Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fansite version of 'Bel Ami' announced, celebrates Robert Pattinson's forthcoming film adaptation





Throughout the winter and early spring, Robert Pattinson was busy in Budapest, Hungary filming Bel Ami, a book-to-screen adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's novel.

In the film, Robert Pattinson portrays "Georges Duroy," a social ladder climber who uses powerful women to get his way. Pattinson's co-stars in the film include Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristen Scott-Thomas, and the film's release date is tentatively to be set sometime in 2011.

To celebrate Pattinson's work on this film, his oldest fansite, Pattinson Online, has worked with Fandemonium Publishing to create a fansite edition/version of Bel Ami, the novel, ladened with images of Robert Pattinson on the set of the film.

Here's a bit of information about the book, sent by Pattinson Online's administration team:

We worked together to thoughtfully consider each photo, its placement, and the appropriate quotations from the book to bring a brand new version of this classic novel to readers and fans.

Bel Ami is a contagious read because it is written in a manner that both the casual reader and the avid reader can appreciate. We believe our version of the novel will encourage more of Rob’s fans to read the book and build anticipation for the film. While our version focuses on branding the character of Georges Duroy, our ultimate desire is to encourage Rob’s fans to support him in all of his current and future film roles, something we believe distinguishes this project from the fan material currently on the market. In working together, Pattinson Online and Fandemonium have delivered what we feel is an engaging book that respects a classic work.

The Bel Ami Pattinson Online Fan Site Edition will be available for sale on Amazon and its affiliates, as well as Barnes & Noble and several other major book retailers. You can see the book’s official landing page at http://www.belamibook.com/.

While the book itself is a big deal for us at Pattinson Online, we’re also excited to be partnering with Fandom Gives Back, a fandom-wide initiative that has raised over $140,000 for childhood cancer research through Alex's Lemonade Stand. We recently auctioned off two copies of the book which raised $145 for FGB. You can learn more about this awesome project at the official FGB site. http://thefandomgivesback.blogspot.com//.

To encourage fans to read Bel Ami, we’re also hosting a Bel Ami BookClub where fans can read and discuss the book along with us. We are hoping to get this started in the next few weeks.

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