Theatrical Trailer for Underworld Awakening

In the fourth instalment of the Underworld saga, Awakening, the humans discover that vampires and werewolves walk among them, which leads them to start a war, to extinguish those abnormal species. As the vampire warrior Selene breaks out of imprisonment, she stumbles right into the middle of the war, where she finds herself as the leader in the battle against mankind.

I think that this theatrical trailer, besides the huge Resident Evil vibes it gave me, looks okay, but I would have preferred a prequel, taking place a couple of centuries ago, rather than a sequel, though.

Awakening is directed by the Swedish duo of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, who recently handed us the thriller Shelter, and you can go and see the result on January 20, in the beginning of next year.

Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood

This trailer for Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, features spectacular scenery and a few mystical elements, but it feels too cutting-edge and romantic, following the style of Twilight, to fit my view of this epic folk tale.

I had hoped that the movie would offer a more dreadful, rougher and cruder atmosphere, more in the line of the earlier versions of the fairy tale, rather than to loosely follow the modern adaptations of it.

Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood takes place in Daggerhorn, a medieval village haunted by a bloodthirsty werewolf. In the village we find Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), a beautiful young woman who falls in love with the orphan wood cutter Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), something that her parents are against since they have arranged for her to marry the wealthy lad Henry (Max Irons).

As Valerie and Peter, in fear of losing each other, plans to run way the werewolf breach the long-lasting truce with the villagers and under a blood red moon, the beast takes a human life – Valerie’s sister. Hungry for revenge, the people in the village send for the famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), in hopes that he can take down the beast for them.

Panic grips the village as more villagers are slain with each new moon Father Solomon reveals that the beast takes human form by day and that it could be anyone in the village. Soon Valerie discovers that she has an uncanny connection to the werewolf, which draws them together, making her both a suspect and bait . . .

I think this sounds more like a love drama, with a vicious werewolf thrown in, than a gritty suspenseful horror story. Nonetheless, there’s three reasons to why I will go and see this – Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and a werewolf!

How about you, will you go and see Red Riding Hood as it howls into the theaters on March 2?

Underworld 4 Title and Plot Update

A while ago we learned that the Swedish duo of Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind, who gave us the psychological chiller Shelter, will be the ones to helm this fourth installment of the Underworld franchise.

Now, a couple of interesting updates about the movie, which is slated to arrive to the theaters next year (January 20, 2012) in 3D, has been announced.

The title of the movie is said to be Underworld 4: New Dawn and the premise are that after Selene wakes up from a coma-like state after 15 years, she learns that she has a daughter in the fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid, Nissa. When Selene finds her daughter, she also learns that BioCom is about to create a new breed of super Lycans and together this new mother-daughter team must find a way to stop them, before it’s to late.

The date for the formal shooting of the movie is set to begin in March, next year, but before that I hope to know the complete cast and a bit more of the story.

I think that the storyline might have potential, but I hope that they find room in it for a couple of familiar faces, too. Also, the casting of Nissa will be very vital for the movie as well and it’ll be interesting to see who get to play that one.

What do you think about this? Leave your comments about Underworld 4: New Dawn, below.

Swedish Duo to Direct Underworld 4

The crew behind Underworld 4 is seriously taking shape now as The Hollywood Reporter writes that Len Wiseman, who helmed the first two Underworld movies, will not be directing this fourth installment.

Instead Wiseman will act as a producer, while the directing will be made by the Swedish directing duo of Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind, who recently gave us the creepy thriller Shelter, with Julianne Moore as forensic psychiatrist.

Not much has been revealed about the plot, more than it’ll be a direct sequel to Underworld: Evolution. The screenwriter John Hlavin has said that by honoring what we fans love, but also introduce new fresh elements to the story, he hope that the movie will satisfy old fans as well as excite new ones to the franchise.

Except Kate Beckinsale, it’s unclear who else will star in the movie, but I hope that they’ll find a way to include Bill Nighy, since Viktor is one of my favorite Underworld character. However, before the filming will start in March, 2011, in Vancouver I guess that the cast will be complete.

Underworld 4 is slated to hit us on January 20th, 2012, in 3D.

10 Answers to Your Questions About Twilight

If you find yourself baffled, feeling like a complete air-head, while people around you talks about the Twilight movies, firing off expressions like Bella, the Edward and Jacob team, vegetarian vampires and other strange terms, then these 10 answers about the Twilight Saga, could be helpful.

This little Twilight F.A.Q answers some of the most common questions, people have about the Twilight movies, according to searches conducted on the net. I have tried not to include any major spoilers, but there could be a few of small ones in there, though.

What is Twilight?

Twilight is a romantic fantasy story, about the love between a human girl and a vampire. The saga spans over four books, written by Stephenie Meyer, who got the idea from a dream. The saga centers on Bella Swan, who falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen, and the complications that follows.

Who are the Main Characters of Twilight?

Bella Swan

Is a 17-year-old girl, who moves to live with her father Charlie, in Forks, Arizona. At her new school, she grows a romantic interest in the vampire, Edward Cullen. Kristen Stewart plays the role of Bella.

Edward Cullen

Is a vampire, who was born in 1901 and became a vampire when he was 17 years old. He lives in Forks, with his parents; Carlisle and Esme Cullen, and his siblings, Jasper, Rosalie, Emmett and Alice Cullen. Edward is a vegetarian, which means that he only drinks blood from animals. Edward’s love interest is Bella, but her being a human, makes things complicated. Robert Pattinson plays the role of Edward.

Jacob Black

Jacob is 16 years old and Bella’s friend. He also represent the other fantasy species in the Twilight Saga – the werewolves. Jacob also has feelings for Bella and competes against Edward, to win her heart. Taylor Lautner plays the role of Jacob.

Alice Cullen

Alice was adopted into the Cullen family by, Carlisle and Esme Cullen, and is a close friend to Bella. As a human, Alice was a precognitive, an ability that greatly enhanced as she became a vampire and now she can see “subjective” visions of the future. Ashley Greene plays the role of Alice.

Who Plays James in Twilight

Cam Gigandet plays the role of the merciless vampire James, who enjoys hunting and killing humans for fun.

When is the Twilight Movies Coming Out?

Catherine Hardwicke directed the first Twilight movie, which came out in November 21, 2008.

Chris Weitz directed the second movie, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, which saw the inside of theaters in November 20, 2009.

David Slade helmed the third movie, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, which came out on June 30, 2010.

Bill Condon got the honor to direct the last movie in the saga, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”, which will be split into two movies. The first part, will come out on November 18, 2011, with the second part following sometime in 2012, probably in the summer.

Where are the Twilight Movies Being Filmed?

The Twilight saga was shoot at various locations around the US and British Columbia, Canada. The crew also visited Montepulciano, Italy, to shoot scenes for the “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, as well. Since the “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” is in pre-production, the filming locations hasn’t been revealed yet.

What is Team Edward and Team Jacob

The fans who wants Bella to choose Edward belongs to Team Edward. The ones who wants her to pick Jacob, belongs to Team Jacob.

What is the Name of the Book Store, in the Movie Twilight that Bella goes to?

The name of the store is, Thunder Bird and Whale Bookstore.

Why Does Rosalie Cullen Dislike Bella?

Rosalie envy Bella because she wants to be a human, as well.

What is the First Line Spoken in the Movie Twilight?

“I can’t bring myself to regret the decision to leave home.”

What is “lemon” in Twilight Fan Fiction

The term “lemon” in Twilight fan fiction means that the story has explicit sexual content.

Why Do You Like Twilight?

This question I leave for you to answer. So be honest, what is it with Twilight that makes you enjoy it or dislike it so much? Leave your answer in the comments below.

Stills from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Twilight saga, so here you have a few stills from David Slade’s, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, which will probably rock the box office and cause some minor hysteria, as it hits the theaters later this month, on June 30.

In Eclipse, the saga continues from the previous movie. Bella has to decide what’s more important to her, the love for Edward or the friendship with Jacob. A decision that might be the spark that ignites the struggle between the vampire and the werewolf. In the meantime Seattle is despoiled by a series of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire is out to seek revenge.

Even though the plot sounds intriguing, I foremost look forward to see Jodelle Ferland, as the newborn vampire Bree Tanner. I think that Bree is a character role that will fit Ferland really well and it’ll be interesting to see what she can do with it.

Also, if you want to dig deeper into the life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer has released a short novel titled, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella”, written from the viewpoint of Bree. Meyer also let David Slade and the screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg read it, during production of Eclipse, so it will be interesting to see how much room they have given Bree, in Eclipse.

You can buy, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga) at Amazon for about $7.

Nevertheless, I think Ferland portrays a vampire very well, as you can see in the picture below, or what do you think?

Jodelle Ferland as Bree-Tanner
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ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JUNE 16, 2010. Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (L-R) seen in a shot from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie directed by David Slade. (Photo ITAR-TASS) Photo via Newscom
Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), having a chat outside.
ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JUNE 16, 2010. Actors Kristen Stewart and Billy Burke seen in a shot from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie directed by David Slade. (Photo ITAR-TASS) Photo via Newscom
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) talking with her father, Charlie Swan (Billy Burke).
ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JUNE 16, 2010. Actors Kellan Lutz, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Robert Pattinson (L-R) seen in a shot from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie directed by David Slade. (Photo ITAR-TASS) Photo via Newscom
A vampire meeting with Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz), Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli), Jasper Hale (Jackson Rathbone), Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JUNE 16, 2010. A shot from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie directed by David Slade. (Photo ITAR-TASS) Photo via Newscom

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JUNE 16, 2010. A shot from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie directed by David Slade. (Photo ITAR-TASS) Photo via Newscom

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Eclipse Scene Leaked Online

Twilight Saga: EclipseA couple of days ago I posted the first trailer from the third installment of the Twilight saga, a trailer that was not all that dazzling, more than a short glimpse of Bryce Dallas Howard, who now will be playing Victoria.

However, if you lay your hands on the recently released DVD/Blu-ray of New Moon, you will also get a whole scene from Eclipse, which offers you a bit more to chew on than the paltry teaser.

Here is a brief cut from that scene, where you can see Bella and Edward, cuddling on a bed, discussing the consequences if Bella decides to go through with her choice of becoming a vampire and also immortal.

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Twilight Saga Eclipse Movie Trailer

twilight saga eclipse movie trailerMany promises of eternal love and lines that goes in the tone of, I’ll gonna fight for you, until your hearts stop beating, are delivered in this brand new trailer from Summit, for the next episode in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

David Helm, which did 30 Days of Night, is directing this third drama saga with elements of vampires and werewolves. Once again, Bella is once again in the middle of danger as a string of mysterious killings ravages Seattle and a spiteful vampire continues her quest for revenge.

Bella must also choice between her love to Edward and her friendship with Jacob and at the same time she starts to wonder if becoming a vampire, is the smartest move for her.

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Twilight Saga in Pencil Strokes

Twilight Saga in Pencil StrokesIf you’re like me, having difficulties to embrace the movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, you will soon have an alternative, which might suite you better that let you see the story in a completely new perspective.

My biggest problem with the movies is that I find them too far away from the charmed experience; I got from reading the books, which makes the movies to come out as wimpish, to me.

However, as said soon you can enjoy this vampire saga in a completely new format, as Yen Press is about to publish, Twilight: The Graphic Novel, by the graphics artist Young Kim.

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