A few weeks ago we got our first fleeting glimpse of Volturi vampire Jane (Dakota Fanning) thanks to the "Meet Jacob Black" trailer, which premiered before "Bandslam." Since then, Jane's fellow Volturi members have sadly remained concealed in the shadows. Until now. The villains of Volterra are stepping into the light (so to speak), and we've got your first look at Jane's twin brother Alec after the jump.
Portrayed by Cameron Bright ("Thank You For Smoking," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Alec is described by "New Moon" author Stephenie Meyer this way: "The pale boy in the pearl gray suit could have been Jane's twin. His hair was darker, and his lips were not as full, but he was just as lovely."
See if Alec's movie look is on par with Stephenie's vision after the jump!
In this promo pic, the 16-year-old Canadian is wearing an obviously darker suit, but he's nonetheless a solid match for the eternally youthful vamp. His back story is said to be the following: "The Volturi were waiting to change Alec and his twin sister Jane until they were older, but humans tried to burn them at the stake, so the Volturi were forced to 'change' them while they were young. Since acquiring Alec and Jane, the Volturi have seldom needed to fight — their victims are simply slaughtered."
Appearances aside, what can we expect from Cameron's portrayal of the high-ranking Volturi guard? Director Chris Weitz spilled a few details on how he's interpreted the centuries-old society for the big screen. "They've been around for 2,000 years. How would they interact with one another? The conclusion was that after 2,000 years you'd probably be more than mildly insane," he said. "No matter how cultured or gracious you appear on the surface." All I can say is, let the insanity ensue!
Other members of the Volturi, which include Aro, Caius, and Marcus as the leaders, and then Jane, Demetri, Felix and Heidi are being revealed around the Internet (on other TBD sites) throughout the day today as well. So be on the lookout!
In the meantime, here are some fun facts about the Volturi (for those of you non Twi-Hards still out there):
-The Volturi are similar to a ruling body, and protect the secret of vampires by wiping out any "problems" as vampire law defines.
-The Volturi live in an ancient Tuscan city called "Volterra".
-Aro and Jane's powers do not work on Bella (Kristen Stewart).
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What do you think of our exclusive preview of Alec? Do you think Cameron Bright is a good fit for the bloodsucker?