Red Hood Alert: And We Don’t Mean Little Red & Granny

Twilighters 2.0 just sent us in this report:

We’ve some pictures to share about the extras that were roaming Montepulciano today.
Each one of them was clad in red. Hoods, robes, t-shirt, caps…everything was red!

They couldn’t really say anyhing because the producers have told them that if they were caught they would be expelled from the set and nobody wants to lose the chance to be in the movie.

It’s said that this afternoon there was a little commotion and they think Robert Pattinson was there, but nobody would say that plainly. There are no pictures of him at the airport because he went out through a side exit allowed to the airport staff only.

Today the porsche crew finished working and, from what we understood, tomorrow Robert Pattinson himself will shoot some scene, maybe something related to Edward’s desperation before the Volturi’s verdict.

It won’t be Kristen Stewart to jump in the fountain but hers stunt double, an Italian girl.
Right now, Alan Cappelli, the stunt double for Robert Pattinson is waiting in his car to be called to set. We don’t know though what scene they’ll shoot.

The Eagle Has…er…Robert Pattinson Has Landed

Robert Pattinson’s whirlwind Cannes experience is now over. He has landed in Italy and will await the arrival of Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, and presumably Dakota Fanning, Charlie Bewley, and Daniel Cudmore to shoot the the exterior Volterra scenes in Montepulciano.

Things on the town square set are progressing. According to Twilighters 2.0 They just field tested the fountain, and it was a success: the water ran and it didn’t cause a flood. (Photo credit to Twilighters Italia)

It remains to be seen whether or not any interiors are shot since Michael Sheen and Jamie Campbell Bower both Tweeted awhile back that they wrapped shooting. Michael also commented to a reporter in Wales this week that he had finished shooting New Moon. An even better indicator of whether or not they are shooting New Moon interiors may be Justine Wachsberger who tonight is appearing on Vamp Talk Radio. Presumably, as Gianna, she is only involved in the interior scenes. So, if she’s talking about having finished filming tonight, it looks like they are pretty much sticking to outdoors.

Speaking of Twitter, ET’s Thea Andrews Tweeted, “Just got word of another top secret mission for an ET on-set exclusive. Booking my ticket to Europe. Sworn to secrecy on this one for now…” So it looks like ET will again be on the set.

New Moon Fountain Being Built

Twilight Italia sent us some great links to today.

First there is a video of the centerpiece of the fountain being pieced together.

Next there is footage of the Porsche again, only this time it is out in the countryside.

You can read their report here and here . It has lots of other details which you can more or less make out if you toss it through the Babelfish translators.

Red Flags Fly Over Montepulciano

It seems like all of Europe is heading to Montepulciano. We’ve heard from two different Italian sites, Swedish fans, French fans, and now it’s Germany’s turn. Members of the German site Forks Bloodbank are in Montepulciano and they grabbed some fantastic photos.

The whole town is being decked out for St. Marcus Day. The main square where they are putting the finishing touches on the new fountain got the royal treatment, and connecting alleyways (you can picture Bella running down them screaming “Edward!”) are covered too.

See the whole gallery at Forks Bloodbank, including a possible shot of Rob’s body double.

Two Words: Yellow Porsche

This in from Twilighters Italia 2.0

“Today our forum mods were in Montepulciano and look what they’ve found:

Alice’s Yellow Posche!

At the beginning our loved racing car was covered by a grey robe, but our
indefatigable facilitator/ moderator, suspicious of the dimensions and by
the chromed wheels, have began questioning people around.

Mauro Pellegrini the owner of the tow truck, had orders by the production
not to uncover the car, but after explaining him who they were to his boss,
our heroines have even been invited to remain till the end of the

The big man youcan see in some pictures is one of the stuntmen. He had an
Alice wig, a bandana, a couple of elbow high red gloves, and seemingly from
far he actually looked like our loved little vampire/pixie

Mauro secretly told us that there are two yellow porsche in Montepulciano,
placed in different places of the town. As they were not exactly identical,
one had yellow brake pad cover and another had them red, Production was
willing to spend to the incredible amount of €5800 PER PIECE to have them
all red!!!

Luckily they found out a way to paint them, but this episode says a lot on
how high is this movie’s budget!!!

The helicopter we told you about ealier, has kept low-flying whole day long
filming aerial of the main square.. The fountain is not finished yet, so
probably this was a rehearsal or shooting for the DVD’s extra-contents .

It also flown over where the porsche was, so probably we’ll see some
Twilighters on the big screen : our Marghe’s car has been filmed by Alice’s

We are honoured!!”

There’s also some great footage taken of the square looking down from the clocktower.

Montepulciano: Preparations Continue

This just in from Shire, of

Today we’ve got a couple of very interesting news/rumors from Montepulciano!

A friend of ours had the chance to record a video and take some pictures (of the fountain, the Mayor and road signs), that we included  in this article in Twilightitalia , written in Italian, whose title translates in “Report from Montepulciano: the fountain is being built, various pictures and mysterious calls!”

Essentially, in this article we say that yesterday, the Mayor of Montepulciano was in the town square (where the fountain is being built) in person and it seems like they were working on security.

The most interesting (and strange) fact is that our friend found a lot of road signs around town saying that some streets will be closed on friday, May 22nd, from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Could this mean that the filming of some scenes has been preempted? (The official communication from Montepulciano Municipality reported the filming from May 25 to May 29).

You can find all the pictures embedded in the video that we report on Twilightitalia.

Some rumors state that Robert will be here in Italy on Friday.

Volterra Fountain Under Construction

Seemingly Montepulciano and Volterra are among the few towns in Italy without a fountain in the town square. No fear, the book and script call for a fountain, and a fountain is currently being built!

TY to Twilighters 2.0 Italia for the heads up.

Montepulciano Watch

This just in from Twilighters Italia:

“Apparently the body double of Robert Pattinson for the Italian shootings in Montepulciano was finally chosen (the guy posting in the indicated blog is a journalist) and you’ll find a youtube video of the guy (whose name is Alan Cappelli), who is the protagonist of an Italian TV commercial running on most TV channels these days.

We’ve posted a news about it (in Italian), in which you can find a youtube video of the guy that will play Edward’s body double in the filming, at this link: Alan Cappelli/Robert Pattinson

One guy of our staff was also chosen as a walk-on actor for the shootings, we’re thrilled!

And a hearsay from Italy: it seems like they’re going to shoot one scene inside a building, and probably it’s going to be the one when some tourists get trapped (and killed) into the Volturi palace.

For the square scene, it’s also rumored that there’s going to be something like 1500 walk-on actors involved. Initially, the company that’s managing the casting decided to choose just 500 people, later increasing that number to 800: now, rumors are indicating 1500 people as the final recruiting number.

Here’s the link (in italian): Montepulciano,punto della situazione

Equipment Arrives in Montepulciano

This just in from Twilighters Italia.

“Today there were in Montepulciano some trucks unloading benches and fake gothic statues in the main square, piazza grande. Then all the stuff was carried in the municipality hall.

It is said that the crew took also a red flag and some spears from a near building (since in Montepulciano most of the buildings have colorful flags hanged on the doors).”

Italian Twilighters Prepare!

Montepulciano is holding its breath waiting for the arrival of the Twilight cast and crew.

Twilighters Italia reports to us that “… this week…there were some suspicious signs and, in the city, were spotted Kristen’s and Robert’s double!”

You can check out the their photos here.

Now if you happen to be in Italy, don’t forget that they are holding a Twilighters meet up in Montepulciano with the complete blessing of the town’s tourism bureau.

You can catch the details in English here.

This is the same group that planned the bus trip to meet Stephenie Meyer in Volterra two years ago.