film’s $40 million budget so far.

The question is, can New Moon hold on for yet another week in the number one spot? Should be interesting to see how next week’s list pans out.

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New Moon Star Taylor Lautner Dodges Gay Rumor Questions

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are dating. Kristen Stewart is a lesbian. Taylor Lautner is dating Taylor Swift. Taylor Lautner is gay. And the rumors go on and on and on… There are so many rumors and tabloid gossip stories about the stars of Twilight and New Moon, it’s impossible to know if any of them even hold a spark of truth.

Taylor Lautner in 'New Moon'
Taylor Lautner in 'New Moon'

The dating rumors and questions about the stars’ sexuality seem to get the most attention. Everyone seems to want to know who is dating whom – but Lautner, Pattinson and Stewart aren’t interested in sharing.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart say they aren’t a couple, but constantly seem to delight in provoking rumors they are with public displays of affection. Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift seem to be spending a lot of time together, but neither will confirm anything is going on.

One of the less popular but still persistent rumors out there is that New Moon hottie Taylor Lautner is actually gay. All of the Twilight main stars have been plagued by this rumor at one point or another, but Lautner seems to be the primary target.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Lautner pretty much managed to never directly answer speculation about his sexual orientation. After refusing to commit to saying he is currently dating anyone, Lautner danced around leading questions from the interviewer that he is “trying to figure out his sexual identity in the world.”

“OK, I see where you’re going,” Lautner said. “Interesting choice.” Trying again to prompt a more direct answer, the interviewer said, “It is a possibility.”

Lautner simply replied, without elaboration, “There’s a lot of rumors out there.”

In other words, shut up and ask real questions that actually have some kind of meaning. Don’t we have enough tabloids out there spreading around crap without turning Rolling Stone into another one?

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Thank ‘New Moon’ Fans on Twitter

New Moon costars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took to Twitter on Monday to thank fans for making New Moon number one at the box office. New Moon earned $140.7 million in the film’s first three days in theaters, the biggest opening weekend of 2009 and the third largest ever.

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That’s right, New Moon came in third after blockbuster movies The Dark Night and Spider-Man 3 – take that Harry Potter! The Twilight Saga: New Moon beat out The Blind Side and 2012 to take the top spot in the U.S. weekend box office and also topped the charts in the UK.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart posted on Summit Entertainment’s Twitter feed Monday, thanking fans for their enormous support. “Thank you for making New Moon #1,” Pattinson posted. “It’s very exciting to be a part of something embraced by so many people. I hope you are looking forward to Eclipse as much as I am.”

Rumored real-life love interest Kristen Stewart posted next, saying: “You all have proven you’re the most amazing fans in the world once again.”

“Yes, I twittered,” Stewart continued. “Or twitted…tweeted? I dunno, but thank you sooo much anyway!”

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