Monday, January 21, 2008

Part of Twilight Movie Going to be Filmed at Kalama School

*squee* :D
This is where I want to go this year's spring break...

Check out this article:

During spring break, a vampire will haunt the silent halls of Kalama High School.

A location scout told Principal Mike Hamilton Thursday that movie producers want to use the school for a film based on the "Twilight" novel series.

The thriller-romance, currently in "pre-production" stages, will star Kristen Stewart ("Into the Wild," "Panic Room") as Bella Swan, 17-year-old who moves from Arizona to live with her father in Forks, Wash., and meets a pale, mysterious but attractive young man named Edward Cullen.

Cullen is played by Robert Pattinson - best known for his role as Cedric Diggory in the "Order of the Phoenix" and "Goblet of Fire" Harry Potter films.

The "star-crossed lovers," as author Stephanie Meyer calls them on her Web site, struggle to work through Edward's vampire urges as they fall in love.

Hamilton said Kalama High School, a brick building built in 1938 on a hillside overlooking the city of Kalama and the Columbia River, resembles the school described in the Twilight book series.

Filming will likely occur while students are away for spring vacation, March 31- April 4 or a three-day weekend this spring, Hamilton said.

"They'll probably be here three or four days," Hamilton said.

Some students already were buzzing about Twilight before learning part of the movie could be filmed in Kalama, Hamilton said.

"The girls, they just, I thought they were going to have a heart attack. They already knew about the book," Hamilton said. "Some of the kids are really very excited."

"Twilight," published in 2005, was a New York Times best seller. It's sequel, "New Moon," spent 25 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list after it debuted in September 2006. "Eclipse," the third enstallment, knocked the latest Harry Potter book from number one on the USA Today book list last summer.

Summit Entertainment is producing the film, which will be shot at locations around the Northwest, including Forks. To film at the Kalama school, Hamilton said producers will rent the facility and provide any improvements (such as new paint) for filming as they see fit.

It's still unclear if the movie will need local "extras" for filming, Hamilton said. If they do, Hamilton told producers he's going for the role of principal -- which got "a little chuckle," he said. But they didn't tell him no.

I soooooooooo wish I could be an extra in the Twilight movie.


wOlF said...

me too!! i loved book 2!! yay twilight!!

zanyzeldafan said...

squee! that would be awesom!!! x3

haha beat you harry >=)

Rhegan said...

Oh man. When I found out that they were going to make a movie I about peed my pants!!!