Archive for the ‘Bill Condon’ Category
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Just when we think there’s no more news to give, we get more big news. First, the Ultimate Twilight Box Set was announced
, and that’s coming out in November. Now, Collider.com
has news of a Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn supercut, which is basically a merger of the two films as one big super film, with just some minor changes. During an interview to promote his new movie The Fifth State at the Toronto Film Festival, Collider sat down with Bill Condon
and they brought up the Ultimate Box Set. They were not expecting the reveal of such supercut.
Collider: There’s a huge Twilight box-set coming out later this year. Have you done anything for it? Did you contribute anything? Bill Condon: Well, I think we did so much for the extended edition of [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1], I think there’s probably extra stuff on [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2], although not additional scenes, unfortunately, because that movie is so unbelievably visual effects heavy,
it would cost a ton of money to actually create the environment for some of those extra scenes. But, I do have a kind of version of those two movies cut into one movie that is not going to be there, but I hope one day might emerge. I think it would be an interesting experience for those who are really into it. When you say you have a new version, are there a lot of things different, or is it just one cut? Condon: No, it’s just one cut. There are obviously adjustments you have to make and rearranging some of the stuff. Just making it into one seamless thing, making it feel more like the original novel. Did you do that while editing [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1]? Condon: Yeah, I did it before we shut down the editing room. This is interesting, I’m surprised that Summit hasn’t come around and said, “Let’s release that as a double feature in select theaters.” Condon: Right, yeah. It’d be interesting. Maybe that’ll happen.
Here’s the video if you’re interested:
So while we don’t have a release date in sight, it’s interesting to know that this is an idea that might happen some day. Would the release in theaters of the two movies as a single one movie be something
that interests you?
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
favorite Twilight director, Bill Condon, has a new exciting project in the works! He’ll be reuniting with Sir Ian McKellen, with whom he worked in 1998’s “Gods and Monsters,” for which Bill was nominated for an Academy Award, while Ian was nominated for Best Actor. That’s a strong team and wait ’til you hear the premise. The movie is an adaptation of the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin, which is set in 1947 and deals with a much older and retired Sherlock Holmes. Ian McKellen as Sherlock? Count me in! Meanwhile, Bill
Condon’s current film “The Fifth Estate” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, will premiere at TIFF and will
hit theaters October 18.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
has confirmed that Rob, Kristen, Taylor, Bill Condon and Wyck Godfrey will visit Madrid for Breaking Dawn Part 2
promo on November 15. They’re not releasing more information like location, or if they’re throwing a red carpet or press
junket only and they’re asking fans to not ask questions at the moment since they’re not releasing information yet. They’re asking for patience.
has announced the visit of Rob, Kristen and Taylor to Berlin for November 16. This distribuitor is confirming a premiere and they’re even throwing a contest you German fans can attend. Best of luck!
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
I made a promise to not get involved in the recent scandal involving Robert and Kristen out of respect for their privacy- and to offer fans a safe place, drama free, where they can focus on the good news regarding the cast’s blossoming careers -and we’ve completely avoided touching the subject altogether (except to remind readers that we do not post anything related to the cast’s personal lives), but we really can’t ignore the words of wisdom from director Bill Condon after- let’s face it – a very rough couple of weeks for this very passionate and loyal fan base. Bill spoke to Entertainment Weekly for their Fall Movie Preview, and offered comfort to fans, but some much needed dose of reality at the same time. I feel like fans who have taken the news really hard could use hearing these facts from Bill, who we know cares a lot about Twilight and the fans:
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that,” Bill Condon tells EW. “Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
We couldn’t agree more. I think that if you’ve been here since day one, you know how things got too crazy too fast for them since becoming Edward and Bella, and every single cast member has handled everything so gracefully, always being amazing sports with passionate fans, nosy reporters and the general media during the filming of the movies and the promotion of them. We really can’t complain, and perhaps giving them the space they deserve for being so awesome to us fans for almost five years is the least we can do in such difficult times for them.
The issue will feature more Twilight talk, with a roundtable interview done a month ago:
In more innocent times (read: a month ago), the Twilight stars sat down for a roundtable interview and talked about the film, the ending of the series, and what they’ve learned from the Twilight experience. Pattinson marvels at Edward’s unflappable ability to stay rational. “It’s strange,” he says with a laugh. “All through the series it’s like, ‘Hey , this guy is trying to be sensible! Let’s think this thing out.’ And everyone is like ‘F— you’”.
Stewart presses him, curious to know what he learned from playing the role. ”Don’t be pragmatic. Be an emotional idiot.”
New issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands August 10.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
We have more information on the Breaking Dawn Part 2 reshoots that will take place in Vancouver soon. Jack Morrissey, Bill Condon’s partner, revealed in a podcast what the “reshoots” consist of.
“It’s less than a week, and we already know that Rob and Kristen will be there; I just tweeted yesterday that yes, there will be wigs involved, but I did blur the line by pointing out that Michael Sheen will also doubtless be spotted throughout the Vancouver airport to reprise for one last time his part of Aro the leader of the Volturi . . . As Bill mentioned in his letter to the fans, Rob and Kristen will be donning their gold contacts one last time . . . She’s donning both [red and gold], and Michael Sheen will be donning red.”
He also explained that more than reshoots it’s additional photography, meaning, they’re adding more stuff rather than redoing what they did last year.
“There’s not much to [the shots]. There’s no dialogue involved. Just little pick-ups.”
Read a more detailed transcript at TwilightExaminer.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
A very exting new update from Bill Condon has been posted on the official Facebook page.
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.
I am really looking forward to being back on set with some of the friends I’ve made on my Twilight journey, like the great Guillermo Navarro, our cinematographer, and his crew. And yes, Rob and Kristen will be there too, to pop in those gold contacts one last time…
I’m excited to report that before too long we’ll have another trailer for you to decode. And wait until you see the first posters — they’re unlike any “Twilight” images you’ve seen before. And then November 16th will be upon us and the final film will be yours!
Until then, have a very happy spring, and I’ll check back in with you soon.
We’ll keep you posted!
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Via our friends at TodoTwilightSaga.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
The latest video round-up is all from TheCelebFactory who just posted their exclusive interviews with the cast and Bill Condon. Check them out!
More with Bill, Rob, Kristen and Taylor after the jump.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Here’s the latest round up of the best video interviews in the past few days. We share them under one single post, since it makes it easier for you to check them out. These videos feature Rob, Bill Condon, Taylor and Kristen.
Monday, November 21st, 2011
In a couple of new interviews for the LA Times and Entertainment Weekly, Rob shares his thoughts on working with Bill Condon and the support he got from him when filming the movie.
Pattinson said he felt that Condon had a point of view with the film — Condon told The Times that he wanted to marry melodrama and horror in telling the story of Edward’s marriage to Bella (Kristen Stewart) and the fallout from the unplanned pregnancy that happens soon after. The actor also enjoyed Condon’s humor, which showed up both on-screen and off.
“It’s very easy to become cynical about stuff, especially where you are doing five movies in the series,” Pattinson said. “It’s a very sentimental story in a lot of ways, and I’m an incredibly cynical person. Bill would always have a great explanation for why it’s not ridiculous and it’s not corny. It was great to have someone on set who could convince me of those things.”
On filming in Brazil he shared:
“Just the fact that he didn’t get overwhelmed within two seconds was a big deal,” Pattinson said of Condon. “We were in Rio de Janeiro for one day. Two cameras broke down, a crane broke down and everything was crazy. There was no crowd control, and he stayed perfectly calm. Bill was really thrown in the deep end, and we came up with really nice stuff. It was really pretty and nice.”
He also shared how he channeled a new persona during one of the scenes.
“No one was there really,” he says. “Just a bunch of extras. And for one of the takes, I went into a total Christopher Walken impression. I don’t know why. [Director] Bill [Condon] said, ‘What just happened? Why are you suddenly playing this like Christopher Walken?’ And I just couldn’t get out of it. It’s one of the weirdest things that’s ever happened to me.” He laughs. “I wish it happened more often.”
“That scene just went on and on. It felt like forever. I loved it,” laughs Pattinson. “I always like the scenes where Kristen loses it.”
Those bloopers better be on the DVD, just sayin’…