- Weekly Ketchup lists coming remakes and sequels, including New Moon. (And as a sidenote, for all our Harry Potter Fans, there is some speculation on a possible movie for The Tales of Beedle the Bard.)
First, there was news early in this week that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was being asked not to return for the sequel, New Moon, due to “scheduling” issues (more on that later). Then, the news came out that the choice for her replacement is Chris Weitz, who codirectedAmerican Pie with his brother, and went on to direct About a Boy and The Golden Compass by himself. Summit is hoping they can get Weitz to Vancouver by this Monday to start preproduction on 12 weeks of filming. Now, going back to scheduling, Summit is tentatively looking at a release date for New Moon of November 20, 2009. The rumors are that Hardwicke wanted more time, and that Weitz is perceived as someone who is good at getting movies done quickly. Now, what’s most interesting to me about that release date, besides the fact that Twlight opened one day later in 2008 to $69 million is that Universal this week announced that they were going to push The Wolfman back seven months from April to November 6, 2009. What that has to do with New Moon might be a spoiler to the book (although I highly doubt the trailers won’t “spoil’ this aspect of the movie), but let’s just say New Moon andThe Wolfman are very similar movies. So, will they go nearly head to head, or will one of the companies flinch and move their date?
A seriously excellent article by Allison Pearson for moms and daughters alike!
A well-mannered vampire is the latest heart-throb for Britain’s teenage girls. As his adventures hit the big screen, Mail columnist Allison Pearson (and her besotted daughter) get their teeth into him. Read HERE.
- Head over to Busy Mom, a fabulous website that’s right up our alley! They gave TwilightMOMS a dazzling review and while you’re there be sure to enter their giveaway for a chance to win a TwilightMOMS T-shirt! Read all about it HERE.
The box office has defied expectations in several ways this year:
Women and girls flex box office muscle. Usually, male-driven fare and family titles dominate the top 20 box office chart. This year, three female-driven pics made the list: Warner Bros./New Line’s “Sex and the City,” Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight” and Universal’s “Mamma Mia!”
- From Johannesburg, South Africa – one critic’s 2 cents on how Twilight will be received there. Read Here.
Planning a trip to Forks anytime? The owners of A Cozy River House are offering a Twilight Fan Discount! TMs stayed here during the TwilightMOMS Forks Trip and many of us are dying to go back!!! So, we recommend staying in one of their cabins if you ever get the opportunity!