‘New Moon’ Starts Shooting (Plus: New Cast Members)

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It has been announced by Summit Entertainment that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has started principal photography. The Twilight sequel will be shooting in locations in Vancouver and Tuscany (Italy), and it sees stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, respectively.

Not only are things under way as far as shooting is concerned, there have also been some new cast members announced to join those who are returning.

Most of them are members of the newly introduced Volturi, a coven of vampires who are hell bent on on disrupting the existing vampire laws. Michael Sheen has already been announced as the leader of this group, Aro, as well as Dakota Fanning as Jane, a high ranking member, and supermodel Noot Seear as Heidi. But joining them is Charlie Bewley as Demetri, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus and Cameron Bright as Jane’s brother, Alec.

Other new cast members announced are Graham Greene (the actor, not the now-deceased writer) as Harry Clearwater, an old friend of Bella’s father Charlie and Quileute tribal leader, and Tinsel Koley, who will play Emily.

I guess Twilight fans can rejoice that all of the important cast members from the first film are returning for the sequel (and probably the next sequel, Eclipse, after that), from the main players down to the smaller, more supporting roles. This was a franchise that I actually wouldn’t have been surprised if they had switched up actors in the sequel(s) for such reasons as money or availability, but it’s great to see them sticking adamantly to what has been set up already to preserve continuity.

I’m guessing the studio doesn’t want to mess these film adaptations up because of the loving and loyal fanbase the books have – which would be a good explanation as to why for certain characters (namely the “wolf pack” that was announced a few weeks ago) they’re resisting just going for big name actors and have actually hired actors who are actually of the same racial heritage as the characters in the book.

I just wonder how fans feel about the new cast members that have already been announced and those just announced today? Are you fans out there happy that Dakota Fanning was cast as Jane and Michael Sheen as Aro? Do they suit their roles?

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is scheduled to be released on November 20th in the US, and November 27th in the UK this year.

Source: ComingSoon.net

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  1. Im a Twihard, but a patient one. I do want the book to be the basis of the movie – however, creativity must be allowed to move in every direction. The “wolfpack” cast is great – being a native american decendent (choctaw)- I liked the story line of the Quilets and that animal nature was involved in the transformations. I really thought some older acters would have been chosen for the Italy vamps… but Im willing to sit back and let these folks surprise me! It should be a great movie and the 3rd and 4th, too.

  2. “Most of them are members of the newly introduced Volturi, a coven of vampires who are hell bent on on disrupting the existing vampire laws.”

    As I just finished _New Moon_ last night, I guess I’m a fan too now. Never expected to be. Still, this line really sorta catches me. Not to issue a dreaded spoiler, but this is hardly the role of the Volturi… Is the statement from a press release? Or am I having a lower extremity yanked?

  3. i figured caius would have been played by an older actor too.

  4. I am a Twihard I have read the books over 15 times and seen the movie ocuntless times. I only hope that they will do a great job on the movie and I am glad that theya re sticking with original actors. They are the ones that started it all and should be back for the new one. PLus some of the Volturi are really hott. So nice job casting.

  5. Um… The Volturi aren’t hell bent on disrupting the vampire laws… They MAKE the vampire laws. They’re the unoffical (or offical, depending on how you look at it) head (royalty, even) of the vampires and make sure that humans don’t find out about the vampire world.

  6. yeah Tim, i think you might have to read the book again.. cuz i think you didnt get it..ups.. sorry..

  7. @Tim,

    Yes it WAS from a press release. Maybe I picked up what it said wrong (since I haven’t read the books, I couldn’t correct it justly); it actually said they “weigh and impose on the vampire laws….” but I re-worded it… wrongly(?)

  8. @Ross

    I’m new to the series, but the Volturi in the book are sort-of the nobility and elite. Been around for thousands of years and scary-mean-powerful.

    Basically the big law (again, in the book) that they are supposed to enforce is the secret of the vampires’ existence.

    Either you worded it incorrectly or the people in charge are changing it… Sorry, man, but I hope it’s the former and not the latter. ;-)

  9. Misinterpretation of the role of the Volturi – forgiven. Difficult to weigh in on characters from a saga that you haven’t read. Twihards hold you accountable to these details :) So far, I love the actors chosen to play the Volturi – Jane is going to be perfect. However, Stephenie Meyer’s choices of actors for the roles of Charlie (Bella’s dad)and Jacob (New Moon Jacob) which are posted on her website, are closer to the description in her novesl. I read the books first and then when I saw the pics, I saw perfection.

  10. DIS IS AWESOME I CANT WAIT TILL IT COMES OUT I LOVED TWILIGHT & IM SURE IM GOIIN TO LOVE NEW MOON!

  11. THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST NEWS I HEARD SO FAR, I JUST HOPE WE DONT HAVE TO WAIT FOR SUCH A LONG TIME FOR THE MOVIE TO BE RELEASED…
    AND YET WE WILL HOLD OUR BREATH….

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