I totally owe LJ, and my friendslist in particular, a massive update post with what's been going on in my life lately (in short: Erica coming back from Alaska, Mom's wedding, a crazy weekend in Waltham, and work drama in which I am thankfully only a spectator). And it's coming, I promise.
However, that will be a LONG post and will take a while to write, and after being (reasonably) quiet on the topic, I have two quick news items to point out regarding the every-wacky Twilight
First - well, remember those days where everyone's opinion was basically "Yeah, it's popular franchise, and sure, Summit optioned it, but there's NO WAY they could actually seriously make Breaking Dawn
into a movie"? I remember those days. I miss those days.
Yes, Breaking Dawn
will start filming immediately after Eclipse
(which itself will start filming immediately after New Moon
, and I do mean immediately - August 15th, if that article is correct. Yup, next month).
And if that doesn't disturb you, how about this? Producers may be eyeing a spin-off of Twilight.
I keep telling myself it's just a rumor and could be random industry chatter...but then again, people said the same thing about the Breaking Dawn
movie. I keep imagining tons of prequels for all of the Cullens, X-Men: Evolution style; then I have to resist the urge to curl up in the fetal position and whimper.
I think I'm off to go cheer myself up with Watchmen fic and Better Cheddars, but here are a couple more quick, non-Twilight-related
Items of Sequel-ish Horror:Apparently they are making a sequel to 300?
. Seriously? I didn't even see the movie (just read m15m
's recap) and even I know that everyone dies in the end
. That's, um, sort of the point. And they are planning on 'resurrecting' one of the main characters? Hollywood, there are original and interesting and possibly successful movie ideas out there that are NOT sequels. I PROMISE.
And finally, I like to tell myself that if we all just pretend it's a practical joke, Andrew Lloyd Webber will take the hint and not keep trying to foist a Phantom of the Opera sequel
on us. Set in a freak show on Coney Island. And apparently Erik has sex with a mechanical-doll-Christine, repeatedly or something. OH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER NO.