So there’s still no director for Breaking Dawn — although rumor has it Summit Entertainment wants Chris Weitz to come back — and there’s no word on when it might film. According to E! Online, the reason for the delay might be that Stephenie Meyer can’t decide whether or not to let Summit break it up into two films.
“Stephenie is calling the shots,” our mole tells us, “and she still can’t decide whether or not [making two movies] is the right thing to do creatively.”
Deep Twi insists that everything—including splitting Breaking Dawn into two films—is run by Meyer (after all she penned the friggin’ thing). … “Meyer isn’t in it for the fame. She hates doing press, and she doesn’t want to be recognized for anything other than her work, so what’s her incentive to drag [the book] out?”
Of course, we’re assured she does want to please the fans, but isn’t four films enough?
Summit is doing its best to “politely inspire” Stephenie to greenlight the two-flick route. For them, double the work equals double the money.
The whole thing sounds a little fishy. For one thing, Summit owns the rights to the series; I haven’t seen the contracts, but I don’t know whether they would even need her approval. (Of course, going against her wishes would probably be a total PR disaster.)
But more importantly, Stephenie said a while back that Breaking Dawn is such a big book that she didn’t think one movie should do it justice. So why would she not be sure now?
If she is worried about whether two movies is “the right thing to do creatively,” then the solution is for her, Summit, and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to sit down and figure out exactly where the book would be broken up and how to construct two separate story arcs out of it. Isn’t that what they should have been doing all along?6Post a Comment