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Chris Weitz’s sure-to-be-a-blockbuster New Moon is about to hit theaters, but according to a recent conversation he had with MovieMaker (via In Contention), he might soon be ready to hang up his spurs. Meanwhile, we also learned that actor Jason Lee is finally stepping behind the camera to direct his first feature-length film. Hit the jump to find out more details on both.
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Movie Trailer

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Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards saw the debut of a brand new trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon to the delight of Twilight fans everywhere. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and as always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Today, we witnessed the true measure of devotion: Twilight fans lining up over a day in advance to see Summit’s New Moon panel tomorrow afternoon. Despite the fact that this event is taking place at COMIC-CON (the world’s largest gathering of geeks/nerds), Star Wars fans have nothing on these guys. This afternoon, we had the opportunity to talk with some of the most devoted followers of the Twilight franchise, and hear what they had to say about their fandom. Hit the jump to see this illuminating video.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Trailer

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In conjunction with the MTV Movie Awards, which are pushing the series like mad, the full trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has debuted online at MySpace. This is the first good look we’ve had at the work being done by director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About A Boy) who took over after Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke departed the franchise.

The clip opens with the sort of drama between Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) that is the lifeblood of this ‘saga’ before moving on to some classic human/vampire conflict and a look at werewolves as envisioned by this series. Watch the embed and get more details after the jump. Read More »

New Moon Screenplay Discovered in the Trash

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A St. Louis beauty salon owner found the screenplay for the Twilight sequel New Moon in the trash (I know what you’re thinking… but the joke is just wayyyy TOO EASY). Casey Ray discovered two screenplays, one for New Moon and the other for a movie titled Memoirs. She considered selling the screenplays to the tabloids but eventually decided to return the screenplays to the movie studio. As a reward, Summit Entertainment has invited her to the premieres of the two movies.

New Moon is shooting in Vancouver and Memoirs aka Remember Me is set to shoot in New York. So how did two screenplays end up in an open trash container outside a hotel in St. Louis? Well it turns out that another film is in town shooting, and the actors of that film are staying at the hotel. The film in question: Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air, which stars George Clooney and Anna Kendrick.  Wait a second, isn’t Kendrick also in New Moon?

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Michael Sheen played Lucian, leader of the Lycans in not one, not two but three Underworld films – two of which I can personally identify as being particularly tedious, the third of which I’m passively avoiding. Now he’s set to switch sides and head up the Vampires as Aro, boss of the fangsters in New Moon, Chris Weitz‘s Twilight sequel.

The Daily Mail got the story and a quote from Weitz to back it up:

Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires. Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.

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The Twilight Saga’s New Moon

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MTV has a first look at the title and logo for the upcoming adaptation of the Twilight sequel New Moon. Officially titled The Twilight Saga’s New Moon, the logo is basically the same exact lowercase personable font that was used for the first film, but this time appears in a new oragneish color. Head on over to MTV to see it in higher resolution. I’m sure Twilight fans are already foaming at the mouth. The logo almost looks cool, much better than the dreadful novel coverart. Wait, why am I even posting about this?

Sherlock Holmes Reshoots and Madonna New Moon Music

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Editors Update: Warner Bros has contacted us and assures us that the reshoots claim is completely “untrue”. The original story can still be read below.

Two new rumors allow contrasting voyeuristic peeks into the divergent careers of Guy Ritchie and Madonna or, for those of us who don’t subscribe to Heat or People Magazine, constitute a double hit of talking points that take in both New Moon and Sherlock Holmes.

A wisp of gossip began circulating yesterday that acclaimed actress and popular movie star Madonna Ciccone was going to appear in the Twilight Sequel, New Moon. I imagine what purchase this tall story might have taken upon the internet is seeded in the circumstance of Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary having a role as a producer on the film. Unsurprisingly, EW’s Hollywood Insider quickly got a denial from Summit Entertainment – but there was an extra twist.

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Dakota Fanning Offered Role of Jane in New Moon

Summit Entertainment has to be blazing full speed ahead to get New Moon out by the end of the year, as is their current goal. To that end, we’ve now heard from E! Online that 14-year old Dakota Fanning has been offered the role of Jane in the Twilight sequel. According to a source familiar with the situation, “There were no auditions. They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.”
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