Chris Weitz Talks About "Scarier" Wolfpack

From MTV Movie News: For fans paying attention to the new "New Moon" TV spots that came out over the past week and a half, they would notice that the wolf Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black transforms into looks a bit different than the original wolf in the first teaser trailer.

Well, that's because it is different — about 500 times different.

"Every CGI shot goes through sometimes hundreds of iterations," director Chris Weitz explained. "Like, for instance, that first shot we put out was a work in progress. It was probably version 150 or something. That shot itself is now at version 550, I think."

Lots of tinkering went on in the four months from when the first trailer was released until the most recent teasers, but that's not even the final version that's going to be seen in theaters. "We're still tweaking them to the last possible day," he said.

With the release of "New Moon" less than a month away, that day looms ever closer. Fortunately, the wolves are looking significantly more terrifying than they did the first time around.

"They're much scarier by now. That was always the aim," Weitz said. "The aim was to make them as fierce as possible, and they just got more and more and more dangerous as time went on."

Recent trailers have shown the wolf pack in its entirety, and Jacob is not the only werewolf fans have seen change. Still, his jumping transformation was the money shot Weitz wanted to make sure "New Moon" viewers saw — even though the animation hadn't been perfected yet.

"We really wanted to show with that first trailer [that] there were going to be these werewolves; that we could turn a guy into a werewolf in midflight, which was no small achievement," Weitz said. "We were putting out a proof of the concept at the time, but it wasn't the full-fledged, pimped-out wolf that it was going to end up being."

My opinion: At first I thought the wolves did look a little to cute and I swear they seemed smaller. I can't wait to see the whole pack together in action on the big screen.

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Comment by ♥TwilightSagaObsessed♥RobsGirl♥ on October 29, 2009 at 10:48pm
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Comment by Twilighter76 on October 29, 2009 at 11:03pm
That's cool we haven't seen the final wolf scenes.
Comment by Gaby on October 29, 2009 at 11:20pm
They do look scarier! When Paul phased it scared me lol cant wait to see the finished product :)
Comment by Shayle on October 30, 2009 at 12:52am
Comment by Sandra on October 30, 2009 at 3:28am
As if anybody REALLY cares about the wolves - except Chris Weitz and the studio's Alpha-execs. They are the ones that want scary stuff going on - in order to bring the 'guys' in. They don't want just the millions of women that will come, anyway. Oh, well.. We'll have to endure the wolves. Stephenie does describe them as 'as tall as a horse', so I guess they'll have to be big. ...I just want to see Rob.
Comment by Damarys Colls-Pulaski on October 30, 2009 at 4:31am
But that is what the story is about at new moon the wolfs get center stage and "Rob " doe not ....I like the story to be what is was meant to be not some other story I'm glad about the wolf and all the efort ...@ Sandra it you want more of Rob go and see another movie with him in it ...I want the books all of them in the movies not some other story ....
Comment by J.E.B. (Jacob Edward Black) on October 30, 2009 at 5:20am
ahem i think u both get what u want......nothin wrong with makin more scary wolves unless of course they are after little red riding hoods......we haven't seen anything yet 11.20.09
Comment by ♥Switz☺Erland‼♥ on October 30, 2009 at 8:12am


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