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Oct 27,2015

Twilight star takes time out in Queenstown

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An actor from the hit teen movie series The Twilight Saga was spotted in Queenstown this week.

Kellan Lutz, who played Emmett Cullen in the film series, rode with Shotover Jet on Monday.

Shotover jet-boat driver Rob Cowles told the Otago Daily Times Lutz was a pretty nice guy.

“We had a wee chat. He had his mum with him and was looking forward to going rafting after [jet-boating].

“I just asked him about what he was doing in Queenstown and [he said] he was enjoying his time in New Zealand.”

Lutz also appeared in the film Poseidon, voiced Tarzan in the 2014 animated film Tarzan and played Hercules in the 2014 The Legend of Hercules.


Oct 04,2015

Lutz fired up in sci-fi thriller

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In his 11-year career Twilight star Kellan Lutz has played Hercules and worked with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford.

But he’d never experienced anything like the highs- and challenges- of collaborating with director Shane Abbess in the futuristic sci-fi thriller SFv1.

Lutz plays Sy, a former nurse who is now a drifter with a haunted past. Sy forms an unlikely alliance with Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant who works for off-­world military contractor Exor. In a race against time they set out to rescue Kane’s young daughter Indi (Teagan Croft) amid an impending global crisis precipitated by Exor.

“This is completely different from anything I’ve ever done; it has so much heart,” the US actor tells IF from the set in Sydney.

“I had never been part of a movie that was so emotional, with so much stress and trauma. But it’s been an unbelievable new experience. Shane is a brilliant storyteller with a strong vision who allows his actors to create their own characters.

“There is less and less risk-taking among filmmakers these days. Shane wants to create films with real substance. As the characters were originally written Sy was the angry, crazy one and Kane was easy going. As filming went on so much changed, for the better.”

Lutz first met Abbess in Los Angeles five years ago when the director was developing The 7th Day, a sci-fi film set in a spaceship, with Source Code writer Ben Ripley. (Abbess was set to direct Source Code but departed after creative differences with Jake Gyllenhaal and Duncan Jones was hired).The director wanted Lutz to play the lead. That project has yet to materialize but Lutz is still keen.

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Sep 21,2015

It’s a happy family on the set of SFv1

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YOU could call it a new age of Aussie film- making that’s showing the rest of the industry how things can be done.

Away from the big studio sound stages, director Shane Abbess has set up his merry SFv1 family in suburban Sydney, taking over several warehouse spaces in Gladesville as they notch up the seventh of a nine-week run of filming.

“It is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” explained Hollywood actor Kellan Lutz, most famous for his run as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films.

“I have no idea where we are at and I love it. It feels like a studio movie without studio heads breathing down your neck. We have so much freedom to create. I’ve never been in an environment where there is no ego. It is all family here. I am blessed to be down here in Australia working with this great group of humans.”

Lutz and Daniel MacPherson star in the leading roles of Sy and Kane in the science-fiction flick set in a futuristic world in a time of interplanetary colonisation.

The boys refer to themselves by their character names and a sign at the production office entrance reads: “All cast to be referred to by their character name only in all circumstances”.

“He’s in my phone as Sy,” laughed MacPherson. “When this is all done and wrapped, we are going to have a beer and a chat and get to know each other as Dan and Kellan because it’s been Sy and Kane for the past 2½ months.”

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Sep 13,2015

First Look: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘SFv1’

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From The Hollywood Reporter

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Shane Abbess’ action flick stars Lutz as a mysterious drifter who teams with an off-world military contractor amid a global crisis.

Daniel MacPherson and Kellan Lutz are on the move in The Hollywood Reporter’s first look at SFv1.

Set against a backdrop of interplanetary colonization, Lutz stars as a mysterious drifter who teams with an off-world military contractor (MacPherson, left) amid a global crisis in the sci-fi action movie directed by Shane Abbess.

The interplanetary colonization drama also features Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths and Bren Foster in the cast.

The film is midway through production in Australia, and XYZ Films, repping worldwide sales, is screening exclusive footage for buyers in Toronto.


Aug 16,2015

Kellan Lutz loves being in Australia and working with Daniel MacPherson

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IT’S a blossoming bromance between Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz and Aussie actor Daniel MacPherson on set of new Australian sci-fi flick, SFv1.

Confidential exclusively caught up with the pair on set of the Shane Abbess directed film that’s currently in production in Sydney and will also shoot in outback South Australia.

“We have a great time off camera just hanging out and pow wowing,” Lutz said of MacPherson. “He’s a really cool dude and acting wise, he’s got amazing chops.”

The feeling is mutual with Macpherson adding: “He’s the all American boy. We’ve got shared passions for things like exercise and football so there will be a bit of that and also plenty of food and drink and good restaurants and whatnot to show him around.”

The pair will have to be careful not to enjoy too much food as the film requires them to be super fit.

“The thing is we don’t want to get too soft, we’ve got to stay hard and focused on this job.”

SFv1 is set in the future “in a time of interplanetary colonisation” where mysterious Sy (Lutz) meets Kane (MacPherson), a lieutenant working for off-world military contractors.

Lutz, most famous for playing Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films, has been in Australia for a fortnight for the film that also stars Rachel Griffiths, Temuera Morrison and Firass Dirani.

“I’ve been trying to work here for a long time,” Lutz said.

“A lot of Australians come to the United States to work but for me Sydney, Australia, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, they’ve got a special place in my heart. It means so much for me to be here and to be a part of this production.”

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Jul 30,2015

Superhero Drama ‘Gods And Secrets’ Powers Cast

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From Deadline:

The Power/Rangers fan film and The Grey producer Adi Shankar is set to make his directorial debut alongside Stewart Yost on Adi Shankar’s Gods And Secrets. The “dark” drama will mine territory similar to Alan Moore’s Watchmen, exploring the darker logical underpinnings of superhero tropes. In a world in which superheroes exist, personal foibles and the resulting celebrity culture are front and center. In the story, tragedy has struck the superheroic team Guardians of Justice, and in its aftermath secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the war to end all wars begins.

WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga), Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson and Andy Milonakis star. Created by Shankar, Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), and Shawn Deloache (New Adventures of Peter and Wendy), it’s produced by Discourse Media. Rathbone has also signed on a producer.


Jul 26,2015

Kellan Lutz loved working with Bruce Willis

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kellan_lutz_972761Kellan Lutz has said that working with Bruce Willis on the movie ‘Extraction’ was a ”dream come true” for him.

The 30-year-old actor recently wrapped up shooting the thriller ‘Extraction’ with the 60-year-old star and is thrilled to have ticked it off his bucket-list.

Asked about the experience, he told In Touch Weekly: ”A dream come true. I had auditioned to play his kid [in 2007’s ‘Live Free or Die Hard’]. I didn’t get it, and was bummed. But things happen for a reason. Now I’ve worked with Bruce!”

The former ‘Twilight Saga’ star recently admitted he is ”looking for that wifey” and is ready to settle down, but is still looking for the right woman.

Discussing his ideal spouse, he said: ”Someone who’s kind and genuine – and loves life and is willing to be adventurous.”

But Kellan, who has a huge crush on Jessica Biel, also has a lot of turn-offs.

He added: ”Being with someone who constantly checks her phone. It is so important to be in the moment.”

The heartthrob hopes to have a family of his own in the next five years.

Asked where he wants to be in 2020, he said: ”Acting, working on my fashion line, Abbot + Main, and having a family of my own. I definitely want marriage and little Kellans running around.”


Jun 24,2015

Kellan Lutz on Hosting Bullseye, Being an Adrenaline Junkie & more

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DETAILS: What goes through your mind when you see contestants doing these crazy things on Bullseye?
Kellan Lutz: I just want to be in their shoes—or their harness, as it were. It’s funny for me to be on the ground since I’m so used to doing these elaborate stunts in my movies. That’s why I love doing action movies.

DETAILS: Have you tried out any of the stunts yourself on the show?
Kellan Lutz: I didThe Human Slingshot and it was so much fun. There are two cranes suspended 50 feet up and you’re on the ground in this harness, and they pull you back like a slingshot and literally send you flying over a canyon. I got hurt on that one, and they wouldn’t let me do anymore because insurance flipped out. One of the carabiners clipped my head when it launched. I got five staples!

DETAILS: What’s been the highest high you’ve ever felt?
Kellan Lutz: Well, I’ve sky-dived and bungee-jumped but the scariest thing I’ve done is scuba diving. If you don’t know how to properly scuba, you can drown or get nitrogen poisoning and the first time I scuba’ed, I was shooting Generation Kill in Mozambique. A bunch of us got certified but we were being dicks and weren’t really paying attention. Then, we raced to the bottom which was about 30 feet down. Oh, and you weren’t supposed to drink the night before because it thins out your blood but we were all drinking every night, of course, and we raced to the bottom being chauvinistic dudes. By the time got to the bottom, we were all out of air, we had the driest lungs. Some of the boys panicked because they didn’t have proper air, and we had to pull them down, because if you swim to the surface without properly equalizing, you could die, your lungs could explode. It’s actually life and death. Add on top of it that we had whale sharks in the water with us! We didn’t realize it. We felt this dark presence behind us, you turn around and see a big ass shark. But it was a beautiful experience.

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Jun 09,2015

Kellan Lutz Took This Lucky High School Student To Her Prom!

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From JustJared:

Kellan Lutz gets into a classic prom pose with his date Brianna Siciliano before her high school senior prom on Saturday (June 6) in New Jersey.

The 30-year-old actor and Bullseye host met Brianna over a year ago when she won a contest to chat with him, and they obviously stayed in touch!

Kellan posed for photos with her whole prom group before hopping in his Bentley and hitting up the dance. So fun!


[x023] At Prom with Brianna Siciliano – 05 June 2015

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Jun 04,2015

Kellan Lutz on Hosting FOX’s ‘Bullseye,’ Type of Girl He Wants to Marry – Audio

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Kellan Lutz is taking a summer hiatus from action movies to serve as the host for FOX’s hour-long unscripted series Bullseye.

“It’s different from anything I’ve done,” the actor told On Air with Ryan Seacrest about hosting the show on Wednesday morning. “But the passion is still there. I love doing action movies and it kind of transpires into the hosting realm for me.”

The Twilight star, 30, also reveals that the host’s encouragement duties was something he found alluring, considering his real-life side gig as a motivator amongst his group of friends. Outside of acting, Kellan admits he enjoys pushing people to “step outside of their comfort zone” and take risks.

“But then also it’s a great place for me to just be myself and that’s what I’ve always loved,” he continues. “I’ve taken that away from just life in general, but also during the Twilight craze. Just be yourself! I’m very personable and I think that helps with hosting as well.”

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