Saturday, August 15, 2009

Edi Gathegi and Stephenie Meyer Screen New Moon, Rest Of Cast Will See It Sunday Night


From the Twilight Examiner - The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Edi Gatheghi revealed yesterday afternoon that he had a big surprise for his Twitter followers.

As promised, Gathegi revealed his big surprise,tweeting:

Ok. Here goes. I just sat down in a private theater with Stephanie M, and ... drumroll please... watched NEW MOON! Awesome ladies and gents.

He also stated, "Ya'lls gonna love it. Its awesome."

Of course, the "Steph[e]nie M" he was referring to was Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host author Stephenie Meyer herself.

Gathegi is presently in Phoenix (Meyer's hometown) at the TwiTour event.

Meyer doesn't have a Twitter page herself, but she did announce (by way of her official website - her only remaining avenue of e-contact) back in June (right after the MTV Movie Awards and the release of the official trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon) that "when it comes to New Moon, you haven't seen anything yet!"

ALSO - we've got even more New Moon screening scoop by way of the RobPattzNews blog:

Creation Entertainment's Twi-Tour is this weekend in Phoenix. And while we just received an update that may disappoint some fans attending that event, we also got a preview of what's to come in Vancouver!

Kellan Lutz had to cancel his appearance at the event. This is what his camp told Twi-Tour organizers:

  • August 13th: We just received this memo from Kellan Lutz's representation:
  • I’ve just heard from Kellan and unfortunately we are going to have to cancel his appearance for Sunday.
  • Apparently the director wants to have another rehearsal on Sunday afternoon after the cast has the screening of New Moon. Plus he just received his work call for Monday morning for 5:30am.
  • The Cullens have been rehearsing all this week for the fight scenes in the movie. They all have been working with personal trainers and the director wants to make sure they are ready for shooting this Monday. Kellan really feels bad that he has to cancel.

So, it looks like the cast will get a refresher course to get them ready for 'Eclipse': Screening of 'New Moon'? assuming it's a real rough first draft they apparently get to watch IF that's the case. And it's bright and early for at least Kellan on Monday!


Catherine Hardwicke Reveals Top Four Edwards For Twilight, Won't Direct Breaking Dawn (THANK GOD!!!)


The Twilight Lexicon has been on the case when it comes to any and everything related to the TwiTour series, and this weekend in Phoenix is no exception.

In the latest series of Tweets related to TwiTour, the Lexicon has taken note of some very interesting pieces of information provided by the one and only Catherine Hardwicke.

Of that information, you may find this to be a very tasty morsel.

Catherine Hardwicke said that the 4 finalists (who she called bachelor 1, 2, 3, 4) for the part of Edward Cullen were [Robert Pattinson,] Jackson Rathbone, Ben Barnes, and Shiloh Fernandez. She said to watch for Shiloh because she predicts that he’s going places.

Of course, Rathbone made it to the cast list anyhow as Jasper Hale - a part extremely befitting for the talented and worldly actor - but the others weren't. Also, for some, it's difficult to imagine anyone other than Pattinson in the role.

Hardwicke stated, according to the Lexicon's twitterting, that she won't be on-board for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, but she agreed that the change of directors can be a positive thing. She noted that the Harry Potter series has been successful with directorial shifts.

Thanks to the Twilight Examiner for the article.

Eclipse Cast Dinner In Vancouver Friday Night










The cast of Eclipse went out for sushi at Miko Sushi last night (Friday, August 14th). Among the attendees were Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, and newbies Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard. For more pics head over to Just Jared.

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Here!!! New Moon Trailer In English!!!





No description necessary here! Thanks to TwiiAddicted for the video!

Fan Site Friday: Interview With Producer Wyck Godfrey On The Set Of New Moon






(Notes: The interview took place during filming which forced Wyck to whisper and unfortunately makes the audio difficult to hear. We’ve provided a transcript below. The bolded and italicized text applies to questions/comments made by one of the Fan Site representatives in attendance. Those in attendance include: TwilightersAnonymous, the Twilight Lexicon, His Golden Eyes, Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Moms, and Twilight Source.)

Wyck Godfrey: He [Chris Weitz] has an ability to really communicate his ideas very calmly and cleanly and I think they all just love what’s been done. That’s going to be one big thing for the fans, being like “Oh my gosh, I had no idea!” None of you were here ever in Portland when we shot Bella’s house, right? (No) We completely built the exact replica.

I know, it’s beautiful! How long did it take to build?

WG: Hmm, I don’t know, I think we got it up in like…well first of all, what we did was we built it all in the studio lot, and then we took it apart in walls and moved it. Yeah, so the building process there was like maybe month of really getting it right. Then getting it up here was like, a week. The landscaping actually was, oddly enough, the thing that takes a lot of time. Trying to get the grass right, and finding the trees, you know? The appropriate trees.

Did you build the little house across the street too?

WG: Yeah, we built … well, it’s really just two piece facades, that when you see it you just feel it. The only thing we didn’t build, is remember the blue house on this side? That’s going to be … any time you look this way it’s going to be CG. We’ll put it there in CG, so… it’s just too much to try to like create the entire street. [Laughs] And the people living here wouldn’t be too happy.

Do you have a different feel this time around, than last time? More secure, or…?

WG: No, I think if anything you’re more secure with people. I mean, for me, it’s a whole new crew, except for the actors and so forth. For me it’s fun, because you get new blood, new energy. It’s a good thing, because things can like, stagnate if you don’t bring something fresh to the mix. So, while Chris is a very calm presence, the constant thought is “How do we elevate it, how do we make it better?” I mean, you’re constantly thinking about the other movie, and in some sense this movie is its own movie. You also want to make sure that you’re always remembering that this is what the audience will be coming to after seeing Twilight, so we are bringing them into New Moon, and because the emotions of the movie are so different, the color palette needs to fit more with the tone of the movie, not Twilight. You know, I think Twilight is much more mysterious, like, “What’s going on in this town?” when she’s new in the town, and here I think it’s much more about the despair, and re-awakening. Like, it’s only out of destroyed despair, can you grow into something new. So, the color palette in the movie and the visuals very much represent that for Bella. She meets Jacob and really forges that relationship.
It’s hard to get too worked up, I mean the actors are so comfortable, and it’s not a lot of constant second guessing. I mean they’ve all now read the books, so now they have a much stronger understanding of the franchise as a whole. Kristen is so amazingly ‘on it’, in terms of what Bella would say and what she would do. Like we will be in a scene, and she will be like, “No, Bella wouldn’t do that, she would do this.” And you’re like, she’s right! She’s got it. She’s so amazing in this film. I mean, the levels that she lets herself go to, in terms of being torn apart. We were talking to Jillian and Aaron from the studio, and they’re all watching the dailies, like, “We are going to have to hand out boxes of Kleenex!” Like every time you watch a scene, you’re like, “that was even more emotional than the last scene!” I mean you’ve got Edward breaking up with Bella, and you’ve got Jacob in the rain when she shows up and he hasn’t returned her calls, it’s the most heartbreaking scene, it’s amazing. Then, the final scene of the movie, we shot her saying goodbye to Jacob, it’s just great.

You’ve already shot the end?

WG: Yeah. We haven’t shot the Italian stuff. We’ve shot when they come back, and the part with Jacob in the road and he reminds Edward of the treaty, and her. She basically has to say, “we had a great time, but Edward’s back, you know.”

So are you paying for Kristen’s therapy after all this?

WG: [Laughs] She’s got to be destroyed or exhausted after the end of each day.
Yeah, I mean that’s the thing people forget - she shoots every day. Usually in a movie, you shoot a few scenes, you get a couple days off. I mean, she has such amazing tenacity and professionalism in terms of sticking with showing up every day ready for the next scene. Well, finally, in Breaking Dawn, we have a chunk that’s in Jacob’s point of view, so she might get a break! When you write a book series from one character’s point of view, so subjectively, it’s pretty much nothing that takes place on screen that she’s not a part of.

What’s been the most challenging thing so far?

WG: The most challenging thing so far, has probably been the meadow scene with Laurent. You know, with the wolves attacking. Part of what made it challenging, was to find…I mean actually what we didn’t really find in the first film, which is the meadow that is what everybody thought of when they read the books. I mean honestly, we went like an hour and a half out of town, it’s right at the foothills of the mountain, and literally we are walking through the woods, and you come to this perfectly round meadow, and we are like, “Oh my gosh, this is it!” I mean, the problem was that last year we had a meadow but it was still under snow cover at the end of the shoot. So we had to scramble to find a place. Also, we shot that scene with all the mossy trees and rocks with all the moss that wasn’t really the meadow. Then we had the meadow scene in LA. [Laughs] It was awkward! The reason that it was challenging from the production stand point is that we shot the scene over the course of like three days, and one day it was perfect kind of overcast, you know, weather, and the next day it snowed four inches!
So we were like, “okay, we’ve got to go inside and shoot something here”. Then finally, the snow finally melted, we had like heaters out there melting the snow, so we could shoot the second half of the scene and match it from the other day. Then it’s just hard like, technically hard, because we’ve got CG characters. Laurent’s got to go like, “Oh my gosh, there’s nothing! There’s a green ball and it’s coming after me!” I think that’s been the most challenging, is the coordination with the CG wolves with Laurent, and you know, he’s still got to move like a vampire and all that, so it was pretty complicated. It was also far out in the middle of nowhere, so it wasn’t like, “Here, you can step off onto the road with your equipment.” You’re like, hauling everything through mud and trying to get out there.

Have the fans out everywhere [camping out near sets] affected [filming] in any way?

WG: No, actually, in a weird way, I think the fans have been kept further away than the last film. I mean in the last one, there were always just a couple people just hanging out. It was fun but the level of attention now is different. I mean Rob, Kristen, and Taylor have become something different now. They can’t really go anywhere now without being, you know, besieged.
Is there anything you learned from ‘Twilight’ that you said, “We are definitely going to change this for ‘New Moon’”?

WG: Well, we recast Edward. So Rob Pattinson isn’t in this movie. [Laughs]
I think the one thing that we thought of when we saw Twilight was that if we can still pull off the emotions of that, but also expand it visually. That was one thing, we really thought the film could be opened up visually and show us the Pacific Northwest. There were little snippets in Twilight, but we thought the views are so great anyway lets make every shot like that. I think that will be eye opening for people. I think the vampire movement, we really wanted to do something different and make people think, “Okay, that’s how I imagined it in the books. Bella can barely…can’t see them they are moving so fast.” So we really tried to tackle that from a visual standpoint. That they are speeding through in a way that is so fast you really can’t catch them.

Note: At this point, Wyck had to leave to tend to something, but came back to tell us he had a ‘better answer’ for what has been the most challenging thing thus far.

WG: So the absolute most absurd thing we ever did. Well, last year, for Twilight, we shot all the school scenes while they were all on vacation. Yeah, so the interiors, all the interiors, were on their spring break. Right? So this time for all of our school stuff we had to shoot it while Jessica, the actress playing Jessica, was available. There were a lot of scheduling problems. So the only time we could shoot it was when school was in session. So basically we were trying to shoot these scenes while the kids were literally in between classes, screaming bloody murder because every time they see a glimpse of Rob they just go crazy. It was chaos. It’s like, never again will I ever shoot during school.
I

t was ridiculous, with this franchise, the idea of trying to trot Rob Pattinson down the hallways where like girls will come out of the bathroom, just by accident when class is in session. We thought when they are in class we are fine, we can go up and down the halls; they’re all in class. But every now and then you would get someone who would walk out into the hallway, and go “AHHHH!!!”

Do you think they were asking like, “Can I go to the bathroom, can I have a hall pass?”

WG: For a while, we didn’t tell them what the movie was. We were just like, “We are going to be shooting a movie”. Except by the time we started shooting, everyone knew what it was because they go through their hallway and they look up and see something that says “Forks High School” and they are like “Oh my gosh!” and videotaping it and putting it on online that we are shooting there. So by the time we started shooting, not only were there like hundreds of people outside just waiting for a glimpse, but every day was a nightmare trying to make every scene. We shot the cafeteria, and literally on their lunch break, and we had to keep shooting because we didn’t have enough time. They are crammed up against the windows trying to look in at the scene, and it’s horrible for the actors who are all, “Isn’t it kind of loud in the hallways to try to shoot our dialogue?”

Since Kalama [the school where ‘Twilight’ was filmed] had such a distinctive look on the outside, did that pose any challenges?

WG: No, the only thing we shot was the parking lot. You know the parking lot in Kalama, you know where you really see the school there? What we did was we found a parking lot, in like, the woods, and it’s actually the right shape parking lot. We built the stairs and the railing, and all of those kind of distinct stairs, and then we put a huge green screen up where we put in the school. You know, we had all the cars there, so you know most of it is just playing around with cars. You know like the scene in Twilight where the van’s there and they are all gathered, it kind of has that feel, but in the background you’ll see…we have people going up our set steps, so a lot of little tricks to move from Portland to Vancouver. The thing is that you get meadows, and.. Actual meadows! Well the weather’s been better.
Well, it’s interesting, there will definitely be more sunlight in this movie than in Twilight. There are less vampires! Well actually we thought that in the breakup scene, you know when Edward is like “My family and I are leaving, and Carlisle is getting ten years older than he should be and people are starting to notice.” We were thinking we should just put in, “The farmers almanac says it’s going to be more sunny this year so we gotta go!” Or Alice said so! [Laughs]

The CG budget has obviously grown with this film, why did Summit decide to do this? Was it due to the movie itself or due to the success of the first film?

WG: The movie eeked out a profit, so there was a little bit more money…[Laughing] No, but the existence of the werewolves in this film sort of demands a bigger CG budget. Yeah, so you can’t really make the movie without getting that element of the movie perfect. So, part of the reason we are bringing in Chris is that he successfully made those realistic CG animal characters, so we wanted to make sure we had the right amount of money to do that. Yeah, it’s really the demands of this particular movie, It’s not really that we have more money to play with it’s that the movie demands more money to get it right.

Does it almost feel like you are making three different movies? You’ve got Cullens, you’ve got werewolves, you’ve got Volturi.

WG: Yes, and next we’ll have newborns! So that’s the greatest thing, I mean you guys know, every book brings something new to the table. So you’re always getting something that’s like, “Oh my gosh, how is that going to play out?” I just can’t wait to shoot the birth scene in Breaking Dawn.

Have you discussed that, storyboarded it?

WG: No, well, since it exists as a book and it’s a part of the series, all of our minds individually think “How will we do that?” When Stephenie came in and visited on [set for] Twilight when she was finishing Breaking Dawn, and we were all sitting at pre-production of Twilight and we were all just kind of getting to know each other, and she was like “You guys are going to hate me. I don’t know how any sort of movie magic is going to pull off what I have in Breaking Dawn.” Of course we are all, “What are you doing?!” She’s all, “I can’t tell you.”

So not even you knew?

WG: Oh no, no, no, I read it right when you guys read it. Except I maybe got it quicker since I bought it on Kindle at exactly 12:00am. I didn’t have to wait in line.
My wife is an OBGYN, so I know it can be done in a PG-13 way. I’ll bring her on as an expert. [Laughs]

So did you like ‘Breaking Dawn’?

WG: I loved it. I mean for me, it’s mature in a way that speaks. You know, to someone my age, really. Gosh, I mean I have three kids, you totally understand the next level of Bella’s life is going to be the adult life. What was so daring about Breaking Dawn, and so brilliant about it, she didn’t pander to what she thought her audience was. She said, this is what’s right for Bella and Edward, and this is where their story needs to go. I really loved that about it. Certainly there are things that are shocking that are like, I never thought it would go that way. That’s good! I mean, that’s what makes for good drama. So I love it.
I don’t know how we are going to do it! [Laughs]


Thanks to Twilighters Anonymous for the audio and transcript!

Amazing Screencaps From The New Moon Trailer




























Thanks to Thinking of Rob and TwiCrackAddict for the awesome screencaps!
UPDATE: Also, check out this amazing screencap gallery from Socialite Life.

More Video From EW Photoshoot - Kristen & Taylor Wrestling



EW has a new video of Taylor and Kristen wrestling on the set of their new photo shoot, which you can see here! Here's another blurb from the article with Kristen:

“It would’ve been smart to take some time off too, but I’m really glad I did Runaways,” she said. “If it was Twilight all the time, I would go mad. To just play one character for four years, it’s not what I do. I like to have variation. I like to change it up. To live one experience, it would be like I have this weird alter-ego, alternate life, instead of slipping into a character for 6 weeks, sucking it dry, and leaving. It would be like 4 years of living like a f***ng psycho person, thinking that I’m like Bella. You know what I mean? It would just be impossible for me. The tabloids would have a lot of crazy s— to say about me in that case.”

Get Your First Look At Twilight Beauty Palettes!





Spoiled Pretty has a preview of some of the new items in the Twilight Beauty line. The blog talks a bit about the two different lines; Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The makeup will be available starting September 15 and will have different palettes reflecting the different Twilight characters.
Luna Twilight reflects the mood and spirit of the saga’s iconic female characters, presenting a collection that creates a harmonious blend between soft, natural beauty and stunning, fierce splendor. Notable products from the Luna Twilight line include First Light Body and Face Glow for radiant illumination and Gleam Metallic Mascara for captivating lashes.
The crowning jewels of the Luna Twilight collection are found in the four Color Palettes ($28), designed to reflect the mood and spirit of the iconic female characters from the Twilight saga, bringing together a harmonious collection for lips, cheeks and eyes. Here's more on each palette, from left to right:


Victoria is bold, with jewel-toned eye shadows, dark wine lipstick and gloss, and a cool-toned blush.
Rosalie features coral blush, shimmery peach eye shadows, and peachy-pink lipstick and gloss.
Bella features nude shadows, warm-toned blush, nude lipstick, and sheer cherry-red lip gloss.
Alice is colorful, with blue and silver eye shadows, rosy blush, and sheer hot pink lips.
Volturi Twilight offers entry into Twilight’s exclusive coven through use of the Volturi family crest as the brand’s logo. The line features Foreshadow Primer, an ultra-sheer eye base that provides the ultimate prep for a smoother, crease-proof eye shadow application that is coupled with loose glitter dust, called Labrynth Shadows. The highly pigmented loose powder shadows and the lid primer are housed in stackable pots, providing the ability to mix and match the colors to create personal, one-of-a-kind eye shadow favorites. Other standouts include Deity Body Lotion, Immortal Body Shimmer and Crown Mascara.
Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both lines.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Entertainment Weekly Outtakes From New Moon Photoshoot With Kristen & Taylor
















Earlier we showed you a preview of the latest Entertainment Weekly issue which features Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner’s cover shoot and interview, and now we’re back with even more. In addition to the preview, Entertainment Weekly has released nine new photos from their exclusive photo shoot with the pair and we have them all for you. If you haven’t already, you can view a preview of the new Entertainment Weekly issue here or you can pick up the issue in-stores starting on Friday.

Kristen Says New Moon Will Be Better Than Twilight (DUH!) - More Behind The Scenes Video From EW




More from Entertainment Weekly - New Moon Secrets From The Set:

Kristen Stewart lies on a beige carpet, surrounded by a mess of pink roses and broken crystal. Her sweater is ripped, revealing a bloody gash on her right arm. It's April in Vancouver, and the New Moon cast is filming Bella Swan's climactic 18th-birthday celebration — the one cut short after an innocent paper cut turns the Cullen family, in one split second, from civilized ''vegetarian'' vampires into six beastly creatures hungry for sweet human blood. Director Chris Weitz wants another take of Edward (Robert Pattinson) fighting off his vampire brother Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), as Stewart lies injured in the background. This is the third freezing night in a row that the cast has worked until dawn, but that doesn't stop the set from feeling warm and jovial. Pattinson mugs for the movie camera between takes and teases his costar for just lying on the floor in the midst of all the vamp-on-vamp violence. ''Do you want Kristen to give us a little life back there?'' he jokes to the director. Kristen smiles. ''I'm just writhing down here,'' she says. ''A lot of writhing. I writhe really well.''


So do Twilight fans. Right now, for instance, millions of them around the world are writhing in delicious agony as they wait for New Moon to hit theaters on Nov. 20. Last year Twilight, the first adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer's series, grossed close to $400 million worldwide and set Stewart and Pattinson on the road to superstardom — and superscrutiny. Now the team is back with New Moon, though the sequel is a different beast — and one that's not as easy to tame. Meyer's second book is steeped in heartbreak and sadness, focusing on Bella's road to recovery after Edward smashes her heart into a million pieces and then vanishes. In addition to the melodrama, the movie has to make do with very little of the dreamy Edward Cullen. Instead, it mainly concerns the burgeoning relationship between Bella and her friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who transforms into a gnarling werewolf. Pattinson couldn't be happier with his downsized role. ''It was a stress-free job for three months,'' says the actor, 23, in his charming British lilt. ''All the pressure was on Taylor.''

Has The Twilight Cast Finally Gone Too Far?


From E! online via Ted Casablanca's, 'The Awful Truth' column:
Summit is going to be making some big changes over at that OCD-like studio. No, Robsten isn't going to come flying out of the dating closet. According to Nikki Finke (an industry know-it-all), its public relations head honcho, Vivian Mayer, is being replaced. We've confirmed with our own sources the hardly vivacious Vivian is vamoosing.

Darlings, this is a loaded decision on Summit's part. The bigwigs over there are P-I-S-S-E-D off. Why? Because this phasing out is sending a message that they are not happy with the lack of control over this deliciously raunchy Twilight cast.

Think we're being overly dramatic? Look at the obvious:

This comes after one of the more overexposed weekends in Twilight history.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart suddenly got caught all over the damn place with lunch dates, concert dates and multiple sleepover dates.

Now, Robsten suddenly getting caught is either their doing (which we hope), because the paparazzi have stepped their game up (doubtful), or failure on Summit's part to get these pictures squashed (as they've been very much done in the past).

"That weekend made a lot of people nervous," Deep Twi told us about Robsten's
L.A. lovefest. And to top it off, everyone came into the office Monday with a nudie pic scandal by our fave vampire Miss Ashley Greene.

This weekend was just icing on the cake. What started it all? "Rob's Messy Love Life" splashed across People Magazine.

Like we told you before, Rob's team was furious about that headline. It was something that easily could have been kaput in our business btw, with a little "exclusive set visit" or some other fab offer in return. And most magazines always take that bait.

So we're thrilled to see what this new change in Summit management brings us. More Robsten, perhaps? Only time will tell.
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