The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
NOVELLA ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS SHORT STORY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
ONE DOLLAR FROM EACH BOOK SOLD IN THE US WILL BE DONATED TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR INTERNATIONAL RELIEF EFFORTS
NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2010) – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today that it will release the first new title from Stephenie Meyer in nearly two years. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella told from the point of view of Bree, a character originally featured in Eclipse. The novella (at 192 pages) will be released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in hardcover for $13.99 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. One dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.*
“I’m as surprised as anyone about this novella,” said Stephenie Meyer. “When I began working on it in 2005, it was simply an exercise to help me examine the other side of Eclipse, which I was editing at the time. I thought it might end up as a short story that I could include on my website. Then, when work started on The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, I thought the Guide would be a good fit for my Bree story. However, the story grew longer than I anticipated, until it was too long to fit into the Guide.”
As a special thank you to fans, Meyer is giving them exclusive access to the novel on a dedicated website, www.breetanner.com, from June 7 to July 5, 2010 where fans from around the world will be able to read the book online in English. “I’d always considered The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner as something for the fans,” said Meyer. “They have been so supportive of all things Twilight.”
Visitors to the dedicated site will also find a link to the American Red Cross website (www.redcross.org), where they can make a donation and learn more about their relief efforts worldwide. “I have been moved by the generous outpouring of support for the recent crises in Haiti and Chile,” said Meyer. “I am glad that sales of this book will support the American Red Cross with their amazing efforts abroad.”
“Fans have been waiting with bated breath for a new book from Stephenie,” said Megan Tingley, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “We are doubly thrilled to be giving them the opportunity to read this exciting new work as well as contribute to an important cause at the same time.”
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the world she inhabits. The novella chronicles the newborn vampire army’s journey as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
The character Bree not only features prominently in the book Eclipse, but in the upcoming movie from Summit Entertainment. “Stephenie was gracious enough to let me read a draft of the novella while we were prepping the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” said Director David Slade. “I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it gave us great insight and inspired location choices and the tailoring of scenes. I think fans are going to love the fascinating details involved in the loves, fears and actions of an emerging vampire.”
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner will also be available as an ebook beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST on June 5, 2010. Additionally, more information about the previously announced The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, including publication date, will be released by the end of the year.
In less than five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 100 million copies have been sold worldwide.
via Novel Novice
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The same costume designer who clothed the "New Moon" cast, Tish Monaghan, returned to duty for the third movie in the saga, "Eclipse." Lucky for us — that meant she was just a phone call away. Yes, it's true after the first trailer for "Eclipse" hit the Internet, we were plagued by many probing questions related to the fashions of the main characters. Besides, uh, those wigs (which we got Kristen Stewart herself to talk about), there is one other thing that many of you are dying to know: is that an engagement ring on Bella's finger in the pics from the meadow?
Don't worry we got to the bottom of this "rocky" mystery and, in the process, found out a bunch of other fun facts from Tish about the wardrobe that you've seen so far in the trailer. So step back inside the "Twilight" closet...
IS THAT AN ENGAGEMENT RING?
YES! "This is an engagement ring on Bella's finger!" Tish confirmed. "This is something that was made for her by the props department." In other words: she doesn't have a whole lotta info to share on it. So, until we are able to investigate further, we should point out that the ring (at least what we can see of it from our extreme zoom-in) looks like he could be quite similar to the domed oval one authorized by author Stephenie Meyer after the "Eclipse" book came out, which is for sale by Infinite Jewelry Co. Check out a 2009 article from the Salt Lake Tribune for more information on the story behind that ring.
If you're wondering what Kristen and Robert Pattinson are wearing in the above pic, Tish says Kristen is in a cashmere sweater from J Crew and J Brand Jeans. Rob is "probably wearing" a Banana Republic shirt.
IS IT JUST US OR IS EDWARD WAY MORE CASUALLY DRESSED THAN HE WAS IN "NEW MOON"?
"Rob only wore the suit in the last film because of a continuity theme," the costume designer explained. "He wore it for Bella's party, and then he never changed. In 'Eclipse,' he is back at school, and dressing generally, more casual and more relaxed."
As seen above from the gray tee shirt (most like from Banana Republic or GAP), the major color palate for Edward and his family, however, has not been changed: "The whole 'cool' color theme is being continued with 'Eclipse' for the Cullen Clan."
HOW ABOUT JACOB? DO HIS SHIRTS FINALLY FIT HIM CORRECTLY?
Back when we interviewed Tish about the threads from "New Moon," she said there was a distinct reason Taylor Lauther always looked to be almost busting out of his shirts with his biceps — “We tailored his t-shirts so they showed off his muscles,” she said at the time.
So now that Jacob "understands his body," his tops (above he's in a GAP shirt and Levi jeans) must be a size up right? Nope! Because "only two weeks has passed in time between 'New Moon' and 'Eclipse'" — when Bella went to Italy it was the middle of May, now it's June — "He wore the same tee shirts," Tish said.
In the photo above, Kristen is wearing Adriano Goldschmied jeans and what Tish believes to be a Billabong hoodie.
HOLY TANK TOP! IS THAT REALLY BELLA SHOWING SOME SKIN?
When Bella ventures to Florida to visit her mom, Renee (Sarah Clarke) and her boyfriend, it was important for the costume designer to be able to designate warm weather. "We really wanted to show that it was a different climate, so that was the reason [we put Kristen is a tank top]," Tish reported. "Script called for bathing suits, but we opted for more of a coverup, for both her and her on screen mom."
Want to see the "Eclipse" trailer again now that you've learned all of this new trivia? Press play!
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