Friday, December 12, 2008

"Twilight" Sequel Stakes Out Vancouver...

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Director Chris "The Golden Compass" Weitz is reportedly headed to Vancouver to start pre-production on Summit Entertainment's Twilight" sequel "New Moon" and possibly "Eclipse", the second and third film adaptations of author Stephenie Meyer's 4-volume, teen vampire romance novels.

Vancouver seems a (super} natural choice for the new feature as production house CIS Vancouver (formerly Rainmaker) was responsible for handling 145 visual effects shots for "Twilight",, filmed in Portland, USA.

Released theatrically on November 21, the 2-hour long, PG-13 rated, $37 million budgeted "Twilight" has, as of December 10, grossed $141,173,059 at the North American (domestic) box office.

"...'Bella Swan' (Kristen Stewart) has always been a bit different, never fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school.

When her mother 'Renee' (Sarah Clarke) remarries and decides to move with her new husband to Florida, Bella decides to live with her father, 'Charlie' (Billy Burke), in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, and doesn't expect anything to change.

Until she meets mysterious 'Edward Cullen' (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she's ever met. Intelligent and witty, his piercing eyes see straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and unorthodox romance, as Edward can run faster than any cheetah, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands and hasn't aged since 1918. Most importantly, he's a vampire and like all vampires is immortal.

He doesn't drink human blood, which is rare among the vampire population. Instead, they go on regular 'hiking' trips to feed on prey such as grizzly bears and mountain lions.

For Edward, Bella is the thing he has waited ninety years for - a soul mate.

But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy.

And what will they do when 'James' (Cam Gigandet), 'Laurent' (Edi Gathegi), and 'Victoria' (Rachel Lefevre) come into town, with James setting his sights on Bella?

Will true love prevail when Edward is forced to save her life and conquer his thirst?

The true question is, When you can live forever, what do you live for?..."