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News Round-Up: 29 July 2009

After the furor about the Volturi, let's take a look at some of the newsbits in other areas of the Twi-verse, some of them Comic Con-related:

Rotten Tomatoes has a list of the Top Ten New Moon Facts Revealed at Comic Con. Number 2 on the list sounds particularly encouraging with regards to book-to-movie adaptation for the discerning Twilight fan.

Just Jared has a few pictures of Kristen Stewart as she returns to her role as Joan Jett on The Runaways, with a quote from a Comic Con interview where she describes New Moon Bella as "manic-depressive".

EW.com has a video interview with Rachelle Lefevre, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed. Definitely a fun video with pretty and smart people. :)

Collider.com has a set of New Moon-related interviews:
Time.com's Nerd World has a 12 Minute 49 second Interview with Director Chris Weitz, where they compare the pandemonium surrounding Rob with that of the Beatles, how Chris wasn't into the "blue gloss" color of the first movie and how he thinks he's "pretty fem" . Weitz also had this to say about where they are in post-prod:
I guess I should ask you about the actual movie. How done is it?

It's pretty done. It has to be done. It has to come out on November 20. Which means we sort of have to hand it over October 30. Which means the picture has to lock August 30. And so in a few weeks it'll be locked, the visual effects are in good shape, all the R&D on the more complicated, more ephemeral effects is being completed.
... and a couple more insightful comments on how they handled book-to-movie adaptation. (I keep pointing that out since people stress over that a lot.)

Post-Comic Con footage over at MTV.com:

New Moon stars preview Jacob and Bella's chemistry at Comic Con. In short, Kristen Stewart showing how very much more comfortable she is with Taylor than with Rob.
Twilight rules Comic Con again with New Moon footage, stars. MTV's post-event article centered on New Moon.
New Moon actor, Jamie Campbell Bower, gets crazy with Caius. Caius and crazy don't really go together, but JCB seems like he had fun with it. Was hoping someone would ask how he reacted to the fan consensus about him being too young to play a 3000-year old vampire.

Lastly, Twilight Source and Massively both report that, yes, it was inevitable. There are plans to make a TWILIGHT MMORPG*. In fact the game currently has its own website.

More about the game (from Artuji.com):
In an interview with the Examiner, Gardner described the Twilight video game as:

an open non-linear world set around Forks. I like the idea of letting players explore the world, and discover new amazing things that are not even covered in the book or the movie.

One really extremely crucial feature in the game engine that was licensed for the game is unlimited world streaming, and this feature allows for the game to go in an open, non-linear direction.

The game will be closely based to both Twilight and Midnight Sun allowing the player to play, and experience the story from either Bella’s or Edward’s perspective.

I’m thinking of including New Moon into the project as well. I really think it’s important to allow players to experience being human, vampire, or phasing into a werewolf.
Uh huh.

As both a Twilighter and a casual gamer familiar with both topics, I... have basically NO IDEA how to react to this yet. I can understand Twilight being a video game, but an MMO? (However, when I showed the article to my husband who happens to be in the gaming biz, he commented that it would be interesting and suggested players starting out as humans, then deciding if they were going to be part of the Vampire race or the Werewolf race. All after laughing his head off, of course.)

I'd support it, on a conditional basis. How about you guys? Would you play? And would you be vampire or werewolf?

*MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game


  1. Jacke said...

    Twilight MMO??? Seriously? ahahaha

    *coughs coughs*

    I honestly don't know what to think about it. I myself was an online gamer (Ragnarok), as in addict gamer and I can't seem to wrap my head around it. Curious ah.

  2. myeth said...

    uhm... i have to wonder how the game would be played... what are the mechanics??? i mean, it's not like the book nor the movie was some sort of adventure like harry potter or lotr... like do i get points if i killed bad vampires and minus if i kill the wolves???

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