Nadya Vlassoff at The Deadbolt has written a fantastic article on the question of how Taylor Lautner will successfully portray Jacob Black in New Moon. Spoilers abound, but if you’re prepared, read the whole article for an in-depth look at all the challenges the film crew and Taylor Lautner will face in successfully characterizing Jacob Black on the big screen–
'While the emotional role of Jacob depends on the interpretation of Taylor Lautner, the physical part of his role remains as the much larger question mark. It will have to be a joint effort between the production staff and Lautner in order for the physical changes that Jacob endures in the novel to transform to the screen. There are constant references to the ever-increasing size and strength of Jacob Black in New Moon, which will be difficult to film unless it’s done sequentially, which ithe normal route for filmmakers to take to safeguard the third act of a film first.'
'Aside from the human change of Jacob in New Moon, the werewolf transformation of Black also needs to be addressed. The Twilight film was criticized by some for its lack of innovative special effects and New Moon relies heavily on the idea of split-second changes and movement, which will require a great deal of movie magic. How will Weitz and crew go about shooting the mid-air transformation by Jacob? With such a tight shooting schedule - March 23 to May 21 in Vancouver - there looks to be very little room for error for both the production and Taylor Lautner in terms of fully realizing Jacob Black. Hopefully, since I’m actually based out of Vancouver, I’ll get to see some on-set activity.'
COURTESY OF www.newmoonmovie.org