As racy as that tropical island honeymoon sex scene in "Breaking Dawn" has the potential to be, the movies will stay PG-13, a Summit Entertainment executive told MTV News last week. Intrepid MTV News reporter Eric Ditzian spoke with distribution chief Richie Fay for all the advance "Breaking Dawn" details he could squeeze out of the guy, so we decided to make it easy on all of you, and give you a roundup of what we know so far:
1. IT WON'T BE RATED R
"I don't see it ever becoming an R-rated movie," Fay said. "The middle road we have to travel is a mutual respect as to staying true to the book but not turning off your audience.
"It's always with the eye of making Stephenie Meyer happy and making the audience happy," he added. "I can't say for a fact, but I just don't see us getting into an R-rated area with any of the 'Twilight' titles."
2. PART 2 DOES NOT HAVE A RELEASE DATE
"We've targeted a number of dates, and we have yet to determine when it will happen," Fay said. "We haven't even determined that it will be the summer. It's still the source of discussions.
"We might have a preference when we see where 'Eclipse' ends up," he said of whether it'll be released in summer or winter of 2012. "It certainly might color our thinking, but we're comfortable with either place. Right now, it's a bit early in that stage of planning."
3. FILMING IN 3-D IS STILL A STRONG POSSIBILITY
"That decision has yet to be made," Fay said. "It's still the source of a discussion."
While rising 3-D ticket prices are a consideration, it's mostly a creative issue. "There's certainly a financial part of the discussion," he said. "And yes, there's a certain amount of technology that has to be considered and accounted for. But it really comes down to the creative folks."
"In any of these roundtabls conversations, [Summit CEO] Rob Friedman has always been concerned about the 'Twilight' patron," Fay added. "His concern is always the people that come in to see this movie. He doesn't want to turn them off or offend. That's why it's a creative decision. A big factor is the perception of our audience. What are their feelings going to be? If it lends itself to being a better movie because of 3-D, then that's the technology we'll use."