SECRETS FROM THE SET OF NEW MOON
www.etonline.com: “‘New Moon’ is going to be stepped up a whole other notch,” Taylor says. “The whole Wolf Pack is very tightly bound — they are very close.”
Kristen agrees, saying ‘New Moon”s Wolf Pack brings the movie to another level.
“There’s something about the wolves, it’s such a different movie, all of a sudden this completely new world has been introduced,” she says. “It’s more animalistic, more violent.”
MICHAEL SHEEN LOVES VAMPING IT UP
www.latimes.com: It’s a crisp May morning on the set of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” and Michael Sheen strides into an elaborate reconstruction of an Italianate marble hall in costume as Aro, the head of the Volturi, a menacing group of age-old vampires that metes out justice in the realm of the supernatural. Dressed in a cloak, he’s sporting long, black locks, bright red lips and matching tinted contact lenses that give him a distinctly malevolent look.
When a reporter asks if it’s uncomfortable to look through the eyes of a monster, he suggests, quite politely and quite to the contrary: “No, I think it’s more uncomfortable for you.”
RUNNING LIST OF NEW MOON TV APPEARANCES
November 16: Kristen Stewart – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Taylor Lautner – “The Jay Leno Show”
November 18: Robert Pattinson – “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Kristen Stewart – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
November 19: Robert Pattinson – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Taylor Lautner – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
November 20: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (pre-taped)
Robert Pattinson – “Ellen” (pre-taped)
Taylor Lautner – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”
November 23: Ashley Greene – “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Michael Sheen – “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
November 24: Ashley Greene – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
November 25: Peter Facinelli – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
December 2: Nikki Reed – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
December 3: Ashley Greene – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
ASHLEY GREENE AND KELLAN LUTZ: HALLOWEEN HOTTIES
www.etonline.com: Before ‘New Moon’ rises into theaters on Novemeber 20, ‘Twilight’ stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz rose to the occasion on Halloween to celebrate Veuve Clicquot’s Yelloween at TAO at The Venetian and at LAVO at The Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas.
Ashley donned a sexy peacock number, while Kellan dressed up as Batman’s superhero sidekick Robin.
EVEN MORE PICS FROM PATTINSON’S VANITY FAIR SHOOT
www.examiner.com: You can view the latest photographs below. As you can see, the photographs include poses ranging from standing in front of mirror and eating to covering himself with a blanket to lying in bed.
NEW MOON WON’T REPEAT THE GOLDEN COMPASS’ MISTAKES
www.blogs.coventrytelegraph.net: NEXT month sees the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and director Chris Weitz has been reflecting on his previous filmmaking endeavour, The Golden Compass.
That movie was adapted from the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and, although visually stunning, was a flawed adaptation and a financial disappointment.
It made most of its money overseas but this was disastrous for the studio, which had sold off the international release rights.
Weitz told Sci Fi Now: “Golden Compass didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to because I wasn’t allowed to be faithful to the book.
“They were afraid of the subject matter and they shouldn’t have been because it wasn’t that horrifically controversial.
“But what happened was that they wanted to turn it into Harry Potter or something and that’s not what it is.
“What it is, is one of the most imaginative works of the 20th century and it was as though they hadn’t even read it. So I had the miserable experience of having my movie completely re-cut.”
FIRST LOOK AT ECLIPSE: XAVIER SAMUEL
www.moviesblog.mtv.com: With a fanbase as rabid as “Twilight”‘s, a reveal like this has a way of spreading like wildfire across the community. Still, a Daily TwitPic is a Daily TwitPic, and this one is an early glimpse at “Eclipse.”
One of the new characters introduced in the saga’s third book/movie is Riley, who will be played by Xavier Samuel.
NEW MOON KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
www.mtv.com: “The first one is very much a love story, and this one is kind of more about heartbreak and healing, and … the wolves come in and there’s that threat, that danger,” Greene told People over the weekend when she hosted the Yelloween party at Tao Las Vegas dressed as a peacock. “I actually saw the movie about two months ago, and it’s really good.”
According to People, Greene and co-star and co-host Kellan Lutz (who dressed as Batman’s sidekick, Robin) screened some of the flick for partygoers, but they didn’t go into specifics about what they previewed. Greene did, however, explain what makes “New Moon” and “Twilight” so different from each other.
“Edward kind of breaks Bella’s heart, so you definitely see Jacob kind of swoop in to rescue her,” she said of the second installment. “You get to see their chemistry and dynamic. It kind of keeps you on the edge of your seat a little bit more than the first one.”
ROB O’LANTERN PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNER
www.hollywoodcrush.mtv.com: CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our Rob O’Lantern Pumpkin Carving Contest, Christie (a.k.a. finalist #1). As we promised, the winner would get the chance to write a blog about their love of Rob.
My name is Christie, I’m from Maryland, and I have an addiction. It started out small and harmless, as addictions often do, but it grew and grew and grew. First it was just some books I read. Then it was a movie I watched … several times. Then it was the scrapbook I created. Next, a birthday cake. Then I joined the staff of Novel Novice Twilight, reporting news and writing up special features about the “Twilight” universe and fandom. Now, it’s pumpkin carvings.
VICTORIAN PAINTINGS AND DR. ZHIVAGO INSPIRED WEITZ WHILE CREATING NEW MOON
INSPIRATION: PRE-RAPHAELITE ART
What it is: A group of English painters, poets and critics came together in 1848 to found the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in mutual support of new directions in contemporary art. They felt Raphael’s style of art had a corrupting influence on the craft, and thus rejected his styles: hence, Pre-Raphaelite.
How Chris used it: “We planned for the entire film to feel like a Pre-Raphaelite painting in terms of the darker tones too and the grey tones and colors in the Pacific Northwest as well. We wanted to have a sense of a world of detail and color in Forks and then the iris suddenly opens and you’re in Italy. And also, even when you get to Italy, we start playing with lights and darks.”
INSPIRATION: DAVID LEAN AND AKIRA KUROSAWA
Who are they: Both Lean and Kurosawa are known for filming some of the best remembered big-screen epics filmed. English filmmaker Lean directed “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Doctor Zhivago” and “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” Japanese director Kurosawa is best known for “Ran” and “Seven Samurai.” Both directors are known for their epic styles of filmmaking in developing the classic “blockbuster.”
How Chris used them: “In terms of how we set about shooting [‘New Moon’], it probably feels a bit more like my sad attempt to echo David Lean or Kurosawa or something like that. And that goes down to the tradition of hiring Alexandre Desplat to do the music, because he’s really a romantic composer. In this case, I told him, ‘Let’s do “Doctor Zhivago.”‘”
So, what do you think of todays Twilight Saga news?