Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg Interview THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, and BREAKING DAWN - For more movie news and interviews go to http://www.collider.com -
With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse finally getting released in a few days, it's finally time to post the exclusive interviews I did at the junket a few weeks back. While I debated who to post first…I decided to go with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.
During the extended interview she discussed how working for director David Slade was different than Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz, how much time she's spent writing all the Twilight films, what was cut out of Eclipse, and regarding Breaking Dawn….I asked her how long she knew it was going to be two films, when exactly did she start writing it, what was her reaction to Bill Condon directing the films, how has she been working with Condon on the script, and we ended the interview talking about with the 4th book being the most controversial among the fans…how is it for her to tackle the writing. She talks about how some fans want an R rating and she explains why it doesn't have to be so graphic.
If you're a fan of the Twilight films, I promise you'll love the interview. Watch it after the jump and look for more exclusive Twilight interview tomorrow night:
How has it been for her going back and forth from Dexter to Twilight
1:00 - How was working for David Slade different compared to Catherine Hardwicke and Chris Weitz
2:45 - How much time did she spend writing each Twilight movie. She says she had the most time on Eclipse
3:50 - Did she notice anything missing out of Eclipse that she wrote
5:20 - Breaking Dawn talk - How long has she known that it was going to be 2 films.
6:40 - How happy is she that the press release finally got released that the movie will be two films and how long ago did she start writing the two scripts. She says the fall or winter of last year she was writing it. Says she was writing before her deal was made.
7:45 - Has she spoken to director Bill Condon and how did things change when she got involved
9:35 - When she first heard that Bill Condon was going to direct it, what was her reaction
10:25 - With the 4th book being the most controversial among the fans, how is it for her to tackle the writing? She talks about how some fans want an R rating and she explains why it doesn't have to be so graphic
For more movie news, reviews and interviews, make sure to check out Collider.com Opening on October 15 is a really fun movie called Red. Featuring an all-star cast that's more impressive than The Expendables, Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, and Ernest Borgnine. Based on the graphic novel Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous), the movie is about a group of retired black ops agents that get back together to try and figure out why some former agents are getting killed. Anyway, I was recently in NYC for the press junket and I was able to sit down with Helen Mirren. During the interview we talked about whether or not her fans are ready to watch her fire a 50 caliber machine gun (I think they are), are there any challenges working in different genres, working with the rest of the cast, and she gave me an update on how Arthur was going with Russell Brand. Hit the jump to see what she had to say and make sure to see Red this weekend:
Bruce Willis and Karl Urban Exclusive Video Interview RED; Plus Updates on Rian Johnson's LOOPER and Pete Travis' JUDGE DREDDFor more movie news, reviews and interviews...make sure to check out Collider.comOpening on October 15 is a really fun movie called Red. Featuring an all-star cast that's more impressive than The Expendables, Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, and Ernest Borgnine. Based on the graphic novel Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous), the movie is about a group of retired black ops agents that get back together to try and figure out why some former agents are getting killed. Anyway, a few days ago I was in NYC for the press junket and I was able to sit down with Bruce Willis and Karl Urban to talk about the film. During the very relaxed interview, Willis and Urban talked to me about making Red, using fake names at Starbucks and on dressing room doors, filming on location, their fight scene, and Willis talked about why he wanted to make Rian Johnson's Looper and Urban talked about Pete Travis' Judge Dredd. Finally, one last thing before watching...while my interview was supposed to end after three minutes, you'll see Willis tell me to keep asking questions even though the person running the interview wanted it to stop. I've never had a big movie star tell me to keep asking questions after my time was over. For my first time getting to ask Bruce Willis some questions on camera...it was very cool. Bruce Willis and Karl UrbanThe interview starts off with Bruce Willis and I talking about how we change our names if we go to Starbucks...Karl Urban says that Willis would change his name on his trailer everydayDid they know when they were filming Red would turn out to be such a fun movie. Willis talks about how great of a job director Robert Schwentke didDid they have a lot of friends that wanted to visit the set due to the cast They talk about the challenging locations they filmed at Willis and Urban have a great fight scene in Red. I ask them if there is anything about filming that scene that they haven't talked about yetWillis talks about Looper and Urban talks about Judge Dredd Willis then brings the interview back to their fight scene