The official word that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse had finished shooting came at 4:49 AM on October 29. David Slade posted the news via his Twitter account with this note: "Physically and emotionally exhausted."
No wonder. As with New Moon, the cast list for this Twilight sequel grew, adding more werewolves and vampires to Bella's ever-widening circle of friends and enemies. In Meet the Cast of Eclipse, we have all the details about these relatively unknown actors, including the roles they're playing and the credentials they bring to The Twilight Saga. Posted 11.04.09 by reelz
Entertainment Tonight has released another New Moon TV spot, which includes more new scenes and lines, and a different voiceover. Ashley Greene (Alice) finally makes a bigger appearance, along with Dakota Fanning and a few more werewolves.
So, if you're not too Twilighted out after yesterday's influx of new scenes, check out the one below, where you'll find Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) looking mean in the forest, and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) declaring that he's "got a vampire to kill." Excited yet? We are. Posted 10.23.09 by reelz
The first TV spot for The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released on Fandango yesterday, and is aptly titled "Event."
The 32-second clip shows new footage of the wolves, as well as a new face-off between Edward, Jacob, and Bella that wasn't included in the book. As always, the script has been tweaked to include more action, and we think it looks better for it. As Bella screams, "No please, Jake, don't!", we bet every Twilighter watching the clip fell into rapt love-triangle-drama induced silence.
Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kristen Stewart (Bella), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) look more comfortable in their roles, while Edi Gathegi (Laurent) and Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) look super cool running through the woods at break-neck speed.
What do you think of this latest offering from New Moon? Are you now counting down the days until November 20th? Let us know in the comments. Posted 10.22.09 by reelz
Summit Entertainment's decision to replace Rachelle Lefevre with Bryce Dallas Howard for the role of Victoria in Eclipse definitely took the editors at Glamour magazine by surprise, as she's featured on the September "Twilight Beauty" cover, and inside in the "how to let your color come out at night" feature.
Posted 08.10.09 by reelz
From left: Nikki Reed, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Noot Seear.
A day after the news broke that Rachelle Lefevre was being replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Lefevre has come forward and offered some explanation to her shocking exit from Hollywood's hottest franchise.
The flame-haired actress said she was "stunned" at Summit's decision to recast the role of vampire Victoria, and that she was "fully committed" to The Twilight Saga. It turns out all the drama is about a movie Lefevre signed on to shoot in August. From her official statement, she said:
My commitment to Barney's Version is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for Eclipse. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me.
Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.
I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I've received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit's surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.
Summit has released a statement of its own, citing scheduling conflicts and withheld information as the main reasons for getting rid of Lefevre.
Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE's principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.
Contrary to Ms. Lefevre's statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.
The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre's commitment to the other project — which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment — makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
Oh dear. We prefer our vampire fights in books and on the big screen. No comment (yet) on director David Slade's Twitter page. Posted 07.30.09 by reelz
News that Bryce Dallas Howard is replacing Rachelle Lefevre in Eclipse has set off a firestorm of reaction — and speculation — among Twilight Saga fans.
The responses range from disapointment and anger to some funny jabs and wild conspiracy theories. Here are our favorite reactions to date.
just look at her face??? is it sparkling??
*rings David Slade and threatens him with a water bomb if Eclipse is anything but magnificent*
The TRUTH of the matter is that Rachelle was having TOO many relations with Pattinson... KStew [got] jealous, had her kicked off the shoot, and had Herbert Hoover reincarnate and delevop a cover story with Rachelle working with DeNiro... There are also rumors that she impregnated Taylor.
Ron Howard for Breaking Dawn.... anyone?
Finally, improvements!!! :D Redhead = Reooooowr! :)
And here are two (serious) reactions that ... well, defy categorization.
Is Victoria even in Eclipse?
What! Hopefully she's back for Breaking Dawn! Posted 07.29.09 by reelz
Rachelle Lefevre has had to leave her Twilight Saga role as bad-ass vampire Victoria, citing "scheduling conflicts" as the reason behind her departure. Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator: Salvation, The Village), Ron Howard's daughter, is set to take over the part for third franchise movie Eclipse. Summit's president of worldwide production and acquisitions Eric Feig has this to say about the casting change:
We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise. Rachelle brought "Victoria" to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.
This will be a blow for those Twilighters who like Lefevre, movie continuity, and Victoria as she is. Surely Lefevre could have switched her schedule to fit with Summit's, if she'd really wanted to. We doubt she's going to get a better offer than The Twilight Saga, so why jump ship now? Posted 07.29.09 by reelz
When The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast suited up for Vampire Baseball on the Fourth of July, we were there with our cameras. Along with catching the on-field action, we had the chance to talk with some of the movie's cast. You can see both in the clip below. And be sure to tune in Monday, July 13, at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT for our look at the Twilight phenomenon. Posted 07.10.09 by reelz
Turns out Carlise Cullen isn't the only vampire with a compassionate streak. This 4th of July, in a benefit for the Make-A-Wish foundation of Oregon, some of the Twilight and New Moon cast members are taking part in a day of Vampire Baseball.
The Portland event starts with a fans game in the morning. Some of the winners from that game will then face off with cast in the afternoon, playing a game in front of stands filled with Twilighters. A percentage of ticket sales from the event benefit the charity that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
If you can't make it to the event — scheduled to have Rachelle Lefevre, Peter Facinelli, Edi Gathegi, Michael Welch, Solomon Trimble, Christian Serratos, Ayanna Berkshire, Catherine Grimme, Alex Meraz, and Kiowa Gordon at bat — don't worry. We're going to be there to report on it and will have footage to share in coming weeks.
And yes, you read that right. Even the evil Victoria is choosing to spend her holiday helping kids. Posted 07.02.09 by reelz
Lainey Gossip has posted a round-up of the week's New Moon filming, including some candid photos of flame-haired Victoria, actress Rachelle Lefevre.
The most interesting news is that several proposal scenes will be filmed, rather than just one. We don't know whether this is to keep the final scene a secret from fans, but if it is, it might be the best idea director Chris Weitz has ever had. "A tense discussion" between main players Bella, Jacob, and Edward was also filmed, as well as evening shoots at the new Cullen house.
Expect a lot more to follow over the next few weeks, as Twilight only took mere months to film. We're still wondering how the werewolf transformation scenes will look -- cheesy American Werewolf, or slightly more realistic Underworld: Evolution? Posted 04.17.09 by reelz