Rumors have been flooding the internet on who will be the new cast members in New Moon movie. For the role of Leah Clearwater two particular names have stood out: Vanessa Hudgens and Brenda Song.
I think this is highly unlikely since they are both too short for the role – both measuring 5′ 2″ or 1.57 m – and with the whole Taylor Lautner is too short thing.
What do you guys think?
Who would you like to see as Leah?
AND There’s also another rumor of Vanessa being a vampire
I don’t know if you have noticed but on IMDb’s New Moon page, Taylor Lautner is listed as playing Jacob Black. This in no way confirms anything, just an interesting fact. Several of the other cast members are listed also. See the page here.
New Moon has made Fandangos list of the most anticipated movies of 2009. The list is according to men and women, on the women’s list New Moon is in spot 2. On the men’s list it is spot 10 – but hey, IT’S ON THE MENS LIST TOO! Epic!
But we can’t forget that this list was affected heavily by current news, for example, all the news about New Moon and Catherine Hardwicke being replaced made that a popular choice. Additionally, Fandango has divided the list up via women and men, which gives us a better look at what might be the biggest movies of 2009.
Check out the article and list here.
» Empire Online has some new interviews with Kristen, Rob & Catherine here!
» StephenieMeyer.com now has a New Moon movie page, here!
» PerezHilton has a post about all the New Moon casting rumors here
» Twilight tops the Australian Box Office it’s opening weekend!
» E!Online has an article about this past weekends US box office here!
» E!Online also has an article on the New Moon release date here!
There are many new articles confirming the New Moon movie release date:
Summit Entertainment spokesman Paul Pflug says “New Moon” is following just 12 months after the first movie, opening Nov. 20, 2009, over the same weekend as “Twilight” this year.
Read the whole MSN article here!
Now with New Moon, the Twilight franchise repeats the one-year gap of the first two Harry Potter movies, which opened on the same pre-Thanksgiving weekends in 2001 and 2002.
Read the whole Box Office Mojo article here!
Also scheduled to hit theaters on the same weekend are Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, the computer animated film Planet 51, and the Farrelly brothers’ take on The Three Stooges.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see one or two of those films move quickly from that release. Twilight had a huge impact on the release of Disney’s Bolt. Both Planet 51 and the Three Stooges share the same demographic. The other thing of note is that Summit is basically pushing this film into production as soon as they possibly can so that they can make as much money off the franchise as possible. Lionsgate did the same thing with the SAW franchise, which suffered as a result.
Read the whole /film article here!
MTV News has an article talking about casting, Michael Copon & Ben Barns (pictured right):
But even once Copon (or whoever else) is officially announced as the new Jacob, Weitz still has many other key casting decisions to make and an extremely brief amount of time in which to make them. With barely 12 weeks until cameras are due to begin rolling, the “Golden Compass” filmmaker needs to find faces to portray several key characters — including the peace-keeping, Italian vampires known as the Volturi.
With the buzz building for these roles, MTV News has confirmed that 27-year-old “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” heartthrob Ben Barnes is throwing his hat into the ring. The actor is already quite popular with the “Twilight” fanbase and shares the same manager as both Copon and “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet. Barnes is believed to be campaigning for the role of Aro, a mind-reading vampire whose “New Moon” encounter with Edward and Bella helps shape their destiny together.
Read it all here!
BustedDaily thinks that Michael Copon might be the new Jacob:
Will Michael Copon be replacing Taylor Lautner in “Twilight’s” vampire squeal “New Moon” ? It’s looking very likely. Taylor’s baby face and young age has been the topic of much discussion in Hollywood this week. Producers feel Lautner is too young. What to do? Bring in a more mature looking actor and dead ringer for Lautner, Michael Copon. In “New Moon” Lautner’s character Jacob Black is all grown up. CGI has even been proposed to make him look older in “New Moon” but that just costs way too much money.
See it on their site here
Remember that this is just a rumor & Summit hasn’t confirmed anything yet
Summit Entertainment has officially announced that Chris Weitz will be the director of New Moon.
Chris Weitz has a message for us Twilighters:
Dear fans of Twilight, New Moon, Bella, Edward and Jacob,
In the past few days I have been involved in a whirlwind romance with Stephenie Meyers’ extraordinary books.
And I am very grateful to have received her permission to protect New Moon in its translation from the page to the screen.
For fans of the books and of the film of Twilight, this may come as an unexpected twist. So I want to write briefly to try to put you at ease, and to give you reason to hope for and expect the best.
For the last decade of my career as a director, I have chosen to make adaptations of complex and involved works of literature. This has always begun with the love of a book and its characters, story, and theme; and it has always involved a respect of and responsiveness to the feelings of other people who loved those books.
When I saw the film of Twilight, I was alternately entranced and left hungry for more. I was also struck by the extraordinary passion for the characters, story and theme that was evident in the people sitting in the seats around me. My job is to live up to that devotion.
Like many of you, I am a fan of Catherine Hardwicke’s work. I can’t really say much about why she is not doing New Moon because I wasn’t involved in those decisions. But I can say that I will devote myself to making the very best and most faithful version of New Moon that can be brought to the screen. To those who doubt that as a male director I can capture Bella’s experience, I can only say that emotion is universal and that my work has often involved working with some of the most talented actresses in the world.
For the rest, the proof will have to be in the pudding. But I promise to remain responsive to your hopes and fears.
I thank you for this opportunity and for your faith.