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

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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.

New Official Trailer for ‘New Moon’ Released, Narrated by Taylor Lautner (VIDEO)

new moonSummit Entertainment just released the second trailer for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” which was shown in previews prior to “Bandslam” this weekend and it’s hot. Not only do we get to see more of Taylor Lautner shirtless, we see the entire wolf pack (shirtless as well), and the creepy Dakota Fanning as Jane. Yeow!

new-new-moon-stillIn the trailer, Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) narrates and walks us through some very exciting new sequences. “Jacob has changed in a lot of different ways,” Lautner says in the trailer. “He’s bigger, he’s 30 pounds bigger!” Lautner, who is currently in Vancouver filming the third installment in the “Twilight” series “Eclipse” says “New Moon is a lot more complicated than Twilight was. As time goes on, the heat starts building. New Moon is going to be stepped up a whole other notch. There’s going to be a lot more action, especially with the werewolves involved.”

taylor lautner tattoo new moonIn this trailer, we’re given a more in-depth glimpse of the storyline: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob bonding while riding motorbikes, Jacob’s mysterious physical change resulting in super-human activities, the absence of Edward (Robert Pattinson), the Volturi in Italy. From the few glimpses we’ve seen so far, “New Moon” appears to be far more technically advanced in terms of cinematography.

November can’t come soon enough

‘TWILIGHT: NEW MOON’ Sneak Peek Trailer Footage Reveals Plenty Of Shirtless Jacob; TAYLOR LAUTNER’s Buff Physique on Full Display

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Fans of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) will be very pleased with the 14 seconds of “Twilight: New Moon” footage that Summit Entertainment revealed today.

Summit’s teasing us with a 14-second taste of the “Twilight: New Moon” trailer that  can only be seen in it’s entirety by buying a ticket to Vanessa Hudgens‘ new movie “Bandslam” this weekend. In the short clip, we get a teeny-tiny dose of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but plenty of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). “I know what he did to you, but, Bella, I won’t ever hurt you. I promise,” Jacobs vows. Cue the swoons. “You’re sorta beautiful,” Kristen Stewart says.

While the first teaser, which premiered at the MTV Movie Awards in May, focused on Bella fitting in with Edward’s vampire family, this new one is all about Jacob. The teaser opens with a shot of Bella in a clearing, presumably reflecting on the scene we’re about to see — a quick glimpse of Edward leaving her in the woods. Meanwhile, Jacob swoops in to rescue Bella from her heartbreak saying, “I know what he did to you. And Bella, I won’t ever hurt you. I promise.” Then…. a spectacular shot of Jacob’s hot six-pack. Can you believe he’s 17-years-old with washboard abs like that?

First Look: The Twilight Saga: New Moon Collection Clothing Line From Nordstrom

twi clothesDeclare your love for Robert Pattinson with a “Team Edward” t-shirt or if you prefer wolves a “Team Jacob” shirt is right for you.

InStyle.com got an exclusive sneak peek at select items from the Nordstrom Twilight Saga: New Moon clothing collection, which is inspired by the best selling vampire novels. The collection, by apparel company Awake, will include everything from tops, tunic dresses, jewelry, jackets all emblazoned with Twilight: New Moon pictures. Now you can proclaim your love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) or Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

04_Features - JULYThe selections of graphic tees features messages like “Team Jacob, because Edward bites” on one while another says “Team Edward, stand by your vampire.” A Cullen family crest necklace will be available in addition to a Forks High School t-shirt.

The film fashion line hits Nordstrom stores on October 15, just in time for the sequel’s November release. If you just can’t wait that long, the online presale begins October 1.

‘New Moon’ Clips Revealed At Comic-Con! See Videos

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These are the two clips you heard about that debuted at yesterday’s Comic-Con New Moon panel. The first clip features Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as he teaches her to ride a motorcycle. She has images of Edward (Robert Pattinson) just before crashing, but then it’s Jacob to the rescue. He peels off his shirt, showing off his new buff body, to clean her cut with his shirt.

robert-pattinson-new-moon-shirtless-05The second clip is the scene where Alice (Ashley Greene) and Bella race to the Volturi castle in Italy to save Edward. The streets are crowded with red cloaked citizens at a celebration, so Bella is forced to race through the crowd to Edward as he exits the castle and slowly peels off his shirt. Yeow!

Be forewarned, the clips were taped by attendee’s of the event so the screaming and squealing gets VERY loud.

NEW MOON HYSTERIA TAKES OVER COMIC-CON: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene Attend Q&A With Fans

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New Moon invaded Comic-Con today in San Diego, CA as thousands of Twilight fans descended on the comic book convention.

Anticipation for November’s release of “New Moon” doesn’t seem like it could get any hotter, but the casts appearance today at Comic-Con in addition to the new footage presented by the stars of the film has sent Twilighters into a new level of vampire frenzy. As soon as the “Twilight” portion of Summit Entertainment’s panel began, fans started screaming and it didn’t stop once director Chris Weitz was joined onstage by Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen).

rob kristenThe room of mostly female fans erupted into deafening screams when Lautner and Pattinson entered. The cast sat down for a panel discussion with fans and took questions from the audience.

Lautner talked about how important his character’s various transformations were to the way he approached the role. “Jacob goes through a lot in this movie – he transforms mentally and emotionally,” Lautner explained. “The most challenging for me was physically, so I had a lot of hard work cut out for me after filming ‘Twilight.’ I worked really hard to transform Jacob’s body so I could portray him correctly for all you guys. And I hope you guys are pleased when you see the results.”

robert pattinsonPattinson joked that he didn’t have to do a lot of preparation for the scenes where he is a hallucination of Bella’s imagination. “Chris and the special-effects team designed a thing that basically allowed me to stand on a green box and look and stay basically expressionless,” he laughed.

Stewart said it was difficult for her to play the role of Bella in this movie because it was so emotional, but credited Weitz for helping her get through the experience. Chris is sort of the perfect guy to have done this. In the first one [with director] Catherine [Hardwicke] … everything was impulsive and natural and fast,” she said. “And in this case, we had more time to think … it was a little more cerebral. And considering what I had to go through in the movie, he’s one of the most compassionate, considerate people I’ve ever met. He made it so easy.”

kristen taylorWeitz shared two sets of footage from the film, and both Jacob’s transformation and Bella’s hallucination was the subject of the first scene shown. The footage confirms that if fans thought there was a lot of sexual tension between Pattinson and Stewart in Twilight, they’re going to see even more of it when Lautner’s character begins his transformation into Bella’s best friend.

In the footage shown, Bella gets on the motorcycle she has built with Jacob and then looks in his eyes as he puts his hands on hers. Once she starts the bike, she begins to see Edward as a vision, telling her to stop as she rides it defiantly. She ends up falling and after Jacob rushes to her side, he sees the blood on her forehead. The entire room erupted in shrieks as the scene then showed Jacob removing his shirt, revealing a cut, new physique, to stop the bleeding. As Jacob treats her wound, Bella looks up at him and says, “You sure are beautiful.” Jacob smiles and shakes his head. “How hard did you hit your head?”

kristenThe second set of footage was the scene in Italy where Alice drives Bella to save Edward. After riding in the yellow Porsche, Bella runs from the car through a crowded celebration through the town square’s fountain when she sees Edward removing his shirt and stepping into the sun. “Stop! Stop!” she yells. “Edward! Don’t!”  This was the scene that was captured by millions of onlookers as they filmed in Montepulciano, Italy.

In addition, Weitz revealed a few surprises of his own. “Taylor did every single stunt that he could possibly get his hands on. Every stunt except the ones that the insurance company said he wasn’t allowed to do,” Weitz said. “And Rob just kind of stood there looking good, basically,” the director joked to another round of screams from fans.

new moon comicconAsked about their newfound fame and adjusting to the constant media and fan attention they have received since Twilight was released Pattinson said, “I pretty much live an almost identical life apart from being recognized,” Pattinson explained. “That’s not exactly the worst thing in the world.”

When another fan asked what each of the panel members were looking forward to filming in future movies, Stewart leaned forward and said, “I can’t wait to actually get pregnant,” she said with a laugh, alluding to not only Bella’s future pregnancy, but also the fact that one Australian tabloid ran a story saying she was pregnant with Pattinson’s child. Greene said she’s looking forward to working with director David Slade, who is slated to direct “Eclipse,” which starts filming next month. “I’m excited about this whole intense fight scene we’re supposed to have,” she said.  Lautner said he’s excited for the love triangle that builds in “Eclipse.” “And when me and this guy,” he said, pointing toward Pattinson beside him, “have to try to become friends to protect Bella.” After the crowd yelled in support, Lautner admitted, “The sleeping bag scene! The sleeping bag scene! Yes!”

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Here are a few other highlights from the Q&A:

Rob Pattinson on how shooting New Moon was different from Twilight: “It was different doing this because of the aesthetic which Kris shows. Edward’s whole character is obviously about restraint. I found it difficult to incorporate movement into the character. In New Moon, a lot of the shots are set up for as little movement as possible which helped. It was always camera movements that drove scenes . . . and now I’m making it sound like I just stood there.”

Taylor Lautner on whether or not he’s like Jacob: “I’m more like Jacob’s pretransformation side. Because that’s before he goes wacko. I hope I’m more friendly and outgoing than this dark disturbed person, this monster. Actually, I don’t think he’s a monster.”

rob pattinsonRobert Pattinson when asked if he would consider comedic roles: “Why not? One of my legs is shorter than the other so I can look like an idiot but I’m not sure if I can be witty.”

Robert Pattinson, who had two songs appear on the “Twilight” soundtrack, when asked if he would ever do open-mic nights: “I would but I’m too, I’m a [pussy], I guess. But no, I’d love to. I think everyone should do open mics, it’s very healthy for the show. It’s like I’m cutting a record now, if I do it, so . . .”

Chris Weitz on the challenges of making “New Moon: “The wolves are going to be great. Filming in Italy was a tremendous challenge because everyone knew we were going to be there. Everywhere the cameras weren’t pointed were hundreds of fans. People applauded after every take, which is unheard of. It’s like doing theater. But the sheer logistics of getting through all the fans to get where we had to stand by the camera — there was a moment where I had to go to the bathroom, and there was not a cafe I could go into without being mobbed. Not because I’m me, but people wanted to know if I could set up meetings with Rob.”

Taylor Lautner on filming naked: “It was quite cold. We did this scene where it was raining, but we needed it to rain harder, so we used rain from the wells. All I was wearing was jean shorts. And it was a long scene. 12 hours. It was really really hard, but … doing it all for you guys.”

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TWILIGHT: NEW MOON: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner to Appear at Comic Con Thursday; London Show Included Peter Facinelli & Wolf Pack Alex Meraz

Twilight: New Moon mania has hit Comic Con as ‘Twilight’ fans bring ‘Trek’-like frenzy to conventions

twilight starsVariety is reporting that “New Moon” stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will appear at Comic-Con 2009 TOMORROW to promote the “Twilight” sequel. I predict mayhem and chaos as Twihards gather in San Diego to see the three cast-mates who are part of the vampire-wolf-human love triangle that’s captured our attention.

Fans have been speculating for months whether the Saga’s stars would turn up for the event, but according to the report, Robert, Kristen and Taylor will participate in an off-site press conference Thursday morning and will attend a Hall H panel later in the afternoon at the San Diego Convention Center.

comic con 08According to Variety, last year’s showing of six thousand fans to see the “Twilight” panel at Comic-Con, “cemented the reality that the face of Comic-Con has changed radically.” The convention, which annually attracts 120,000 fans, had long been perceived as a show catering mostly to males interested in comic books and anything related to horror, sci-fi or fantasy. But last year’s event broadened its fan-base to include thousands of teen girls and moms, there to see the stars of “Twilight”.

“Twilight” obsessed fans came out in such force at last year’s Comic-Con, that Creation Entertainment, the franchise behind “Star Trek” conventions, immediately began putting together plans for fans of the vampire love story. “We saw the reaction that it got, and that this was going to be something really huge; the fans are extremely passionate,” said Creation Entertainment CEO Gary Berman.

new-new-moon-stillThose “Twilight” obsessed fans earned a reputation last year for claiming seats at Comic-Con, the huge San Diego-based sci-fi, fantasy and comic book convention, a day in advance and then not moving a muscle. To avoid a repeat performance, this year Comic-Con changed its original Thursday schedule, holding off a panel for James Cameron’s “Avatar” — the long-awaited new film from the “Terminator” and “Titanic” director — until after footage from the upcoming “Twilight” film, “New Moon,” is revealed. “‘Twilight’ fans are very intense,” said Lori Joffs, creator of the Stephenie Meyer-approved fan site TwilightLexicon.com. “[Comic-con] knew that ‘Twilight’ fans would sit there all day, and the fans of the [‘Avatar’] series wouldn’t get a seat.”

taylor lautner tattoo new moonSomething about “Twilight” causes a thirst that can’t be quenched and despite the fact that the next book in the saga is on hold and the next film, “New Moon,” won’t hit theaters until late November, fan conventions have been going strong all summer in cities across the nation.

Among the films being promoted at Comic-Con this year are: Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton), Avatar (James Cameron), District 9 (Peter Jackson), Princess And The Frog, Tron, Toy Story 3, A Christmas Carol (Robert Zemeckis), Iron Man 2, and many others.

PeterFacinelli radarLast weekend, Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) attended Comic Con in London last weekend to the delight of the hoards of female fans who lined up to have him sign autographs. Alex Meraz (Paul), who was also in attendance, makes his debut in “New Moon” as a member of the Wolf Pack.

After autograph signing, the stars attended the “Twilight” talk session packed with fans. RadarOnline reported that the announcer told the fans, “Cheering is fine. Screaming? Not so much! Everyone values their eardrums.”

The star-struck was stunned to be in the presence of the “Twilight” hotties and clammed up prompting Facinelli to say, “These awkward silences are killing me,” as he hopped into the crowd to give fans a chance to ask questions.

twilight londonPeter apparently bought a card for Robert Pattinson with a joke about “In these hard times, you’ll find a good job soon… but as it’s you, maybe not” and Rob apparently gave it to Kristen Stewart who didn’t think it was funny but (after she got the joke) passed it on to Chris Weitz. Alex was asked mostly about his reaction to the fan base, which he apparently worries is premature considering New Moon isn’t even out yet and when asked how he’s adjusting to the female attention, he simply responded, “Well?” with a chuckle.

alex meraz2Alex went on to do the ‘wolf dance’ as Peter called it, where he shook as if to about to phase with Peter joking that Alex was looking just a little too good and needed some fattening up Alex also told of how he’d tried to teach fellow wolf pack member Kiowa Gordon (Embry) to throw a punch because it’s “something every man should learn how to do.” Alex flexed his muscles to demonstrate the literal punchline that Kiowa actually broke Alex’s nose with a dead-on hit. Luckily, his perfect face wasn’t damaged.