Dakota Fanning, right, and Chris Evans star in the new film “Push.” But the upcoming “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” was on everyone’s mind Thursday at the “Push” premiere.
Summit Entertainment brought out several actors from its 2008 blockbuster “Twilight” to walk the red carpet Thursday night at the premiere of the studio’s new film, “Push.”
The sci-fi thriller stars Dakota Fanning, the teen actress who is in talks to play vampire baddie Jane in the “Twilight” sequel “New Moon.” According to EW.com’s Hollywood Insider blog, “New Moon” was on everyone’s mind at the premiere.
“I think it is too soon to say for sure whether I will or won’t be in (‘New Moon’),” Fanning, who turns 15 on Feb. 23, told EW.com. “But it would be really cool to do it. I am a very big fan of the books. I read them all and Jane is an interesting part. We haven’t really sat down and talked about it. So we will see. It was a good experience working with Summit. I guess I now have an in at the company.”
In Stephenie Meyer’s four-book series, Jane is one of the guards for the Volturi, an Italian coven who are sort of like a royal family and policing force for vampires. Jane has a special talent for causing pain. Though the role differs from most of Fanning’s work, at least one “Twilight” actor thinks she would be a good fit for Jane.
“Dakota Fanning would be great as Jane,” said Ashley Green, who plays good vampire Alice Cullen, adopted brother of hero Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). ”I really hope that rumor becomes reality.”
In addition, Greene said she just received her copy of the “New Moon” script and thinks it will please fans.
“I felt like a spy reading it,” she told EW.com. “It does come very close to the tone and the events that are in book 2. There are a couple of things that were changed which I think make it more interesting for the visual medium but nothing that will upset fans of the books. I think it is safe to say that it will make everyone happy.”
Kellan Lutz, who plays fellow good vampire Emmett Cullen, called the script “amazing.” Like Taylor Lautner, who will play werewolf Jacob Black in “New Moon,” Lutz told EW.com he has been bulking up to shoot the sequel, which starts filming in April with plans of a November release.
However, actors Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi , who play blood-thirsty vampires Victoria and Laurent, said they have yet to see the closely-guarded script, adapted by screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who also penned the “Twilight” screenplay. Lefevre told EW.com is is preparing to play her vengeful character.
“I have to figure out how to channel that much hatred and grief healthily because that is a pretty dark place to go,” she said.