Stephenie Meyer took to her website to clear up those rumors that are currently swirling around online about her being annoyed at Lionsgate, and her not writing anymore Twilight novels:
Just wanted to clear up a little rumor making the rounds. I have absolutely no issues with anyone at Lionsgate. Far from being a negative thing, it’s actually a very nice feeling to know that both Lionsgate and Summit would like to make another Twilight movie if I were ever to write another Twilight book. So, thanks for the support, Lionsgate and Summit. I look forward to working for the first time with new friends at Lionsgate and working again with my old friends at Summit!
THE HOST, the upcoming film based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer, will be in theaters everywhere March 29, 2013 and now fans have the chance to be featured in the trailer!
Are you the ULTIMATE FAN of THE HOST? Head over to the official Facebook page and enter for a chance to be included in the first trailer for the film: http://www.facebook.com/thehostmovie
THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.
From the renowned author of the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer brings the latest film adaptation of her book The Host. Directed by Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, IN TIME), THE HOST stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES, ATONEMENT), Jake Abel (I AM NUMBER FOUR, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD), William Hurt (INTO THE WILD, THE INCREDIBLE HULK), and Diane Kruger (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, UNKNOWN).
I know it’s been a long time—way, way too long—since I updated my site personally. 2011 was a bizarre, lovely, and insane year and I didn’t spend nearly enough time where I should be—here at my keyboard.
Here is a pretty good visual of where I usually was instead. Note the thirteen layers of weather protection. In my very limited experience, watching movies being made is almost always a cold, wet business.
Since I’ve been M.I.A. so long, I thought I would do a little “my summer vacation” essay for those who are interested—though it’s really a “my last whole year away making movies” essay, with occasional camera phone illustrations.
I’m going to break this down into three separate pages, as my time has been spread across a few different projects. Click the links to visit the pages you’re interested in:
Last Friday and Saturday Stephenie Meyer chatted with 10 very lucky fans in Vancouver. She discussed the Breaking Dawn movies, the illustrated guide, the end of the saga and more. Here is an excerpt:
On the illustrated guide:
“My favorite part is the vampire histories. There’s a lot there that’s new. Alice’s (Cullen) back story is one no one has known until now. And I think fans will be surprised at how much fun (Cullen nemesis) Victoria’s story is.”
On whether she’ll ever write more books about Edward and Bella:
“The story’s already been told, and I doubt I’ll ever write another series based on the same characters.”
On the possibility she’d ever finish Midnight Sun, a Twilight novel told from Edward’s viewpoint that she nixed when parts of it were leaked online in 2008:
“I’m hoping to do it someday because I know that’s what people want. No matter what book I put out from here to eternity they’ll want Midnight Sun, but I’m just not writing about vampires right now.”
One question she won’t answer: whether the werewolf/shape shifter Jacob and Renesmee, the human/vampire hybrid child of Edward and Bella, could ever have children. (Jacob is a teenager, but baby Renesmee is aging at an accelerated rate.)
“That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.”
On the filming of the birth of Bella and Edward’s baby, Renesmee, which in the novel is frightening and horrific, she says:
“I’ve only seen a rough cut and there are pieces missing, but I don’t feel like it’s graphic. You’re not seeing it, but you know what’s happened. It’s emotional. It doesn’t feel horror-ish. There’s blood, probably the most blood we’ve ever seen in the series. But everything’s in flux; we’ll see in the final cut.”
Entertainment Weekly just did an interview with Elizabeth Eulberg – who is Stephenie Meyer’s publicist and an author herself –where she talked about how Stephenie Meyer helped inspire the idea for her new book, Prom & Prejudice (pictured right):
Entertainment Weekly: In your acknowledgments you thank Stephenie Meyer for a conversation that sparked your idea for the book. What was said?
Elizabeth: We were on tour and talking about Pride & Prejudice and the different ways it’s influenced current pop culture—from Bridget Jones’s Diary to the Bollywood movie Bride & Prejudice. And I started thinking to myself, Could it be retold from a teen point of view? Pride & Prejudice is all about the Bennett sisters trying to find a husband but I didn’t want it to be about girls in high school trying to find a boyfriend. So I was like “What do girls and boys do in high school?” And then all of the sudden the title Prom & Prejudice came to mind and I said it aloud and Stephenie was like ‘Ooh, that’s really good!”
Anne Rice (Interview With A Vampire) gives her opinions on the Twilight Saga and Stephenie Meyer as a writer. I think she’s trying to be genuine in her critiquing. At first, I thought she dealt a few backhanded compliments (with the ‘easy to read’ comment, etc) but after watching more, I believe she’s just trying to say that she likes Stephenie’s writing and angle, she just doesn’t personally agree with certain themes. Which, doesn’t matter because it’s a very subjective topic… since immortals don’t actually exist. Great video!