July 25, 2011 | 12:43 p.m.
For Bill Condon, director of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” Comic-Con 2011 was all about the art of the reveal. The director, who made his maiden voyage to the San Diego geek fest to debut footage for the second-to-last “Twilight” movie, which will open in November, had to be very selective with what he showed the screaming fans. “Once we decided that we didn’t want to show the wedding dress and once we decided we didn’t want to show her pregnant, we were limited to the honeymoon,” said Condon, who has been tasked with chapter of the “Twilight Saga” in which heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) marries her vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson), has a baby and is turned into a vampire herself. “Then the question was do we want to show the sex, which would have been crazy and […]
June 24, 2010 | 10:43 p.m.
It’s the franchise that has fans everywhere thirsty for any bloody detail. The latest installment, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” in theaters Wednesday, sees Seattle plagued by an army of newborn vampires controlled by the vengeful Victoria, who is out to destroy Bella Swan, whom she holds responsible for her lover’s death. To safeguard Bella from the oncoming threat, her boyfriend, Edward Cullen, and his family must band together and join forces with their shape-shifting foes, the wolf pack, who are sworn to defend humans from all blood suckers. But it’s not all fang baring and claw clenching; there’s also an explosive love triangle this time around. And lots — lots — of shirtless roaming by the muscled members of the wolf pack. To gear up for the third feature to be adapted from the wildly popular Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” books, […]
May 18, 2010 | 4:43 p.m.
Our “Twilight” specialist Yvonne Villarreal caught up with the “Twilight” wolf-pack actors who, no surprise, howl in protest when someone suggests that Team Edward is best. Team Edward or Team Jacob? It’s no contest, at least not according to the actors who portray the lupine brethren of Jacob, the werewolf played by beefy heartthrob Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which hits theaters June 30. Chaske Spencer, the 35-year-old actor who plays wolf-pack elder Sam Uley, says brooding vampires — like Robert Pattinson’s forever-conflicted Edward Cullen — pale in comparison to a strapping, loyal forest boy like Jacob. “Have you seen him?” Spencer asked with a chuckle. “He’s got that sex appeal going. He’s got the body. He’s the boy next door. But he can also rip your head off.” Spencer added: “He’s a protector. What more could a girl ask for?” In the third installment of “The Twilight Saga,” the […]
May 06, 2010 | 12:40 p.m.
Yvonne Villarreal goes in-depth on “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in this piece, which is a longer version of her Sunday Calendar story. The family that slays together, stays together. At least that’s the case for the Cullen brood. In “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which hits theaters June 30, Seattle is ravaged by a series of killings caused by an army of newborn vampires controlled by revenge-seeking bloodsucker Victoria. To combat the threat against Bella (Kristen Stewart) in this third installment of the franchise, the Cullens must band together and join forces with their sworn enemies, the wolf pack. “The whole family is in a vulnerable position because of the love we have for Bella,” said Elizabeth Reaser, who plays matriarch Esme Cullen. “If she’s not OK, we’re not OK.” In the past, we’ve seen the clan hit baseballs so […]