More New Moon updates for y’all! Let’s start off with the videos first.
Sky Movies features a “New Moon Special’:
Charlie Bewley talks about the Volterra Elevator Scene:
Meet Robert Pattinson: Exclusive Interview From The New Moon Set. Thanks to lifeinthecity.com!
Ninemsn 60 Minutes: Interview With A Vampire – Check out the transcript and video!
“From ghosties and goblins and things that go bump in the night, oh Lord protect us!” So goes the old prayer.
But who’s going to protect us from the latest worldwide outbreak of Vampires? They’re everywhere!
Most inescapably, in the “Twilight” movies, based on Stephanie Meyer’s phenomenally successful novels.
At last count, she’s sold 85 million copies worldwide. The latest movie, “New Moon”, is expected to be a blockbuster catapulting its young English star, Robert Pattinson, to a level of fame as unbelievable as the plot is far-fetched.
And, as Charles Wooley found this week, no one is more surprised and bemused than the young vampire himself.
Catherine Hardwicke reveals details of Rob & Kristen’s First Kiss. Watch the video from Access Hollywood.
A few new New Moon stills – Eric, Angela, Rosalie and Jasper:
We’re finally gonna be seeing Stephenie Meyer on TV/Youtube again!! Since last year’s explosion of Twilight, the much beloved author and creator of The Twilight Saga has not been seen doing any major TV interviews. But this year, we will and she’s doing it BIG – with none other than the Queen of Talk Shows herself – Oprah Winfrey.
YUP! Stephenie Meyer’s gonna be on Oprah!!
Oh btw! If you have any questions for her.. she’s inviting you to ASK!!
I’m doing this for a good reason: I am so pleased and amazed and thrilled with what Chris Weitz has done with New Moon that I want to talk about it, and to show my support for him. And since I’m only doing one interview, better make it big. Really big. So….I will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, November 13th. Check the local listings on Oprah’s website to find out what time it will be on where you live.
Of course, most of the questions for Oprah will be designed for a broader audience than just die-hard Twilight fans, and I imagine people who read this site and other fansites will already know most of the answers. To rectify this, I’m going to answer your more specific questions on-line. The official Twilight Saga website (www.TheTwilightSaga.com) will be taking any New Moon movie-related questions you might have for me, and then I’ll answer those most frequently asked. I’ll post the answers on the Twilight Saga website and also here on my own site. Questions can be submitted to TheTwilightSaga.com from noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, November 9th through noon Tuesday, November 10th. The answers will be posted Monday, November 16th—or New Moon Premiere Day, as it is known around my house. (Details about submitting the questions will be posted first thing Monday morning at TheTwilightSaga.com, you can also get more information below.)
I’m so very excited that you’ll all get to see New Moon in just two weeks! Then you’ll see what I’m going on about. Until then, think up some good questions for me.
I have a very good feeling about this interview. Oprah is gonna hit it off MASSIVELY with Stephenie!!
And betcha, the MIDNIGHT SUN questions will come up! No doubt about it!
We’ve posted about how Twilight boosted the economy of a small town called FORKS in September.
Now read USA Today’s article about how an ancient town called Volterra in Italy is welcoming tourists from all over the world within its walls because of New Moon.
Backpackers carrying battered copies of New Moon duck through the narrow alleyways of the walled city, which has about 12,000 residents. Souvenir shops hawk calendars, mugs and T-shirts bearing the tousled likeness of actor Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward in the films.
And whether fans are Team Edward or Team Jacob (Bella’s two love interests in New Moon), all want to visit the Piazza dei Priori, the town’s square anchored by a clock tower where the Volturi — a coven of elite vampires that plays a pivotal role in the upcoming movie — reside.
Kunke, 19, found Volterra on a map as soon as she read New Moon. “I was like, I have to go there,” says the native of Portland, Ore. “It was just one of those things I had to do.”
Long overshadowed by its more touristy Tuscan neighbor, San Gimignano, Volterra is capitalizing on the interest. The tourism office has created a themed map of the city, encouraged fan meet-ups, and this spring introduced a New Moon weekend package that includes a walking tour called “Hot on the Trail of Edward and Bella,” Twilight merchandise and even a dramatic re-enactment of one of the book’s scenes.”
Twilight Italia has finally released the video that they have recorded during the May 25th press conference. We posted this on May 27th and you guys can check it out here.
This is by far the only press conference that Chris Weitz and the Summit team has done with regards to The Twilight Saga: The New Moon and they talk and answer questions extensively about the making of the film and how they want it to look like plus other interesting aspects including why was Montepulciano was chosen over Volterra.
The production team namely Chris Weitz(director), Wyck Godfrey (producer) and Bill Bannermann (producer) gave great and insightful answers to the questions posed to them. HUGE THANKS to Twilight Italia for the great edited video and the excellent translation!! Well Done!
Here’s a transcript of 5 questions that was posed in the Press Conference. (Apologies to certain words that we just could not make out )
Q: What is the concept of this second Twilight movie? Along which direction does it develop?
Chris Weitz: The visual concept of this film is maybe a bit more classical in style – its old fashioned in style than the first film. So perhaps less gothic, more renaissance, I think we took the inspiration from the painting with the Pre-Raphaelites , the British Pre-Raphaelites (…)who in turn took their inspiration from the Italian (..). So that is the (..) of our film. And we also have this extraordinary opportunity to expand the worlds that was pre-empted in the first film and coming to Italy presents an extraordinary opportunity to us. I think Italy is the most beautiful country in the world. And the chance for our film to make that leap to this extraordinary place is most (..)
Q: Which location will be used in Montepulciano? Such as streets, buildings etc. Which customization did you apply to the town buildings/scenarios in addition to the fountain? Are you planning to satisfy all the teenagers that are waiting in the town square, maybe showing the actors?
CW: Well in reverse order, I have been here for 2 days and I’ve met hundreds of fans already. And its really wonderful to see the degree of enthusiasm that they’ve shown. Often travelling from very long distances to be here.
And with regards to the location, we’re not only shooting in the town square but in fact in this building and throughout the town. There must be 10-15 different places where we will be shooting. But if I tell you the exact places (laughs), they will be crowded with teenagers by the time we’re gonna shoot there. So, we want to keep it a little secret of exactly where we’ll be.
Q: Did you experience the same problems while in Vancouver?
CW: Well I don’t think its really a problem. I think its very nice that people are so interested. Its only that, we have to point our cameras in various directions and it can be difficult sometimes if there are excited fans in that direction. But its not really a problem. Obviously, its wonderful to be enthusiastic about the film.
Q: Are you satisfied with the level of fidelity to the book that you’ve reached so far in the filming?
Wyck Godfrey : I think that’s one of the successes of the first movie and will be the success of this fim is how closely we stay to the source material and Stephenie Meyer is part of the whole production. You know,Chris worked on the script, has read the book several times and a lot of it is trying to make sure we capture( ..)
Q: Why did you choose Montepulciano instead of Volterra?
CW: If anyone is to blame or to thank for is me. And the very simple answer which might not be satisfactory, but it has to do with symmetry. It has to do with the symmetry of the Main Square. You know, as a director, a lot of the way that I see the things is simply visual and the clock tower in Montepulciano offered me the perfect shot that I wanted. Now, Montepulciano and Volterra are beautiful towns and a great deal of history so it might seem silly for it to come down to just that. I hope that the book can be good for Volterra and the film can be good for Montepulciano and the film can also be good for Volterra. And there won’t be any ill feelings. But if there is anyone to blame, it would all be me. And I also like to add, it is very nice of everyone for thanking us to be here. But we are actually are the ones who are grateful for being hosted and with considerable sense of humility that we come to this part of the world, with this much history and beauty to it. And that we’re able to hopefully capture that. So thank you for welcoming us!
A twilighter recently met Peter Facinelli at the Twilight UK Convention and she has an interesting tidbit to share. According to Peter, Edward in New Moon will sparkle even better than in Twilight! Read the whole story here at NewMoonMovie.Org.
Rumour has it that New Moon will not be shot in Volterra. Then where would it be? Peira Detassis wrote a blog entry and she tells us the alternative location. Peira is a veteran Italian Film Journalist and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival.
At lunch in Los Angeles with one of the producers of Summit Entertainment, responsible for, and now Twilight, New Moon, the continuation of the saga is from the books of Stephenie Meyer, the bomb explodes: Despite ads, previews and generous offers of all sorts by Mayor and City, the sequel vampiresco not running in Volterra in the places of the novel, but in Montepulciano, where the troupe has found location “to be the most beautiful film.
Thanks to NewMoonMovie.Org!
Courtesy of abctuscany.com
Here’s what they have to say:
“We’d like to humbly ask for your support for an important initiative to Help the City of Volterra host the filming of New Moon and to show you some great material we created. Summit Entertainment confirmed that part of the movie filming will be done in Italy. However, the town of Volterra is seriously risking of not being considered as the location for the filming. This is why we wanted to show you the real Volterra. We went there. We tracked the “real” steps of Alice, Bella and Edward in Volterra with beautiful photos and videos. “
“Volterra is now almost in front of them”
“The clock tower marks noon by the strikes of its bells”
“The alleyway where Bella finds Edward”
Bellaandedward.com has an exclusive interview with Solomon Trimble aka Sam Uley.
When I realized I had the attention of everybody I kind of felt self-conscience and stopped. I looked up and Catherine said, “You can do this!” and I was like, “Yes I can do this!”. Then she said, “You’re not what we’re looking for for Jacob, but you are Sam in my mind!” I was like, “Sweet!” but I didn’t know what that meant at the time.
You can read the full interview here.
Celebuzz has an article, Remember When: Robert Pattinson Was In Harry Potter?
TheImproper.com has an article on Robert Pattinson who apparently almost quit acting.
“I did [Little Ashes] before Twilight,” Rob recounts. “I was going to give up acting before that…I was just so disinterested in acting at the time. I just thought, ‘Oh a three-month vacation in Spain. Okay.’ “
You can read the full article here.
Showbiz Spy has an article on Robert Pattinson doing his own stunts for Twilight.
Newmoonvolterra.com has a great post on about the three Etruscan heads in Volterra, where part of ‘New Moon’ takes place. You can check it out here.
When May comes, filming will begin in…Volterra!
“Twilight” sequel “New Moon” has landed its first overseas sale, to Italy, where the Chris Weitz-helmed vampire romancer is partly set.
Eagle Pictures, which released “Twilight” locally, announced on Tuesday that it has reupped with Summit Entertainment for the sequel, which will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra for two weeks in May.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart are now in Vancouver for pre-production? More details here.
Dakota Fanning mentioned New Moon during her interview on Good Morning America. Watch the video here.