Nine New Photos From Breaking Dawn Part 1!

Summit Entertainment has just released nine new photos from the upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 1. Fresh off the heels of the Breaking Dawn’s poster release comes a slew of great looking photos from the final chapter of the Stephenie Meyer vampire in love series.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn

Summit Entertainment also released a new synopsis:

The highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 reveals the mysteries of this romantic epic that has entranced millions.

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child… which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

With more of the romance, passion, intrigue and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse worldwide blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self.

Stephenie Meyer is a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The translation rights for her four Twilight novels have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide. Her books have been on the bestseller list for over 142 weeks, and counting.

The first of a two-part adaptation, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star.

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for, the other eight stills from Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Bella Swan in Breaking Dawn Part 1

Taylor Lautner in Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Set Photo

Kristen Stewart Swims in Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Action Photo

Robert Pattinson in Breaking Dawn Part 1

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Set Photo

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Ridley Scott to Direct New Blade Runner Film

Many scoffed when it was announced earlier this month that plans were in place for a Blade Runner remake. It is a whole new Blade Runner ballgame as Ridley Scott, the classic film’s director, announced it is he that will be bringing Blade Runner into the 21 century.

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

The futuristic Blade Runner broke boundaries when it was released in 1982 and added another hit to the holster of its star, Harrison Ford. The new feature will be from Alcon Entertainment, part of the Warner Bros family.

Initial reports have the Scott-directed return to Blade Runner as a “follow up.” We’re not sure if they quite mean sequel or prequel. The original, based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, became legendary for its use of dark tones coupled with neon-lit cityscapes.

One thing is for sure, the new venture into the world of Blade Runner will not be a remake, which should set fans’ hearts afire.

When Blade Runner will start shooting is anyone’s guess as Scott is currently in the midst of filming the sci-fi flick Prometheus, due in June 2012.

Conan the Barbarian: Rachel Nichols Takes Us Inside Conan

No stranger to the action genre, Rachel Nichols first came to audiences’ attention in Alias and has enjoyed her fair share of action films including Star Trek and G.I. Joe. To say she enjoyed the experience filming Conan the Barbarian opposite Jason Momoa is a gross understatement. 

Rachel Nichols in Conan the Barbarian

In Conan the Barbarian, Nichols plays Tamara, far from a damsel in distress. She is a monk who is kidnapped by the Rose McGowan character because of her fateful place in McGowan and Stephen Lang’s supernatural evil efforts.

Nichols sat down with Movie Fanatic at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and dishes all things Conan, her affection for action and whether or not she will ever return Bulgaria, the location where Conan the Barbarian was shot.

Movie Fanatic: So tell us how Conan the Barbarian became your next project?

Rachel Nichols: I read the script and liked it. Everybody said I should sit down with Marcus (Nispel, director), which is kind of an important thing to do if you’re signing on to a movie is meet the director [laughs]. Considering you are going to be working in Bulgaria for three months, you have to ask, “Do I like this man?” Immediately I loved him. He painted this picture that only Marcus Nispel could do because he’s so visually expressive. He laid out the entire movie for me, and I could imagine it. I left going, “I really like this guy and I think he’s going to make a pretty cool movie.” Then, I didn’t hear anything for two months. Then, I got a call saying, “We want you to come in and test with Jason Momoa.” I’m tall, so if it had not been Jason, I would not have been a viable candidate. I went in and tested and I just loved him. There’s something about him. He’s got a huge presence and a voice — I could hear him if he was on Sunset Boulevard right now, I swear [laughs]. There’s something sweet about him as well. Then I didn’t hear anything for two months. But then, an offer came in and they needed me to leave the next week! Then I was in Bulgaria.

Movie Fanatic: Did you enjoy your time in Bulgaria?

Rachel Nichols: [Long pause] I’m not going to lie. It’s hard to leave home for three months no matter what. It’s harder to leave home for three months and go somewhere where you don’t speak the language. It’s really hard to leave home for three months and you can’t read the signs because the alphabet’s so different. I don’t think they have a lot of English-speaking tourists there and I was thinking it was going to be a lot like Prague. It was not. However, it was the perfect landscape to shoot the film. The aesthetic of the film greatly benefited from us being there.

Conan the Barbarian star Rachel Nichols

Movie Fanatic: You’ve been in quite a few action films, do you get a rush out of the fast pace and the sequences putting your life on the line for your art?

Rachel Nichols: I love action films. I loved doing action TV shows. I started on Alias. I remember sitting back and thinking, “This is fantastic. I want to do more of this.” It’s all different though. This was the first time I had to use swords and learn how to fight with swords. Usually, I just shoot someone [laughs]. I did some special training for that, but once I learned the technique properly, we had to make it messy. She’s a monk. She has instincts. But, she can’t be some awesome ninja. It doesn’t make any sense. I had to make it a little sloppy. I also had never ridden a horse until I got to Bulgaria. I had to learn in a very short period of time. I had to ride them going very fast and then learn how to drive a carriage. I drove all four horses going as fast as they could. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life.

Movie Fanatic: What was it about the Conan story that most appealed to you?

Rachel Nichols: In the olden days of Conan, there’s that iconic picture where there is this woman grabbing onto his leg and looking up at him — very damsel in distress. Tamara is not. She gives him attitude and they have hostile relationship with a little humor in it. It turns into something greater with affection and they join forces fighting evil. But, she’s never a damsel in distress. The fight or flight mechanism kicks in and I like that modern idea that, “I don’t need Conan to save me. I can save myself.”

Movie Fanatic: You have a love scene in the film. Is that not just the most awkward part of your job as an actress?

Rachel Nichols stars in Conan the Barbarian

Rachel Nichols: Oh, where do I begin [laughs]? This was my first sex scene. Luckily we didn’t shoot it day one where it was like, “Hey Jason, meet Rachel. Now go at it.” They waited until the end, thank God. It’s super awkward. Jason is super gorgeous. Many women would love to make out with him and roll around on a really awkward bearskin rug, or whatever that thing was, and hay. Hay, really? Hay? It’s just awkward. Marcus is in the background saying, “Jason, bite her neck. Pull her hair. Rachel, scratch his back.” It’s so strange to have someone instructing you. I will say the ass in the movie belongs to Jason. The boobs in that scene do not belong to me [laughs]. They’re spectacular, but they aren’t mine. They’re stunt boobs and Jason picked them himself [laughs].

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Poster Premieres

Breaking Dawn’s release date is getting closer and as such, the joy of debuting something new from the franchise’s closing chapter increases by the month. Today, Summit Entertainment has unveiled a new poster from Breaking Dawn Part 1 that shows the main three front and center, but with little mystery as to who Bella (Kristen Stewart) has chosen.

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Poster

Taylor Lautner’s Jacob stands off to the side as Bella and Edward (Robert Pattinson) share a loving embrace. As we’ve seen from the photos released already from Breaking Dawn, there’s quite a wedding scene and honeymoon in the film as the love-struck pair make it official.

With Breaking Dawn Part 1 not arriving in theaters until November 18, look for more teases to arrive by the week as we head into fall.

Three New Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Photos Emerge

Rooney Mara is at her fiercest best in the latest photos to come from Columbia Pictures and their highly anticipated Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Along with the Mara photo, Columbia released a photo of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Daniel Craig walking inquisitively across a snow covered field. 

Daniel Craig in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo arrives in theaters December 21 and if the trailer is any indication, director David Fincher was the perfect choice to direct, and Nine Inch Nails leader and Oscar winner for The Social Network Trent Reznor was an impeccable choice to do the score.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Still

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo also stars Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Steven Berkoff and Yorick van Wageningen.