Remember Twilight? That modestly budgeted movie released last year with vampires and some such? The one with that guy from Harry Potter and the girl from Panic Room. It was based on the first in a series of four young adult novels by some chick called Stephenie Meyer, they were meant to have sold a few copies? Not ringing any bells? Right, you’ve been living under a rock. Go on back under there, you’re too far gone to save.

For those that DO remember Twilight and the furor that surrounded it, not to mention the buzz that’s been going around regarding the remaining saga entries, we have news! Way back in January, we posted that rumors were flying around about Dakota Fanning being involved in New Moon, the second chapter in the four part Twilight saga. Well, as usual we were right on the money as Summit have just announced that Fanning will be joining the Twilight team as “Jane”, a super-powered bad ass vampire chick who appears oh so vulnerable but has one hell of a psychic kick. If anyone can pull off the adorable with an edge look, it’s Fanning. There’s something about that perfect doll-like face that makes you wonder what evil is lurking below, sort of like the children in Village of the Damned.

Jane’s part in New Moon is relatively small, unless the Italy scenes have been expanded upon in the adaptation process. However, if Dakota can retain the part then she should appear in the remaining saga entries, as Jane appears in each of the remaining books and plays a major role in the defenses of the Volturi, the self-proclaimed enforcers of vampire law. Then again, no one’s role is guaranteed as Taylor Lautner almost lost his role as “Jacob Black” and the role of “Sam” was recast. Fanning had better prove her worth this time around or she may not return!

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