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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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Release Date: November 20, 2009 (North America, Italy)

Genres: Action, Horror, Romance, Sequel          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Summit Entertainment   Production Company: Temple Hill Entertainment

Who's In It: Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Dakota Fanning (Jane), Jamie Campbell-Bower (Caius)

Who's Making It: Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter), Stephenie Meyer (Creator - Writer), Chris Weitz (Director),

Premise: After Edward calls an end to their relationship, Bella finds herself attracted to Jacob Black. When she discovers that he is a werewolf, and that his tribe have been the sworn enemies to vampires for... More »

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Robert Pattinson fansite called Spunk Ransom has what it thinks may be the New Moon teaser poster, which is Edward, Jacob and Bella in the woods against a browny background and the film's logo in yellow below their bodies. Take a look.

- Spunk Ransom. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yup, that teaser poster was the real deal. Confirmation of its authenticity came today from Summit Entertainment and you should be spotting it in the wild shortly.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

USA Today was the first to publish a photo showing the four members of New Moon's wolf pack, the young men that can transform their bodies into wolves. The actors appearing sans shirt in the photo are Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier.

The paper also got New Moon director Chris Weitz to say something about how the actors are facing the challenge of appearing half-naked in scenes shot in the cold and damp Vancouver weather. "It's not pleasant for the actors," Weitz explained. "But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.' "

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

As part of a press release alerting the media that filming has begun (who knew, right?), Summit Entertainment has finally released a complete list of the cast for New Moon and the characters each of the actors are playing. Here's the announcement in part:

"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, Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria and Billy Burke as Charlie Swan.

"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. The Volturi include Charlie Bewley as Demetri, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, all Volturi enforcers. Dakota Fanning plays Jane, a high ranking and powerful Volturi member and Cameron Bright is Alec, her brother. Noot Seer plays Volturi member Heidi. Michael Sheen plays Aro, the Volturi leader. Graham Greene appears as Harry Clearwater, Quileute tribal leader and old friend of Bella's father Charlie. Tinsel Korey is Emily, the fiancé of Sam Uley.

"In NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and she finds her loyalties tested."

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Michael Sheen has joined the cast of New Moon as Aro, the leader of the Volturi vampire clan. Sheen is known for his performances as Tony Blair in The Queen, David Frost in Frost/Nixon and Lucian in the Underworld film series.

"Michael's role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires," director Chris Weitz told The Daily Mail, confirming the casting news. "Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat."

The Mail is also reporting that Sheen will earn a rumored £5 million for the job.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

33 spy photos taken during an exterior shoot on New Moon two days ago are up over at Lainey Gossip. The three principal actors were on-hand filming a scene in a high school parking lot. Just like a werewolf of London Robert Pattinson's hair was perfect.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

15 spy photographs taken yesterday of Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on the street set of New Moon have appeared on Pop Sugar. See Kristen dashing down the street! See grips and P.A.s hand Kristen and Taylor their coats because it's friggin' freezing in Vancouver right now!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jamie Campbell-Bower has been cast as Caius, the leader of the Volturi tribe of vampires. The 20-year-old British actor has appeared in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd and will have a part in the upcoming A&E mini-series The Prisoner.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Five young people will make their acting debut in New Moon as members of the Quileute tribe that are also werewolves. Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have all won roles in the sequel. All five cast members are from Native American or First Nation descent: Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai and Houseman is Cree.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

A group of teens living in Ucluelet got a rare chance to meet their beloved Twilight cast member when a rumor about New Moon shooting scenes nearby paid off. The school friends had heard that the New Moon production had been shooting scenes inside Pacfic Rim National Forest under thr guise of pretending to be a commercial. Heading down toward the beachfront location, the teens spotted Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner coming from up the beach and wrapped in blankets. "They looked like they were filming the scene where Bella [Stewart] almost drowns because they were wet and wrapped in towels," 17-year-old Laura Timmermans told The Vancouver Sun.

After hanging around for a day their patience was rewarded when Stewart and Lautner emerged from their trailers and came out to talk with the teens and sign autographs. Lautner also posed for photos and you can see the one he took with Timmermans on the Sun site.

- The Vancouver Sun. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 9, 2009

People magazine has confirmed with Summit Entertainment that Dakota Fanning has landed the part of Jane in New Moon. Also, the publication has a quote from Nikki Reed that gives insight about how the remainder of the Twilight films may be produced: "We're shooting the rest of the films back to back."

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The world got its first opportunity to look at the title art for New Moon via MTV Movie Blog yesterday. It looks like Summit Entertainment is following closely in look to the artwork they used for Twilight, but for New Moon they're using an warmer orange color for the font.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A small New Moon related news story appeared in Variety today concerning what company will distribute the sequel when it comes out in Italy. Eagle Pictures, the same firm that released Twilight in that country, re-upped their agreement with Summit Entertainment and will bring New Moon to Italian audiences on November 20, the same day that the movie is released in North America.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

While plugging her upcoming movie Push at the press junket, actress Dakota Fanning confirmed to IESB that she is in talks to play Jane in New Moon. Fanning told the site that she's a fan of the franchise, that she would love to be a part of the movie series and that she believes an official announcement will be coming shortly.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

E! Online is reporting that Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, The Cat in the Hat) has been offered the role of Jane, a member of the Italian component of the Volturi vampire clan. "There were no auditions," E!'s source dishes to the site. "They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth."

According to the Twilight Saga wiki, Jane is one of the top vampires in her clan and an enemy of the Cullens. She has the ability to make other feel tremendous pain via mental telepathy (except for Bella who is immune to the mind powers of the vampires.)

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