Friday, August 28, 2009

New Volturi movie stills



"Prepare to be scared. In New Moon, the second installment in Stephenie Meyer's wildly popular Twilight saga, readers are first introduced to the ancient ruling class of vampires known as the Volturi. Determined to capture their creepy menace for his screen version opening Nov. 20, New Moon director Chris Weitz has given them custom-crafted blood-red eyes."They're all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts," Weitz tells PEOPLE. "They're opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can't really see into them. There's something terribly off-putting about it."British actor Michael Sheen (The Queen) plays Aro, leader of the Italian blood-sucking clan. Although Aro and his brothers Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) have been "alive" for thousands of years, Weitz says he "deliberately" gave them a younger look in the film – for which he credits author Meyer."Stephenie was very keen to steer away from a kind of wizard-y look for the vampires," says Weitz. "They do look quite young, but they convey a formality and self-possession, which comes from age."Perhaps most lethal of all the Volturi is Jane (Dakota Fanning), an angelic-looking vampire who inflicts physical torture on her victims. "She is very strange and very spooky in this movie," says Weitz. "I think [Dakota] wanted to play an evil character for once." Source: Twifans


This makes me even more excited for the movie. November can't come soon enough! Bring it on Volturi!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

why is that guy like choking alice?

Tara D said...

Looks really cool. But I thought Jane had dark hair, whatev! Still, she looks angelic and creepy all at once. Nicely done!

Bitten said...
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Bitten said...

Maybe in the directors eyes they needed a different look because they are not the vegetarian vamps the Cullens are. They feed on human blood etc. ?

Kira said...

I had the same question - why is he choking Alice? Hmmm, can't wait to see the movie... Probably something that is not from the book...

Lady Luck said...

I imgined the room where volture meet Edward with bricks.. I guess because Volterra in a Medieval town.. But I like this version!