Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Video feed of Q&A with the cast over on twilight lexicon..hopefully the new scenes will be added tonight..keep a look out :)
MTV offers more details on what transpired in Hall H today, including what Chris Weitz had to say about New Moon stunt work:
The director also told the audience that there is a lot more CGI and intense action in "New Moon" than there was in the first movie.
"And Taylor did every single stunt that he could possibly get his hands on. Every stunt except the ones that the insurance company said he wasn't allowed to do," Weitz said. "Really, if Jacob is doing something impressive in the film, it's pretty much Taylor doing it.
"And Rob just kind of stood there looking good, basically," the director joked to another round of screams from fans.
Read the rest at MTV.
Suddenly, Bella sees the translucent apparition of Edward, a concerned look on his face, standing in front of her. We can see him, but also see through him. Bella takes off on the bike.
As she zooms down the road, Bella gains speed. She zooms by another apparition of Edward, standing in her path. She speeds by another. Losing focus, Bella swerves and falls from the bike, hitting her head on a rock.
Jacob speeds over to Bella on his own bike, coming to a stop with a flourish. He hops off the bike and rushes to Bella's side. She is bewildered, and blood gushes from a gash on her forehead.
"Are you trying to get yourself killed?" Jacob asks. Bella apologizes for the blood, but it doesn't bother Jacob. He takes a step back, the camera following his every move. Jacob strips off his shirt, revealing a six-pack, and bends down to dab Bella's wound with it. Their faces come very close.
"You're so beautiful," she tells him. Emotion flashes across his face.
END SCENE. TWILIGHTERS SCREAM.
Clip 2 Alice and Bella are winding through the streets of Volterra, slowed by massive crowds of townspeople in red robes, celebrating the festival. Bella jumps out of the car.
"You're the only one he can't see. He'll be under the clock tower. Go!" says Alice.
Bella races through the crowded city. We see her at times in slow motion.
She fights her way through the crowd, stopping at the fountain in the middle of the square. In slow motion, she looks up to see Edward, slowly unbuttoning his shirt just moments away from revealing himself in the sunlight. He opens his shirt to expose his pale chest. (And his abs. Very nice abs.)
Bella screams out to Edward. "Stop! Stop! No Edward, don't!"
He takes a step forward.
END SCENE. CROWD GOES WILD.
9:29 a.m. PT Excitement is building for me and 50+ of my closest friends. We’re all awaiting the start of Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart’s joint Comic-Con press conference for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” We all know that if we don’t cover the heck out of this press conference, we won’t have any chance to write about “Twilight” at this Comic-Con.
9:32 a.m. Well, no chance other than the Hall H panel — for which HitFix’s Greg Ellwood has been camped for hours — and the roundtable press conferences — set to be covered by HitFix’s Katie Hasty.
9:35 a.m. Don’t worry. We’re really going to have “Twilight” coverage aplenty.
9:46 a.m. The press conference has yet to start, but the throng of journalists milling around the microphones hoping to get the exact same pictures of Kristen, Robert and Taylor, is massive and growing antsy.
9:47 a.m. Just a warning that WiFi in this room is not what I’d like it to be. I’m going to try to update regularly, but if I can’t, I’ll just update the story post-panel…
9:51 a.m. Still no talent on the podium, but my tape recorder is there, meaning I’ll probably have three or four minutes of white noise (if I’m lucky) before anything happens.
9:54 a.m. There are ground-rule. “We’re here to talk about the ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon.’” That means no personal questions.
9:56 a.m. Taylor, Kristen and Robert arrive on stage. Kristen is in full-on Joan Jett mode, rave hair tussled. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Rob’s hair look this conditioned.
9:57 a.m. “I think last year Comic-Con was the big eye-opener for us,” Lautner says, expressing excitement at being back this year.
9:58 a.m. “It would look probably pretty cheesy if it were just my voice, so they’ve done these hallucinations, semi-visible apparitions,” Pattinson says, explaining how he’s able to be in the movie when Edward is largely absent from the book.
9:59 a.m. Proteins, good carbs and cut the sugars. That was Taylor Lautner’s secret to become the buff Taylor we see before us. That and months and months and months with a personal trainer.
10:00 a.m. “There’s more to think about. It’s a more mature part. She’s older. She has more to deal with. Yeah. That’s it.” That’s how Stewart attempts to express how Bella is different this season.
10:01 a.m. “I’d like to think that I haven’t changed that much. Within myself, I don’t think I’ve changed. When I’m walking down the street, I look down a lot more often,” Pattinson says, explaining how his life has changed. He adds, “It seems to keep building, the magnitutde of this franchise.”
10:02 a.m. Lautner says he’s been so busy working and publicizing. “It’s crazy. None of us saw it coming. I don’t think any of us saw it coming.”
10:03 a.m. How has Stewart changed? “I cut my hair off.”
10:04 p.m. Lautner’s grateful to the fans, “It’s awesome that we get to see them all waiting for us again a year later.”
10:05 a.m. “I pretty much live an almost identical life apart from being recognized and that’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world.” He adds, “I never did anything normal anyway. I just get other people to do it now.”
10:06 a.m. “Sometimes it gets me nervous because I’m trying to live up to the fans expectations and represent Team Jacob in the right way.” – Lautner on Team Jacob.
10:07 a.m. Don’t worry. The stars all reassure us that Edward is in the movie plenty. You won’t miss him.
10:09 a.m. “I thought they did a pretty good job with the wolf transformation… The werewolves definitely step up the action in this movie. There’s double the action in this movie,” Lautner promises. He adds, “There’s also the beginning of a love triangle.”
10:10 a.m. Taylor and Kristen both have fond memories of their “breakup” scene, which was shot in 35 degrees with artificial rain. “That was bad and I wasn’t really wearing much,” Taylor says.
10:12 a.m. “I think my breakup scene was my favorite scene,” Pattinson says of the five-page dialogue sequence that’s distanced from the other supernatural aspects in the story. “Hopefully it will come off as having quite a few more levels than the relationship in ‘Twilight.’”
10:13 a.m. Why do people love “Twilight” so much? “I think a lot of the characters are very relatable,” Taylor says. Stewart praises the first-person narrative. This isn’t what the reporter wants. He wants to know why kids love vampires. “The problem is that when I look at it, I never look at it as a vampire story,” Pattinson responds, saying he tries to ignore the vampire element as much as he can.
10:15 a.m. Which of the novels resonates best for the cast as readers? Taylor’s favorite book is “Eclipse” — “The action levels continue to build in this series,” Lautner notes, also raving at the advancing love triangle. Stewart stands up for “New Moon,” explaining “I feel like after ‘New Moon’ it’s pretty smooth sailing for her.” And Pattinson also salutes “New Moon.” Kristen and Robert both remember the movie they’re here to promote!
Ash looked so cute and she is really good at interviews. I think I would be a wreck. Plus she is really good at answering those rob questions and romance rumors. I guess when they had to take all those classes before Twilight, it paid off for Ash! haha =)
“Enter the Cullen House” interactive exploration
“Enter La Push Reservation” interactive exploration
“About” section with “Story”, “Cast”, “Crew” and “Worldwide” section
“Media” section with photos and videos includes upcoming film clips, TV spots and brand new images
“Downloads” Section with widgets, wallpapers and IM icons
“Mobile” section (coming soon)
“Community” section with links to Twilight sites
“The World of Twilight” section (coming soon)
Check out all the cool features at NewMoontheMovie.com
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Death Cab For Cutie will contribute a brand new song to the soundtrack to the upcoming film Twilight: New Moon. The track will arrive in August, while the soundtrack itself will be out later this year. Twilight: New Moon will land in theaters on November 20. Thanks, Lion Lamb LJ.
While the first Twilight film used plenty of wire work to achieve the look of vampires running/climbing with effortless ease (an effect criticized for a lack of weightiness and realism), wires here were being used in quite a different way. Stunt coordinator JJ Makaro, who paused for a moment to chat, said that the crew was making deliberate pains to make New Moon's action look more realistic."We have wire work, but we're really trying to not do a lot of it," he explained. "We don't want to get into the Hong Kong - floaty stuff that you see all the time, vampires hanging in the air and all of that. It's a tough call, because wires are wires, and the inherent problem with them is exactly that. They get floaty on you. So we're having a heck of a time trying to find the balance that gives us enough to make it supernatural without it being over the top."Pattinson wore a dark burgundy hooded robe, his chest exposed. And yes, it was impeccably hairless and like alabaster, just as Meyer wrote it. Girls will swoon. Greene stood next to him, wearing a white and gray striped robe and red gloves. Stewart stood between them in black jeans, a short sleeved shirt, and sneakers.Read the rest of the report at Rotten Tomatoes.
Fandango shares their interview with Jamie Campbell Bower, where he talks about his New Moon costume, whether or not he'll be returning for Breaking Dawn, and what his obsessions have included:
Q. What were you obsessed with when you were younger? Campbell Bower: I was obsessed with girls when I was 13-years-old; I wasn't really into books. I think there's something about Stephanie's (Meyer) writing that rings so true. Obviously, people can relate to it, and teenage kids particularly can relate to the themes in the book, and that love for someone when you're that sort of age. When you're 13, 14, 15, you go, "I love you. I don't really love you, but I'm gonna say I love you anyway." [Laughs] I wasn't obsessed with anything when I was younger, really. I don't know. I'm boring.
Read the rest, here!