Monday, December 15, 2008

New New Moon News

There seems to be a lot of talk and UNCERTAINTY surrounding the new Twilight sequel, New Moon.

So much so that new director Chris Weitz and even author Stephenie Meyer had to release statements explaining the situation.

But what about the reports that the studio, Summit, doesn't want to re-hire "baby-faced" Taylor Lautner as Jacob. Apparently, they don't think he has what it takes to play the werewolf love interest/lead in New Moon.

The statements released didn't confirm his return.

That was NOT an oversight!

Read more at PEREZ

20 enjoyed the bouquet.:

debra-- said...

sorry that this is not about new moon but i forgot to say that edward had sweat patches in the movie at the cafeteria scene the bit where he is like "what if i'm the bad guy"
you guys probably have spotted it but its a bit unedwardy

Maggie said...

I think the people they are looking at to play Jacob just look too old for him. He is supposed to look like a young boy who has just ballooned up - but still a teenager. I hope he doesn't get recasted - I will be very upset.

Jes said...

I don't know... i thought Jacob was suppose to be more twentysomething looking as a warewolf- that it was almost shocking how big he is suppose to get, remember he towerd over edward in the scene outside the school?
I actually think the michael capon guy looks like an aged taylor lautner, it could work in my mind.

alison said...

is he native american? I've seen him play mexican on tv.

Ginger said...

I was just thinking that Michael Capon didn't look very native american to me. But then again, its the movies.. they can change that! That other guy.. wasn't he Brooke's boyfriend on the tv show One Tree Hill back in the day?! haha

Debra -- I read about Edwards "pit stains" in another blog. You're right, it was there. Guess thats what you get with a low budget film. Hopefully they got the $$$'s to cover those things up for New Moon! haha

alison said...

according to IMDB, he was born in 1982 and is half filipino. and yeah, he was in one tree hill ;)

Ryah said...

I noticed the pitt sweats too while watching the movie :)

I think this new guy looks exactly like Taylor, just older, so it could work. I'm not attached to him as Jacob, so they can recast and it wouldn't make much of a difference to me.

Ginger said...

Ha! someone just drove by my work in a silver volvo as I was about to type this :)

I'm not a fan of Jacob period, so I don't think I'd be a fan of any actor that plays him. But I know.. he plays such a pivital role in the whole Bella/Edward story.. so it's gotta be something worth watching.

Jill said...

I remember being more intrigued by Jacob in the book when he started growing and aging. Maybe it's because I'm older or because I liked the exciting thought of: Now Jacob is bigger and can be just as protective as Edward.
I think for the push and pull of the two love interests to work you need that definitely portrayed in the movie. So, I don't care who they pick, I just hope he's big, tall and yummy. (secretly still wishing for Steven Strait)

Ryah said...

I know Jill, Steven Strait would be awesome!

Erin said...

totally, completely agree, Jill. Steven Strait...sigh.

alison said...

i dont know who that is.

Jill said...

If we have another SVC movie party, I'll bring The Covenant...he's so cute in that movie.

alison said...

he's younger than my little bro! eep.

heatheryruth said...

I liked Taylor and thought he did a good job! Hope he isn't recast! I think he and Rob have a good "I dislike you" chemistry! Here's to hoping! I realize I'm very out-numbered so far but oh well! hehe!

Maggie said...

I'm with you, Heather!

I definitely understand what all of yall are saying about Jacob looking too young. I guess in my mind when I read the books, I still pictured him as younger, just really big!

For some reason I feel attached to Taylor as Jacob; I just like him.

grimm said...

that guy has a freakin' tatoo!!!!
i will be sooooooo freakin' mad if they re-cast Jacob!!!

I ♥ taylor!!!

♦Z~Z♦ said...

agreed grimm!

a 26 yr old as a 16 yr old? Hello here people, but this guy is going to have to play a 16/17 yr old for two/three more yrs!!! it's not really going to work!

grimm said...

all though, Jacob is supposta' be like 7 ft2 by the end of new moon..
-_-...................

♦Z~Z♦ said...

give him stilts. i really don't want them to recast Jake.

ps - my 18 yr old cousin (not the same one as the one I mentioned before) agree's that Taylor is hot!!!! we went to see the movie while I was in Winnipeg (my 3rd time).