Friday, April 1, 2011

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Will Be PG-13 (Update)

UPDATE: Yesterday we reported on comments Robert Pattinson made to Entertainment Weekly insinuating that the stuff they've shot for 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' has been so risque, it's going to be hard to give the film a PG-13 rating. Since then, a rep for Summit Entertainment confirmed to Thompson on Hollywood that both films will, in fact, be rated PG-13 no matter what. How much they'll show and what they'll cut out is still left to be determined. See our original post from yesterday below.

The 'Twilight' circus is coming to an end. Over the last few years, we've seen a lot. It started with a pale, lip-biting girl heading to rainsville and falling for a rude dude who's actually a vampire trying to quell his inner bloodlust. But then he went away for her protection and she got mixed up with a bunch of overly emotional werewolves who hate shirts ... until the bloodsucking beau came back and everything seemed peachy. Unfortunately, a vampire scorned decided to muck up the poor pale girl's graduation plans as she tried to get her chaste boyfriend to have sex. Now, with the red menace behind them, one would assume that Bella and Edward could live happily ever after.

But Stephenie Meyer wasn't done with the ridiculous after 'Eclipse,' and now Summit and Bill Condon are prepping the final, two-part insane-stravaganza, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.' We're about to see beds obliterated during passionate nights, a young girl go through nine months of pregnancy in the blink of an eye and the most messed-up delivery scene ever crafted: teeth through placenta.

It doesn't sound like kids-type fare, and as Robert Pattinson told Entertainment Weekly, "I just can't see how it's going to be PG-13 ... unless they cut everything out."

Pattinson explains, "There's some interesting and weird stuff going on -- really very, very, very strange. It's great. For a big, mainstream movie, it's the most obscure storyline and really outside the box. It's a horror movie." This is topped by otherrecent statements where Pattinson talked about the upcoming placenta scene: "Yeah, I've done it. I've chewed it, spat it out!"

But before you expect to see R-Patt's face bloodied, an umbilical cord hanging down from his teeth with a baby dangling on the end -- both screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and producer Wyck Godfrey have explained that the gore (as well as the sex) will be primarily off-screen, with Bella "looking through the haze."

Let's also remember all the big horror-film scary talk that circled around 'Eclipse.' Summit is determined to offer up a teen-friendly movie -- even if some of this stuff could come together for one wildly messed-up film of sexual perversion. Should make for a tasty director's cut, though.