New Moon News No. 1

  • Kristen Stewart Hangs Onto her Indie Roots at Sundance    “The “Twilight” A-lister would prefer that people give some love to “Adventureland,” a heartfelt comedy/drama written and directed by “Superbad” director Greg Mottola. And after attending the jam-packed premiere of the film Monday night, we can see why folks may finally come around to KStew’s way of thinking …  “I’ve been really lucky to do things [people like]; I could never work on something unless I felt entirely compelled, or else I would just feel baffled and confused in every scene,” Stewart said of her unwillingness to reside permanently in either the “indie” or “blockbuster” box. “It’s not like a thought-out thing. I did [the movies I’ve made in the past year], and one of them got really popular, and the others were appreciated by some and dismissed by others. It doesn’t matter; it’s just the process of doing them.”


  • ‘Twilight’ DVD Announcement!  Special Features Include Deleted Scenes, Documentary     “Mark your calendars Twilighters! On March 21st you will finally be able to own a copy of “Twilight” on DVD, and that means you’ll be able to savor every single moment as many times as you like. That date falls on a Saturday, an extremely odd day for a DVD release (virtually all other films come out on Tuesdays.) According to the studio, the Saturday date was selected “to encourage midnight release parties for fans across the nation.”And fear not, this release of “Twilight” is anything but a bare bones edition of the film. The eagerly anticipated DVD release is going to be packed with special features. Check them out after the jump.Among the features are:–Audio Commentary by director Catherine Hardwicke, and stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
    –Five Extended Scenes with introductions by the director
    –Five Deleted Scenes with introductions by the director
    –Three Music Videos from Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park
    –The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen — A seven-part documentary
    –Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette”


  • Dakota Fanning Bites into Twilight     “Now that we know Vanessa Hudgens is a no-go in the Twilight sequel New Moon, we can rest a little easy. We’re not sure why the Disney queen irks us, but we’re glad we won’t have to see her smiley face in close proximity to Edward.   But guess who’s smiley face we might be seeing instead? The fabulous Miss Dakota Fanning! Oh yes, that’s right. The cute little cheerleader might be taking a break from high school to delve deep into the world of vampires and werewolves.  Fanning is rumored to be playing Jane, a member of the Volturi, a deadly group of powerful vampires. Jane is described as small but terrifying. D. Fanning can totally pull that off.


  • Dakota Fanning in Talks for ‘New Moon’ Role     “Reportedly, the soon-to-be 15-year-old actress has been offered the role of Jane, the member of the vampire coven residing in Volterra, Italy, known as the Volturi. “There were no auditions,” Malkin quoted a source. “They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.”


  • Move over, movie vampires: Werewolf pack is back     “Vampires monopolized the monster kingdom last year with the dawning of literary phenom Twilight on the big screen. But those aloof bloodsuckers are so last administration. Never mind seduction. Snarly and snappish is where it’s at …

    New Moon, due Nov. 20 and based on the second volume of the Twilight saga, expands upon a supernatural love triangle. While vampire Edward (Rob Pattinson) runs away to Italy to keep his mortal teen queen Bella (Kristen Stewart) out of danger from others of his kind, she makes time with the less-complicated Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as he finally reveals his hairier, scarier side.

    Director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) picks up where Twilight‘s Catherine Hardwicke left off on the production that starts shooting March 23. One of his first tasks on the sequel was deciding to keep Lautner, whose gangly Native American high-schooler in the first film transforms into a hulking giant over the course of the book series as he fulfills his tribe’s destiny.

    “Taylor is a formidable guy, kind of a great tool in the toolbox,” Weitz says of the nearly 17-year-old actor who has been working out daily and has packed on 29 pounds, most of it muscle. “In the first movie, we did not see or recognize how dangerous a character he could be.”

    As for Taylor himself, “he can kill me with his left pinky. But he is too nice to do that. There is something compelling and sexy about him. He captures the spirit of Jacob.”

    Grounded in ‘real world’

    The backdrop of the Twilight books might be a gothic fantasy, but the filmmaker sees his characters as expressions of emotional attitudes shared by young people. “One of the great things of Stephenie Meyer’s novels is that she keeps them very grounded in the real world,” Weitz says.

    “The vampires are about distance and reserve,” he says about the contrast between his male leads. “Edward represses his desire to do harm. Jacob is very warm and emotional, but also feels the heat of anger. When he transforms, it’s like losing your temper — sudden, explosive and lightning-quick.”

    Where Bella is concerned, he adds, “Edward represents the unattainable perfection of first love. Jacob is friendship.”


  • ‘Twilight’ Kristen Stewart on ‘New Moon’ Director Chris WEitz, Taylor Lautner’s muscles     “Chris is — on top of him being a really sweet guy — he is entirely devoted,” she explained to MTV. “And he’s very clearly not doing the movie just because it’s the next big thing. He really likes it a lot.“She was also concerned about a change of actor playing Jacob and is relieved that Taylor is staying on.

    “I’m so glad they didn’t have to find somebody else; we already had him! I didn’t understand all the deliberation on [whether to bring him back]. But now that it’s set, we can all rest.

    “He’s really buff!” she exclaimed of Lautner. “He definitely is. It took him a lot of time.”



  • Pattinson Grateful for Twilight Success     “The British actor, 22, became a household name playing vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.  But Robert admits he’s still finding aspects of his new-found fame a little weird.  He says, “It’s funny to see my face on T-shirts, but I’m grateful to be part of this massive phenomenon.  “There are only so many times this is going to happen in your life.”  And Pattinson says he often gets mistaken for his blood-sucking character. “[Some fans] say, ‘Sorry! I called you Edward’.””


  • Robert Pattinson: ‘Success Hasn’t Changed Me’     “I haven’t changed at all,” says Pattinson. “I live the same exact life as before; I have the same friends and the same preferences…I would still rather eat fast food than tofu; I’m a lousy driver, and I always have problems with my junky 1989 BMW.”  …  “Meanwhile, Rob—who has repeatedly stated that he is unattached—has been in his hometown of London since Dec. 22, relaxing and playing small music gigs on the local club scene. In March, Pattinson will begin shooting New Moon (2009), the sequel to Twilight. New Moon will be filmed back-to-back with Eclipse (2010), the third installment in the best-selling Twi book series.”


  • Twilight Fans Get Their Own Social Network     “ ( today announced that the website (as featured on Twilight Lexicon) has officially gone live. is a community or social networking website for fans of the Twilight book series or Twilight the movie. This is a place to come to share news, information, blogs, and events. The goal of’s is to be the leading community based fan website for all things Twilight and Stephenie Meyer. Visitors can blog, post pictures, videos and create their own personal TwiSpace.”


  • ‘Twilight’ Actor Edi Gathegi Talks ‘New Moon’ Love Interest     “Of the soon-to-be-cast role, Gathegi said Irina should be “extremely vulnerable, as I think that’s what leads her to make the choices that she makes. She should also be hard-headed. Vulnerable and hard-headed. But I think those are things that a good actress can do, so type-wise, I don’t even know. I don’t even think people saw me as Laurent for a while. So just let the best actress win, I say.”Speaking about his castmates, with whom he’ll soon be reuniting, Gathegi said, “It’s a ‘Twilight’ family. We were together for press junkets and tours, and this has been eight months together, ever since we shot in March. We’ve just been with each other constantly. And then we’re going to go into the next one, and then they’re going to do [parts] three and four, God willing. These are, like, lifelong friends at this point.”Just moments before the interview, Gathegi’s phone went off. When the actor started laughing and showed us the caller ID, we saw that it was the one-and-only Taylor Lautner on the other end. “Taylor and I are going to his parents’ place for dinner tonight — and then go to the gym,” he said, adding that the duo were getting together to celebrate Lautner’s recent re-signing as Jacob Black. “We’re going to celebrate tonight. … You should see this kid! He’s jacked. He’s taking it seriously.”We’ve worked out in every city on our tour,” Edi said of his 16-year-old spotter. “If you see him, you’ll know immediately. This kid is so strong right now, it is unreal. He has achieved with his body what people with steroids cannot achieve. The only way I can describe it is that God has given him this time for this growth spurt and this body right now.”

~ by vanityandpride on January 23, 2009.

3 Responses to “New Moon News No. 1”

  1. “Video: ‘Twilight’ Taylor Lautner bares ‘New Moon’ biceps, six pack! I haven’t actually watched the video on this one (really slow dial-up), so tell me if it’s good!”

    It looked good! Haha. Not surprised though. Wow, I wish I had that sort of determination…
    Great post of updates!

  2. Yeah, it certainly sounded impressive. Thanks!

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