While fans continue to buzz over the most recently-released photo from New Moon - which posits a lonely Bella next to an amorous Jacob - director Chris Weitz is opening up about the movie.
In a wide-ranging interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Weitz dishes on the film's computer-generated graphics, his favorite scene and more.
Enjoy these excerpts from the discussion:
On implementing special effects: "We are still in the late phases of what Edward looks like when he's hit by sunlight, what the vampires look like when they're hit with sunlight, the diamond effect, and also the hallucinatory effect that Bella has when she hears Edward's voice and she imagines him there."
Chris Weitz directs Kristen Stewart in this scene from New Moon.
On realism of the Volturi: "They're not levitating above the ground, they're not surrounded by mystical auras, they are creatures who actually exist and they're very specific, they're very stylish, they're very elegant, they're very dangerous. Essentially, it's really faithful to the book."
On his favorite scene in the movie: "When Bella goes to try to stop Edward from killing himself. We had a thousand extras in this medieval town square in a hill town in Tuscany, in the most beautiful country on earth, and it was such an extraordinary opportunity to get to work there."
On directing Breaking Dawn: "I think it's really charming that, not having seen New Moon, people would be enthusiastic about me wanting to do Breaking Dawn. I think the proof is in the pudding, and they should see New Moon before they decide if they want me to do anything else to do with their series. But I would hope to earn that kind of rumor."