Monday, November 1, 2010

The New Breaking Dawn Vampires Are Here!

More than 16 vampires have been added to the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Based on the bestselling novels by Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight series follows the romance between teenager Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen. The movie Breaking Dawn is based on the fourth and final book of the series.

In keeping with Twilight tradition, most of the new cast members are relative unknowns. The most famous faces were reserved for the Denali clan, which features prominently in the book.

Maggie Grace (Taken), Casey LeBow (Moonlight) and MyAnna Buring (Lesbian Vampire Killers) will play the three sisters, Irina, Kate and Tanya. Mia Maestro (Alias) will play Carmen and Christian Camargo (Dexter, The Hurt Locker) is Eleazar.

The Denali clan are just a few of the vampires that are descending on Forks as Edward, Bella and co call on all their vampire contacts for help in the impending war with the Volturi.

Other clans to be introduced include the Egyptian, Irish and Romanian covens as well as the American and European nomads. See the attached photo gallery for a first look at the new vampires.

Filming planned for November

Pre-production is well under way and key crew members have also been confirmed, with director Bill Condon announcing on Facebook an impressive line-up; notably cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, who won an Oscar for Pans Labyrinth, makeup designer Jean Black, from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and visual effects supervisor John Bruno whose work includes Titanic, X-Men and Avatar.

Commenting on Bruno, Condon said: “He and his team are working intensely to develop solutions to the host of special effects challenges that Stephenie created for us in Breaking Dawn, including that remarkable kid.”

The role of Renesmee – the half-vampire half-human offspring of Bella and Edward – will be played by young MacKenzie Foy. The role will require the character to quickly age from baby to toddler and then child.

Three of the books, Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse, have already been brought to the big screen with only Breaking Dawn remaining. Earlier this year it was confirmed that Breaking Dawn will be split across two movies. Part one is due to be released in November 2011.

See new Twilight Vamps Photos HERE.