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August 26, 2008

Twilight cast called Back to Shoot Additional Scenes

— Posted by Rodney

The upcoming vampire drama Twilight is facing some recalls to add more scenes to the movie. But fear not, these are not reshoots, but simply adding more content.

MovieWeb writes:

MTV has just announced that the entire cast of the highly anticipated vampire drama Twilight is back shooting extra scenes for the film. According to their source, these aren’t reshoots but all new scenes to help flesh out the story a little bit more.

Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen in the flesh, has insured MTV that there is nothing wrong with the film as it stands now. Executives were just so happy with the wrapped film that they decided to add some more spice to it, making it the film that everybody is eagerly waiting for. Peter stated, “They liked it so much, they are bringing us back for some encore time to beef it up. Add a little salt and pepper.”

When a movie faces “reshoots” it typically means there is something wrong. Facinelli was wise to state very bluntly that they just want to add more to an already good film to make it great. They are not changing any of the existing scenes, just adding more.

Sometimes in extended cuts of movies on dvd we get to see long scenes that were cut for one reason or another and in many cases we like the longer version. In this case they realized that with a handful of extra scenes in the movie it could be better, so they dragged everyone involved back in to do some more. I like that they are not waiting for the dvd release to give us these scenes.

This show has an insane cult following that much like vampires do not like to be seen. I had never even heard of this before the promotion for the film has started. John mentioned the rabid devotion of Twilight fans at ComicCon and I tested these waters at FanExpo. There was a booth promoting the film (among 4-5 others) and handing out posters. I asked them which poster gets picked up more and they said without hesitation: Twilight.

Twilight looks to be the right replacement goth/fantasy fit as it too moved up its release date to November 21st – Thanksgiving weekend. (A good month after the Real Thanksgiving – Thanks Robin!) because of to Harry Potter’s eviction from the Christmas season.

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  • Esme echo

    I’m amazed that people who despise Twilight bother to follow the news about it, much less take the time to sling profane or vulgar epithets towards it.

    Victoria, I hope you will regard the movie like you would a fanfic: based on the book with no intention of being a faithful reproduction. Video is so different from print; they each must be able to stand independent.

    I am also glad more of the backstory will be in the movie, for whatever reason Summitt has decided to add it.

  • http://www.thetvshowblog.com Rodney

    Victoria, I am confused by your statement. You said you dont like them adding new scenes to the movie, but then claim people don’t like movie adaptations because they differ from the book.

    I would presume that the scenes added are things from the book that were left out for budget or time constraints. So by your logic I would think that the extra scenes would be alleviating the issues that make people not like novel adaptations.

  • Courtney

    Congratulations for Twilight though!

    It will do good. As it’s been proven time and time again with the books and promotional events, like Comic Con.

  • http://Yahoo Victoria

    I dont like that their adding new scenes 2 twilight they should just leave it as it is.already,ive heard that books that turn to movies are never alike.i think people might get dissapointed as it is.i hav really high xpecteations but i dont hav good feelingts about it either.the only thing absolutely forcing me 2 c it is robert pattinson

  • Marie Guarino

    Adding scenes is good! This is great news! One question though, how does Summit make an already “great” movie better? We’ll have to wait for November 21, 2008, to find out – won’t we?

  • Dragonslayer

    I couldn’t finish the book. It got too romancy after they kissed. The movie for me looks “okay.”

    Still, it will probably end up like a regular December Fantasy release. I’m not expecting good reviews

  • Joshua

    Amen, Kristina.

  • Meli

    This isn’t surprising I watched an interview with Catherine Hardwick on Reelz Channel and she had mentioned possibly filming more scenes during the post-production process. It makes me wonder if there were scenes she wanted to film then, but didn’t to keep withing budget. Now that is seems Summit will have a modest hit on their hands they’re willing to pony up some more money.

    I still think the movie quality has that made for TV look, but if it captures the feel of the book then it’ll be entertaining for the fandom. I don’t see many people outside of the fandom going to see this movie.

  • http://www.myspace.com/cruelmessenger Darren J Seeley

    I’m very interested how this plays out myself. The word of mouth is more out there, the trailer looks alright, and if this film does well it could be Summit’s bread and butter for the next few years as far as franchise potential goes.

    However, to me, Twilight’s ads kind of reminded me a small tad of ‘Blood & Chocolate’, a film which not many were fond of (although I was somewhat surprised on how much I liked it)

    *******
    When a movie faces “reshoots” it typically means there is something wrong
    Really, Rodney? Does that include pickup shots? Should your statement be rephrased to “sometimes” and not “typically”?

  • http://www.stalepopcorn.co.uk Kristina

    Fuck Twilight.

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