Chibi-Oneechan on DeviantART has taken our favorite Twilight Saga characters and the covers of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse and mixed them up in an Anime creation that takes my breath away.
She has skilfully drawn Edward, Bella, and Jacob in traditional Japanese style, incorporating the symbols from the book covers.
The beautiful Edward Cullen holds the apple from Twilight. Author Stephanie Meyer let slip in an interview that she used biblical inspiration and made the iconic apple a symbol of Forbidden Dangers that was then crafted into Bella and Edward’s forbidden romance.
Although that was the intention, some commenters thought Edward looked Light Yagami from the popular anime, Death Note.
Bella, in my opinion, hasn’t looked more like the character described in the book, than here. The girl drawn is beautiful, and at the same time simple enough to correctly portray Bella Swan.
Bella is shown holding the flower from New Moon’s cover. This time the flower petals falling from the bloom was used to show Bella’s depression and her fading from social life after the events in the beginning of the second book.
Lastly the handsomely depicted Jacob Black toys with the silky red ribbon from the Eclipse cover.
The fraying ribbon was masterfully used to symbolize Bella’s inner torment between loving Edward, and caring for Jacob.
The piece of art work is simply titled “Twilight“, but public reaction was anything but simple.
“Twilight” received 219 ‘Loves’, 80 “Joys”, and 87 “Wows” on the site. Also this particular drawing was featured in two Twilight fan groups on DeviantART.
And was featured on the Movie Cuties blog.
Bill Condon, the director of the last two films in The Twilight Saga, has written a very sweet, sincere letter thanking fans of the series for their dedication, which was posted on the official Twilight Saga Facebook page.
Greetings to our global Twihard family,
On the flight now from Madrid to Berlin, I wanted to check in one last time, as you’re finally getting a look at what we’ve all been working on so intensely. It’s hard to believe that after our Berlin premiere tonight, my TWILIGHT journey will finally come to a close. It’s been almost three years since I first wrote to you. I’m very proud of what we’ve created together since then, and I hope that PART II fulfills your expectations for the grand finale to Stephenie’s sprawling saga. Fingers crossed that you’ve also managed to stay at least mostly spoiler-free, in order to enjoy the twists and parting gifts we have in store for you…
Thank you again for making me feel like a member of your fandom family online…for sleeping in The Line in San Diego in order to laugh with us in Hall H…for traveling great distances to join us in L.A. for last year’s Tent City and this year’s Fan Camp. Above all, thank you for trusting me with this universe you care so deeply about – we tried to match your intensity in our attention to every detail. That said, I don’t think I’ll ever live down the shame of being spied on by Twihard covens around the world on our very first night of shooting in Rio. Thanks to photos shot and instantly posted online of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, we were called out in real time for missing a certain engagement ring… (Sorry — again!)
As with you all, what I’ll take with me from my time in Forks are so many great friendships – our massive cast of talented actors, and new creative partners such as Melissa Rosenberg, Guillermo Navarro and Phil Tippett. I hope to know them all for years and to work with them again soon, making movies yet to be dreamed up. At the L.A. premiere Monday night, Phil said we should make a “bloody, giant monster movie.” But is there room for a musical number?
Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer was named #10 on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Authors List, for which she gave a great interview about writing, film, and how the reaction to all things Twilight is certainly “not normal”!
In particular, she talks about how the Twilight movie almost get made because the original script was so horrendously bad, Stephenie initially refused to sell the rights back to Summit after their temporary acquisition had expired:
THR: What was different about it?
SM: FBI, boat chases, night vision goggles, Bella with a gun. Yeah, it was crazy. At the time — once you give away your rights you can’t object to the changes. It was just kind of like, ‘ahh!’ And then they didn’t make it and they let the rights come back, and it was like, ‘OK, I’m taking this home and no one’s ever touching it again.’ Then Erik Feig (former president of worldwide production and acquisitions at Summit, now president of production at Lionsgate) called and said, ‘Please we’ll do anything. We really want to make your story.’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that before.’ And he’s like, ‘No, no,’ and he let me come up with a rider where I wrote all these things that couldn’t change. They were like, ‘Yes, we’ll do it’ and I was like, ‘Oh, OK, well then I guess you really do want to make it as it is. That’s cool.’
THR: What were the things you said they couldn’t change?
SM: Well I mean, I was in the middle of writing the series at that point in time so one of the big things is in that original script, Charlie got killed at the end. So, they couldn’t kill anyone that dies in the books unless you create a character to kill — which if you look back through the movies, you’ll see where they’ve created new people so that they can off somebody. Then there were things like, Bella cannot be a vampire until she does in the novels — cause that also happened [in the first script] — and just all these things that I felt like if they really wanted to go and do something completely different, they would look at it and say, ‘OK, nevermind.’ If they looked at this long list of things and said, ‘OK, we can do this,’ then I would figure, ‘OK, they’re not messing with me.’
Our good friend at Page to Premiere got a chance to talk to actress Saoirse Ronan about her role in the movie based on Stephenie Meyer’s other book, The Host.
I had the great opportunity to chat with Saoirse Ronan at the premiere of ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2′! She plays the dual role of Melanie / Wanda in The Host, which is based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. We talked about the challenges of the part, how they adapted the “two souls in one body” storyline to screen, playing a more grown-up romantic role than she’s ever played, and if she had to do any training for the part. The film was directed by Andrew Niccol, and also stars Max Irons and Jake Abel as Melanie / Wanda’s love interests in their “love quadrangle.” (Not triangle, there are four of them!) Are you excited to see Saoirse Ronan in The Host?
Page to Premiere has come across some awesome B-Roll, aka extra behind the scenes filming footage, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2! It’s a little bit of everything all mashed up and it can be hard to hear, but it’s really cool to see how the film came together.
Watch the Daily has released a crazy behind-the-scenes look at the special effects used in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 battle scenes and how they transitioned onto the big screen! Tippet Studios, the special effects company behind the film, breaks down everything from adding wolves into the action to getting Renesmee on a wolf rig!
Of course, if you haven’t seen the movie yet– THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!