I’m a pretty big fan of Catherine Hardwicke, who really knows how to bring a sense of realism to her teen-themed films. If her next project Twilight – a vampire love story – is anything like Lords of Dogtown and Thirteen, then I’m going to be a fan pretty much guaranteed. Today the leading lady, Kristen Stewart, chatted with MTV a bit about the film, which has just cast Justin Chon alongside Stewart. You can read all about it inside. It sounds like we might get a nice spin to a typical Hardwicke tale.
Stewart tells MTV, “The cool thing about the story is that it’s a seemingly wonderful fantasy — let’s fall in love with vampires and live forever — but it’s so much harder than that. Imagine living forever. Living one life is hard enough.”
But don’t get fooled into thinking this is going to be “The Notebook” for the undead (thank God). “The main character is like, superhuman,” Stewart said of the action scenes in the script. “He’s a vampire, but with really [heightened powers]; he can run faster than a car can drive, and he’s super strong. He throws me over his back [in one scene], right before he’s going to tell me that he’s a vampire, and then he runs over the treetops. And we’re going to be in real treetops; we’re not just going to CGI it. We actually get to go up there, and that’s what I’m stoked on.”
The film is about a high school girl named Bella falls in love with a vampire. The new couple leads a rival vampire clan to pursue them and attempt to force her to decide if she, too, wishes to become one of the undead.
Shooting begins this month in Vancouver, Canada.