French ‘New Moon’ Trailer Leaks Online

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Twilight' Photo: Summit Entertainment

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Twilight' Photo: Summit Entertainment

 

Source: MTV.com by Amy Wilkinson

Francophile Twilighters lucked out Wednesday (August 12) when a “New Moon” trailer, entirely in French, surfaced on YouTube. The nearly two-minute clip, which gave fans their first video look at Dakota Fanning as Volturi vampire Jane, was later removed due to copyright claims made by Summit Entertainment.

The bootlegged trailer centered largely on the growing relationship between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her shape-shifting friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Interspersed between “New Moon” footage were interview segments featuring 17-year-old Lautner.

” ‘New Moon’ is much more complex than ‘Twilight,’ ” Lautner said in the interview, dubbed over in French. “Edward’s leaving makes Bella deeply depressive, and Jacob becomes the friend on whom she can always rely. As time passes, you can feel the passion growing. ‘New Moon’ will really bring it up to a whole new level. There’s more action in this movie, especially with the intervention of the wolf pack. I think fans will be really satisfied.”

Though fans were no doubt satisfied with sneak peeks of both Fanning as Jane and the shirtless wolf pack, much of the trailer had been previously released. A scene in which Edward (Robert Pattinson) abandons Bella in the woods was part of the first trailer that debuted earlier this year at the MTV Movie Awards. Another scene, in which Jacob teaches Bella to ride a motorcycle, was screened during the 2009 Comic-Con, while a shot of Jacob comforting Bella was part of a 14-second teaser trailer released Tuesday.

In fact, little of fan-favorite Pattinson was seen in the clips, whose appearances in the sequel rely largely on Bella’s “hallucinations” after he abandons her.

No word yet on whether this trailer will be released officially in English anytime soon, but a new “New Moon” trailer will debut this weekend before screenings of Summit’s battle-of-the-bands flick “Bandslam,” starring Vanessa Hudgens.

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‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Says Taylor Lautner ‘Embodied’ Jacob – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

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Photo: Summit Entertainment

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Source: MTV News by Larry Carroll

SAN DIEGO — Chris Weitz made big news when hestepped in for Catherine Hardwicke as director on the second “Twilight” film. Over the months, and recently at Comic-Con, the fans have come to embrace him with as much affection as they did his predecessor.

As Weitz gets back to work editing November’s “New Moon,” we caught up with him to discuss such key fan issues as a Stephenie Meyer cameo, Dakota Fanning’s evil ways and Taylor Lautner’s abs.

MTV: Chris, “New Moon” has a lot of disparate elements. You need to portray a love that’s Shakespearean, like “Romeo and Juliet,” but at the same time do action scenes and car chases, and at the same time do effects work with werewolves and vampires. Which is the hardest, and how are you dealing with it?

Chris Weitz: The hardest thing to do is to blend all these elements into one thing that seems like a coherent whole. We [need to make sure we] don’t just stop for the action sequence or stop and have the audience say, “Oh, what a great special effect!” You want it to be a complete, seamless experience in which the emotions of the characters are what’s foremost. The hardest thing, but also the most enjoyable thing, is working with actors. You can control everything else, except the weather — what really matters is the characters and the feelings that they evoke in the readers of the book. It’s the hardest stuff, but it’s also the stuff that makes it the most satisfying when you get it right.

MTV: In last year’s “Twilight” movie, Stephenie Meyer had a cameo that the fans really loved. Will we see her in “New Moon”?

Weitz: You have to look very carefully for it. No, she doesn’t actually. If she had asked, I would have definitely put her in. But I think that she may have decided against experiencing that again, because frankly, to be an extra in a movie or a day player is a lot of sitting around. People don’t realize the sheer tedium that a movie set embodies; she was probably like, “Well, I’ll sit this one out.”

MTV: We all remember that there was a lot of drama around whether Taylor would return for “New Moon.” How close did he come to not being asked back?

Weitz: When I first met with him, I took off my shirt and I said, “You’ve got two months to look this good.” And he said, “I’m willing to try that.” Finally, he came back, and the results were just about as good as my abs. [Laughs.]

MTV: You must have a real six-pack.

Weitz: To answer your question seriously, the character in the second book is meant to be 6-foot-5, let alone transform into a werewolf and all that stuff. And Taylor, having only done three days of work in the first [movie], it was time to take a pause and say, “Should Taylor go ahead and do it?” My overwhelming feeling was, “Yes, absolutely, let’s go forward with it.” To me, it wasn’t a very difficult decision. For Taylor, it wasn’t difficult at all. He knew the character, and he embodied the character — as people are going to see in the movie. So it wasn’t really as tense and as scary a moment as it was portrayed in the media.

MTV: What can you tell us about Dakota Fanning’s performance as the evil vampire Jane?

Weitz: Well, it’s the scariest performance probably you’ve seen out of her so far, because she’s evil for once in her career. I think she really appreciated the chance to do that.

MTV: Yeah, she must turn that “adorable Dakota Fanning” thing on its ear.

Weitz: Absolutely. But what you expect from Dakota Fanning is uncannily grown-up, experienced and clever acting — and that’s what she did. I think she was just keen to do this part and to be part of the franchise, and she is genuinely scary.

MTV: Fans at Comic-Con saw a few brief shots of “apparition” Edward. What was your thought process as you reinterpreted Bella’s feelings of his presence?

Weitz: I would best describe him [in the movie] as an image that represents Bella’s sense of self-protection and her love for Edward. Really, it’s very subjective to Bella’s experience. It’s our filmic way of representing what Stephenie describes in this book, which is hearing his voice. It’s ephemeral and very subtle. We didn’t want to hit things over the head. The thing to describe him best is a flame-like apparition … very subtle and elegant. That’s what we’re aiming for.