More details have surfaced on the behind-the-scenes decision over whether to make The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn one movie or two. Wyck Godfrey, one of the producers of all the films, talked with the L.A. Times yesterday:
At the moment, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who’s penned all the “Twilight” movies, is working on the “Breaking Dawn” script(s). “It’s a work in process,” Godfrey said in an interview Friday. “The issue [of whether there will be one or two movies] is not going to be resolved until we get the full treatment and see whether it’s organic. If it’s not organic, I don’t think it will be done, and if it is, it will be. It really has to do with how much level of detail from the books there is, with all of these new vampires that appear in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ the whole section about Jacob… It’s a very long single movie if it does become a single movie.”
He isn’t very clear about it, but what he’s saying is that Melissa Rosenberg is, in fact, writing treatments (in-depth plot synopses) for two Breaking Dawn movies. Once she’s finished, the studio and Stephenie Meyer will look them over to see if they work as two separate stories.
Combine this with the earlier story about how Stephenie Meyer might be worried Breaking Dawn won’t work as two movies, and what it sounds like is that Summit commissioned Rosenberg to write two treatments first in order to assure Meyer it would work. Which is fine. The sooner everybody gets on the same page, the sooner Breaking Dawn starts filming.4Post a Comment