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July 24, 2009

Busy, Busy on New Moon, Panel at Comic-Con 09

We've been cranking on New Moon wolvery for some weeks now, it's been a crazy fast paced schedule, and that's not going to let up anytime soon but were chugging along quite well considering... We got our first handful of finals last week, with another giant handful hopefully early next week. I can't really say much more, but the work is looking pretty good.

newmooncomiccon1.jpgThe Twilight fans had a chance go geek out at Comic-Con 09' with this year's panel focused on New Moon, you can check out all of that coverage with video and such right here.

See Also: 21 Qs With 'New Moon' Director Chris Weitz

"When we were on set and talked to the producer, he was like, "Yeah, we’re still working on some of the designs for the Wolf Pack," then I think it was two weeks or three weeks later we saw the first trailer and that great shot [of the wolf] at the end. Is this the quickest you’ve ever worked?
CW: It is. I myself was surprised that Phil Tippett’s company was able to turn out that wolf shot. And I think they kind of did that as a matter of institutional pride that they could. Even that shot that was in the trailer has gone through 20, 30 iterations since then, but they have done a really extraordinary job. Phil Tippett is a complete genius. He was responsible for the walkers in Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back, and he’s kind of one of the legends of the visual effects community. And it has been really amazing what they’ve been able to do on very short notice.

" Tippett is going to do the wolves for Eclipse, so there’s a continuity in terms of the look of the werewolves and obviously the cast is going to remain the same. "

New Moon will hit theaters November, 20th

TWILIGHT FAN GIRLS IN SAN DIEGO - Most camped out overnight. Some spent two nights outside the San Diego Convention Center. They wore homemade T-shirts, made friends with fellow fans and talked about their allegiance to Team Edward or Team Jacob.

They are the "Twilight" fangirls, and they came to Comic Con by the thousands to see the movie’s stars in person at a panel Thursday for the film’s sequel.

Director Chris Weitz was joined by Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene.

High-pitched screams drowned out the introductions.

Those same shrill screams (of joy) also threatened to overwhelm the dialogue during the clip filmmakers showed.

The clip shows Jacob (Lautner) teaching Bella Swan (Stewart) how to ride a motorcycle, but she’s distracted by visions of the vampire Edward (Pattinson) with whom she fell in love. She crashes, and Jacob takes off his shirt to soothe her wound, provoking more fangirl screams. Lautner famously gained more than 20 pounds of muscle since for the role.

Pattinson, who was greeted with adoring screams when made his Comic Con debut with "Twilight" last year, said the event was "an eye-opener, and it’s just gotten bigger and bigger since."

"None of us saw it coming," Lautner added.

"It’s a little overwhelming to have so many people here," Stewart said, "but I guess it’s a good thing."


Posted by dschnee at July 24, 2009 5:54 AM