Friday, November 6, 2009

Peter Murphy a Vampire cameo in Eclipse?

According to Pitchfork, Billy Burke has let it known that Peter Murphy (frontman for Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) has a cameo appearance in Eclipse. Being a fan of Love and Rockets, I am excited to see his performance as an actor, as I am unfamiliar with his credentials in this area. Picfork goes on to say in their article:

The New Moon soundtrack is out now on shelves and on the charts, so it's time to start speculating about the next Twilight movie! The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the series, is currently in production. MTV reports that it'll include a cameo from former Bauhaus frontman and all-around goth-rock deity Peter Murphy.
In a totally shocking bit of casting, Murphy will play a vampire. Unprecedented!
The news comes from actor Billy Burke, who plays the character of Charlie Swan in the Twilight series. Burke told MTV, "He plays a vampire in a flashback sequence. I didn't get to see any of it, but all reports from the director David Slade and everyone around say he just kicked ass. I'm real excited to see it ... [His role] started out as an old Spanish, sort of unrelated vampire, in a flashback sequence. Billy Black's talking and telling the story of the werewolves, how they evolved, and how they met the vampires and stuff. [Murphy's cameo is] in a sequence that involves that." Eclipse director Slade is a horror vet, having previously helmed the sort-of gross psycho-kid story Hard Candy and the underrated vamps-in-Alaska saga 30 Days of Night. MTV speculates that his decision to cast Murphy could be a sign that he wants to push the franchise in a more adult direction. I don't know about all that, but it would be pretty cool if he found ways to throw Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux in there, too.This won't be the first time Murphy has appeared in a vampire movie, though. Bauhaus showed up in Tony Scott's arty, incomprehensible 1983 flick The Hunger, performing "Bela Lugosi's Dead" during the opening credits.


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