MEET THE NEW VICTORIA In the upcoming third Twilight movie, Eclipse, Terminator Salvation‘s Bryce Dallas Howard will step in for Rachelle Lefevre as the evil vampire Victoria, and Howard said that the filmmakers took pains to make sure the transition was smooth. (Lefevre was let go last summer.)

For one thing, the filmmakers will put a red wig on the otherwise red-haired Howard so that her tresses match those of Lefevre from the first two Twilight films.

“I’m wearing a wig for that film,” Howard said in a group interview last week in Los Angeles, where she was promoting The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.

Howard added that it was important to all involved that Victoria remain the same character. “There’s a very grounded visual continuity for the character, which is critical,” Howard said. (Spoilers ahead!)

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HOW DID THEY MAKE THE CGI WOLF PACK? FIND OUT! The book described the wolves as having eerily human eyes. “We were told early on that they literally they wanted us to plop the actors eyes into wolf, which always sounds like a good idea on paper but it does not work visually,” said Fredenburg, “so we had to play how much to accentuate them as human eyes and how much to push them towards wolf eyes. The eyelid shape around them is definitely wolf. For the eyeball itself we tended to play a little bit dark so they wouldn’t stick out as these funny white eyeballs in the head of the wolf.”

The wolves also had to switch from human to wolf form and back again, creating some humorous situations. Tom Gibbons, Animation Supervisor, got a chuckle out of the young wolf shape-shifting process and the dilemma it created.

They wanted to approach this in complete opposition to the way they did it in American Werewolf in London, which highlighted a long protracted painful metamorphose. In Twilight, it’s very fast, it happens in half a second. “In the blink of an eye the boys explode into wolf forms. When you first become a werewolf, you are not very good at controlling it. What happens is, these kids explode into wolves and destroy their clothes and shoes, and when they transfer back, they don’t have any clothes and have to go get more. It’s kind of like hitting puberty or something, as these boys mature from human boys into shape shifting into werewolves and not being able to do it very well, which is the perfect metaphor for everything that is adolescent.”

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PATTINSON’S ‘LITTLE ASHES’ POSTER APT Films just released this new foreign movie poster for the upcoming biographical drama “Little Ashes” by director Paul Morrison and starring Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty (Messengers 2: The Scarecrow), Marina Gatell and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Salvador Dali.

Synopsis: In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist.

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