The first trailer for The Runaways will be released tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on MTV.com. (Update: Sorry, I meant to type “mtv.com” the first time, but accidentally left off the “.com”.) Read more HERE:
ET aired a sneak peak tonight:
Here’s a longer clip:
Here’s a few screencaps and gifs from the ET footage. See the rest HERE. (Thanks @kstewartnews and @FierceBitchStew.)
Aaaaaah!!! I am officially afraid to leave my house so I don’t miss anything else! I don’t really need to Christmas shop, look for a job, clean my house, or love my husband, do I? #joking
Several sources* have reported this week that The Runaways will make its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in January 2010 in the non-competition lineup. Kristen Stewart’s Welcome to the Rileys, filmed in 2008, is competing in the Drama category at the festival. A group of Kristen Stewart fans, Team 411, is referring to this as the “Two by Stew Sundance.” Love it!
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival will be held in Park City, UT, January 21-31, 2010.
There are rumors of a March release date for The Runaways, and Team 411 speculates that it will premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas before being released everywhere else. Sounds like a good theory to me, but again, none of this has been officially announced by anyone, so nothing is set in stone.
There are hordes of people waiting to see The Runaways trailer. While we wait for the real thing, check out this fan-made trailer I found on YouTube. Maybe we can make more while we wait? If you make one or find one, post it in the comments below or email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org!
*Source, Source, Source, and Source
Michael Shannon, who plays Kim Fowley in the upcoming Runaways movie, did an interview this week with Brad Balfour of The Huffington Post to promote his current film, The Missing Person. Michael talks about eating dinner with Joan, Kristen, and Kim, and his impressions of Kim as a person:
Q: In a funny way, Kim Fowley, who you are playing in The Runaways — the upcoming bio-pic of the legendary girl rockers — is the ultimate manipulator, truth teller or truth hider. He too fits into the set of characters that you should play. That must have been interesting; what was that like?
MS: That was very daunting, very intimidating. I met him. [He and I ], Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart [who plays Jett in the film] had dinner one night at a Denny’s. He told me that he hoped I did a good job in the movie, because when he died that was how he was going to be remembered, was by my performance. I said, “Well, thanks for the pressure, I really appreciate that.”
He was very sweet, actually. He really is a character. I watched as much footage as I could. I don’t think I pulled off a spot-on impersonation of Kim Fowley, but that’s never been my forte to begin with. I never claimed to be able to do that. But I certainly think what I did will honor his legacy and his memory. Hopefully, when he sees it, he’ll agree.
Q: Were you much of a rock and roll fan?
MS: Oh yeah. I love rock and roll; I love music in general. That was a really fun era for music.
This is a good interview. Read the rest HERE. I cannot wait for the press for The Runaways to start!
HERE is the official website for The Missing Person.
And here is the trailer:
Talk about The Runaways starts about half-way through: Vodpod videos no longer available.
“Faces Presents… New Moon Fever” has a whole spread about New Moon and all the actors, which includes a one-page article about Kristen Stewart that focuses on The Runaways movie. I think they sell it at Borders, but don’t quote me on it.
Here’s the scan of the article – click for bigger. You may have to zoom in to make it readable:
Thanks to ROBsessed for the scans. See the rest of the New Moon parts here.
There’s also a Kristen article on MTV.com with a very brief mention of Joan:
…Stewart, known for her laid-back, grungy style, admitted that she truly related to Joan Jett, the role she took on in the forthcoming biopic about the Runaways. “I love the way Joan Jett dresses. She’s the epitome of cool,” she said. “My style: T-shirts. My favorite ones are my brother’s old ones that they’ve worn out. I have a sneaker fetish.”
Read the rest here.
I’m hoping we get more in-depth stuff as the movie gets closer to being released.
KStewartFans has scans of the October Interview Magazine HERE.
Here is just one of the quotes that talk about Joan–check out the magazine for more:
HOPPER: … What’s Runaways about?
STEWART: It’s the story of the forming of Joan Jett’s band The Runaways. I play Joan Jett. I came off of New Moon, and I had two weeks before I was going to start The Runaways, which was insane because we actually play the music in the film. We prerecorded the songs. Dakota sings, and I sing on a few, and there are long performances in the film. But we needed time to know how to be these people. If I didn’t get Joan Jett right, I’d be put on a cross. And maybe I didn’t get her right. [laughs]
I am getting anxious waiting for this movie! Part of me is dying to know what songs they chose to include, but I don’t want to know until I see it. There are certain songs that I think are must-haves. If I discover that they left one of them out, I’ll be disappointed before I even see the film, and that would suck. So I’m going to keep my thoughts on that to myself until after the movie comes out.
And personally, I am more worried about how they will portray Sandy West’s drumming than whether or not Kristen can swagger like Joan. Getting that wrong would be an epic fail. You can lip sync vocals and do wide shots to fake the guitar, but you can’t fake good drumming. At least I don’t think you can. I’ve never made a movie and I can’t play any instruments, so what do I know.
But I’m trying not to worry about anything too much because Joan was there the whole time and I’m sure they all thought of all that.
The anticipation is killing me! Mostly in a good way, though.