We have 3 new promotional stills from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse!!! Courtesy of Everglow.
Edward & Bella holding hands. Aww.
*gasps* The Volturi!
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MoviesOnline’s Sheila Roberts has caught up with the Vampires of the Volturis
We caught up with all the members of the Volturi and got to talk about them about their new film New Moon. Those who participated in the interview are as follows;: Michael Sheen (Aro), Jamie Campbell Bower (Caius), Dakota Fanning (Jane) and Cameron Bright (Alec).
The Twilight Saga: New Moon marks the first appearance of the Volturi, the closest the vampire world has to royalty and a major force in the future of the saga. Centuries old and unimaginably powerful, they serve as lawmakers and enforcers for the community. The leader of the group is Aro, played by Michael Sheen. Sheen is no stranger to this world, having played a werewolf enslaved by the vampires in the Underworld series.
Q: Dakota, as such a fan of the series, you’ve said in many interviews before that you were really excited about this so what were the highlights of playing Jane and do you get to do more in the next movie?
Dakota Fanning: I think the highlight of playing Jane was getting to wear that costume and to have the red contact lenses — I was really excited about that – and getting to play an evil character. The next movie I already finished doing, Eclipse, and it’s about the same. It’s still not very much in the movie.
Q: What did you think when you saw yourself for the first time with the red lenses in?
Dakota Fanning: I know. It’s really scary. I think it makes anyone look automatically evil. But yeah, it was really fun. You get used to them after a while. You can see pretty good, but it’s still kind of weird.
Q: Michael, I wanted to know what you were saying into that tape recorder, but secondly, I wanted to know about you finding your voice. You mentioned the Blue Meanie. Did it take you a while to come up with that or was that kind of an instant thought when you read the script?
Michael Sheen: No, it was from Stephenie in the book. She describes Aro as having a voice like feathers, so that made me think about what would it sound like if someone had a voice like feathers. And then, as I was starting to play around with it, I reminded myself a little bit ofthe Blue Meanie. You remember the Blue Meanie in Yellow Submarine and the hand that goes with it? And then I was also thinking about characters from when I was a kid watching stuff that really freaked me out andthe Blue Meanie really freaked me out. The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – you know, “Lollipops” and all that. I liked the idea of a character who on the surface appears to be very friendly and thinks of himself as just being a sentimental old fool, a romantic at heart, and then he wants to eat your eyes. I liked that sort of idea so that was where Aro came from. And what I said into thetape recorder is between me and whoever owns that tape recorder. [Laughter]
Q: Jamie, can you tell us and describe what the Volturi are for the group?
Jamie Campbell Bower: We are basically the vampire government, I guess. We’re there to sort of keep all the vampires in check. People keep describing us as evil. I wouldn’t say we’re evil necessarily. We’re the government and not everybody likes the government, which is fine. So, we’re there to keep everybody in check. Without us, like you were saying earlier, it would turn into complete anarchy. It would be vampire anarchy. So we’re there to keep the Cullens in check in particular. There’s me and Michael and Chris Heyerdahl who plays Marcus, Aro and Caius respectively, and we sit on these big thrones and then there’s you (Dakota) and Charlie (Bewley) and Dan (Cudmore). They’re our runners effectively.
Michael Sheen: It’s quite thrilling to have Dakota Fanning calling you “monster”.
Q: Let’s just pretend that you could be the vampire government when the cameras stopped rolling also. With you on set, out of the cast would you have to punish any bad pranksters or jokers there?
Jamie Campbell Bower: I’d like to punish Chris Heyerdahl – not sexually. That sounded a bit naughty, didn’t it?
Cameron Bright: The way they talk on set, it would sound like it wasn’t. They talk hilarious to each other. I don’t know. That’s kind of weird – who would we want to punish – one of the random guards standing in the background of the shot.
Michael Sheen: You could punish Chris Weitz for some truly awful jokes now and again. On the whole, not really, no, they’re all a very sweet bunch, very law abiding. They wouldn’t [inaudible].
Q: So now that you’ve entered into this Twihard machine for fans, how has that been for you, and also, were you obsessed with anything when you were growing up as much as fans are obsessed with this?
Michael Sheen: I haven’t really experienced much of the Twilight fan stuff yet. But, I did go into a store in L.A. to buy a pair of jeans and I went into the little cubicle to try my jeans on. It’s always a quite nerve-wracking time when I come out of the cubicle to look in the mirror anyway and I like that to be a private moment. As I came out, there was a woman shaking, going “You’re Aro, aren’t you?!” and I just hid in my cubicle again. Whooo! Anyway, I’m slightly to the right of where you are. [Laughter] That’s been really my only experience with that. Apart from also going into my daughter’s bedroom and seeing — she’s just got pictures from Twilight and New Moon everywhere — and seeing my own little picture which I think she did out of pity. [Laughter] Have Dad up there as well. That was quite a ball [bore?].
More of this interview at MoviesOnline.ca
Here’s Chris Weitz as he reveals more about New Moon:
He explains more about the use of colour in the film as compared to Twilight. (Remember the blue tint? ) Plus a little bit more on Italy and the Volturi. Read the full article here.
Next, Jackson Rathbone says that the Volturi are ‘Nice to See’. Woots!
MTV: Out of the new characters joining the franchise for “New Moon,” which is your favorite?
Jackson Rathbone: My favorite character in “New Moon” that wasn’t in “Twilight”? I guess my favorite character in “New Moon” is a collective — the Volturi. It’s one of those things that’s really nice to see, these decadent older vampires that run this vampire society, if you will. I think they’re an amazing group of actors that we were able to get for the film, and they are very scary and intimidating. They’re all perfect — I mean, Dakota Fanning is a terrifying Jane; absolutely terrifying.
The Volturi Scene has been released! Check out the fighting scene between the Cullens and the Volturi Guard!
Here’s another clip form The Twilight Saga: New Moon from Access Hollywood! Edward and Alice fighting the Volturi!
Finally NEW The Twilight Saga: New Moon promotional posters have come out featuring the different clans in New Moon..(err except for the humans). Thanks to Twilight Poison and Yahoo Movies for the images!!
So whadaya think?! Tell us!
Bella & Edward and The Cullens
Jacob Black & The Wolfpack
Here are the same 3 New Moon stills from PEOPLE magazine, now in HQ, that has been released by Summit Entertainment!
Click on the picture to get their original sizes.
“They’re all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts,” Weitz tells PEOPLE. “They’re opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can’t really see into them. There’s something terribly off-putting about it.”
You can also view the rest of the Volturi promotional pictures at LionAndLambLove.
Look who’s on set: Billy Burke & Kristen Stewart. Billy Burke even tweeted about it:
jus got to hotel in Vancouver. start tmorow early. someone gets a cap and gown. g’nite for now.
Now that you have seen the Volturi, here’s another look at them again! I spot Dementri, Edward and Alice! This scan is from People’s Magazine (7th September issue). Thank you to NewMoonMovie.Org for the info!
Seth, Stephenie Meyer’s brother, has updated her official website with GREAT NEWS! The FIRST SINGLE of the New Moon soundtrack album has been confirmed! And not only that, the album cover art has also been revelaed!
You can read the rest of the details on Stephenie’s official website here.
MTV Movies Blog has an interview Exclusive: ‘New Moon’ By Death Cab For Cutie To Be Unveiled on MTV.com September 13.
“The big connection for us is ‘Here’s a wildly popular book series about vampires — which are awesome — set in the Northwest,’ and we happen to be from the Northwest as well, so there’s this sort of hometown pride kind of thing going on,” Harmer said. “I’m kind of happy that Stephenie Meyer put Forks, Washington, on the map for the entire globe.
It seems that today Summit Entertainment has revealed the OFFICIAL PROMO PICTURES OF THE VOLTURI and more background information on them, through various sites of each member! Check them out!
Twilight Lexion – Marcus
Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus
YAHOO! Movies + Twilight Examiner – Aro
Michael Sheen as Aro
AOL Moviefone – Caius
Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius
MTV – Alec
Cameron Bright as Alec
MySpace – Jane
Dakota Fanning as Jane
Woohoo! This is EXCITING! Now, I can’t wait to see the rest of the Volturi Guards, such as Felix, Demetri and Heidi!
October 13! Mark that date down in your calendars…because The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack will be out in stores by then!
VOLTURI????????!!!!!!!!!????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you think? I’m not too sure how official this is but this picture has been around just recently. Thanks to hello-kethy and j-hnna from twilight_film!
Next, check out the Top 10 New Moon Facts Revealed at Comic-Con 2009:
Summit Entertainment knows its audience, evidenced by the two scenes they brought to Comic-Con. Whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob, there was a shirtless scene for you. Who wanted to see the birthday party scene or the cliff diving scene, when they could get their first peek at Jacob Black hopping valiantly off a bike to strip naked to tend to an almost-drooling Bella? Or watch as Bella raced across Volterra in vain as Edward opened his shirt, stepping into the sunlight? It was such an amazing sight, Bella started running in slow motion.
Interviews with the Director, Chris Weitz. Read below for more…
‘New Moon’ Director Weitz names next project from Hitflix. Chris mentions that ‘New Moon’ will be different from ‘Twilight’. ‘New Moon’ will be look and feel like an old romance. We’ll know it when 3rd December comes!
12 minutes 49 seconds with Chris Weitz, Director of New Moon from Time (NerdWorld Blog).
How closely did you follow the look-and-feel of the first movie in New Moon?Did you want to make it your own? Or do a seemless transition?
I think there’s a balance possible. I do want to make it my own, and I’m not really interesting in tweaking the world in the digital intermediate so that it gets this kind of blue gloss which the first movie had. I’m much more interested in having a fuller palate, and a richer palate. And we’re able to shoot some scenes in sunlight, eventually, which is really kind of nice. And to shoot interior scenes that have a kind of rounded glow to them, like the Volturi … bad-guy headquarters, for want of a better term.
Recently, the New Moon/Eclipse cast including David Slade & Stephenie Meyer gathered at a Vancouver restaurant for the New Moon Wrap Party and Eclipse Kick-Off Party. Vancity Allie was there to cover the event. Lots of great pictures too, check out her blog entry!
Allie’s friend, Amy, with Stephenie Meyer
There was an all-cast New Moon Wrap Party and Eclipse Kick-Off Party happening at Blue Water. All the cast members were partying in a private room at the restaurant. David Slade was there to kick things off, Stephenie Meyer also, as well as Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria), Rob Pattinson (Edward), Kristen Stewart (Bella), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Ashley Greene (Alice), Michael Sheen (Aro), Jamie Bower (Caius), Charlie Bewley (Demetri), Dakota Fanning (Jane), Cameron Bright (Alec) and I’m pretty sure I saw Melissa Rosenberg (screenwriter) there.
I saw a couple cast members holding thick manuscripts, including Rob, so I’m PRETTY sure they were possibly giving out Eclipse scripts (with David Slade, Stephenie and Melissa doesn’t it seem possible?). How cool is that?
A Twitter update from Michael Sheen:
OMG!!!! They just did a photoshoot for The Volturi! Thank you Michael Sheen for the update
Spotted: The Volturi. They’ve arrived in Vancouver. Michael Sheen. Jamie Campell Bower and Dakota Fanning. More to come later, I suppose! Thanks to Lainey for the report.
Summit Entertainment has made an official statement about The Twilight Saga : New Moon
Los Angeles, CA April 15, 2009 — Principal photography has begun on Summit Entertainment’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, it was announced today by Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. Academy Award-nominee Chris Weitz (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, ABOUT A BOY) is the director. NEW MOON is filming on locations in Vancouver, BC and Tuscany, Italy.
Also rejoining the movie are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Edi Gathegi as Laurent and Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria.
New cast members include the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world, as well as two new members of the Quileute Indian Nation.
Michael Sheen as Aro, the Volturi leader.
Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius.
Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus.
The ‘Volturi Enforcers’
Dakota Fanning as Jane.
Cameron Bright as Alec.
Daniel Cudmore as Felix.
Charlie Bewley as Demetri.
Noot Seear as Heidi.
Two members of the Quileute Indian Nation
Graham Greene as Harry Clearwater
Tinsel Korey as Emily.
Head on to Summit Entertainment for more of this newsbreaking story!!
Access Hollywood also has a new video - Alex Meraz talks NEW MOON : about filming in Vancouver (shirtless!), transforming into a werewolf and director Chris Weitz.
” The transformation scene….its just something to look forward to! ” says Alex.
Thank you Rachel!!
The Volturi is slowly forming for the next installment of the Twilight Saga: New Moon. Dakota Fanning was the first to be casted as Jane and now, we have someone who has joined the bandwagon! Meet Jamie Campbell-Bower who’ll be playing Caius!
The 20-year-old, who has appeared in RockNRolla and Sweeney Todd, told the BBC news website that taking part in the vampire series was “very exciting”
You can read the whole article about it exclusively on BBC News.
So Twilighters, what do you think?
We have received some GREAT news from Shaw Organisation today!
We have Singapore’s Opening Date for NEW MOON!!!!! *drum roll*
We are pleased to announce that the next installment of the Twilight Series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be released in Singapore on 3 DECEMBER 2009.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black. The sequel also sees new additions to the cast such as Dakota Fanning, who wil be taking on the role of Jane – a member of the Italian Volturi vampires.
*lets do the happy dance*