New Moon Director Chris Weitz has a new interview with the LA Times where he details, among other things, some of the bands we’ll see on the New Moon soundtrack–including a repeat performance from Muse and newcomers to the Twilight universe Radiohead and Band of Skulls.
Driving home from a day of post-production, Weitz says he understands what’s at stake. There are 450 visual effects shots to complete, in addition to the score and the movie’s soundtrack, which he says will feature songs from Radiohead, Muse and Band of Skulls, among others. But the sequences he’s readying for the event — one, an action scene that will feature some of those effects, the other, a love scene sure to elicit hysteria from the crowd — will be done in time.
Monday, July 20, 2009
After a few minutes, they change the angle of the camera and we see Jane —
in the same scene — inflicting pain on Edward. Yes, she’s the cause and she does
it with little gesturing and without speaking a word. A powerful vampire
The production has a lot to get through today, so the shot then changes
to a close up on Bella who is being held by Alec stopping her from racing to
“Please stop,” Stewart says, “Don’t hurt him.”
At first, during rehearsal as the camera operator sets up the shot,
Stewart says the lines comically with deadpan effect causing some snickers from
the crew. But when the take is ready for real, she says it with the expected
dramatic resolve. The coverage also expands to find Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene)
being allowed to race to Edward’s side. She gesture’s that he’s “OK.”
While Weitz talks to the actors on the set about the next shot, we take time to talk
to newcomer Chrisopher Heyerdahl who plays Marcus, a member of the Volturi. The
role is a huge break for the struggling British actor, but he seemed to be
playing it cool. Intriguingly, he also revealed a flashback scene had been shot,
including his character, Aro and Dr. Carlisle Cullen (”Nurse Jackie’s” Peter
Facinelli) that set up the “truce” between the two parties way back in the 18th
Century. To the other writers on the visit, this seemed to be a scene they
didn’t expect would make the movie and were pretty psyched about it being
[Thanks to NMM.org]
Director Chris Weitz is in the foreground.
The striking beauty is stepping up her career and appearing in the second
installment of the Twilight films, entitled New Moon, where she will play a
cliquey vampire named Heidi who runs in the exclusive Volturi circle. And with
those killer green peepers and razor-sharp cheekbones, it’s unsurprising her
main talent is luring human prey.
New Moon director Chris Weitz told WWD : “We wanted someone who had an unearthly and unlikely beauty, but could also convey humour and menace. It’s rare to find a stunningly attractive person who also happens to have the ability to act.” According to reports, Weitz also considered Beverly Hills 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord for the role.
She admits she was worried her modeling years would hinder her acting chops. “I
was really scared because you’re not allowed to look in the camera [when filming
a movie], but in the modeling world, you’re supposed to,” recalls Seear, whose
problem was solved by the heavy-duty violet contacts she had to wear on-screen.
“I literally couldn’t see 2 feet in front of me. They would tell me, ‘Look at Kristen [Stewart],’ and I was like, ‘OK. Where is she?’”
[thanks to NMM.org]