Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Moon Shines on the Beach


Making a movie is challenging enough without also having to fly under the radar as the producers of New Moon, the Twilight sequel starring Robert Pattinson as teen vampire Edward Cullen, have learned.

Stephenie Meyer's four teenage vampire romance novels and the film based on the first one are the biggest international pop-culture phenomenon since Harry Potter.

Before a two-day shoot inside Pacific Rim National Park Reserve even began on March 20, it was shrouded in such secrecy it was code-named the Untitled Sports Movie.

As desperate as such measures might seem, the saga's huge, obsessive base of "Twi-hards" have made it unavoidable.

"To preserve the content of the material you're trying to capture, with such a large fan base who know the nuances of the books so well, you have to go over-and-above ordinary means of protection," co-producer Bill Bannerman explained.

"It's to give the director and the group the space they need to work," he said, adding the fan fervour is understandable. It's the nature of the beast. They analyze and want to know, but you're building a film one shot at a time. So when people see only one piece of the puzzle, they might take it out of context. It only represents two per cent of the grander scheme."

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Photo is of La Push Beach

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