BEVERLY HILLS, California — If there’s one man out there who can get a group of women to shriek as loud as the [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist] can, it’s [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson]. If there’s one film that could draw in a fanbase as rabid as [movie id="369195"]“Twilight,”[/movie] it might be this month’s [movie id="390709"]“Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience.”[/movie]
Now, the JoBros are hoping to join the two red-hot franchises together.
“The movie was obviously a huge success, and if they asked us to be a part of [the sequel], that would be great,” Nick Jonas said when we caught up with him and his brothers Monday, revealing that the trio are fans of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire franchise and would be willing to write a song for the “New Moon” soundtrack. “It would be really cool.”
“That would be really cool,” agreed Joe and Kevin.
In November, the “Twilight” soundtrack opened in the top slot of the Billboard albums chart and continued its strong sales throughout the film’s box-office run. Staying true to Meyer’s close relationship with music — and director Catherine Hardwicke’s love for mixing her images with disparate tunes — the soundtrack featured such diverse bands as Paramore , Perry Farrell , Linkin Park and Collective Soul.
Next month, Chris Weitz begins filming the sequel and will at some point start making his choices for a “New Moon” album. Whether the Grammy-nominated Jonas Brothers would write a “Twilight”-themed track remains unclear, but this much is certain: Before they can do much more “New Moon” campaigning, the chart-topping trio still need to actually sit down and watch “Twilight.”
“I haven’t seen it,” Joe admitted. “But I have heard it’s a great movie.”
“We’re looking forward to seeing it,” Nick added. “We’ve been a little busy, so it’s kinda hard to get the movies, but we’ll see it.”
“Typically, we’ll get the advance DVDs and watch them on plane rides or something,” Kevin said of the band’s attempts to keep up with Hollywood’s latest hits during their busy touring schedule. “So, hopefully, we’ll do that.”
These days, after selling millions of albums all over the world, the JoBros are charting a course that will allow them to make their mark on the big screen. This month’s 3-D concert flick will mark their movie debut, followed by the Farrelly Brothers’ “Walter the Farting Dog.” The JoBros are quite aware that a “Twilight” song could endear them to a huge movie audience and insist that, despite the claims of some haters (like Stephen King ), the tale of Edward and Bella isn’t only for girls.
“For a lot of guys, they want superpowers,” Joe said of the appeal of Edward Cullen. “He’s a vampire, but he’s pretty strong and stuff.”
Edward and his Cullen family are so popular, in fact, that “Twilight” recently proved its power as a franchise by distracting screaming teens long enough for the JoBros to grab a pizza.
“I think this is really funny,” Kevin remembered of the first time the trio realized how huge “Twilight” was. “We were in town [the day of the ‘Twilight’ premiere ], because we were working all day on our TV show.
“We weren’t able to make it to the premiere. We were invited, but we couldn’t make it,” Kevin continued. “That night, we were starving coming home from work. And we wanted to get pizza.”
While thousands of Twilighters screamed their heads off, unaware, the rock sensations snuck into a restaurant across the street and had a rare, peaceful meal. “The pizza place that we ordered from just happened to be across the street from the premiere,” Kevin laughed. “And so, we come up driving, and didn’t realize that it was the ‘Twilight’ premiere. It was one of those comical moments that was really funny for us.”
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