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Recently, at San Diego Comic-Con 2009, there was a panel discussion of the upcoming Twilight Saga film known as New Moon. Since I know that there are at least a dozen of us in this world who couldn’t make it to that sold-out event, I am posting the panel here for you to watch courtesy of Youtube. Be warned. There is much in the way of screaming.

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2if-gpLsuM
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llkL78izRCg
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MISB-sjDkSQ
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyE0wad71RE
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQyWL4RDZA
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4qoNnTctiE

(Pssst! You didn’t hear this from me, but if you want to see the new clips shown during the panel, go here and here. Also? There’s a lot of screaming. Mind your ears.)

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I imagine that there are a few of you out there who are just as obsessed with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books as I am, and are having all kinds of trouble waiting for the film to come out on 21 November. So, I bring you a spoilerific trio of scenes from the upcoming film to tide you over until the big day. The first and third scene are from the official Twilight film Youtube channel. The second is eight minutes of film as shown in Rome at the film festival. The one at the film festival has a few moments of loud screaming, as you might imagine. Enjoy!

What If I’m the Bad Guy?

At the Cullen’s House:

In the Ballet Studio:

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Final Twilight Trailer

The final trailer for the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight is out at last! It’s only a little over a month now until the film itself comes out. 21 November 2008…I can’t wait!

Final Twilight Trailer:

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According to Sci Fi Wire, a couple of major, and eagerly anticipated, films have had their release schedules moved around. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been moved from its Nov. 21 2008 release date to July 17, 2009. Yes. You read that correctly. We have to wait eight more months to see the next Harry Potter film. Word has it that the change came about because the studio is still dealing with the aftermath of the Writer’s Strike. They maintain that the delay has nothing to do with the post-production. Also, they figured that the film would do better during the summer. (Grumble.)

On a brighter note, the Twilight film has moved from December 12 to November 21. No word as to the reason on that one. I, for one, am not complaining.

Twilight Trailer 2:

The New Twilight Date:

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In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard the news, the wildly popular teen vampire novel Twilight by Stephanie Meyer is making the transition to the big screen. It is due in theaters on 12 December 2008, and the first teaser trailer is now available.

So, enjoy.

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Here is the March update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned here (and some that I haven’t mentioned here yet) to this point. I will try to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches DVD. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” films never get made.

If you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let us know.

The current “books to film” list:

Angels & Demons: In pre-production and due in US theaters on 15 may 2009.

Atlas Shrugged: Announced. Now listed as: “Back in development with Vadim Perelman.” Release 2008?

Atonement: Out on DVD on 18 March 2008.

Beowulf: Now on DVD. (Place a Hold)

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2009.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2009.

The Butterfly Tattoo: In post-production with a release date sometime in 2008.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 16 May 2008.

The City of Ember: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 10 October 2008.

The Cry of the Icemark: In development. Release date sometime in 2008.

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising: Out on DVD on 18 March 2008.

Deal Breaker: Announced with a release date sometime in 2008.

The Doubtful Guest: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2009.

The Giver: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Golden Compass: Out on DVD on 29 April 2008.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Currently filming with a US release date of 21 November 2008.

The Hobbit: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in 2010.

Horton Hears a Who: Due in US theaters on 14 March 2008.

Inkheart: Due in US theaters on 30 April 2008.

Jumper: Currently in theaters.

The Kite Runner: Out on DVD on 25 March 2008.

The Lovely Bones: In post production. Due in US theaters on 13 March 2009.

Monster Blood Tattoo: In Development. US theatrical release sometime in 2010.

Nancy Drew: Out on DVD on 11 March 2008.

Nim’s Island: Due in US theaters on 4 April 2008.

The Other Boleyn Girl: Currently in theaters.

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2009.

Shantaram: In pre-production and due in US theaters sometime in 2009.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2: In post-production. Due in US Theaters on 8 August 2008

A Spell for Chameleon: In development with a theoretical release date of 2008.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Currently in theaters.

Stargirl: Announced with a theoretical release date in 2008.

The Subtle Knife: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in 2009.

The Tale of Despereaux: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 19 December 2008.

Teen Idol: Announced with a release date sometime in 2008.

Tintin: Announced. US theatrical release sometime in 2009. (Check out the writing and directing staff on this one.)

Twilight: Filming and due in US theaters on 12 December 2008.

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep: Out on DVD on 8 April 2008.

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There are so many books being made into films lately! It’s hard to keep on top of all the film adaptations that are out there, but I’ve managed to round up a few that you may already be familiar with the book versions. Some of these are currently in the theaters, and others are on their way. Let’s get started!

* Jumper by Steven Gould – This one is currently in the theaters, and stars Hayden Christensen. Also…the directing/producing folks also did Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Bourne movies. (book) (trailer)

* The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory – This one is to open this Friday. It features Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the two Boleyn Girls and Eric Bana as King Henry VIII. (book) (trailer)

* The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black – This film comes recommended by my sister, who has now decided that she must read the books. Yes, books. I’m not sure how many of the series this film covers, but with Freddie Highmore playing the Grace twins, how far wrong can you go? (book) (trailer)

* Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss – Having seen the teaser trailer, I’m wondering about this one a little. Mind you, it’s been a while since I read the book. This one is animated, and due in theaters on 14 March. (book) (trailer)

* Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Yes, that’s right, this popular teen vampire novel is headed for the big screen. It is currently being filmed and is due to appear in the US on 12 December. Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, will be playing Edward. (book)

* The Giver by Lois Lowry – This book has been listed as being in pre-production for a couple of years now. The current release date is “2011.” I’m not sure if this one will ever make it to the big screen, but only time will tell. I’ll let you know as soon as I know more. (book)

* Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – This title is listed as being “Announced” which is generally the very beginning of the filming cycle. No cast has been listed yet, but the release date is still currently set for sometime in 2008. (book)

* The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – This animated tale is currently in post-production, and is expected to appear in US theaters on 19 December 2008. The star-studded cast of voice actors include Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver, and Dustin Hoffman. Hopefully a trailer will be forthcoming. (book)

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