February 26, 2009

Rumors, Rumors: Dakota Fanning *May* Have Officially Signed (?) + Volterra Filming May Not Be Set in Stone

If -- and ONLY if -- Production Weekly is a reliable source, then looks like Dakota Fanning may have signed on for New Moon. Justajerseygal, who provided the first New Moon update from Production Weekly, shares an updated version, with updates in bold:

Feature Film 02-12-09

STATUS - March 23 LOCATION - Vancouver - Italy
PRODUCER: Patrick Wachsberger - Wyck Godfrey WRITER: Melissa Rosenberg DIRECTOR: Chris Weitz LP: Bill Bannerman PM: Barbara Kelly
CAST: Robert Pattinson - Kristen Stewart - Taylor Lautner - Billy Burke - Gil Birmingham - Peter Facinelli -Elizabeth Reaser -Ashley Greene - Jackson Rathbone - Kellan Lutz - Nikki Reed - Dakota Fanning

All is not well between demon-magnet Bella and Edward Cullen, her vampire Romeo. An innocent papercut at Edward's house puts Bella in grave danger when various members of the Cullen family can barely resist their hunger at the smell of blood. The Cullens promptly leave town, afraid of endangering Edward's beloved, and Bella sinks into an overwhelming depression. Months later, she finally emerges from her funk to rebuild her life, focusing on her friendship with besotted teen Jacob from the reservation. Bella's unhealthy enthrallment to Edward leads her into dangerous and self-destructive behavior despite her new friends, and supernatural complications are bound to reappear. Bella's being hunted by an evil vampire, and Jacob's adolescent male rage turns out to be incipient lycanthropy: It seems many Quileute Indians become werewolves in the presence of vampires, their natural enemies. (March 23 - May 20 / will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra for two weeks in May - Release date Nov. 20, 2009)
We shall see if this holds true! However, given that there is a petition to get Volterra in New Moon, looks like Volterra is not necessarily set in stone yet, so this could be B.S.


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