Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Is Developing A New Fantasy Tv Series For Internet Streaming Service Hulu.
The best-selling writer has teamed up with studio bosses at Lionsgate to executive produce The Rook, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Daniel O'Malley.
The thriller centres on a strong female protagonist with extraordinary powers who is employed by a mysterious British government agency to defend the country from supernatural threats.
A sequel to The Rook, titled Stiletto, is slated for release next year (16).
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Stephenie Meyer has rewritten the 'Twilight Saga' to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Stephenie Meyer has rewritten the 'Twilight Saga'.
The best-selling author has reworked the popular vampire trilogy by swapping the genders of central characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Announcing the new edition, 'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined,' the Arizona-based writer, who originally only intended to rewrite two chapters, said: ''I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted like a foreword and I thought, 'Well, maybe something more interesting.' ''
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The bonus material for the 10th anniversary of the release of ‘Twilight’ sees the characters’ genders reversed.
Stephenie Meyer has created a new story as part of the bonus material for the 10th anniversary edition of Twilight. The 41-year-old author has swapped the genders of her main protagonists. In her original books, Edward is a vampire who falls in love with a female teenage mortal, Bella. In her new story, Meyer has made the female character (Edythe) the vampire and her love interest a teenage male (Beau).
Stephenie Meyer at the L.A. premiere of Austenland in August 2013.
The Actor Who Served As The Inspiration For The Father In The Popular American Girl Addy Book Series Has Been Cast As The Lead In A New Twilight Spin-off.
Kevin Craig West plays the groundskeeper in Lionsgate's The Storytellers - New Voices of The Twilight Saga: The Groundskeeper, which was made available on Facebook on Monday (13Jul15).
Movie company bosses are reviving its powerful Twilight franchise by selecting seven female directors to make short films based on the series' characters. Each one explores the origin stories of characters from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart and author Stephenie Meyer presented the short films at the recent Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards after collaborating on a short film competition encouraging female filmmakers to submit Twilight-related work to be shown on Facebook.
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Stephanie Meyer and Kristen Stewart - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Show at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015
Lionsgate is pulling a Harry Potter with its Twilight spinoffs, but they have a good idea behind it.
The Twilight Saga is set to return with five short films this year. No, no, no, don’t click away just yet, we promise this will be worth it. The films, set to premiere on Facebook, will be a collaborative project between Lionsgate and Facebook, giving five aspiring female filmmakers the chance to create the films.
Kristen Stewart will be among the panelists, charged with selecting the five best filmmkers.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the five creators will be selected by a panel, which includes the films' star Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee – so all in all, a group of cool women, who know a lot about film.
'Twilight' is set to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook, it has been announced.
The 'Twilight' franchise is to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook.
It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the iconic characters for 'The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga'.
The directors will be mentored by a group of experts that includes 'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart, 24, and series author Stephenie Meyer, who said: ''The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked in the film industry.''
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The book-selling giant take another step towards literary domination
What’s that? A giant global corporation has ignored the creative integrity of the people it profits from in order to maximize gross income, potentially alienating future authors and jeopardizing their commerce? That’s right, Amazon is all-aboard the fan fiction train, next stop: avoiding tax on the profit it makes from it!
This means a fan of a book, like Twilight for instance, could write a story with Bella, Edward and Jacob, and sell it back to readers via the Kindle store. That is, if Stephenie Meyer signs up to it, which, considering the size of the brand, she probably won’t. It also means the latent homoerotic relationship between Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock, exhibited so often by completely normal fan fiction writers, can now be a nice little earner for them. Nice that.
It’s surprising just how many authors are signing up to let their work be taken by a fan and moulded into something else. Amazon reckon the "Kindle Worlds" project is a good thing for writers, as it is "an entirely new way to monetise their valuable franchises [and] it allows them to extend their worlds with new stories and characters and more deeply engage with existing fans".
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While the premise of this sci-fi thriller feels like yet another of Stephenie Meyer's two-boys-one-girl fantasies, a superior writer-director and cast make this is a stronger film than Twilight. The plot may be rather contrived, but the actors bring out some sharp intelligence in the script to make it surprisingly involving.
It's set in a future time after aliens have snatched the bodies of 90 percent of humanity, eliminating hunger, crime and the environmental crisis. But secret pockets of rebels have avoided being possessed by these white mini-jellyfish beings, and are seeking ways to fight back. So when the alien being Wanderer is implanted in the resistance leader Melanie (Ronan), the head Seeker (Kruger) hopes to infiltrate her memories and find out where they're hiding. But Melanie is stronger than anyone thinks, managing to remain conscious alongside Wanderer, winning her to the rebel cause. She heads to the human's secret desert hideout, where Uncle Jeb (Hurt) renames her Wanda and accepts her into the fold. But some humans aren't so sure, and the Seeker is hot on her trail.
It's deep in this maze of rather too-sophisticated caves that the crinkled romance develops, as Melanie is reunited with her boyfriend Jared (Irons), but doesn't want him kissing her when Wanda is in control of her body. Then Wanda falls for Ian (Abel), and their kissing makes Melanie even more furious. Yes, like Twilight, this film seems to think that kissing is the ultimate expression of human connection, giving this film a quirky four-sided love triangle at its centre. Meanwhile, the more thriller-like plotline builds as the Seeker gets ever closer. All of this is played out very seriously, with almost no offhanded humour or humanity, but the emotions are intriguingly resonant.
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Fans expecting more Twilight will be disappointed
The Host had its red carpet premiere in Los Angeles last night (March 19, 2013) and the writer of the books that are being turned into the movies, Stephanie Meyer, has been talking it up, explaining that it will be quite a different turn of direction from the previous series she was responsible for – Twilight.
Saiorse Ronan is the 18 year-old star of The Host
Yep, of course Meyer is the writer behind the Twilight books which went on to make a bucket load at the box office, but she insisted last night in LA that this was going to be a different turn for her, telling Reuters "If (fans) go into it wanting a repeat of Twilight they probably will not be thrilled, because it is not. It is a very different kind of story. I think if they are willing to go on a new ride with me and try out something a little different than I think they will really like it."
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Stephenie Meyer talks 50 Shades
Stephenie Meyer – author of the hugely popular Twilight series - has not read 50 Shades of Grey, and it doesn’t look like she’s going to, either.
The 39-year-old has made comments about the raunchy franchise before. Talking to The Guardian, Meyer said: "Erotica is not something I read. I don't even read traditional romance. It's too smutty. There's a reason why my books have a lot of innocence." This is probably due to the fact she’s a committed Mormon, and married her husband when she was 21. She said her idea of true love "is different than what a lot of other people do," adding: "There's nothing selfish about true love. It's not about what you want. It's about what makes them happy." Meyer has been rather outspoken about the books by E.L James, but that’s probably because people compare it to her vampire novels, calling 50 Shades the ‘Twilight for adults’. "I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she said to MTV back in the summer of 2012. "I've heard about it; I haven't really gotten into it that much. Good on her — she's doing well. That's great!"
Meyer holds her new book: The Host