Francophile Twilighters lucked out Wednesday (August 12) when a [movie id="414921"]"New Moon"[/movie] trailer, entirely in French, surfaced on YouTube. The nearly two-minute clip, which gave fans their first video look at [movieperson id="266286"]Dakota Fanning[/movieperson] as Volturi vampire Jane, was later removed due to copyright claims made by Summit Entertainment.
The bootlegged trailer centered largely on the growing relationship between Bella ([movieperson id="262629"]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson]) and her shape-shifting friend Jacob ([movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson]). Interspersed between "New Moon" footage were interview segments featuring 17-year-old Lautner.
" 'New Moon' is much more complex than 'Twilight,' " Lautner said in the interview, dubbed over in French. "Edward's leaving makes Bella deeply depressive, and Jacob becomes the friend on whom she can always rely. As time passes, you can feel the passion growing. 'New Moon' will really bring it up to a whole new level. There's more action in this movie, especially with the intervention of the wolf pack. I think fans will be really satisfied."
Though fans were no doubt satisfied with sneak peeks of both Fanning as Jane and the shirtless wolf pack, much of the trailer had been previously released. A scene in which Edward ([movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson]) abandons Bella in the woods was part of the first trailer that debuted earlier this year at the MTV Movie Awards. Another scene, in which Jacob teaches Bella to ride a motorcycle, was screened during the 2009 Comic-Con, while a shot of Jacob comforting Bella was part of a 14-second teaser trailer released Tuesday.
In fact, little of fan-favorite Pattinson was seen in the clips, whose appearances in the sequel rely largely on Bella's "hallucinations" after he abandons her.
No word yet on whether this trailer will be released officially in English anytime soon, but a new "New Moon" trailer will debut this weekend before screenings of Summit's battle-of-the-bands flick "Bandslam," starring Vanessa Hudgens.
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