Sunday, January 17, 2010

Breaking Dawn Movie Updates: 'Breaking Dawn' filming to start this autumn

Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey expects to start filming of ‘Breaking Dawn’, the final installment of the Twilight series, in Vancouver by this fall.

The third film “Eclipse” will be released on June 30.

Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final novel by author Stephenie Meyer, may be split in two films.

“It's a work in process. 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,” said Godfrey.

Producer hopes to find a good director
Godfrey, who is still looking for a director, hopes to find one who is both gifted in directing actors as well as in complicated visual effects.

Even though Chris Weitz, director of recent movie “New Moon,” would want to return for “Breaking Dawn,” Godfrey downplayed the possibility, saying, “I think everyone would be happy and excited if he came back, but I don't think it's going to happen.”

He added by saying he needs someone who can handle “the emotions and the intensity of the love story”.

“We're just focused on the treatment and getting that right. At that point, we're going to see who's available and who's appropriate,” said Godfrey.

Breaking Dawn—the novel and the movie
The Breaking Dawn novel, originally split in three parts, is largely centered on ‘Renesmee’, the half human, half/vamp child of Bella and Edward.

The child possesses a unique way of communicating with those around her, clearly inherited from her Dad's side. The movie will deal with Bella getting bitten by Edward and her new life as a vampire.

The beginning will also feature Edward and Bella’s honeymoon, which they spend on a private island off the coast of Brazil.

“It's such a complicated book because you have the emotions and the intensity of the love story -- so you need somebody who's just a wonderful director of actors -- and yet it's really complicated from an action and visual effects standpoint. They've got to have both tools in their kit,” said Godfrey.