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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Twilight Author Switches Media

Stephenie Meyer, on the verge of becoming the next J.K. Rowling, has been quite busy as of late. The author of the hugely successful and omnipresent Twilight vampire series was in the midst of the fifth book in the saga, Midnight Sun, when a draft of the novel leaked to the web.

Supremely ticked off by the leak, Meyer reportedly shelved the sequel (for the time being, anyway). And according to io9, she's apparently trying to move past the professional setback by shifting her creative juices to another medium entirely: music videos.

Meyer is a big fan of Southern California emo band Jack's Mannequin, mentioning them several times on her website. Well, it seems the band, no doubt seeing dollar signs in an affiliation with the white-hot horror writer--contacted her with a request to direct their next video, for their record "The Revolution". Reportedly, although the video is handled in a dark "Tim Burton-esque" kind of way, it is decidedly vampire-less.

Meyer began work on the project while still participating in the editing process of the upcoming film version of Twilight, collaborating with experienced music video cinematographer Noble Jones.

Not bad for a Mormon mother of three from Scottsdale.

2 comments:

Absinthe said...

Sooner or later I will have to check out the Twilight series and see if it does live up to all the hype.

B-Sol said...

My mother is now reading the last one, and my sister is getting started on the first.

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