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The photo, obtained by USA Today, shows four of the Quileute werewolves: Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier. The fifth, of course, is Taylor Lautner, whose character begins to form a deeper bond with Bella (Kristen Stewart) after her vampire lover, Edward (Robert Pattinson), skips town.
The reason the werewolf boys have their shirts off — aside from pleasing fans — is that their body temperature runs 108 degrees, a fact that has made filming outdoors in Vancouver at times quite uncomfortable.
"It's not pleasant for the actors," Weitz said. "But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.' "
To get into fighting shape, Weitz said, the actors "went through wolf camp together, and they are in constant training. It paid off as a bonding thing for them and helped them to get to know one another. They drove each other to get more buff."
The shadowy, menacing photo seems to confirm early talk from cast and crew that "New Moon" will take on a decidedly darker tone than the original. After all, the novel includes a plotline in which Bella gets attacked and becomes an adrenaline junkie and Edward finds himself severely depressed.
"It's got werewolves, it's got visual effects that turn people into werewolves, it's got motorcycle stunts, you go to Italy," original "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke told MTV News. "It's probably twice as much as [the first film]."
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