January 8, 2009

It's official! Taylor Lautner will return as Jacob in New Moon

Check out the announcement on Stephenie Meyer's website here. Bye-bye Michael Copon; maybe he can take on one of the other New Moon roles that are now being cast!

Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz: "I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz"

I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon—what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph

8 comments:

  1. LOL, I was about to comment you with the news. Great bloggers must post alike. ;-D

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  2. hehe. Yes, I'm obsessed. It's awful. I really ought to be doing something productive right now. :)

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  3. I LOVE TAYLOR! I just hate Jacob Black! If you guys read Breaking Dawn yet you would know what i meant

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  4. ummmmmmmmmmmmm who cares about breaking dawn?! team jacob..............ALL THE WAY

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  5. How could you hate hime after Breaking Dawn... it was HIM he made the pack save the Cullens! 16 wolves... seriously!

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  6. jacob and edward totally kick ass!! It rocks that Jacob is playing in new moon after all. Can you imagine if the other guy would have played his part. Ugh, i would have been so depressed
    But why pick between Jacob and Edward?
    Im team threesome!!

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  7. jackob is so F@#$ing HOTTT

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