April 23, 2014

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Will Warner Bros. make another Twilight Zone movie?

HollywoodNews.com: First off, the various articles all chiming with SHOCK that Chris Nolan is at the top of Warner Bros’ list to helm a new Twilight Zone Movies is pretty funny. OF COURSE Chris Nolan is on the top of Warner’s list for this project. I’m pretty sure he’s on the top of the list for every single project at Warner Bros, including a Sex and the City prequel and whatever variation on Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve they trot out next year (Halloween? Oh wait…). Saying that Chris Nolan is the preferred choice to direct anything at Warner Bros. is like saying that the connoisseurs at Ruth Chris would prefer to have a fillet as opposed to chicken or ribs. He’s the studio’s most valuable resource, and he has delivered the critical and commercial goods on a shockingly consistent level. So it stands to reason that he’s at the top of the list for any project that Warner deems a high priority.
Second of all, it is not a little depressing that Chris Nolan is basically being courted to do a feature-length version of a long-beloved TV show. Wasn’t Christopher Nolan supposed to be the great white hope in the realm of big-budget original filmmaking? I like his films as much as the next nerd, but since Memento, he’s helmed a remake of a foreign film, a comic book trilogy, an adaptation of a novel (arguably his best film and arguably counting as ‘original’ as defined by the movie gods), and a genuinely original science-fiction thriller. Oh, and he’s also producing yet-another comic book reboot and possibly getting involved in yet-another Howard Hughes biopic. So while a Twilight Zone movie could provide the best of both worlds (an original genre film hidden inside a safe brand name), it is disconcerting that one of the more talented filmmakers is again jumping on the franchise train.
Aside from that, I do believe that Warner Bros is missing a massive opportunity here. The articles list Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron, and Rupert Wyatt as also being on the mythical ‘short-list’. Well, here’s a not-so novel idea. Instead of just doing one feature-length film that “touches on several themes from the Rod Sterling TV show…”, Warner Bros. should just let them all run wild. If you recall, the first Twilight [...]

Robert Pattinson wonders what Twihards want

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Known for world-class photography and expertly written articles, Vanity Fair has delivered again. April’s cover story, “Escape from the Twilight Zone” showcases international mega-star Robert Pattinson. The lengthy feature focuses on the drawbacks of fame, and finds the Brit wondering what, exactly, his zealous fans want.
Reads the article, “They follow him to movie sets around the world like Deadheads, sometimes leaving jobs and families to hike the Twilight trail. When he dyed his hair a shade of red in January of this year, they dyed theirs in solidarity. “A 17-year-old girl in Australia hacked into my e-mail while I was on it,” says Pattinson. “Then a 15-year-old girl in England did the same thing.” He told his lawyers to sue.”
One would hope that, after nearly three years of international fame, Twilight “fandemonium” might have died down—but it seems that the frenzy has not. It didn’t matter to Twihards last summer that Pattinson wasn’t even shooting a Twilight film—they still showed up on the set of “Water for Elephants”.
“I think it’s really annoying for him,” said director Francis Lawrence. “…riding down the road to the set it was like Woodstock. Cars for two miles. People camped in the grass. We were having dinner at the hotel in a private room, and they were clamoring up to the windows, so the waiters shut the blinds. So they just start screaming and banging on the windows, clawing at the windows. And then you hear this desperate voice: ‘Rob! I just want to touch your hair!’
“It is weird,” said Pattinson to Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales, trying to make sense of it all. “You have to wonder, What do they want?,”
For the full article, head to the Vanity Fair web site, or pick up a copy of the April issue, which is currently on newsstands.
Photo: Annie Leibovitz, exclusively for Vanity Fair
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