Hundreds of thousands of film fans are set to tune in and take their place on a virtual red carpet this Wednesday evening as the premiere of the new Twilight film is streamed live over the internet.
LOVEFiLM, the movie subscription service, has partnered with film studio Entertainment One UK to stream The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 red carpet experience – enabling fans around the world to get up close and personal to the stars of the vampire saga including teenage heartthrobs Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
The unique event was inspired by last year’s BAFTAs when over 200,000 film fans flocked to LOVEFiLM’s website to watch an 18 second video clip of Pattinson walking down the red carpet.
Helen Cowley, LOVEFiLM editor, comments:
“It is testament to the popularity of The Twilight Saga that a full broadcast operation is in place to simply capture the moment the stars arrive and walk into the premiere. Hundreds of fans will be hoping to get a glimpse of lead actor Robert Pattinson and we’re excited to extend that experience to thousands more around the world who will be able to scream at the stars from the comfort of their own living rooms.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the next chapter in The Twilight Saga – the worldwide phenomenon inspired by the vampire-novels of US writer Stephanie Meyer. Breaking Dawn Part 1 is directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
The live streaming will be broadcast for free on the LOVEFiLM website from 1600 hours on Wednesday 16th November. Twilight fans can catch up on the on the previous installment, Eclipse, available to exclusively stream online through the LOVEFiLM Player, either on the PC or accessible via Sony PlayStation®3, Apple iPad and a growing number of web-enabled TV sets and Blu-ray players.