Thursday, July 16, 2009

Behind the Scenes of 'New Moon'

The Sun-Sentinel just posted a really cool article about the behind the scenes of New Moon with interviews with director Chris Weitz and actors including Taylor Lautner.

' "I promised the actors that no matter what, we would have time to discuss every single line," Weitz explains. "There was a line that he felt was repetitive, and Rob wasn't feeling where he was in the scene. We worked it out and came up with some alternate dialogue. I can work on the fly a bit because I'm a writer-director, which is helpful. I don't feel stuck or panicky when an actor is not down with a particular piece of dialogue."

After this film, Weitz will depart the "Twilight" saga; director David Slade, known for his edgy-with-a-capital-"E" feature debut "Hard Candy" and the bloody horror outing "30 Days of Night" will helm the third film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which goes before cameras Aug. 17 and is set for release June 30, 2010.

Producer Wyck Godfrey says changing directors while maintaining the same actors and screenwriter, in this case, Melissa Rosenberg, will bring a different energy to each "Twilight" movie without disrupting the overall continuity. Weitz was brought on after Hardwicke opted out of doing "New Moon," citing scheduling conflicts, but Slade's selection raised some eyebrows. The heart of the story is the romance between Edward and Bella after all, and Slade doesn't seem like much of a romantic.'

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