Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Moon

I still like to check out Stephenie Myers website. I know New Moon is not coming out until November but it is fun to see her thoughts and feelings about the movie, cast and new director. Here is what she and Chris Weitz wrote about casting Taylor Launter as Jacob again (big sigh of relief from all of us Twilight fans:)

I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiatic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Myer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film. Very Best, Christ Weitz

From Stephenie: I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon - what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year. - Steph

"Do you realize?" - The Flaming Lips (B)
"Papercut" - Linkin Park (B)
"Hyper Music" - Muse (B)
"Apocalypse Please" - Muse (B)
"Time Stands Still" - The All-American Rejects (B)
"Empty Room" - Marjorie Fair (B)
"Unwell" - Matchbox Twenty (B)
"Pain" - Jimmy Eat World (B)
"Ride" - The Vines (B)
"Fix You" - Coldplay (J)
"Blueside" - Rooney (B)
"Over My Head (Cable Car)" - The Fray (B)
"Going Under" - Evanescence (B)
"Tautou" - Brand New (B)
"Be My Escape" - Relient K (B)
"Never Let You Down" - Verve Pipe (J)
"Sing For Absolution" - Muse (E)
"Ya Mamma" - Fatboy Slim (Generic action-scene music)
"D.O.A." - Foo Fighters
"Stare" - Marjorie Fair (B)
"Memory" - Sugarcult (B)
"The Truth About Heaven" - Armor For Sleep (B)
"The Scientist" - Coldplay (E)
"Sound of Pulling Heaven Down" - Blue October (E)Alternates:
"Drag" - Placebo (B)

The above are the songs Stephenie has picked so far for the movie. The initials by the songs state who she is thinking of for the song - Edward, Bella and Jacob.


Tink February 3, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

I can't wait for the new show. I'm glad Taylor is still playing Jacob. I think he'll do a fine job. Thanks for the update!