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02 October 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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In the November issue of Empire, out now, we not only have two spiffing New Moon posters but also the lowdown on the second instalment in the Twilight series. And we got Chris Weitz and Taylor Lautner to explain why this one's harder-edged and more man-friendly.

"You've got the werewolves coming in," said Weitz, "and the effects are going to be great on that part of the movie. Also, there's more fighting and that should appeal to the boys. There is also a male character, Jacob, who is inherently a more viable character for most boys because he's like an ordinary guy. He works on cars, whereas Edward is a perfect man, and maybe he only appeals to perfect men. That makes the demographic rather small! So there's more of a way into this one - we do hope to up the male demographic!"

Lautner, who's put on a huge amount of muscle to bulk up for the role, said of his role, "In Twlight, Jacob is this happy-go-lucky kid, but in New Moon when he shapeshifts into his wolf self, he becomes a totally different person. It was almost a split personality in the same movie and sometimes even in the same day."

For more on New Moon, pick up the new Empire and read the whole thing / put up the free posters on your wall / fold pages from the magazine into an origami statue of Edward.


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"Demographics..."
Hate the fact that Chris Weitz (who botched one of the biggest franchise opportunities of all time with his "adaptation" of the Golden Compass) goes on and on about "demographics". I'm being naive, I know...but still, he makes it sound as though films are cooked up by doing opinion surveys and flow-charts...and what does he mean Jacob is an "ordinary guy"?! I've seen photos of this "everyman" - I've seen the abs he's had to produce for this role. The fi More

Posted by pitchender at 15:28 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

still looks shit More

Posted by spamandham at 19:09 on 03 October 2009 | Report This Post

I too am reminding myself of how vampires are done right with Bram Stoker's Dracula, one of the best books ever written. This whole Twilight thing is too mopey and soppy and as Helen said wet lol! More

Posted by ushiep at 20:34 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

http://www.veryfunnypics.com/pics/celeb/images/zzzzz_ce lebrity-pictures-keifer-sutherland-vampires-sparkle.jpg I think this says it all More

Posted by CUrraNT at 19:19 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: What's that on the floor?
Does anyone remember when vampires didn't sparkle? I'm clutching my copy of Dracula in hope that people do. More

Posted by Amelie_Scotland at 15:39 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: What's that on the floor?
At least he's right about one thing: Edward is a twat. More

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What's that on the floor?
Oh look, it's Empire's standards. More

Posted by jcallan at 14:03 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

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"...there's more fighting and that should appeal to the boys." Why is everyone so obsessed with gendering films. Girls like fighting too! Lots of fighting, in fact. Fuck you and the CGI polar bear you rode in on, Weitz. More

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