Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's New Moon Monday, Folks! (Even Though it's Tuesday...?)

Well, whatever day it may be, I doubt there's a wrong time for a good old New Moon set report!
Rotten Tomatoes has taken on the task of giving us fans a peek into the set every week. Here's this week's (they're very detailed, it's incredible!):

When Rotten Tomatoes arrived on the set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon for a second day of observation on the Volturi stage, filming was already underway on a pivotal scene. We'd been promised we'd see wire work, so I immediately guessed that a fight scene was on the docket. Would we see Edward (Robert Pattinson) thrown about by the hulking Volturi guard, Felix? After all, actor Daniel Cudmore (X-Men 3's Colossus) had been spotted on set the previous day, leafing through magazines between scenes.

Perhaps an Edward-Felix fight had been filmed, but it was not while we were on set. In the middle of the Volturi chamber, the scenario was similar to the previous day: Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Pattinson), and Alice (Ashley Greene) stood facing off against their Volturi hosts, Aro (Michael Sheen), Jane (Dakota Fanning), and Alec (Cameron Bright). In the scene, Edward rushes forward to stop Aro from "testing" vampire powers on Bella, only to suffer the crippling pain of Jane's power. It was a tough scene; the set was eerily quiet, save for the sound of Pattinson's body hitting the ground with every take.

While the first Twilight film used plenty of wire work to achieve the look of vampires running/climbing with effortless ease (an effect criticized for a lack of weightiness and realism), wires here were being used in quite a different way. Stunt coordinator JJ Makaro, who paused for a moment to chat, said that the crew was making deliberate pains to make New Moon's action look more realistic.


Oh, but that's just a small tidbit. Read the entire thing HERE!

Exciting, isn't it? I have a feeling this is going to be pretty damn epic. ;)

1 comment:

fanpire17 said...

that's why i'm a huge fan of Weitz-he's really good at making action look good and not corny.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D (that's me being excited)