If you just can't get enough of hunky vampires, and can't wait a few more months until New Moon
is released, take solace that the boys of Twilight
have been in a few other movies. Consider checking out some of these DVDs (as well as upcoming releases) starring your favorite teenage vampires.
In Little Ashes, Pattinson portrays famous Spanish artist Salvador Dalí as he arrives at university. Dalí's unusual blend of shyness and egocentric braggadocio gets him noticed by two A-list students, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca. The three become best friends — and the most creative artists in Spain — and soon find themselves in a complicated love triangle. This film is playing in art-house theaters nationwide and should be released to DVD sometime in late 2009. It is rated R for sexual content and some disturbing imagery.
Fans of Pattinson no doubt remember him as Cedric Diggory, the Quidditch captain and one of two Hogwarts Champions in the Triwizard Tournament of 1994. Pattinson appears in the films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and (in flashbacks) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Up next: Pattinson has signed on to join Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in Unbound Captives, an epic western about a widowed frontierswoman whose children are kidnapped by Indians. Unbound Captives is supposed to start filming late in 2009.
Look for Rathbone in the thriller, S. Darko, the sequel to Donnie Darko. In it, 18 year old Samantha Darko, still trying to cope with her brother's death, impetuously joins her rebellious best friend on a cross-country move. In a small town along the way, Sam starts having visions of the world coming to an end and finds herself trying to figure out the mystery, while confronting her own demons. This film is rated R for language and violence and is available on DVD.
Rathbone also has a small role in Senior Skip Day, an unrated comedy about a boy who accidentally reveals the location of the senior skip day party to the school's principal, and who must find a way to redeem himself to his classmates.
Up next: Rathbone takes a larger role in The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the cartoon series about people who can control the four elements (fire, water, wind, and earth). The film is in production and is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2010.
Besides his recurring role on the series 90210, Lutz can be seen in Generation Kill, a three-disc epic that follows a platoon of young Marines that lead the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003. More than your typical war story, this HBO miniseries highlights the difficulties faced by the soldiers on the Iraqi front lines, including the troubles they had distinguishing civilians from enemy fighters. It is unrated but is a realistic and disturbing portrayal of war.
Up next: In Warrior, Lutz takes the lead as he plays a hotheaded star lacrosse player who must find a way to cope with his Marine father's death in battle. The film is completed and slated to be released late in 2009.
Never Back Down follows the story of a rebellious teen who starts at a new high school and finds himself involved in a secret mixed martial arts fight club. Gigadent plays Ryan, the rich bully. The PG-13-rated film was released in 2008 and is available on DVD.
Gigadent also has a small role in The Unborn, also rated PG-13 and available on DVD, which is a horror story about a young woman who is tortured by frightening dreams at night and by a ghost during the day.
Up next: In Kerosene Cowboys (to be released in theaters in November 2009), Gigadent gets a lead role as a former Navy pilot, dishonorably discharged from the military after a botched mission, who is called upon years later to sneak into the Middle East to reclaim a stolen, secret chemical weapon.