t's been almost two weeks since we told you MTV will exclusively premiere an expanded "New Moon" trailer at the 2009 Video Music Awards on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
You've waited long enough, right? Don't you deserve a little advance taste of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner as they return for the second installment of the "Twilight" franchise? Of course! So behold MTV's "New Moon" teaser video, filled with looks at Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, with insight into many of the film's essential plot points and peeks at the ruthless Volturi coven. (Beware of spoilers below!)
When it comes to Bella, the teaser video shows the high school student bereft after Edward leaves for Italy, which leads her to attempt an adrenaline-seeking series of stunts. The trailer shows Bella submerged underwater as a vision of Edward floats upside down next to her and Jacob's arm reaches out to pull her to safety. We also see Bella speeding down a road on a motorcycle as a vision of Edward flutters in the background. No doubt, she is continually haunted by his presence throughout the film. But eventually, Bella shows up in Italy, and we see them together again, albeit uneasily.
We also get the Volturi, those vampires residing in the ancient Italian city of Volterra who have become a kind of royal governing authority in the vampire world, delivering swift, violent justice to anyone who threatens their way of life. There's red-pupiled Jane (Dakota Fanning), a powerful young member of the clan whose special ability is to inflict incapacitating pain with her thoughts — a skill she developed after being burned at the stake as a child. The teaser also delivers a shot of the Volturi leaders: Aro (Michael Sheen), the founder of the coven and its de facto leader; super-creepy Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl), who wanders through life in a zombie-like haze; and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower), a viciously cruel vampire with murderous inclinations.
And don't forget about the two male heroes of "New Moon." We see the werewolf Jacob consoling Bella after Edward has skipped town, as well as a rad shot of the beast bearing its fangs as several more of its kind sniff around in the woods. Meanwhile, off in Italy, we see Edward taking off his shirt in broad daylight. For a vampire, that cannot be a good thing! He also gets into a fight with one of the Volturi, who grabs him by the neck.
There'll be more Edward, more werewolves, more Volturi and more of all things "New Moon" when the full trailer debuts at the VMAs. Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner will be there too. Tune in starting at 9 p.m. ET to check it all out.