WEIRDLAND: Vampires, bloodlust in motion

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vampires, bloodlust in motion

"Dune fans blanched at the rumors that sparkly Twilight vampire Robert Pattinson would somehow appear in Peter Berg's contemplated adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic SF novel.

Well, drive a stake into those reports. Zap2It cites unnamed sources as saying they're not true.What is true is that Pattinson is set to star in a version of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel Bel Ami. He'll play amoral journalist Georges Duroy, who uses his harem of mistresses to move up the social and professional ladders.
Who would make the best Paul Atreides? Tobey Maguire? Jake Gyllenhaal? Shia LaBeouf?" Source:

Un-PC caption by, based on "Brokeback Mountain" - Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson: the Twilight Saga romance and bloodlust continues.Robert Pattinson in Séries City (France) May-June 2009.Robert Pattinson, Interview magazine scans.Watch TV spot "Event" of "New Moon" video

Patrick Fugit (Evra the Snake Boy) and Paul Weitz in "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009).
"Exclusive: Cast Interview Featurette. We had the opportunity to speak with John C. Reilly, Chris Massoglia and Salma Hayek and they gave us an inside look at this freaky new family film". Source:
"Being labeled "The Next Big Thing" in Hollywood when you're still a teenager is hard to live up to. Just ask Salt Lake native Patrick Fugit. He received rave reviews for his performance in "Almost Famous" as an aspiring young music journalist. But it was his co-star Kate Hudson who went on to movie stardom. And other co-stars, like Jason Lee and Philip Seymour Hoffman, went on to bigger things. But after "Almost Famous", it took Fugit five years to find another major role that he felt was as good.Shannyn Sossamon, Patrick Fugit and Leslie Bibb at the Hollywood premiere Of 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' on 9th October 2007."That is until "Wristcutters: A Love Story" came along.Patrick Fugit, guitar & singer in "Mushman", photo by Stacee Sadler.

"With his friends in Salt Lake City, where he still resides, Fugit formed the band Mushman, a name he got from the 1971 motorcycling doc On Any Sunday. He plays guitar, although the 24-year-old laughs at the suggestion that music could be his way of paying rent. Since Almost Famous Fugit has blossomed as a movie talent and as a man-if looks could kill he'd be presiding over a morgue. His choice of movie parts has been particularly fascinating, since he's avoided big-budget studio work entirely in favor of roles that have mattered to him. Offbeat and quirky stuff like The Good Life and Saved are his bag".
"Leaving an early screening of Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant this week, I heard an amazed teenage girl say to her companions, "It's, like, a vampire movie, but it's funny!" As if such a thing weren't possible. But then, the average teen was in kindergarten when Buffy was in its prime, and 80's movies like Fright Night and Once Bitten are ancient history. Funny vampires?! Who knew?As Peter Hall says in his excellent Cinematical review of Cirque, it's a shame that this particular movie feels as if it were rushed out to take advantage of the current Twilight and True Blood fueled vamp renaissance. If you think it's a stretch that Cirque's being marketed to the sparkly-vampire crowd, check out the design of one of the posters (above). Wow ... it's totally Robert Pattinson! Except that it's not". Source:

Utah band Mushman (featuring Patrick Fugit) on Park City Television. Watch PCTV online at
"Varèse Sarabande has announced two score albums due for release on October 20. The first one is Stephen Trask’s “darkly adventurous but fun” score for The Vampire’s Assistant (aka Cirque du Freak), from the upcoming Universal Pictures release starring Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek. Trask, a composer who is best known for music to more intimate films such as The Station Agent, In Good Company and last year’s Sex Drive, recorded his score earlier this year at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox. Interstingly, Trask worked with several of Danny Elfman’s team members on this big orchestral score, among them conductor Pete Anthony, orchestrators Edgardo Simone and Darren McKenzie". Source:
"Warpaint has become a favourite of in-the-know Hollywood hipsters, but it turns out that the Los Angeles–based quartet has a strong connection to Hollywood North. The band's original drummer, Shannyn Sossamon, is a film and television actor best known for her roles in the features A Knight's Tale and One Missed Call and the vampire series Moonlight". Source:
Shannyn Sossamon and Patrick Fugit at 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards.

Robert Pattinson has been chosen sexiest or hottest male symbol many times over. In his favour, I have to admit that his Edward Cullen isn't only this hollow-cheeked, ultrapale and baleful vampire that dwells in ill-omened scenaries but my heart doesn't go pitapat when I see Mr. Pattinson, I think his overexposure is rather off-putting.

Patrick Fugit plays homosexual Corey in "Horsemen" (2009).

On the other hand, Patrick Fugit is still one of my best crushes, I think Pat is unfairly underrated at this point but I've never gone off him or his roles, I keep enamoured of his leaden-eyed, good-natured characters and "Wristcutters" is one of my favourite films. Some weeks ago, I talked to one of his friends and she interviewed Patrick and gave me back his answers to my questions. He's still living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He even checked out my videos in Youtube. He thought they were great. Patrick also said that "Cirque du Freak was different because I was painted green and I had a real snake around my neck and it was a little scary for me". With reference to my question of if he will continue doing more dark/indie roles in the future, Patrick replied "I would like to but if not I'm ready for more different roles".

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