First 'New Moon' Clip Unveiled Shows Paul (Alex Meraz) Phasing Into Wolf

Exactly one month from today, theaters across the country will be jam-packed with Bella, Edward and Jacob fans quenching their bloodlust for "Twilight" sequel "New Moon." And as the day draws slowly closer, it seems more and more footage from the November 20 release emerges from the shadows. Just last night, "ET" debuted an exclusive clip revealing, for the first time, Jacob's friend Paul (Alex Meraz) phasing into a wolf.

The scene begins with an angry Bella (Kristen Stewart) confronting the wolf pack over the emotional rift between her and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). "What did you do to him?" she yells. "He tells me nothing because of you." Instead of answers, Bella receives only a chuckle from Paul, enraging her more. She takes a swing at the buff Quileute, landing a punch square on his nose. Unable to control his fury, Paul phases into a gray wolf and lunges for Bella, which is where the clip picks up from previous trailers. Bella tells Jacob to run and he shifts into a red-furred wolf to protect her.

After hearing about this particular exchange between Kristen and Alex during the "Twilight" convention in Parsippany, NJ, I was eager to see the end result. During a Q&A session, Alex admitted going too far with Kristen, at one point grabbing her by the throat and shouting his line mere inches from her face.

"[Director] Chris Weitz comes off-set like, 'Yeah, I like the energy Alex, but just take it down a little,' " recalled fellow wolf packer Chaske Spencer of the scene. "Meanwhile the producers are freaking out back there."

Another sneak peek at "New Moon" is also on the way at next week's Spike TV Scream Awards, airing Tuesday, October 27 at 10 p.m.

What do you think of the new footage?


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