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Here’s your first look at the Volturi vampires from the Chris Weitz’s upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” in full costume. Okay, just their face, because apparently Summit Entertainment has yet to release the official promo arts, but that didn’t stop someone from getting their hands on them and creating this little nice row call sheet anyway. Question: did they really have to “make up” Dakota Fanning’s face? The girl looks creepier without the makeup, but maybe that’s just me. First, a little bit about them:
The Volturi are the equivalent of a royal family to vampires. They operate from the city of Volterra, Italy. The Volturi have existed for at least three thousand years, if not more. They are the largest coven in existence, followed by Carlisle’s family and Tanya’s. However, they do not follow a “vegetarian” diet, as seen in New Moon, in which they capture and murder several humans in a carefully planned “meal”. They are considered the de facto royal family of vampires, as they are the largest and most influential coven in existence . The Volturi deal swiftly and decisively with anything they consider a threat to their city, or the vampire world. They destroy anyone who attempts to overthrow them, or resist their authority and, at Caius’ insistence, have hunted werewolves (true werewolves, not shape-shifters) to near extinction in Europe and Asia.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Billy Burke, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Michael Sheen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Tinsel Korey, Cameron Bright, and directed by Chris Weitz.
“New Moon” rises November 20, 2009.