‘Breaking Dawn’ Movie Details
by Bethany Powers on movies.yahoo.com
With “Eclipse” raking in piles of cash this past weekend, Twi-Hards are already asking how the next installment of the Twilight Saga will be adapted onto the big screen — and filming hasn’t even started yet!
As the faithful already know, Stephanie Meyers’s final book, “Breaking Dawn” — which, at 756 pages, is by far the longest of the series — will be filmed in two parts, Harry Potter-style. What really has them sharpening their fangs, though, is just how closely the movies will draw from the books. Splitting “Breaking Dawn” into a pair of movies will certainly allow it to be truer to the book, but just how much of the — SPOILER ALERT — sex, gory birth scene and a half-vampire baby will really be depicted on the big screen?
Summit reps recently told Entertainment Weekly both “BD” films will be PG-13, making fans wonder just how graphic the film could get. But Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter for all the “Twilight” films, told fans via her Facebook page that she’d ensure plenty of blood and sex and feathers in the films.
As for where the films will actually be split apart, she anticipates it’ll probably have to do with Bella’s transformation into one of the undead. Director Bill Condon will helm the final two movies, and Taylor Lautner has called the director “ridiculously talented” and is excited to see what Condon will bring to “Breaking Dawn.”
It also looks like everyone’s favorite vampires and werewolves will be back for more. Besides Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reprising the most dramatic vampire/werewolf/human love triangle in cinematic history, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Nikki Reed will all be back to fight baddie vampires another day. And after a salary dispute that nearly turned ugly, Ashley Green and hottie Kellan Lutz will also be reprising their roles in “Breaking Dawn.”
The first part of “Breaking Dawn” is slated to be released on November 18, 2011.