MTV has a new article from an interview they did with Chris Weitz. The New Moon director talks about how glad he was to be able to shoot in Italy, how they used different colors in New Moon (especially the eye-popping red in Volterra!), and how much he enjoyed working with some of our favorite new baddies, Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning.
“Wow, am I glad we were able to shoot there,” Weitz said with a laugh in a recent phone interview with MTV News. “We went to about 12 different hilltop towns in Tuscany, which was both delightful and exhausting, because it had to be done relatively quickly. Montepulciano had the most symmetrical main square that I could find, so that was the winner for that reason.”
Fans can expect about 20 minutes of the film to be spent in Italy or in interior shots set in Italy. While trailers released for “New Moon” show hints of flashbacks featuring the Volturi, Weitz said most of the time is dedicated to the present day.
You can read the full article here.