Summit Entertainment alleges a group in Argentina is behind leaked images. By Terri Schwartz Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1″ Photo: Summit Entertainment When Robert Pattinson asks, he receives. Summit Entertainment released a press release Monday (August 1) announcing that it has tracked down some of the alleged people responsible for leaked images from the upcoming “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ and has taken legal action. In the release, the production company said the March leak came from the town of Posadas in northern Argentina, but since there may be more people involved, the investigation is still ongoing. Specifically, Summit is identifying Daiana Santia as allegedly being involved in the group that stole the images and footage. Civil action has been filed in the U.S. and Argentina, while criminal action has also been filed in Argentina. The images released were from Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward’s (Pattinson) honeymoon scene and some of the final shots of the flick when Bella transforms into a vampire. When MTV News caught up with Pattinson shortly after the incident occurred, he was obviously very annoyed by the whole situation. “It’s just ridiculous. I literally can’t believe that it happened,” he said. “I want the ‘Twilight’ troops to mobilize, all the good fans, and find out who these little sh–s are and just hack into their computers and destroy them. … I’m being genuinely serious, ‘Twilight’ fans.” Summit hired law firm Keats McFarland & Wilson LLP to search four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Australia) to find the people behind what director Bill Condon called a “deeply upsetting” experience. Summit Executive Vice President David C. Friedman released a statement in the press release about the situation, saying that a strong fan community should not result in property theft. “While we very much appreciate the legions of committed fans of the franchise and encourage them to create community online, we cannot ignore that property was stolen,” he said. “It is not fair to the majority of fans that want to see the final chapter of the ‘Twilight Saga’ film franchise fully realized by the filmmaker and dedicated cast and crew to have these images out and available on the Internet.” In the earlier MTV News interview, Pattinson said the people involved in the incident could not even be considered fans. “It’s raw footage; it’s not even what people are going to see,” he said “Why do this maliciously? You’re not a fan. You’re just a di–.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com . Related Videos MTV Rough Cut: Robert Pattinson Related Photos On The Set Of ‘Breaking Dawn’
‘She’s gone; you’re not putting these clothes back on,’ Julia Jones recalls to MTV News of saying goodbye to her character, Leah. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Julia Jones Photo: MTV News After filming “Eclipse” and the two-part “Breaking Dawn,” Julia Jones can call herself a “Twilight Saga” veteran. But that doesn’t mean she found going to Comic-Con for the first time any less intimidating. MTV News caught up with Jones in San Diego after the “Breaking Dawn” cast’s packed Hall H panel . Unfortunately, her castmates hadn’t given her much of a heads-up about the insanity of Comic-Con. “We’ve been in front of a lot of people before but this is a new experience for me, Comic-Con,” Jones said. While her fellow castmembers had helped her prepare for the experience of doing fan events for “Eclipse,” Jones said this time they figured she would get the hang of things. “Now I think they just don’t pay attention: ‘She’s been here long enough, she’ll figure it out.’ ” In “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” Jones and the rest of the wolf pack are featured much more than they have been in previous installments, which gave the actress some room to expand on her character, Leah Clearwater. While Leah is characterized by her anger at Bella (Kristen Stewart) and the Cullens in “Eclipse,” in “Breaking Dawn,” fans will see that her rage has been tempered because a good portion of the story is told from werewolf Jacob Black’s (Taylor Lautner) perspective. “I was thrilled when I read [the script] because she really has the opportunity to kind of grow and she’s not so angry anymore,” Jones explained. “I felt relieved for her when I read that, oh, my gosh, she can actually express these things she hasn’t expressed and go somewhere with it.” As for the last day of shooting the “Twilight” series, Jones admitted that she may have shed a few tears in her trailer when director Bill Condon shouted “Cut!” for the last time. The long shoot made it seem as if filming would never end, she explained, and that made saying goodbye that much harder. “For me, personally, the last day, right when we wrapped, I didn’t believe it. I hadn’t even thought that that was possible. I just stood there like a zombie. People started hugging, like, ‘You’re wrapped, you’re wrapped!’ Like, ‘Go, what are you doing? We need to move on,’ ” Jones said with a laugh. “I actually went back to my trailer and I was fine, I was a little in a daze. And I realized as I was taking my costume off that this is it. She’s gone; you’re not putting these clothes back on. And that was kind of a big thing for me.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com . Related Videos MTV News’ Comic-Con Takeover ‘Breaking Dawn’ Special Related Photos Twilight: Breaking Dawn ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con
Director Bill Condon says ‘Twilight’ star deftly tackles finale’s most emotional scenes. By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Robert Pattinson Photo: Summit Entertainment “Twilight” fans who’ve already read the best-selling books upon which the films are based have a sense of what to expect from the final two films when they hit theaters. Specifically, what emotional ups and downs will unfold onscreen, and which characters will be most impacted. “Breaking Dawn” director Bill Condon recently revealed to MTV News what he predicts will be the most emotional moments in the final installments. He also opened up about how stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have tackled the acting challenges presented to their characters, Bella and Edward. ( Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the books.) “There’s this really quiet moment when Bella discovers that she’s pregnant and Edward leaves the room having said, ‘Carlisle will get that thing out of you,’ ” Condon recalled, “and she realizes, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got trouble ahead.’ “Edward, the person she’s been longing for all this time is actually on the other side of this very basic issue about this baby that’s growing inside of her, and she puts all that aside and she turns and she has a moment where she catches herself in this mirror. It’s actually a scene, just Kristen alone, where she falls in love with the idea of being a mother and it’s just simple, but I think it’s very moving.” Condon went on to say that Pattinson’s work in the film is equally moving, noting how much he has evolved as an actor. “[Edward] really becomes an adult [in this film],” Condon said. “In the beginning, he has this beautiful toast to [Bella] where he talks about, ‘You’re so lucky if you find that one person who can see you for who you are and still accept you and allow you to move beyond who you’ve been.’ And that’s what Rob does in this movie,” the director added, “He sort of puts aside Edward’s self-loathing and all that stuff and actually becomes a man. “So at the end, when Bella’s given birth and she’s died and he’s trying to bring her back, there is stuff in there where the camera just holds him for a long time where he’s just doing everything he can think of to make her live and to beg her to live,” Condon revealed. “It’s just really powerful.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com . Related Videos MTV Rough Cut: ‘Breaking Dawn’ Director Bill Condon Related Photos ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con
During a 2008 interview , Kristen Stewart revealed that she’d be starring in K-11 , a movie her mother Jules wrote and would direct. About that. Casting has been announced and the Twilight star won’t actually appear in her mom’s directorial debut, though another Stewart will. Kristen’s older brother Cameron will co-star in the “dark character ensemble” alongside Goran Visnjic, D.B. Sweeney, Portia Doubleday and Jason Mewes. Nothing scandalous here — unless busy schedules are scandalous — though you just know Jules Stewart is going to start every phone call to her daughter with, “Well, your brother…” [ Variety ]
Saturday was the third day of Comic-Con and judging from the photographic evidence presented ahead, the most star-studded from a geek standpoint. After all, not only were acclaimed directors Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola on hand, but so too were James Bond (Daniel Craig), Indiana Jones and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Elvira (Elvira herself). Click through for the nerdy glitz and glamour.
Talk is cheap. Or, at least, not as illuminating as actual photos. Soon after Kristen Stewart and co-stars spoke to Comic-Con fans about their roles in next year’s Snow White and the Huntsman , Universal has released a few promotional shots of various cast members taking in various iconic fairy tale characters. It looks like Stewart is leaving Bella Swan far behind, for example: Check out a photo of Theron as The Evil Queen NOW and let us know: Will you go see Snow White and the Huntsman ?
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are moving on. Not from each other. But from The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Bel Ami later this year, the first trailer for which was released this week. Stewart, meanwhile, will update a classic fairy tale in Show White and the Huntsman , a possible trilogy that brought the cast together for a panel at Comic-Con this weekend. Snow White and the Huntsman Comic-Con Panel How would the actress describe her version of this well-known character? “She’s got this amazing ability to channel fear, things that people are typically very afraid of, into this really focused, really charged, driving energy,” Stewart said. “She’s also like the people’s leader and… truly doesn’t let her heart cloud her mind. [She] doesn’t let her mind get in the way of doing things she feels strongly about. Also, I get to have a sword and stuff.” Charlize Theron meanwhile, plays the Evil Queen and made us laugh with her description: “She’s dark. She’s a serial killer. I’m pretty much preparing to play a serial killer. I’m trying to ground it and make it something real. Watch out, Kristen.” Show White and the Huntsman comes out on June 1, 2012.
At Comic-Con, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ cast preview costumes. By Terri Schwartz Kristen Stewart at 2011 Comic-Con Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images SAN DIEGO — Kristen Stewart may be the fairest of them all, but her Snow White that was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23) certainly doesn’t look like a damsel in distress. The “Twilight Saga” actress took to the stage to promote “Snow White and the Huntsman” in Hall H alongside her co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin, producer Joe Roth and director Rupert Sanders. Unfortunately, there was no footage to show since the flick doesn’t start shooting until next week, but the cast did bring some first looks at the costume design and general feel of the movie. Stewart’s Snow White doesn’t have a yellow and blue dress, and there’s not a bow to be seen. Instead, she was decked out in a full suit of armor and sported a giant shield with a white tree emblazoned on it. Her Prince Charming, played by Claflin, was similarly dressed, though he teased that his prince was not as sweet as he might have been in previous incarnations. As the titular Huntsman, Hemsworth looked a bit ragged and dirty with his axe and commoner’s clothes. When asked what it took to get him in costume for that, he joked that it required “about four or five of hours of rolling around in the mud, four days of drinking” and for the clothes to be dug up “from the backyard in Australia.” The evil stepmother, played by Theron, was as imposing as anyone could have been hoped for. Theron looked like a more badass version of the evil queen from the classic Disney cartoon, with a braided blonde coif on her head and a dagger in hand. “This, as a fable, she sort of just starts off as a bad person, so it was important to understand [why she is the way she is],” Theron explained about her character. “A lot of her circumstances will kind of bleed into her actions … She’s a serial killer; I’m pretty much preparing to play a serial killer.” This will be one of Stewart’s first roles outside of “The Twilight Saga,” and Roth said part of the draw of casting her was to be the one who helped her expand as an actress. For Stewart, it was the chance to play a tougher role. “It’s not a little girl sitting by a well with little tweety birds telling her what to do and where to go,” she said of her character. “[The costume] makes you feel kind of strong occasionally, sometimes, but I kind of feel tiny, my pinhead sticks out of these enormous things.” Check out everything we’ve got on “Snow White and the Huntsman.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Videos ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con MTV News’ Comic-Con Takeover ‘Breaking Dawn’ Special Related Photos ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con
Director Bill Condon tells Comic-Con crowd that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s real-life growth parallels Bella and Edward. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in “Breaking Dawn” Photo: Summit SAN DIEGO — Bill Condon was tasked with the difficult job of wrapping up the final two installments of “The Twilight Saga.” But judging by the glowing response to two brand-new “Breaking Dawn” clips at San Diego Comic-Con , so far it seems safe to bet he’s done a great job. But for the director, the task was as much about creating a finale that will please fans as it was making something that he could be proud of. During Thursday afternoon’s (July 21) “Breaking Dawn” panel in the Convention Center’s Hall H, Condon called the event “the most incredible test screening I will ever have,” because it was the first time he would be hearing fans’ reactions to part one of the last two “Twilight” movies. “It’s amazing in this movie how much happens,” Condon told the Comic-Con audience. “Bella’s getting married or Bella’s going to make love for the first time. People have been waiting for these moments, and everyone’s imagined them, so you do want to get to the essence of what people might want but you can only do it the way, ultimately, you think is the most beautiful or the most powerful.” “Twilight” fans’ possible reactions to a few scenes in particular have Condon feeling nervous, he admitted. “There are big scenes — the childbirth — that you just want to make sure that it’s as powerful and as complete as it could be,” he said. It helps that his two stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, have come into their own as actors over the course of the movies. Condon called Stewart “the real deal,” while revealing that Pattinson was able to bring “more of himself” to the role of Edward Cullen in “Breaking Dawn” then he had in the previous installments. “They’re growing up. There was a year gap between the making of this movie and the last one, ['Eclipse'], so they’re just a lot more comfortable in themselves,” Condon explained. “I keep saying it’s like ‘Twilight Grows Up.’ It’s adult concerns: they’re married now, it’s like they’re going to have a kid, it’s that kind of stuff. You could see that it’s connecting more to what their lives were like now than if they were still playing high school kids, because they’re not high school kids anymore.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com . Related Videos Geeking Out At 2011 San Diego Comic-Con MTV News’ Comic-Con Takeover ‘Breaking Dawn’ Special Related Photos ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con
‘You have to have some tantric breathing and stuff,’ he jokes to MTV News at Comic-Con. By Ryan J. Downey, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Robert Pattinson at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday Photo: Getty Images SAN DIEGO — What kind of preparation went into the steamy love scenes in ” The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I “? Well, if Robert Pattinson is to be believed, there was very little. “You just get lubed up and jump right into it!” he proclaimed to MTV News while backstage at San Diego Comic-Con shortly after making an appearance on a panel with his “Breaking Dawn” castmates and director Bill Condon. The group answered questions from Comic-Con attendees and treated them to footage from the upcoming flick, which is the second-to-last film adaptation in the epic saga. Fan familiarity with Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” novels means anticipation has been high for several elements of “Breaking Dawn,” including a wedding, a birth and perhaps the most anticipated of all: the sex scenes. Smiling broadly, RPattz added: “You have to have some tantric breathing and stuff.” All joking aside, it was pretty clear once Pattinson continued talking that there was, in fact, a bit of planning put into the onscreen depiction of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan getting down to some romantic business. “Everyone always says it about sex scenes in movies — it’s really awkward and blah, blah, blah — but it is!” he pointed out. Ultimately, he likened it to a popular board game. “You’re playing Twister,” Pattinson deadpanned. With “Twilight” mania still in full swing, it might be hard for moviegoers to imagine seeing the chemistry between Pattinson and Kristen Stewart re-created within the context of different characters in another story, but that doesn’t mean Pattinson wouldn’t be up for re-teaming with her in a non-”Twilight” film. “I’d love to. Definitely,” he told us without hesitation. “I don’t know how audiences would respond to it or whatever, [but] I’d love to.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com . Related Videos MTV News’ Comic-Con Takeover ‘Breaking Dawn’ Special Related Photos ‘Breaking Dawn’ Stars Take Over San Diego Comic-Con