PHOTO: 'Twilight''s Real Life Jacob Wolf Loving On A Human
The Twilight series' concept of imprinting? Still a little weird. But interspecies love never looked so sweet as it does in this special effects reference photo of the real-life Jacob Black getting friendly with a human, the perfect shot of furry adorbs to counteract today's gruesome Hobbit pony-killing revelations.
Effects guru Phil Tippett Tweeted the pic of the affectionate reference wolf used to create Twilight's CG wolf pack today during a VFX Q&A session. Technically I'm not sure which smoldering, shirtless Quileute werewolf this fella was played by onscreen, but if Taylor Lautner was a wolf I'm pretty sure he'd look like this. (I'll also admit it's unclear whether or not this is a Christian the Lion-style wolfy kiss or the prelude to a grisly VFX research visit gone very wrong.)
Tippett Studios worked on the last four Twilight films, specializing in the wolf CG effects; for Breaking Dawn Part II they also created the scene in which Bella wrestles and devours a cougar. I'd like to see the reference photos they snapped for that.