“Twilight” Press Junket Updates

The press tour for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” officially got into full swing over the weekend with the various stars of the series spending much of the past few days doing press conference and few select one-on-ones for various TV, online and print outlets. Along the way a couple of interesting bits of information have emerged.

Robert Pattinson says filming wise the tentative start time for production to kick off on the fourth and final film in the series, “Breaking Dawn”, is “fall of next year” which would indicate a Summer 2011 release (or if it’s a two parter, a Summer & Thanksgiving release) but added that distributor Summit “may well change that”. Once filming wraps on the currently shooting third film “Eclipse”, Pattinson heads into filming on “Bel Ami” and “Unbound Captives” which are both filming through the first half of next year.

Chris Weitz told Collider that there’ll be “around ten minutes of deleted scenes” from “New Moon” on the eventual DVD/Blu-ray release which will also include commentary from the three key cast (Pattinson, Stewart, Lautner).

Author Stephanie Meyer has confirmed on her official site that she’ll be appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, November 13th episode to promote the upcoming “New Moon” film, the only interview she’ll be doing for the feature.

The first teaser one sheet for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” appeared at the American Film Market late last week in Los Angeles and Bloody Disgusting was there to cover it.

Finally, SNL ran a pretty good parody of the first film on Saturday which can be viewed below (sadly only for users within the U.S.):