Producer Talks Breaking Dawn Movie(s)

January 11, 2010

twilight-eclipse-robert-pattinson-kristen-stewartMore 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.

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4 Responses to “Producer Talks Breaking Dawn Movie(s)”

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  2. Danny Says:

    Im afraid I disagree. Unless additional scenes are added to the film which arent in the book, Breaking Dawn as two films wont work. There just wont be enough detail or action for two films. Even when reading Breaking Dawn i found the first half rather boring. Fair does the first half has important aspects of the love story but jacobs part can be done in about 20mins :/ – its nothing exciting happens! The wedding and honeymoney can be done well, jacobs bit should be glossed leaving the majority of the film empahasising the second half of the book. Just my opinion


  3. movie producer Says:

    I hope the producer wouldn’t compress everything into one movie. It would be hard for the viewers to absorb everything at one go.


  4. Suvi Says:

    This from Stephenies website:

    “January 12, 2010

    Just a quick note on the subject of the Breaking Dawn film: there is no drama over whether the book should be one movie or two. My personal feeling is that it would be very difficult to cram the whole story into one movie (as I’ve said in many interviews previous to this), but if a great way of doing that surfaces, I’m all for it. Two or one, whichever way fits the story best is fine by me, and everyone I’ve spoken with at Summit seems to feel the same way. We’re all excited to move forward on this, and we are slowly and surely getting there. I know people are anxious for news, and so sometimes gossip gets fabricated to stir things up, but there’s no basis to this particular story.


    So helooo? She is NOT worried it wouldn’t work as two films!


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