Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon’s note to the fandom

Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon has written a lovely note to the Twilight fandom, and posted it via the official Twilight Facebook page:

Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I’m stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you’ve probably heard, I’ve been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit – who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I’m pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I’ve read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine’s and Chris’s movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine’s notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz’s companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk – a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for “newborn” status in the universe you’ve been living inside for a few years now, but a guy’s gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I’ve always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn’t been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I’ve been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don’t think it’s difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy – and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I’m a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I’ll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,

Bill Condon

P.S. Answer #1: No, there won’t be any musical numbers

(source) And he means he’ll answer questions on the Twilight FB page.

For the comments: We think Bill’s off to a great start! Tell us your reaction to his note in the comments!


New, Official Eclipse Still

Here is a new  Eclipse still released by Summit!

Sneak Peek: Twilight Beauty gets an Eclipse makeover

Okay, I know some people think the Twilight Beauty line of products is sort of silly, as far as merchandising goes. But personally, I love it. I’m a big fan of their Luna Twilight products (especially the palettes & the lip gloss!) — and Twilight Beauty is promising some great new stuff to tie-in with the release of Eclipse.

Now we’ve got our first sneak peek at the upcoming products:

Check out the full line of Twilight Beauty products online!

LA Times: Eclipse is a Bloodbath for the Cullens

The LA Times has an article about Eclipse will mean for the Cullens, including quotes from each Cullen actor, except Robert Pattinson.

They must battle an army of new vampires controlled byVictoria and this time you’ll get to see their ‘true vampire-ness,’ according to actor Peter Facinelli.

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.

Read the full article here.

Tomorrow: Official Twilight Convention in Charlotte begins!

It’s almost here … The Official Twilight Convention: Charlotte, North Carolina — begins tomorrow!

The complete, official schedule of events is now posted on the convention website — and here are the details about NNT’s panel on Friday, April 30th:

1:25 pm NOVEL NOVICE TWILIGHT is the only major education-based fan site around for Twilight fans. Besides featuring regular news updates, original downloads and other cool features, Novel Novice Twilight also focuses on promoting education and furthering reading, all through a love of Twilight. For examples, just check out their Twilight lesson plan for teachers, their Twilight history lessons, and their regular writing contests. Visit

See the rest of the schedule here.

Bonus to the Novel Novice Twilight panel? We have PRIZES … yes, that’s right. Prizes. Aw, yeah. So be sure to pop by, hear from NNT founder Tiffany and maybe even win some cool swag.

Tiffany will also be at other panels & events throughout the weekend — so if you see her, be sure to say hi!

Don’t have tickets to Charlotte? No sweat. They are selling tickets at the door — for as little as $10 per day!!

Be sure to check back here for all of Tiffany’s adventures — or find all our posts on our NNT @ The Official Twilight Convention page.

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Novel Novice Twilight will also be at The Official Twilight Convention: Portland, Oregon in October, so if you can’t make it to Charlotte — consider coming to meet us in Portland later this year, too!

Eclipse’s Victoria named #1 most anticipated villain!

In a new poll at Fandango, users have voted Victoria from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as the #1 most anticipated villain of the summer movie season:

Is there anyone we despise more than Bryce Dallas Howard’s Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse? This is Howard’s first go at the role (the character was previously played by Rachelle Lefevre in both New Moon and Twilight), and so fans will need to warm up (or down) to her. That said, even with Howard taking over the role for the first time, fans are still more than pumped to see her run all sorts of naughty deeds with the character.

See the rest here.

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Twilight stars ranked influential, beautiful & sexy!

Some top honors for some of our favorite Twilight stars …

* Robert Pattinson is named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

* Rob is also named one of People’s most beautiful

* Kristen Stewart is named one of FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World

In other Twi-News …

* Kellan Lutz has officially joined Twitter. Follow him @KellanLutz

* Gossip Cop confirms that Rob Pattinson will be on Ellen May 19th

* Eclipse party supplies are here:

* Jackson Rathbone is featured in this new trailer for The Last Airbender: