A fellow-Hollywood scribe (who tends to like a lot) has seen Summit’s Rob Pattinson romance Remember Me and says it’s strong. (I’ll see it soon but can’t write about it yet). This “family” trailer (below) is much better than the last one.
How the movie opens March 12 will be a true test of Pattinson’s marquee power outside the Twilight franchise. Will women flock to see him playing a regular guy who isn’t Edward Cullen? The fact that it’s a sincere romance with father/son conflict (and not a formula romantic comedy) should work in its favor, along with a solid ensemble including Lost‘s Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper. I don’t have a handle on director Allen Coulter, who fumbled Hollywoodland but boasts strong TV credits (Damages, Rome, Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos, Sex and the City). While I have always been on Team Pattinson, so far his extra-curricular work has been in the less than inspiring European art films Little Ashes and How to Be.
UPDATE: New Details cover on the jump.
Meanwhile Summit has confirmed that Breaking Dawn, which Melissa Rosenberg is again writing, will be shot in two parts, back-to-back. The controversial final installment of the Twilight saga resolves the issue of Bella going over to the vampire side. No director has been named. David Slade’s Eclipse is wrapped, set to open in June.
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