"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009)
Synopsis: Following Bella’s ill-fated 18th birthday party, Edward Cullen and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edward's image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks. With the help of her childhood friend Jacob Black, Bella refurbishes an old motorbike to carry her on her adventures. Bella's frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob, a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe, who has a supernatural secret of his own.
When a chance encounter brings Bella face to face with a former nemesis, only the intervention of a pack of supernaturally large wolves saves her from a grisly fate, and the encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the secret of the Quileutes and Edward's true motivation for leaving her. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she'd hoped for.
- "Breaking Dawn Part 2"
- "Breaking Dawn"
- Anna Kendrick
- Ashley Greene
- Dakota Fanning
- Kristen Stewart
- Robert Pattinson
- Taylor Lautner
Robert Pattinson Interview on "New Moon" and Playing Edward Cullen
Robert Pattinson on "New Moon," sharing traits with Edward Cullen, Bella and Edward's break-up scene, stepping into the sun in Italy, and how his career has taken off.
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Alex Meraz, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Kiowa Gordon, and Edi Gathegi.
"New Moon" Trailer and Video Clips
Check out the "New Moon" movie trailer, featurettes and video clips from the vampire love story starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
"New Moon" Movie Review
Let's call it like it is. "New Moon" is critic-proof. I doubt there's anyone out there going, "Well, I saw 'Twilight,' I want to see what happens with Edward and Bella, I want to see Jacob wolf-out, but I'll wait and see what the critics have to say about 'New Moon' before buying a ticket." If you're a 'Twilight' fan, you're going to go - likely multiple times - to see 'New Moon' in a theater.
Kristen Stewart Interview
Kristen Stewart admires Bella and she's not afraid to let everyone know it.
"New Moon" Budget and Filming Facts
Info on "New Moon" including budget news, opening weekend box office figures, box office records, shooting locations, and facts on the romantic movie starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.
Interview with Taylor Lautner - Jacob Black in "New Moon"
Taylor Lautner packed on 30 pounds of mostly muscle to fill out the role of Jacob, a member of the Quileute tribe who transforms into a wolf in order to protect his people from vampires. And when he pulls off his shirt for the very first time to wipe away Bella's blood, it's sure to send female hearts racing.
"New Moon" Exclusive LA Premiere Photos
Photos from the LA premiere of "New Moon" with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Reaser, Edi Gathegi, Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, Bronson Pelletier, Tyson Houseman, Cameron Bright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Daniel Cudmore, Billy Burke, Gil Birmingham, Christian Serratos, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Peter...
Opening Weekend Box Office Take
(Nov 2009) "New Moon" earned an incredible $142 million during its first three days in release, moving the vampire love story into third place on the overall biggest opening weekend list. The second "Twilight" movie trails only "The Dark Knight" ($158 million) and "Spider-Man 3" ($151 million) on the top earners list, surprising nearly everyone (except for some diehard "Twilight" fans).
Cullens Movie Poster
"New Moon" poster with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone and Ashley Greene.
On the Red Carpet - Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Reaser
The hundreds of fans lining the streets leading up to Mann's Village Theaters in Westwood, CA, served as an alarm system, letting anyone know within earshot when Robert Pattinson had arrived at the "New Moon" premiere. It's not like the guy could slip in unnoticed even if he wanted to.
On the Red Carpet - Taylor Lautner and Gil Birmingham
Taylor Lautner moves into the spotlight in the second "Twilight" movie, "New Moon." On the red carpet at the film's LA premiere, Lautner and the cast, including Gil Birmingham who plays Lautner's dad, talked about the appeal of "New Moon."
On the Red Carpet - Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower is Caius, one of the three leaders of the Volturi, in the second "Twilight" movie, "New Moon." As Caius, Bower has no real special vampire power so he made up his own unique talent to talk about at the film's LA premiere.
On the Red Carpet - Billy Burke
Billy Burke plays Charlie Swan, police chief and father of Bella (Kristen Stewart), in the "Twilight" film series based on Stephenie Meyer's books. At the "New Moon" premiere, Burke talked about the appeal of the franchise.
On the Red Carpet - Tyson Houseman and Bronson Pelletier
Bronson Pelletier and Tyson Houseman play two members of the wolfpack in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the 2nd film of the series. In order to get prepared to go around shirtless, the wolfpack guys all worked out together to get that pack mentality.
On the Red Carpet - Daniel Cudmore Interview
Coming from a background of stunt work, Daniel Cudmore (Colossus in "X-Men: The Last Stand") is no stranger to action scenes. In the 2nd "Twilight" film, "New Moon," Cudmore joins the cast as Felix, a super strong vampire who works for the Volturis.
On the Red Carpet - Kiowa Gordon Interview
Kiowa Gordon makes his first - but not last - appearance in a "Twilight" film as Embry Call in "New Moon," a friend of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) who also turns into a wolf when the Quileute tribe is in danger.
On the Red Carpet - Edi Gathegi and Justine Wachsberger
Edi Gathegi is back as Laurent, a vampire who sided with the Cullens over his friends in the first "Twilight" movie. And in "New Moon," he has a pretty devastating encounter with wolves. Justine Wachsberger plays a human who wants to be a vampire.
On the Red Carpet - Writer Melissa Rosenberg
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg adapted "New Moon," "Twilight," and "Eclipse," and although it's likely she'll continue with the franchise with "Breaking Dawn," as of the LA "New Moon" premiere she wasn't able to confirm she's taken on that job.
"New Moon" Madrid Photos
"New Moon" stars Kristen Stewart ('Bella'), Robert Pattinson ('Edward'), Taylor Lautner ('Jacob') joined director Chris Weitz in Madrid for a "New Moon" press event on November 12, 2009.
Anna Kendrick on "New Moon" Box Office Figures and "Eclipse"
(Nov 2009) Anna Kendrick plays high school student Jessica, a classmate of Bella and Edward's, in the "Twilight" film series. Jessica's not a vampire or werewolf, just a regular girl with an attitude, but Kendrick's a scene-stealer in "New Moon" nonetheless.
Gift Ideas for the "Twilight" Fan on Your List
Having a tough time figuring out what to get that "Twilight" fan on your gift list? Not so surprisingly, there are actually dozens of "Twilight"-inspired items on the market and this list is just a sampling of what's out there for fans of the teen vampire book/film series.
"New Moon" Paris Photos
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner in Paris for a "New Moon" press event at Hotel Crillon on November 10, 2009.
On the Red Carpet - Christian Serratos and Justin Chon
Christian Serratos and Justin Chon don't sparkle in the sun and don't change into wolves in the "Twilight" films. Instead, they play a high school couple who are friends of Bella's and oblivious to the supernatural creatures around them.
"New Moon" London Fan Event Photos
"New Moon" stars Kristen Stewart ('Bella'), Robert Pattinson ('Edward'), and Taylor Lautner ('Jacob') turned up on London, England for a "New Moon" fan event at Battersea Evolution on November 11, 2009.
Exclusive Interview with Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen played a werewolf in the "Underworld" film series, British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the Oscar-winning "The Queen," and TV personality David Frost in the five-time Oscar nominated film, "Frost/Nixon." But it's his role as Aro in "New Moon," the second film of the "Twilight" franchise, that's likely to earn him a new generation of fans.
On the Red Carpet - Chaske Spencer
Chaske Spencer stars as Sam Uley, the leader of the wolfpack, in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." In the second film of the "Twilight" series, the wolfpack is pulled into action to protect their tribe - and Bella - from a vampire out for revenge.
On the Red Carpet - Cameron Bright
Cameron Bright plays Alec, one of the powerful Volturi vampires, in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the second movie of the series. Alec has the ability to take away all your senses, a particularly difficult power to portray on film.
Robert Pattinson on "Breaking Dawn" and "Unbound Captives"
Lots of interesting little facts came out of the "New Moon" press junket held Friday, November 6th in LA, and among the little tidbits was an update on the fourth film of the series, "Breaking Dawn."
Robert Pattinson Interview - Comic Con, Part 1
Robert Pattinson and his "New Moon" co-stars took part in a press conference at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con prior to tackling questions from fans. In Part 1 of Pattinson's portion of the press conference, he talks about his favorite scene to film.
Director Chris Weitz and Writer Melissa Rosenberg Interview
Director Chris Weitz readily admits he has no idea why people love vampires. In fact, just a week before he was offered the chance to direct "New Moon," Weitz recalls he asked a friend, "Why are they making so many vampire movies? I just don't get it." And even though his grandmother was in the 1931 "Dracula," Weitz never felt as though he was fated to someday direct a film about vampires.
Interview with "New Moon's" Powerful Ruling Vampires
The Volturi of "New Moon" - Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Cameron Bright and Jamie Campbell Bower - talk about working on the second "Twilight" movie, playing the powerful Volturi, action figures, and red contact lenses.
Interview with the Wolfpack of "New Moon"
Native American actors were cast in the roles of the Quileute tribe members who transform into wolves in the second "Twilight" film, "New Moon." Chaske Spencer plays Sam, leader of the pack, with Alex Meraz as Paul, Bronson Pelletier as Jared, and Kiowa Gordon as Embry.
Volturi poster featuring Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, and Jamie Campbell Bower.
Wolfpack poster featuring Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
Michael Sheen Talks About "New Moon"
(Sep 2009) The second film of the "Twilight" series also introduces the Volturi, the most powerful/influential vampires in existence. Michael Sheen plays one of the leaders of the Volturi, Aro.
Christian Serratos Talks About "New Moon" and "Eclipse"
Christian Serratos talks about filming "New Moon," getting ready to work on "Eclipse," and what's happening with "Breaking Dawn" (2 movies?) in this exclusive interview with "Twilight's" Angela Weber.
Chris Weitz Says Recasting Jacob was a Definite Possibility
Director Chris Weitz stepped into the 2nd film of the series with the main cast in place. Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward, and the actors playing the Cullen family were all pretty much set in stone. And everyone thought Taylor Lautner was all but certain to reprise his role as Jacob. But as Weitz acknowledged, Lautner's return as Jacob was in fact an uncertainty for a while.
Jamie Campbell Bower Compares His "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" Work
Name the two biggest film franchises currently in production. Now name one actor who's in both. Jamie Campbell Bower (best known for his role alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd") is fortunate enough to be a supporting player in the second Twilight movie, "New Moon," and in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Parts 1 and 2.
The "New Moon" movie soundtrack reflects songs includes artists Stephenie Meyer chose.
Robert Pattinson Interview - Comic Con, Part 2
In Part 2 of Robert Pattinson's portion of the press conference, he talks about "Midnight Sun" and his music.
Taylor Lautner Interview - Comic Con, Part 1
Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made the trip to San Diego (again) to promote the second film of the "Twilight" series, "New Moon." Part 1 of the press conference coverage features Lautner talking about transforming into Jacob.
Taylor Lautner Interview - Comic Con, Part 2
Part 2 of the press conference coverage features Taylor Lautner on his favorite "Twilight" book and "New Moon" scene.
Kristen Stewart Interview - "New Moon"
Kristen Stewart joined Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con to talk about "New Moon," the second film of the "Twilight" series. At the "New Moon" press conference, Stewart talked about playing Bella for the second time.
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' Exclusive Comic Con Photos
Exclusive gallery of photos of the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" cast at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con featuring photos of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and director Chris Weitz.
Exclusive Kellan Lutz Interview
(June 2009) It was a "Twilight" night at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards as the film's cast, including Kellan Lutz, were on hand to pick up awards for their work in the teen vampire love story. On the red carpet, Lutz chatted up "New Moon" and the new "Elm Street."
One on One with Peter Facinelli
Peter Facinelli and the rest of the cast of "Twilight" scored big at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, with the teen vampire love story taking home five trophies. On the carpet before the show, Facinelli talked about finishing up "New Moon."
Exclusive Peter Facinelli Interview
(April 2009) He hasn't quite finished up his part in the second "Twilight" film, "New Moon," but Peter Facinelli took time away from playing Dr. Carlisle Cullen to relax and take in the premiere of "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past." *Spoiler at the end about book 4*
Exclusive Michael Welch Interview
(May 2009) Michael Welch plays one of Bella and Edward's classmates in the "Twilight" film series who has a huge crush on Bella. Welch and the cast just wrapped up work on the second film, "New Moon," and he chatted about it at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
Ashley Greene Exclusive Interview
(Jan 2009) Ashley Greene ('Alice') turned up at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Push" and chatted up her next project, the heavily anticipated sequel to "Twilight" - "New Moon." Although filming won't begin for a couple of months, Greene has seen the script and is sure fans will appreciate how the story of Bella, Edward and Jacob plays out in the second film of the series.
One on One with Rachelle Lefevre
(Jan 2009) Rachelle Lefevre says she's ready to return as 'Victoria' - the evil vampire out to kill Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) - in "New Moon," the sequel to "Twilight." At the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Push," Lefevre admitted she hadn't yet seen the script, but she's willing to bet it'll be faithful to Stephenie Meyer's book.
Exclusive Interview with Edi Gathegi
(Jan 2009) Edi Gathegi ('Laurent') was on hand at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Push" where he and fellow "Twilight" alumni - Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, and Rachelle Lefevre - had a chance to talk about "New Moon." With filming set to begin in March 2009, Gathegi hasn't yet seen the script but he's ready to get back into character - with a new director at the helm.
The Basics on the "Twilight" Film Series
Info on the "Twilight" movie series consisting of "Twilight," "New Moon," "Eclipse," and "Breaking Dawn."
Kristen Stewart on "New Moon" and "Twilight" Fans
(March 2009) Kristen Stewart had some "Twilight" fans worked up into a tizzy recently after an interview she gave to Nylon seemed to cast her experiences dealing with "Twilight" fans in a negative light. In LA for the press day of "The Cake Eaters," Stewart was asked if she now feels as though she's playing with fire whenever she says anything about fans of the "Twilight" series.
"New Moon" Movie Credits
Cast and crew list for "New Moon," MPAA rating, and release date info.
"New Moon" Cast is Officially Announced
(April 2009) "Twilight" fans should be happy to know filming has definitely begun on the second film of the series, "New Moon," which is set to hit theaters on November 20th. And not only did Summit Entertainment announce the start of production, the studio also revealed a few new cast members and confirmed the return of some of our favorites.
Wolves Gather for "New Moon"
(Mar 2009) Summit Entertainment has officially confirmed they've hired a group of Native American/First Nation actors to take on the characters who are part of the 'wolf pack' in the second "Twilight" movie, "New Moon."
Michael Sheen's a Vampire
(April 2009) Michael Sheen is changing sides in the battle between mythological creatures. Sheen, who played a werewolf in the "Underworld" film franchise, is leaving the fur behind and sinking his teeth into the role of Aros, an extremely powerful vampire, in "New Moon."
Jamie Campbell Bower Joins "New Moon"
(Apr 2009) "Sweeney Todd" standout Jamie Campbell Bower signs on to "New Moon."
Dakota Fanning Talks "New Moon"
(Jan 2009) At the Los Angeles press day for her film "Push," Dakota Fanning addressed the rumors that she's going to be part of "New Moon."
Taylor Lautner Will Be Back in "New Moon"
(Jan 2009) Chris Weitz and Summit Entertainment have settled the matter - apparently once and for all - confirming Taylor Lautner's returning in an email blast sent out by the studio.
"New Moon" Finds a Director
(Dec 2008) Summit Entertainment's moved lightning fast in replacing director Catherine Hardwicke on the second film of the "Twilight" series, "New Moon." Hardwicke left the "Twilight" franchise over differences in 'scheduling' as Summit Entertainment wanted/needed to quickly get into production on "New Moon" in early 2009 and Hardwicke didn't think that would give her time to adequately prepare.
Catherine Hardwicke Won't Direct "New Moon"
(Dec 2008) "Twilight" movie fans received a bit of shocking news today when Summit Entertainment announced director Catherine Hardwicke will not be returning to helm "New Moon," book number two in the four-part "Twilight" series.
Summit Gives the Go-Ahead on "New Moon"
(Nov 22, 2008) It should come as absolutely no surprise that Summit Entertainment, the fledgling studio behind Twilight, has gone ahead and confirmed they're moving forward on the next film in the "Twilight" franchise - "New Moon."
Official "New Moon" Website
Summit Entertainment's official site for "New Moon." Release Date: November 20, 2009
Behind the Scenes of "Eclipse"
Behind the scenes facts including the budget, locations, and trivia on the third film of the series.
What You Need to Know About "Breaking Dawn"
Go behind the scenes on the fourth film of the "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn.