LaineyGossip has posted exclusive pictures and a video from the Eclipse opening sequence's filming.
Xavier Samuel (Riley) can be seen walking in the rain, while being shot for what is apparantly the scene set to open the movie. A still-human Riley is being chased through Seattle by the vampire Victoria before soon being outrun, attacked, bitten, and turned.
Although the book doesn't open with, or feature, this scene, we think it's a good move to kick things off with some action. A little extra content never hurts and, so far, Melissa Rosenberg's new scenes have only benefitted Twilight and what we've heard about in New Moon. If Stephenie Meyer is happy, then so are we. Posted 10.12.09 by reelz
Adelaide's The Advertiser is the first to speak to Xavier Samuel since being plucked from Down Under as an addition to the cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The relative unknown beat out A-listers Tom Felton (Potter pics) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe) for the role of Riley, and seems humbled by his selection: "I was up against some truly great actors who I'm privileged to be considered among. It's a fantastic opportunity."
Indeed it is. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are the hottest things Hollywood has seen probably since Leo-mania in the post-Titanic days 12 years ago.
Eclipse starts filming in Vancouver, Canada, next month and will be released in June 2010. Posted 07.21.09 by reelz
Yesterday we reported on rumors that Potter's Tom Felton was to be cast as Riley in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie. Well, those were totally wrong (we're talking to you MTV).
Now The Hollywood Reporter's Steven Zeitchik breaks the news that unknown Australian actor Xavier Samuel has landed the role in the third movie in the Twilight series. His Wikipedia page is a little sparse but that is likely to change soon. Posted 07.17.09 by reelz