Vampires have officially landed in Italy! The Twilight Saga: New Moon is prepping right now to shoot two dramatic scenes on location in Europe this week. This marks the third country that Twilight will have been shot in (U.S., Canada, and Italy).
Rob Pattinson flew from the Cannes Film Festival in southern France to Rome, Italy. The scenes will be shot in Montepulciano, which is about 115 miles north of Rome (he's getting there by car). In the book, the scenes take place in Volterra, where the Volturi vampires live. No spoilers, but Edward Cullen goes there to try to put an end to a struggle he deals with in this second book.
Rehearsals will take place on Monday, May 25, and filming will go for four days from May 26 to May 29. The cast that will be filming in Italy are returning vampires Rob, Kristen Stewart, and Ashley Greene -- plus new Volturi cast members, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Charlie Bewley as Demetra, and Dakota Fanning as Jane.
Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner -- whose character Jacob Black is not part of the storyline in Italy -- is back home in Los Angeles. One of his first stops was at a Best Buy store to pick up the video game NHL '08 for PS3. His dad waited in the car as he checked out in Aisle 6, dressed in jeans, black Converses, a black jacket, two silver necklaces -- and a v-neck white T-shirt (so Robby P. of him!).
And Taylor went eco-friendly, opting for no plastic bag -- he walked out with the video game and receipt in his left hand! Way to go green, Taylor!
Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment