Fickle Fish Films: What’s Coming Next

As we reported over the last few years, Stephenie Meyer’s production company which is called Fickle Fish Films, has already produced one project entirely on their own, the film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s Austenland.

Fickle Fish has also optioned several other novels. They are as follows:

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan (which Stephenie refers to as the scariest YA book she read growing up)
Lionsgate along with Temple Hill (AKA the folks who originally realized the potential for Twilight)acquired the rights to Down a Dark Hall and Roberto Cortes is attached to direct.

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
“From the moment I started reading this book, I knew it would be a beautiful story to tell cinematically. It’s scary, romantic, and grips you from start to finish. Audiences are going to fall in love with ‘Anna’.” Stephenie Meyer

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Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinness
“Mindy’s unique voice made for a truly riveting read; this story seamlessly blends gritty and dangerous dystopian realism with the larger themes of life vs. survival that we feel audiences will really respond to.”

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As for what will get moving in what order this is what Stephenie had to say in a recent interview:

Q: How about updates on Fickle Fish productions. Any coming down the pipeline first?

SM: I don’t know. It’s like neck and neck right now. Whether Down the Dark Hall or Anna Dressed in Blood is the first off the starting gate, we’ll see. It could be either one.

New Moon Graphic Novel Volume 2 Update

At one of Stephnie Meyer’s recent book signings, a fan asked about the status of the next installment of the New Moon Graphic Novel which has been delayed quite a bit. Here is the low down:


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Video: Stephenie Meyer Speaking About Midnight Sun’s Status

We reported earlier that there was a Midnight Sun and Grey connection. Here is video where you can hear it word for word.

Stephenie talking about Midnight Sun and why she stopped working on it again. UGGHHH damn fifty another reason to hate that shit!!!! Alice Nobel

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Buzzfeed Talks Twilight Fangirls

Buzzfeed has a Twilight related list up this week (shocker, we know) and they talk about the 27 signs that you are a former Twilight fangirl. We are kind of partial to number 6. We’re also kind of amazed that we put out six news posts today, crazy times people, crazy times!

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You can check out the whole list on BuzzFeed

10th Anniversary of Twilight Giveaway

We are giving away copies of the 10th anniversary edition of Twilight that includes Life and Death. Just enter below and we’ll pick two lucky winners on Monday, October 12. Entries are limited to those residing in the USA.

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Why Was the Iconic Three Things Quote Changed in Life and Death

Stephenie Meyer sat down with MTV to talk about Life and Death. Twilight and Life and Death do mainly parallel each other, but there are some key differences such as the gang encountering Bella/Beau and the ending (which we won’t spoil) is quite different.

There are also some text changes that go beyond pronoun and proper name swaps. Stephenie explains why the iconic three things quote was changed:

MTV: One line of dialogue that’s significantly different is that iconic scene where Bella lists all the things she knows about Edward and she says, “I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” That’s drastically different from Beau’s perspective. Why did you make the change?

Meyer: You know, it’s funny. That specific quote, my editor was so sad because she didn’t want me to change it. But because it was used so much — I mean, it’s on the back of the book — I was very tired of it. It was too heavy. It was too overwrought. It was too painful. So I got to just relax it and sound like what a boy would say. I have three teenage sons, so I have some experience there. To me, it feels a lot more organic than the other quote. My editor wouldn’t agree.

MTV: Was there anything that was particularly difficult for you to change?

Meyer: If I loved it, I kept it. It wasn’t like I had to sacrifice something I loved because it didn’t sound like Beau. Mostly, every change I made is one that I’ve been dying to make, so I was just really happy. As I read [“Twilight”] here and there, there would be a word that seemed out of place, but by the time you’ve finished editing it, you’ve gone through it 200 times and you just want to set it on fire.

You can catch the rest of the interview on MTV, be aware there are some spoilers involved.

Stephenie Meyer Defines Life and Death’s Canon

Since word first broke about the gender flipped Twilight, fans have been wondering: Is it canon? Are there more flips coming? How do we view this? Stephenie Meyer explains in the below video.

Is Fifty Shades of Grey Killing Midnight Sun?

At Comic Con yesterday, Stephenie Meyer spoke about how the release of Grey (the Christian point of view retelling of 50 Shades of Grey) kind of put a damper on her Twilight mojo.

According to Hypable:

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer revealed at New York Comic-Con on Thursday that she recently started working on Midnight Sun again… until the Fifty Shades spin-off Grey was announced.

Speaking on a panel to promote the 10th Anniversary Edition of Twilight (which rattled the fandom earlier this week), Meyer revealed she went back to work on Twilight-from-Edward’s-perspective earlier this year (!!!) after finishing Life and Death, the gender-swapped Twilight.

And then Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s perspective, titled Grey, was announced.

Now all hope is not lost, despite what some outlets are reporting. Hypable was able to further clarify the comments with a panel attendee, “Stephenie went on to reveal that she put Midnight Sun on hold again after learning about E.L. James’s new book, according to a trusted panel attendee who spoke to Hypable after the event. While Tech Insider’s report states that Stephenie was “definitive” about never trying to work on Midnight Sun again in light of Grey, we’re told she wasn’t that certain she’d never try again.”

See the full story on Hypable.

Stephenie Meyer Talks About Life and Death on NPR

Stephenie Meyer was interviewed by NPR regarding the 10th anniversary edition of Twilight and the reimagining of Twilight (gender swapped) Life and Death.

You can listen to the entire interview below.

Why the Gender Swapped Twilight is an Amazing Idea

Andrew Sims over at Hypable has written a really great piece on what makes the new Twilight novel Life and Death a great idea. Andrew writes,

“Upon reading the news of Stephenie Meyer’s gender-swapped Twilight Tuesday morning, I screamed “WTF” like everyone else. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it.

The 10th anniversary edition of Twilight is actually two books in one. On one side of the book you’ll find the original version of Twilight. Flip the book over and you get Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.

Many are chastising Stephenie for not only gender-swapping the characters (every character has been switched except for Charlie and Renee) but for also publishing the darn thing. Most of the negative remarks stem from the fact that this type of gender-swapping is what fan-fiction writers do.

But I think this decision should be welcomed, not put down.”

Check out Andrew’s reasons on Hypable.