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MORNING COFFEE: “TWILIGHT: NEW MOON” First Look at the Frightening Volturi (PHOTOS)


Aro (Michael Sheen), Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Jane's twin Alec (Cameron Bright)

At the release of “Twilight: New Moon” approaches we’re being thrown breadcrumbs from Summit Entertainment to make sure we’re still fanatical about the movie. Well, we are and these chilling newly released photos of the evil Volturi confirm that that true to the book, the latest installment of the “Twilight” series is making an eerie turn.

dakota janeAnything “Twilight” touches turns to gold and as November 20 quickly approaches you can expect the fameball of the cast members to rise as Twihards and fans alike embrace the latest film which has Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in the early stages of their love triangle with Edward (Robert Pattinson).

In “New Moon,” the second installment in Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular “Twilight”  saga, readers are introduced to the ancient ruling class of vampires known as the Volturi. Director Chris Weitz did a brilliant job in capturing their corpselike appearance and mysterious presence by giving them custom-crafted blood-red eyes. “They’re all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts,” Weitz told People magazine. “They’re opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can’t really see into them. There’s something terribly off-putting about it.”

dakota-fanningBritish actor Michael Sheen plays Aro, leader of the Italian blood-sucking clan. Although Aro and his brothers Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) have been “alive” for thousands of years, Weitz says he “deliberately” gave them a younger look in the film – for which he credits author Meyer. “Stephenie was very keen to steer away from a kind of wizard-y look for the vampires,” says Weitz. “They do look quite young, but they convey a formality and self-possession, which comes from age.”

Volturi guard Demetri (Charlie Bewley) and Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene)

Volturi guard Demetri (Charlie Bewley) and Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene)

The most lethal of all the Volturi is Jane (Dakota Fanning), an angelic-looking vampire who inflicts physical torture on her victims. “She is very strange and very spooky in this movie,” says Weitz. “I think [Dakota] wanted to play an evil character for once.”

Fanning showed off Jane’s bloodthirsty look in new promo photos for “New Moon.” Co-star Michael Sheen says Fanning’s look is plain creepy. “I think Dakota may look the most unsettling,” he Tweeted earlier this summer. “So angelic, yet so weird. As Jane that is, of course. Like an evil red riding hood.” “Keep forgetting how freaky I look with my red eyes,” Sheen Tweeted.

“New Moon” hits theaters November 20.

FIRST LOOK: ‘Twilight: New Moon’ Volturi Photo

I just got my hands on a picture of the members of the Volturi from the “Twilight: New Moon” and they are creepy. Is that really Dakota Fanning?

volturiThe picture features Michael Sheen as Aro, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Dakota Fanning as Jane and Cameron Bright as Alec. Missing from the shot is Canadian model Noot Seear, who will play vampiress Heidi.

The Voluturi is a powerful coven of vampire who enforce the laws of the vampire world from Italy. They are introduced in the second book and will become a major focus for the next 2 movies as well.

Frankly, I had to do a triple take at Dakota Fanning because she has really shifted into character of the eerie, evil Jane. British actor Jamie Campbell Bower looks exactly what I pictured the creepy, seething Caius to look like.

As a fan of the books, I truly take pleasure in seeing how Summit translates such a vivid book onto the big screen. I’ve pictured the Volturi in my imagination and I think they did a fantastic job with the end result. I can’t wait to see what happens next

Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning Rock On in Runaways; TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE Start Filming Next Month

runawaysKristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are currently in Los Angeles filming the Joan Jett biopic The Runaways. The pair has completely transformed into their characters, shedding anything previously associated with the way they look. Stewart is rocking a dark mullet, while Fanning is sporting heavy makeup (me likie) and a shaggy do. Both ladies look fabulous.

dakota2stewart2Stewart and Fanning were seen jumping on a car and kicking over a garbage can on the set of The Runaways in Los Angeles on Thursday. The film documents Joan Jett’s all-teen girl rock band that formed in Hollywood, California in the mid-70s. The Runaways, which also stars Scout Taylor-Compton and Hannah Marks, hits theatres next year.


eclipseIn Twilight news, fans are happy to know the wait is over because the third film adaptation of the vampire saga has been given a start date by Summit Entertainment. Eclipse will begin production August 17, and will be directed by horror helmer David Slade.

eclipse2Eclipse, the third installment in the Twilight Saga, furthers the tale of the love triangle between Kristen Stewart‘s Bella Swan, Taylor Lautner‘s Jacob Black and Robert Pattinson‘s Edward Cullen.

Eclipse is my favorite book in the entire Twilight Saga and I cannot wait to see how they interpret it on the big screen. The love triangle between Bella-Edward-Jacob reaches a climax, the vampire newborns are on the loose, and my favorite character, Jasper, is given a bigger role after revealing his intense background.


KRISTEN STEWART Channels Rocker Joan Jett in “The Runaways” as Dakota Fanning Gets Into Spirit of Cherie Currie

I love rock ‘n’ roll!

Celebs On The Set Of 'The Runaways'Kristen Stewart On The Set Of 'The Runaways' 2Twilight star Kristen Stewart has really embraced her character because she looks exactly like singer Joan Jett, who she portrays in the biopic “The Runaways.” To prepare for the film, the rocker and Stewart have been meeting frequently so Jett (real name Joan Larkin) can school the actress on rock ‘n’ roll.

Joan Jett & Kristen Stewart

Joan Jett & Kristen Stewart

Kristen, who has just finished filming Twilight sequel “New Moon,” has dyed her hair black and cut it into a mullet in preparation for her role. Despite recently turning 50, Joan looked years younger and in remarkably good shape. Already a guitar player, Kristen has been honing her singing skills for the movie. Kristen said: ‘I’m just listening to her music all the time. I’m trying to just make myself aware of the time period and what she was going through. It’s one of the most immense responsibilities to play a real person. Her story’s important. It’s an incredibly triumphant feminist story really. She’s the first woman to ever start her own record label. So many people know her as just being like one of the coolest people to ever live. That in itself is one of the most intimidating things that I’ve ever had to confront but she’s so cool too.’ Joan is equally enthusiastic about Kristen: ‘When her hair is cut and with the right make-up, Kristen should make a really good me. She sounded great and played well (on the guitar). She has the passion for it, which you can’t really be taught.’

kristen-stewart-dakota-rockersThe film also stars former actor Dakota Fanning, 15, as The Runways’s teenage front woman, Cherie Currie, who was the same age as the actress when the group formed. Adding a little spice to the action, an insider reveals of the movie, “In one scene, the girls share an intense lip-lock and their clothes end up scattered all over their hotel-room floor.”

Kristen2Dakota Fanning On The Set Of 'The Runaways'Joan was just 17 when she formed rock group The Runways with Cherie, Sandy West, Micki Stelle and Lita Ford in 1975. The group went on to enjoy several hits during their five years together including Cherry Bomb and Queens of Noise. After the Runways split in 1979 in a fight over money and management, Joan formed her own band, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, the following year. Among her iconic hits: I Love Rock And Roll, Crimson and Clover, and I Hate Myself For Loving You.

The Runaways

The Runaways

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Kristen Stewart Channels Rocker Joan Jett in New Biopic “The Runaways”

Wow, talk about a transformation!

JettSideSideTwilight star Kristen Stewart is currently playing real-life rocker Joan Jett in the biopic “The Runaways. Currently filming in Los Angeles, Kristen has done a complete transformation into the iconic rock goddess by getting her hair severely cut into a mullet-like crop and dying it jet-black. From the photo’s, Kristen looks a lot like Joan Jett and as a fan I am impressed. She appears to have morphed into the role of rock goddess complete with punk clothes and a signature pack of smokes. It goes to show you how versatile Kristen is as an actress that she can play a role like this. I was surprised to find out actress Dakota Fanning will be joining her in this movie and hope to see a rocker chic transformation for her to shed the child-actress, good girl image.

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The movie, set for a 2010 release, features the “Twilight: New Moon” actresses as Jett and Cherie Currie, who formed their landmark all-girl band in the 1970s and went on to inspire girls bands such as Blondie and Garbage. Rock on!