Midnight Sun [Movie]
There is more to celebrate, too. This October will mark 15 years since the release of Meyer's first Twilight novel, which follows the love story of 17-year-old Bella and classmate Edward, who she later learns is a vampire. The popular series went on to be adapted into five Twilight movies, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Like Edward and Bella, the duo dated off-camera for about three years before calling it quits in 2013.
Midnight Sun [Movie]
After captivating the hearts of Team Jacob, the buff actor went the action hero route in the John Singleton-directed Abduction and showed off his comedic chops in Grown Ups 2 and the Netflix movie The Ridiculous 6, both with Adam Sandler.
The Can't Hardly Wait star, who played vampire patriarch Dr. Carlisle Cullen, was already working on Nurse Jackie while filming Twilight, and he stayed with the Showtime series through its last season in 2015. Since then he's made a slew of indie films (including The Vanished, which he also wrote and directed) and been on American Odyssey, Glee, Supergirl, S.W.A.T., FBI and the new Magnum P.I., and in 2019 he starred as cult leader Keith Raniere in the ripped-from-the-headlines Lifetime movie Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter.
After being in the band 100 Monkeys from 2008 to 2012, the actor, who played Jasper Hale, continued doing TV and movies after the Twilight Saga ended, but also focused on making more music, dropping a solo album called American Spirit Blues.
Revenge for the villainous tracker vampire James' demise is what drives the rest of the Twilight series action (that and a whole lot of romantic angst), so it could've been difficult for Gigandet to shake the association. But he pressed right on, appearing in a bunch of movies, most notably Easy A and Burlesque, and he was in the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven.
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Robert Pattinson has not been shy about sharing his dislike for the Twilight movies, which are currently available on Netflix, and has said he took his "dignity" back when the final film, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, was released in 2012.
To give them a better feel of Edward's character, Meyer allowed Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the film adaptation of Twilight, and Robert Pattinson, the actor who plays Edward, to read some completed chapters of the novel while they were filming the movie. Midnight Sun allows fans to know more about the Cullens as vampires and a family.
Hardwicke directed the first Twilight film which was released in 2008. During a new exclusive interview, the director is asked about her experience creating the iconic movie. She is also asked about the highly-anticipated Midnight Sun.
With Hollywood in a perpetual state of rebooting everything under the sun, it makes sense to reboot the Twilight franchise, with Midnight Sun setting the tone for a new series of movies. It would allow for a more mature set of movies that could fix problems seen in the original franchise and move the story ahead for a whole new generation of fans.
Bella Thorne just can't stop showing off her acting chops. She's taken on a mega mean girl in The Duff, a victim in MTV's Scream, and a drug addict in Lifetime's upcoming movie Perfect High, and now she can add another role to her quickly-growing résumé.
With some eye-roll inducing lines, underdeveloped scenes and clichés aplenty, the movie is as cheesy as one would expect from the trailer. Having said this, there is one important thing to remember about this movie: its target audience.
Unlike Thorne, Schwarzenegger auditioned for his role (Charlie). Prior to one of his auditions, Schwarzenegger asked Thorne to run lines with him to prepare, which she did willingly. Schwarzenegger has had fleeting roles in other projects, but this is his first leading role in a big screen movie. Schwarzenegger said Speer is a hands-on director.
Why are we still telling stories like this? I'm all for cinematic comfort food, but Midnight Sun's familiarity isn't anything of a comfort. When it comes to contemporary romance (particularly for the young adult audience), I just don't see a point to churning out these underwritten and barely directed movies with unremarkable stories at their center.
Catherine Hardwicke is revealing if she'd ever return to the Twilight universe. ET's Ash Crossan spoke to the 64-year-old director -- who helmed the first Twilight movie starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson back in 2008 -- following author Stephenie Meyer's announcement that she's releasing the long-awaited book Midnight Sun on Aug. 4.
Though another Twilight flick isn't in the works, Hardwicke thinks back to the frenzy that surrounded her and the cast prior to and following the first movie's release. That was never more evident than during their San Diego Comic-Con panel that year.
As Twihards all over the world rejoice at the news of a new book, telling the story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's romance through the eyes of the vampire, the rumour mill has kicked into gear: will Midnight Sun be made into a movie?
In a roundtable interview, Thorne, Schwarzenegger, and director Scott Speer spoke to PopMatters about the significance of representing those living with XP on the big screen, getting comfortable with the idea of death, and how the movie has helped bring awareness to the XP community.
After reading the nearly-700 page book, you may be compelled to seek out the first movie again. And it's worth another watch. You may be surprised to find that some of the film's more puzzling or laughable moments make more sense when you know Edward's inner monologue.
The movie makes it seem as if Edward is promising Bella a lifetime together forever. But in the book, Edward chooses all of his words carefully to avoid lying to Bella and overpromising something he can't deliver. At the time, he wasn't planning on staying with Bella for her definition of "forever."
Meyer's prose has never been her strong suit; it continues not to be. Here is one typically revolting passage from the book (which, lest we forget, is titled Midnight Sun): "My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?" How indeed! 041b061a72