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‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ Wins Seven Razzie Awards

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has “won” seven Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies). The film “emerged victorious” in the following categories:

Worst Picture – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Actress – Kristen Stewart for Snow White & the Huntsman and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Supporting Actor – Taylor Lautner for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Screen Ensemble – the entire cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Director – Bill Condon for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Prequel, Ripoff, or Sequel – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Worst Screen Couple – Mackenzie Foy & Taylor Lautner for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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Twilight Fan Killed by Car at Comic-Con

Gisela Gagliardi, a Twilight fan visiting San Diego for Comic-Con, was hit by a car and killed while running across the street in front of the San Diego Convention Center.

The San Diego Union Tribune first reported the sad news ahead of the convention (which begins later this week): “Comic-Con fans said Gagliardi, who was with a group, had been in line since Sunday for the panel for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,’ set for Thursday afternoon in Hall H. The highly anticipated panel will include cast appearances and exclusive footage from the movie. Fans said the convention center staff was about to switch the line, so the beginning became the end, and that she was running to keeping her place in line.”

According to photos on her Facebook page, Gagliardi had attended the event in previous years. 

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Melissa Rosenberg on Adapting ‘Breaking Dawn’

Twihards around the world will watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 this weekend. In the latest installment of the blockbuster series, fans can expect to see a dramatic vampire wedding and eventful honeymoon.

We caught up with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to talk about writing scripts and the adaptation process. The highlights follow below…

Q: Describe the writing process when you are charged with adapting a book for a script versus writing an original script.
A: Each comes with its own challenges, but nothing is more difficult than starting with a blank page, as a writer does with an original project. I had the good fortune to start with an already fully fleshed out universe and mythology. But an adaptation comes with its own challenges: Honing a 500 page novel into a 110 page script. Externalizing very internal character arcs. Not pissing off the millions of fans around the world who don’t understand, or frankly care, that a book and a movie are very different animals, and that one can’t simply transfer the entire text into screenplay format and shoot it.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Theatrical Trailer Released

A full theatrical trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been unveiled.

The trailer has already received more than fifty-eight thousand “likes” on the movie’s official Facebook page, We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer has been released in bite-sized pieces. Back in June, the MTV Movie Awards featured a two-minute teaser trailer. Just last week, Entertainment Weekly released a sixteen-second snippet from the theatrical trailer. (via Shelf Awareness)

‘Twilight: The Graphic Novel’ Volume 2 to Be Released in the Fall

Yen Press will release the second volume of Twilight: The Graphic Novel in October. 

Both the ebook and hardcover format will sell for $19.99. The publisher has ordered 350,000 copies for the first printing.

Young Kim illustrated both volumes. Volume one featured chapters one through thirteen of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Comicsbeat.com reported that the first volume sold 66,000 copies during in one week.

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Taylor Lautner Interested in More Twilight Movies

According to Digital Spy, actor Taylor Lautner would be interested in making more Twilight movies if author Stephenie Meyer (pictured, via) writes a spin-off starring werewolf Jacob Black and vampire-human hybrid Renesmee Cullen.

USA Today reported that Meyer shared a lot of secrets with ten fans on the film set of Breaking Dawn Part 1. When asked about whether or not Jacob could father children with Renesmee, she responded: “That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.”

Meyer also talked about several projects for the future, including: a fantasy story, a sequel for The Host, a 1,000-page novel about mermaids, and finishing Midnight Sun (the first Twilight book written from Edward Cullen‘s perspective).

Warning–the final paragraph of this post contains Twilight spoilers.

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse Earns Seven Razzie Award Nominations

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received nominations in seven out of nine categories for the Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies). Here is a complete list of its nominations:

Worst Picture – producers Wyck Godfrey & Karen Rosenfelt for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Prequel, Ripoff, or Sequel – the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Director – director David Slade for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screenplay – screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg & novel by Stephenie Meyer for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screen Couple – The Entire Cast of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Actor – actor Taylor Lautner for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Valentine’s Day & actor Robert Pattinson for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Remember Me
Worst Actress – actress Kristen Stewart for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Last year the Twilight Saga: New Moon received three nominations, but no wins. Yesterday, it was revealed that four out of ten Best Picture Oscar nominees are book-based-movies.

Taylor Lautner to Star in Incarceron Adaptation

Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1)Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner will act in (and probably produce) a film adaptation of the young-adult book, Incarceron. The first book in UK author Catherine Fisher’s fantasy series has been optioned by Fox 2000.

Deadline reports: “Lautner will play Finn, who has lived his entire life on Incarceron, a savage, futuristic prison society. He meets the daughter of the warden, who is trapped in her own prison, a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like the 17th Century.”

Fisher has published several series, stand-alone novels, and poetry. The Incarceron series currently has two books: Incarceron (published in February 2010) and Sapphique (to be published December 28, 2010). Penguin’s Dial imprint has brought the both titles to the United States.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this post misstated the U.S. publisher of the books.

Taylor Lautner Cameo in Ron Charles’ Video Book Review

Ron Charles returned with a video review of By Nightfall by Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Cunningham.

Charles explained:  “It’s a horny novel about the power of beauty to rouse us ennui. The publisher says By Nightfall is heart-breaking, full of shocks and after-aftershocks.” Read GalleyCat Reviews‘ take on the book here.

The video features a cameo by a Taylor Lautner poster and a Jacob Black action figure (modeled after Lautner). Charles also impersonates the novel’s art dealer protagonist by walking through an art gallery, museum displays, classical fountains, and modern art installations.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Trailer Surfaces

A melodramatic trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer‘s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse surfaced today, giving publishing folk something to argue about all weekend. The movie comes out June 30.

Watch the trailer for the adaptation embedded above. Last year GalleyCat caught up with a number of National Book Award finalists, getting their thoughts on the Twilight publishing phenomenon.

Add your thoughts in the comments section–will the blockbuster series be the death or the salvation of publishing? Here is Jezebel’s take: “While it includes the requisite shots of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson looking sullen, Taylor Lautner‘s abs are only visible for two seconds. Unacceptable!”

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