Good grief. It seems that a day doesn't go by without some new piece of Twilight related news cropping up, and today is no different.
In a bizarre move, UK distributor Revolver has picked up the rights to 'Robsessed' a documentary about the male lead of the Twilight saga, Robert Pattinson with a view to releasing it along-side the new movie in the franchise; New Moon.
I say the move is bizarre because it seems strange to me that anyone would want to make a documentary about the pointy-fanged one. Usually documentaries focus on people famous for being incredibly talented or heroic, even historically important. You know, people who have done stuff
. Pattinson is only 23 for goodness sake.
It's sensible from a business perspective of course. Slap the actor's name on a DVD, release it alongside "New Moon" and watch the fan dollars roll in. He'd even make an interesting subject, provided the filmmakers get the proper amount of access. For all of his popularity, Pattinson is a pretty mysterious fellow. My thinking is that he's just a young dude, intentionally kept out of the limelight as much as possible to maintain that mystique... and to minimize the damage he could potentially do to that image with poorly planned offhand remarks.
Even if I were a die-hard Twilighter, I'd have a hard time looking at "Robsessed" as anything more than a blatant cash-in. The "Twilight" saga on film isn't even half-complete yet, and this doc feels like it's coming far too soon to contain any earth-shaking new information. Here's hoping I'm wrong, that a "broadcast quality biography" of a 23 year old kid amounts to more than just a fan-serving fluff piece. Still, I have to say... my cynic-sense is tingling.
I kind of get the obsession with Pattinson. He's got that guy-next-door quality, he's not some Hollywood super-hunk meaning that teens can easily picture themselves with him, but frankly a whole documentary about the guy is going a little far. Maybe it would work as a DVD extra.