Since Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight Saga, is such a big important book in the series, all of the Twi-hards out there have a million questions when it comes to turning that book into two movies. Up until now there was zero info on the films, but at long last we have some answers. USA Today recently did an interview with Breaking Dawn producer Wyck Godfrey and he revealed a LOT of Breaking Dawn goodies. Check it out:
Where does the story split in half?
“We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.
The book has three segments, two of which present Bella’s point of view and a middle that’s devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob. How is that handled?
“The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”
Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?
With Twilight’s core of under-18 fans, “it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”
A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”
How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella’s love portrayed?
“It does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual.”
Read the full interview HERE.
That has to be the best Breaking Dawn interview I have read so far, it covered all of the big questions Twilight fans were asking.
Breaking Dawn will be split up into two films, the first will hit theaters November 18, 2011 and the second will come out a year after that on November 16, 2012.