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Summary of What We Know about New Moon So Far

by Will on April 5, 2009 · 130 comments

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poster chris weitz  200904052124 Summary of What We Know about New Moon So Far Rotten Tomatoes has written a great three-page article summarizing all that is out there about New Moon so far. I found the section about director Chris Weitz particularly interesting–

With the conspicuous exit of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, we’ve got a new helmer at the reins of New Moon: Chris Weitz, who got his start by co-writing Antz (95 percent on the Tomatometer) – and then wrote The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (26 percent). Weitz then wrote and directed About a Boy (93 percent)…and followed it with The Golden Compass (42 percent). (He also produced the American Pie movies, for what it’s worth.)

That said, on paper it’s easy to see the potential Weitz brings to New Moon: he’s proven deft at tackling relationships, teenage audiences, and working with lots of computer generated special effects — the latter of which will come in handy for showing Twilight readers how the Quileutes “phase” from human to wolf form and back (hint for Jacob fans: it involves shredding their clothes to bits and emerging stark naked). Familiarity with CG technology will also be crucial for New Moon’s pivotal scene in Volterra, Italy, in which Edward Cullen’s difficult “sparkling” effect will be on display – an effect proven extremely hard to pull off in Catherine Hardwicke’s film. Then again, Hardwicke was working with a $37 million budget; after Twilight’s $370 million worldwide gross, Weitz will have a blockbuster budget.  

We’re also curious to see how director Weitz handles Bella’s hallucinations; in the book, she discovers that her deep depression over losing Edward has created a psychological tic in which she can hear his voice when in dangerous situations. This leads to a handful of scenes in which Bella stupidly endangers herself on purpose — essential plot events which are quite likely to draw criticism, being that it’s an incredibly unhealthy way for a girl to nurse a broken heart. We’d like to see Rosenberg’s script find a stronger way for Bella to move on with her life, in the same way that Stewart played an emboldened version of Bella in the first Twilight film.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – Start Obsessing Now! [fan poster by jessdcma]

  • tweter76

    I had a long week at work and wasn't in the mood to be on-line this weekend.. :) Sorry . . . didn't mean to scare you. Oh yeah, I'm sending the poster tomorrow. I just got it from him yesterday.

    I would love for the Saga to be continued as Renesmee's story. I think it would be awesome. There are so many places Stephenie could go with her characters. :)

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  • katie

    lol its all cool i think any one who love twilight enought to have an online conversation about it is pretty kick ass lol

  • RustyHalo

    New Moon is my favorite, although I love all of them!, but I absolutely agree about the ridiculousness of skipping through the book because of Edward being gone. *rolls my eyes* Only infatuated, Edward crazed fans would do that, which IS idiotic and kinda sad too.
    On another note…you are also correct about all the emotion and story involved. That’s one of the main reasons I fell in love with New Moon. I LOVE it when a book can pull me into the story and bring all those crazy emotions out in me as a reader.
    I have no doubt the movie is gonna kick some major ass!!! =D
    And yeah, bring on the wolves! Especially Paul, he is one fiiine wolf!

  • RustyHalo

    Destined,
    New Moon is my favorite, although I love all of them!, but I absolutely agree about the ridiculousness of skipping through the book because of Edward being gone. *rolls my eyes* Only infatuated, Edward crazed fans would do that, which IS idiotic and kinda sad too.
    On another note…you are also correct about all the emotion and story involved. That’s one of the main reasons I fell in love with New Moon. I LOVE it when a book can pull me into the story and bring all those crazy emotions out in me as a reader.
    I have no doubt the movie is gonna kick some major ass!!! =D
    And yeah, bring on the wolves! Especially Paul, he is one fiiine wolf!

  • morgan

    i really dont find it fair that rosenburgs going to make it so bella moves on with her life normally(last paragraph) . i mean it wouldn't be new moon if they did that.

  • tweeter76 IAMSWITZERLAND-1/09

    You are very right nomesters! It would change the entire point of the book and the series for that matter.

  • Karla_Cullen

    will the italy earthquake affect the filming?

  • Lovin_the_Cullens_n_Bella

    Greatly said….

  • Cordelia

    I was just thinking that. All those people so sad.

  • Elloo

    WOW Rachelle looks so pretty in that picture!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessdcma/ jess_dcma_

    hey thx for posting the poster that i made

    if u are interesting i made a new poster

    Caius Volturi

    http://jessdcma.deviantart.com/art/New-Moon-Cai

  • mickey_lamb

    my favorite is breaking dawn too, but when i read new moon for the second time, i really understood it and took it all in instead of just wondering when edward would be back. new moon really has a lot of details, and is very well written, and i do love it. thanks stephanie, for writing such a great series of books!

  • TeamJB

    no it says he's playin caius

  • lovemybrits

    Then they (Rotten Tomatoes) must have corrected it since this post late last night….cause I commented very shortly after this was posted and it definitely stated he was playing Alec…even NewMoonMovie.org seemed to confirm he/she read the same thing :)

  • lovemybrits

    Even TwiLove read the same thing…would sure love to know once and for all who is playing who…guess we will know soon enough I hope :)

  • ForsakenMoon19

    Sorry guys but for books to film they have to change things in order to keep the movie flowing in a good pace so its not boring. they will change things in New Moon no doubt but it will be good changes. i agree that the twilight movie wasn't the best book to film adaptations but alot of thoes changes were nescessary. in movies ppl want to feel thrilled and not bored or slowed down. they can't put everything in the book that why there's a book and a movie!!! you get a doesage of twice the goodness!!!!

  • hisgoldeneyes

    ewwwww they better not change the way Bella gets over Edaward. I mean without the dangerous acts how to you put in the concept of hearing Edward's voice warning her. We need to see the struggle she goes through not the strength in getting over it. Geez this is a DIFFERENT teen movie.

  • TheLionFellInLuvWithCeci

    you're so very welcome =]

  • Karla_Cullen

    yeah.. :(

  • E.G.

    I agree…They HAVE to make sure that Bella does NOT get over Edward, beacause she doesnt. Thats the whole point of the book. The name of the book “New Moon” precisely describes the fact thats its the darkest pont in Bellas life. I want to see that pain in her all the way until she brightens up when she recognizes Carlisles car.

  • lily

    alot of twilight fans have been saying how they want more edward in the film,
    but i personally think that just a glimpse of edwards face in bellas hallucinations would be better as thats what bella does see. they shouldnt make robert pattinson in the film too much because he would steal the spotlight. new moon is basically about the growing but suffering friendship of bella and jacob & bellas depression when edward leaves. it is jacobs book, not edwards. the book is about jacob mainly, not edward. but i must agree on the fact that they should make bella NOT get over edward, because she clearly doesnt. that aching pain, she'll never forget.

  • Balel

    I LOVE the poster!!

  • i smash houses with emmett

    omg victorias dress is sooooooo pretty ; i want to buy some thing like that for my prom dress:)

  • HeyItsRae94

    Exactly, I agree completely. The voices and the insane stunts are one of the biggest parts of the story. I think that they do not see the depth to Edward and Bella's love; they see it as teen infatuation, when really it is so much more.
    The fact that she is willing to put herself in physical pain – and risk emotional damage from hearing his voice – shows just how dependent she is on him. Also, without showing that pain, the movie would show no reason for her to spend time with Jacob. She starts to hang out with him because he eases that pain.
    It's ridiculous that they want to change that just to save some outside critism.

  • mschicklet

    Victoria looks beautiful in this poster.

  • mschicklet

    But don't you care about the part when Edward tells Bella why he really left AND reassures her that he's incredibly in love with her? That's THE MOST important part to me…because without that, their lovey dovey relationship in Eclipse just won't work.

  • mschicklet

    Victoria looks beautiful in this poster.

  • mschicklet

    But don't you care about the part when Edward tells Bella why he really left AND reassures her that he's incredibly in love with her? That's THE MOST important part to me…because without that, their lovey dovey relationship in Eclipse just won't work.

  • mschicklet

    Victoria looks beautiful in this poster.

  • mschicklet

    But don't you care about the part when Edward tells Bella why he really left AND reassures her that he's incredibly in love with her? That's THE MOST important part to me…because without that, their lovey dovey relationship in Eclipse just won't work.

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