Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Twilight Tuesday

I am peeing my pants from excitement upon learning that RPattz is in talks to play Paul Atreides in the remake of Dune. DUNE! I am a huge Dune fan and at one point was absolutely in love with Kyle McLachlan as Paul Atreides. I used to watch Dune over and over again, and devoured the book by Frank Herbert, which the movie was based on. I am aware that I was a huge nerd as a child, but apparently I was ahead of my time, because RPattz is going to make Dune cool again and all the tween girls are going to start uttering the timeless quotes from the movie pretty soon.

He who controls the spice, controls the universe.

Stilgar, do we have worm sign?
Usul, we have worm sign the likes of which God has never seen.

Wow, I am so looking forward to this. I hope the remake does justice to the original, which is a cult classic to us sci-fi fans.

Second, I absolutely loved this article about how Twilight has brought mothers (and other adult women) closer together. I know just from my own experience that I've bonded with old friends and have also made new friends over Twilight (shout out to all my Twilight girls!). We exchange tons of Twilight emails throughout the day and have already made plans to attend the midnight showing of New Moon. It's a blast. I also especially love this quote from the article, because I think my friends and I can identify:
Hansen was a happily married woman who could not stop thinking about "Twilight" and Meyer's other novels in the series, "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn." Not sure what to do or who to talk to, Hansen posted a note on her MySpace page asking other fans to come forward. "I was looking for 30-something moms and married people who were obsessed like I was," she said.
And, wait - ! Radaronline has the details of the New Moon wrap party in Vancouver. They're done already? I guess it's now Italy time! I can't wait to see the first trailer. The article also mentions David Slade, the guy picked to direct Eclipse and who, in the past, bashed Twilight on Twitter. He's now furiously backpedaling after realizing the thing he made so much fun of is now going to be his next (huge) paycheck. I'm still mad at him and it's making me anxious knowing that Eclipse is going to be directed by a hater.


Protege said...

I saw Dune on TV the other day, unfortunately only the last part. I have managed to miss it and never saw it when it came out first.;)

Teresa said...

I don't think I've ever seen Dune before. All I can remember Kyle M. starring in is Showgirls and The Flintstones movie, both theatrical classics, don't you think? :)

Hazel Designs said...

Protege, you must rent it and watch the whole thing!

Hazel Designs said...

Teresa, I didn't know he was in Showgirls! And Flintstones?! HAHAHA!