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Stills From Eclipse

Posted in Eclipse with tags , , on April 15, 2010 by chasingcullens got their hands on a few brand new movie stills featuring Jacob, Riley and Bree in upcoming film “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

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Twilight Saga Among Most Challenged Books

Posted in Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, New Moon, twilight with tags on April 15, 2010 by chasingcullens


Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series is a worldwide phenomenon, with millions of copies in print, two hit movie adaptations, at least two more on the way, and merchandise ranging from T-shirts to body pillows.

Apparently some people aren’t too happy about all that.

The “Twilight” series made the American Library Association’s list of the most frequently challenged books of 2009. The group tracks formal complaints filed against libraries and schools from people who, for whatever reason, want a book removed from shelves. Despite its reputation as a relatively chaste human-vampire romance, the series has drawn complaints for being “sexually explicit” and “unsuited to age group.”

On the other hand, it also drew challenges for its “religious viewpoint.” So which is it, stiflers of free expression?

No. 1 on the library association’s 2009 list is the “IM” series by Lauren Myracle — books written as a series of instant-message conversations between three teenage friends and involve sex and drugs as well as the usual high-school drama. “And Tango Makes Three,” a children’s book about two male penguins who are given an egg to care for — and which is based on a true story of two penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York — is No. 2.

Classics like “Catcher in the Rye,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Color Purple” are also on the hit list.


Eclipse Movie Tie In Cover Revealed

Posted in Eclipse with tags , on April 2, 2010 by chasingcullens

‘Eclipse’ by Stephenie Meyer – Hatchette Books/Summit Ent.

Two movie tie-in editions of Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse (featuring images related to the resulting film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) have been revealed and are available for pre-ordering.

The first,  is of the one-sheet poster for Eclipse – featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner – that was revealed last week. This is the “Paperback – Media Tie-in” edition, and it is available for pre-ordering here. The release date for this book is May 18th, 2010.

The second is a little different. It shows a portion of Bella (Kristen Stewart)’s face. In her eye, you can see a vision of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). This version is called the “Mass Market Paperback” and will be released on May 25th, 2010. You can pre-order it here.

Note that the first, the “Media Tie-in” version includes an exclusive poster inside while the other does not appear to.


Stephenie Meyer Released An Eclipse Novella

Posted in Eclipse with tags on April 2, 2010 by chasingcullens

Stephenie Meyer has a surprise for you!  In the past, the tireless author said she was ready to take a break from the characters in The Twilight Saga, but she couldn’t stay away — or better yet — they couldn’t stay away from her.  Just like Twilight slowly creeped into our lives and soon consumed it, the same happened for Meyer who desperately tried to take a break.  Score all the details on the all new 192-page novella titled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella.

Buckle up; we are going on a trip back in time!  A time when Robert Pattinson was a struggling actor living in London, when Taylor Lautner was kicking butt on the Martial Arts circuit, and when Kristen Stewart was starring alongside Jodie Foster in the suspenseful thriller Panic Room (2002).  While the actors have become synonymous with Twilight, if you can believe it, there was a time when they were not linked to the series and it was all about Meyer and the characters that invaded her mind.

While the busy mom was editing Eclipse and making side trips to swim practice and soccer games, the author admits to being somewhat consumed by the vampire world.  The infatuation grew so strong the author found the only way to vent was to write, and she was surprised when she found herself writing a side novella about one of the newborn vampires that the Cullen’s have a run-in with in Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight Saga.

Meyer took to her website to share the story on how this novella came into print.  Meyer wrote, “Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too.  The reason why it’s a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book.  I began this story a long time ago — before Twilight was even released.  Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world.  I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another.  I started writing from Bree’s perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.”

Jodelle Ferland was cast to play Bree Tanner in the onscreen adaption of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse which will hit theaters on June 30th.  Who thinks that maybe this book will turn into a film series for Ferland?  The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella can be preordered at and will go on sale to the public June 5th, 2010.  One dollar from each book sold will be donated to the American Red Cross.


First Look At The Stephenie Meyer Story

Posted in Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, New Moon, stephenie meyer, twilight with tags , on February 24, 2010 by chasingcullens

It’s no surprise that Bluewater Productions’ comic book biography of “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer sold well — very well, in fact — so it should probably be no surprise that yet another printing of the comic is headed to shelves.

Revealed exclusively to MTV News today, the publisher announced plans for a new, hardcover edition of “Twilight Unbound: The Stephenie Meyer Story,” featuring updated content and a brand new cover image. The edition will hit shelves in May before “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” arrives in theaters, and include post-“New Moon” updates on the cast and, of course, the creator of the “Twilight” books.

Read on for an exclusive first look at the new “Twilight Unbound: The Stephenie Meyer Story” hardcover edition cover, as well as the official text of the publisher’s announcement.

Twilight Unbound Stephenie Meyer comic book

Official announcement courtesy of Bluewater Productions:


Vampires, werewolves and, of course, the people who love them have been very good to writer Stephenie Meyer. The writer, creator of the mega-selling Twilight series of vampire novels, has achieved that rarest of feats for modern authors: She’s become a celebrity, a household name.

Meyer’s comic biography resonated with fans of the Twilight novels and movies. Bluewater, in fact, sold out of several runs of the comic, making it one of the most successful of the company’s hot-selling line of biography comics. That’s why, this edition called “Twilight Unbound: The Stephenie Meyer Story”, will release a new hard cover version of Meyer’s story.

Last year, Meyer also became a comic-book star. Bluewater Productions in November released Female Force: Stephenie Meyer, a graphic biography detailing Meyer’s rise from unknown writer to the guiding force behind one of the book industry’s top-selling franchises.

This new version will include updates on the success of New Moon, the most recent Twilight film, and a look at Meyer’s future plans for Edward and Bella, the romantic leads of her vampire books. The book will also be stuffed with extras, making it a must-buy for Twilight fans.

The collectable version with new features will be the first hard cover for Bluewater retail for $12.99. Written by Ryan Burton with art by David McNeil, the comic is just the latest in Bluewater’s popular biography line. This series of biography comics has already highlighted such influential women as Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. The series’ goal is to examine the lives of these important figures in an objective and balanced manner without resorting to sensationalism.

“The fan reaction to our original release of Female Force: Stephenie Meyer was amazing,” said Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Productions. “The positive response took even me by surprise. That’s why I’m so excited to release this new version of Meyer’s story. I hope her fans appreciate the new information and extras we were able to dig up for this edition of the book.”

Bluewater’s biography comics, which include the Female Force, Political Power and Fame lines, have been credited with bringing new readers to the comics industry. Many of these books have sold out of their initial print runs. Such mainstream media as MTV, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and People Magazine have run stories on the books.

The book is scheduled for a release in May in time for the “Twilight: Eclipse” film. The book is now available for pre-order on

For more information about Bluewater and its non-traditional biography comics, visit


Stephenie Meyer Responds To BD Rumors

Posted in Breaking Dawn with tags on January 13, 2010 by chasingcullens

We’re already well into the new year, and still there’s been no confirmation as to the means by which Summit Entertainment plans to unleash the final chapter in The Twilight Saga known as Breaking Dawn onto the throng of tweens and cougars who are anxiously awaiting it. Will it be one film or two? Is this causing “drama” between author Stephenie Meyer and the studio as alleged by some in the media?

Today Meyer took to her website and posted the following:

Just a quick note on the subject of the Breaking Dawn film: there is no drama over whether the book should be one movie or two. My personal feeling is that it would be very difficult to cram the whole story into one movie (as I’ve said in many interviews previous to this), but if a great way of doing that surfaces, I’m all for it. Two or one, whichever way fits the story best is fine by me, and everyone I’ve spoken with at Summit seems to feel the same way. We’re all excited to move forward on this, and we are slowly and surely getting there. I know people are anxious for news, and so sometimes gossip gets fabricated to stir things up, but there’s no basis to this particular story.


All righty then. If there’s no drama as Meyer insists, what’s the delay? More than likely, the issue of paychecks for its three leads, who have skyrocketed to stardom thanks to the franchise. And there’s the matter of a director, too. Some are calling for Chris (New Moon) Weitz’s return while others are taking a wait-and-see approach to how David Slade handles Eclipse. With so many moving parts, we predict it’ll be a while before we hear anything concrete so keep it here for more as it comes.


Latest On Breaking Dawn

Posted in Breaking Dawn with tags , , on January 11, 2010 by chasingcullens
Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart
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Enough Nonsten nonsense stuff, let’s take a quick break to go back to the whole damn thing that made Rob, Kristen, Taylor and the gang: the movies.

People get so wrapped up in these kids’ private lives, we forget there’s still tons of fun drama happening inside our favorite studio that brings The Twilight Saga to life!

Deep Twi tells us there is no director set yet for Breaking Dawn because no one can decide on whether it’s going to be one movie or two.

It seems that series mastermind Stephenie Meyer and Summit have slightly different agendas on that one…

“Stephenie is calling the shots,” our mole tells us, “and she still can’t decide whether or not [making two movies] is the right thing to do creatively.”

Deep Twi insists that everything—including splitting Breaking Dawn into two films—is run by Meyer (after all she penned the friggin’ thing).

“Both sides have very different agendas,” ‘fesses our insider.

See, here’s the breakdown…

Stephenie doesn’t need the money, so what does she care? It’s double the work to split this film up.

Adds our source:

“Meyer isn’t in it for the fame. She hates doing press, and she doesn’t want to be recognized for anything other than her work, so what’s her incentive to drag [the book] out?”

Of course, we’re assured she does want to please the fans, but isn’t four films enough?

Summit is doing its best to “politely inspire” Stephenie to greenlight the two-flick route. For them, double the work equals double the money. Studios care more about that green stuff than an out-of-nowhere millionaire housewife.

“The right creative solution” is the term everyone is bantering about over at the studio, when basically, it’s all about trying to convince Meyer to do it.

Says Deep Twi:

“They keep trying to persuade her it’s the right thing to do artistically. They’re constantly waiting for her input.”

Jeez, is it actually harder for a devout Mormon to whore out her creative baby than, say, a reported Protestant like J.K. Rowling, who certainly had no difficulties milking the Harry Potter flicks for all they were worth?

Oh, and Steph, just some more food for thought: If you put the kibosh on an extra Twilight film, Twi-hards are going to have your rich little booty for din-din! Trust us, you’ll be skinned alive, diced, fried and then flambéed alive.

These are fans you do not want to disappoint.