July 16, 2009
HitFix was lucky enough to score an on set visit of New Moon – where they were unable to get an interview with the director, Chris Weitz and were promised an interview down the road when his schedule cleared up. Well, HitFix got their interview – and Chris let everyone in on some great New Moon Movie secrets:
*Even Weitz was surprised with how quickly Phil Tippet’s company turned around the Jacob wolf shot at the end of the first teaser trailer. The shot has gone through numerous iterations and is much more photo realistic than that version.
*He’ll be submitting a director’s cut of the film to Summit within the next two weeks.
*Alexandre Desplat is currently working on the movie’s score. It may include hints at Carter Burwell’s original “Twilight” theme, but will sound different.
*Thom Yorke and Kings of Leon are interested in contributing to the film’s soundtrack.
*A couple of new scenes from the film will be shown during the “New Moon” Comic-Con panel on Thursday, July 23.
*The movie within a movie, “Facepunch,” will only be heard — not seen.
*Shooting in Italy with all of the fans that trekked across Europe to see the production was like Beatlemania.
*His vision of the Volturi is very much like the book and unlike a number of fan inspirations that have hit the web. He also sees them as having gone slightly insane after living for 2,000 years.
*He’s met with David Slade and expects the filmmaker’s vision for “Eclipse” to be different than what he’s doing with “New Moon,” but with the same actors and visual effects team.
*He’s flattered that fans want him to direct “Breaking Dawn” without seeing “New Moon,” but thinks the fans will want Slade to do it by the time “Eclipse” comes out.
*Weitz needs to turn the film in by Oct. 30 to strike prints or if not, they are in “big trouble” to make the release date.
There’s much more though – so head over to HitFix now to read the full interview!