CHICAGO – If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a director and a producer, let “47 Ronin” explain how the hierarchy of creativity hinders the evolution of even the most straightforward-sounding pitches. “47 Ronin” is the type of samurai movie set in Japan that features native actors speaking only English, while Keanu Reeves stars as an outsider clearly plunked into the picture for stateside star power.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
CHICAGO – A director has been announced for the sequel to “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” as Summit Entertainment made it official today that “30 Days of Night” helmer David Slade would take the director’s chair on “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse,” already scheduled for release on June 30th, 2010.
CHICAGO – After we released information on Thursday about the British indie film “How to Be,” which stars Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” we thought you’d want more than to just know about the fact that the film is screening on one night only in Chicago at 8 p.m. on April 22, 2009 at the Music Box Theatre.
CHICAGO – While Robert Pattinson has earned wide acclaim for his role in the hit film “Twilight” opposite Kristen Stewart and will attempt to heartthrob audiences again in the sequel “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” he hasn’t forgotten his independent film side. He plans to show it to Chicagoans on one day only on April 22, 2009 at the Music Box Theatre.
CHICAGO – Michael Sheen, one of the stars of last year’s Best Picture-nominated “Frost/Nixon,” has joined the cast of the “Twilight” sequel, “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” appearing with the already-cast Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, and Dakota Fanning in the film to be directed by Chris Weitz.
CHICAGO – It was just a rumor yesterday but it was made official last night when Variety announced that Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the upcoming sequel to “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse”. The third film in the Stephenie Meyer series will star Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and more.
CHICAGO – There were rumors last month that Drew Barrymore might be tapped to direct the third film in Stephenie Meyer and Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse,” but this morning The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz blog reported the Spanish director of “The Orphanage,” Juan Antonio Bayona, a protege of Guillermo Del Toro, could be the man to take on the third film in the “Twilight“ franchise.
CHICAGO – It started as a rumor, but sources are reporting today that Summit Entertainment has officially announced that Dakota Fanning will play Jane in “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon,” the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster “Twilight”. The Chris Weitz-directed film based on the Stephenie Meyer book will start shooting in Canada soon.
CHICAGO – The trailer for the new comedy “Next Day Air,” which stars Mike Epps, Mos Def and Donald Faison (from “[scrubs]”), can be watched below. “Next Day Air” is distributed by Summit Entertainment. Summit Entertainment is also the distributor for the smash hit “Twilight” and its “New Moon” sequel “The Twilight Saga’s New Moon”.