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StephenieMeyer.com: Taylor is still Jacob!

From StephenieMeyer.com:

Good news about New Moon from director Chris Weitz:

I'm very happy to announce that Taylor Lautner will be playing Jacob Black in New Moon and that he's doing so with the enthusiastic support of Summit Entertainment, the producers, and Stephenie Meyer.

The characters in Stephenie's books go through extraordinary changes of circumstance and also appearance; so it is not surprising that there has been speculation about whether the same actor would portray a character who changes in so many surprising ways throughout the series. But it was my first instinct that Taylor was, is, and should be Jacob, and that the books would be best served by the actor who is emotionally right for the part. I think that fans of Twilight the book and the movie will be surprised by the Jacob Black that Taylor will bring to the screen in New Moon; and I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the cast in realizing the film.

very best

Chris Weitz


I'd just like to add that I was very much a part of this decision. My first priority was always what was best for New Moon — what was going to give us the best possible movie. I'm truly thrilled that Taylor was the one who proved to the director, to Summit, and to me that he is the best possible Jacob we could have. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he's going to bring to Jacob's character this year.

- Steph

Thank you to Mae for the heads-up! Go, Steph! Go, Chris!






11 comments:

  1. Jei said...
     

    All right!!! I'm so happy!

  2. Melissa said...
     

    Yay!! Hooray for Jacob. This is probably the first good news for the year. :)

  3. goddess said...
     

    HAHAHA! Sorry. I just find it funny that Stephenie HAD TO put her foot down on this. Sorry. I mean, all of us are so emotionally attached to these characters... but i still have my reservations about Taylor portraying the highly evolved Jacob Black. so lets just wait and see.... but really, i would love to have Stephen Strait be Jacob Black in New Moon. Now, that would really make me think: Edward or Jacob?!

  4. dendenice said...
     

    yes! after the long wait they already decided that taylor's the best man for the job! ha-ha! go TAYLOR!!! but i'm still on TEAM EDWARD! lolz!

  5. Rome said...
     

    Whoopee! I'm very happy for Taylor. He deserves it. Monstrous fan backlash if it was decided otherwise. Go Steph! She did it for Kellan, and now she's done it for Taylor. Yey! *doing the happy dance* =]

  6. lexaprone said...
     

    There is a god.

    And other happy news:

    http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/most-anticipated-of-2009.html

    (Like we don't know THAT already)

  7. Jei said...
     

    The baseball scene in Twilight film, according to Yahoo! movies, is apparently one "Nuking the Fridge" moment. Hmm... Well, it is my favorite scene in the film. Whatever, Yahoo!

    http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/collections/gallery/1328/nuking-the-fridge#photo9

  8. patryxhaa. said...
     

    finally! haha.
    hooooorayy!
    that's absolutely ryt. taylor IS the best possible jacob we could ever have!

    congrats taylor! ;)

  9. wolffia said...
     

    how about Steven Strait as Sam? (talagang gusto ipasok si Steven Strait sa Twilight Movies eh...) heheh!

  10. rishi said...
     

    Steven Strait must be in New Moon...Im surprised with Taylor, but they should really make the movie just like the book, even the characters. I can't wait to see the movie

  11. Anonymous said...
     

    Whatever! I think they wouldn't choose or put someone who couldn't play the role so well! o(TωT )

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