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What is New Moon?
New Moon is a movie based on the book of the same name. The book is the second installment of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The book was originally published September 6, 2006.

Who will be directing New Moon?
Chris Weitz, director of About a Boy and The Golden Compass, is the director. He has replaced the director of the previous installment of the Twilight series, Catherine Hardwicke.

What is New Moon about?
Here are three summaries of the movie:

  • “In NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.”
  • “After Bella (Stewart) recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward (Pattinson) and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella’s blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward’s sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black.”
  • From Production Weekly: “All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. An innocent papercut at Edward’s house puts Bella in grave danger when various members of the Cullen family can barely resist their hunger at the smell of blood. The Cullens promptly leave town, afraid of endangering Edward’s beloved, and Bella sinks into an overwhelming depression. Months later, she finally emerges from her funk to rebuild her life, focusing on her friendship with besotted teen Jacob from the reservation. Bella’s unhealthy enthrallment to Edward leads her into dangerous and self-destructive behavior despite her new friends, and supernatural complications are bound to reappear. Bella’s being hunted by an evil vampire, and Jacob’s adolescent male rage turns out to be incipient lycanthropy: It seems many Quileute Indians become werewolves in thepresence of vampires, their natural enemies.”

Is there a script?
Yes, screenwriter Mellissa Rosenberg has delivered a script. Rosenberg also wrote the screenplay for Twilight.

When will New Moon be released?
Check the New Moon Release Date page for release dates all around the world.

Who will be in New Moon?
The confirmed cast so far is:
Kristen Stewart … Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson … Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner … Jacob Black
Ashley Greene … Alice Cullen
Peter Facinelli … Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser … Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz … Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed … Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone … Jasper Hale
Chaske Spencer … Wolf Pack Member
Tyson Houseman … Wolf Pack Member
Kiowa Gordon … Wolf Pack Member
Bronson Pelletier … Wolf Pack Member
Alex Meraz … Wolf Pack Member
Billy Burke … Charlie Swan
Edi Gathegi … Laurent
Rachelle Lefevre … Victoria
Dakota Fanning … Jane
Jamie Campbell Bower … Caius
Michael Welch … Mike Newton
Noot Seear … Heidi

When does filming start?
Filming is now underway in Vancouver.

Where  is the movie being filmed?
It will be filming in Vancouver and Italy.

Why is it called New Moon?
According to author Stephenie Meyer, “The term “new moon” refers to the phase of the moon opposite a full moon. It is when the sun is on the opposite side of the moon from us and thus the bright side of the moon is not visible from earth. This is the darkest kind of night. New Moon is the darkest period of Bella’s life.”

Can I be in New Moon?
Casting is over for the New Moon movie. See this page for more casting info: http://acting411.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-moon-auditions.html

What comes after New Moon?
Eclipse is the next book in the Twilight quadrology, and filming for Eclipse will occur immediately after filming for New Moon.

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