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02 October 2008 @ 11:41 am
Twilight Singapore: The New Paper  
So I was just reading the paper when I just flipped the page and who should stare right at me but Mr. Pattinson himself. SQUEE!! And because my scanner isn't connected to my computer, I took the liberty of typing the entire thing up, along with the pictures and captions.

Vampire tale makes long-awaited transition from book to big screen

Based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel about the secret unorthodox love affair between melancholic high schooler Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and swoonworthy vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) who doesn't drink human blood.

But the soul mates have to contend with the Cullen family's vampire enemies who come to town looking for Bella.

Not since Harry Potter has a book-to-film journey inspired so much enthusiasm. Twilight is the first installment from Meyer's immensely successful young adult collection, which has sold more than 10 million copies in the US and has over 100 fan sites devoted to it.

It has also become a cultural phenomenon, with a rabid fan base that is eagerly awaiting the US$37 million big-screen adaptation directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story).

Henry Cavill was Meyer's first choice to play Edward in the romance thriller, but by the time the film came to be, he was 25 and no longer looked like a 17-year-old. He was then offered the part of Carlisle Cullen, but turned it down due to his commitment with The Tudors.

Over 5,000 actors auditioned for the heartthrob role. Hardwicke had seen a picture of Pattinson, a 22-year-old Brit best known as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but has been underwhelmed. So he flew to meet Hardwicke at her home in Venice, California, and his audtion consisted of a love scene with Stewart on Hardwicke's own bed.

To prepare of his role, Pattinson stayed out of the sun, wrote journal entries as Edward and shut himself off from his family and friends, but he has no formal training to perfect his American accent.

Meanwhile, Stewart (Panic Room, The Messengers) was recommended by Emile Hirsch, her co-star from Into the Wild and whom Hardwicke directed in Lords of Dogtown.

Hardwicke then flew to Pittsburgh - where Stewart, then 17, was shooting Greg Mottola's Adventureland all night - and did an impromptu screen test with the young starlet, who learnt her new lines on the spot. And because Stewart didn't turn 18 until the middle of production, was only allowed to use her for 5 hours a day. So for her big birthday, Stewart received a cake with a clock on it and the words "Now you're on nights."

The actors playing the Cullens wore topaz-colored contacts while green-eyed Stewart wore brown contacts because Bella is supposed to have brown eyes.

The initial 44-day production in Portland, Oregon - a location chosen in part because the skies are often overcast - was plagued by multiple weather-related difficulties, so the cast has to reunite recently to shoot additional scenes. One newly-redone scene shows Edward playing Bella's lullaby, with Pattinson playing the actual song which was written by veteran film composer Carter Burwell (No Country for Old Men).

Hayley Williams, singer of US pop punk band Paramore and a huge fan of the Twilight craze, revealed they will have two songs on the movie soundtrack, Decode, which apparently details the inner working of the protagonists' relationship, and a still-untitled track. A song from rock group Muse, Meyer's favorite band will also be included.

IN LOVE: Kristen Stewart (left) and Robert Pattinson play the unusual couple.

Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet battle it out as vampires.

The pics are from everglow, since I can't scan the article.

The only annoying thing, apart from the fact that they got some details wrong, like the nomads didn't come LOOKING for Bella, is the fact that the release date is still 18 December. Anyone has any ideas to get it pushed forward?

Also, if anyone's interested, BIG STAN, which opens today here, stars Jackson Rathbone too. And the movie magazine, FiRST has a small write-up on Twilight. If no one has scanned it in yet, I'll type it up when I get my copy.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Hayleyempireclover on October 2nd, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
That was very nice of you to type all that out!
Lovely article, LMAO about the cake!!
Thanks for typing up and posting :D
Little Miss Melthalia_csiny on October 3rd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I was so excited the moment I saw the picture, I was like, "MUST TYPE. MUST TYPE."

devoteeee on October 2nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
So Cavill was offered Carlisle. Interesting.
니콜 (Nicole)x_lipsofgrace on October 2nd, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
I thought the same thing.
izzateeizzatee on October 2nd, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
oh thanks for this! hmm, my brother only told me about this when i get back home from school.

regarding FIRST magazine, i was kinda waiting for them to do a write up about Twilight or something.

but thanks for the heads up!

do you mind if i reposted this at Twilight Singapore (http://twilightsingapore.wordpress.com)?

i don't think we can get a much earlier date than 18 Dec :(
it depends on the local distributors here.

i'm disappointed that Malaysia gets Twilight on 27th Nov.
Little Miss Melthalia_csiny on October 3rd, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Yea, sure. No problem. :D

About FiRST, I'm sure if they're doing something Twilight for their hype page, I think we can expect a proper feature soon. Can't wait!!

Me too. I'm terribly disappointed. :(
losergallosergal on October 3rd, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
what malaysia release date is on 27th Nov!!! not fair. i think most singaporeans will be heading down to johor's cinema. lol

singapore earlier release date was 25th Dec then pushed to 18th Dec. not much diff.

losergallosergal on October 3rd, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
ya I did saw a small write up on twilight the movie and a bit on the book, both in FIRST.

Twilight also appeared in the Malaysia's HOT magazine (not sure if u guys are familiar with this mag but available locally). damn pissed with this editor. he/she rated twilight as one of the unanticipated movie of in the coming months of 2008. emma roberts' wild child is rated better than twilight. absurd.
Little Miss Melthalia_csiny on October 4th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Yes, we have the HOT magazine here too but I don't read it. Any new pics?

Unanticipated?? And they're getting it so close to the US premiere? Bet he/she's going to eat their words when the movie opens! And what movie is this Wild Child? I haven't even heard of it.

asian_soul: twilight05asian_soul on October 4th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
thanks for writing down the article. very nice. :)