July 18, 2010

What to Expect when Bella's Expecting: Summit Talk Breaking Dawn

EW interviewed Summit producer, Wyck Godfrey to talk Breaking Dawn...

Are the 3-D rumours true? How in the Hale are they going to handle the birth? Is Renesme going to be played by a trained Monkey? ...OK, that last one is me but read on for real questions:

Twilight Saga producer Wyck Godfrey has revealed how the filmmakers are considering handling Breaking Dawn‘s graphic birth scene, and why 3-D is still an option for the final installment of the franchise. In an interview with FEARnet, Godfrey confirms what Summit said emphatically to EW last month — the movies, to be directed by Bill Condon, will be rated PG-13 so the younger fans of the books can actually see them. Playing along with the idea that he could’ve gone the Cronenberg route, Godfrey joked, “Yeah! Dead Ringers. We should go full on! My wife’s an OB-GYN so we should bring her on set to make sure that if Edward is going to do an oral Cesarean, he really needs to make the proper incision with his teeth.” Then, he shared the anti-gore rational that, I have to admit, makes perfect sense:

“I think the one thing that we’ve done that we’ve really done in all the films is keep them very subjective and keep them from Bella’s point of view. So the conversations we’ve had with Bill, is that we’ll try to do something similar here; you’re with Bella’s perspective and her point of view of what’s taking place in the rush around her, as she’s in intense pain. Not so focused, objectively, on her body and his body and that. So I think it’ll be something like that, in terms of trying to make the audience experience and feel the confusion, almost, of what’s happening to her.”

Having us look out from Bella’s eyes could be effective. I know the image of my sister’s horrified face as she told me, “You don’t want to see it” when I got a nasty cut above my eye when I was young and thought it would be fun to tap dance on a coffee table, is still with me. That plan will rely on Condon getting great performances out of his actors (and that ability is one of the reasons Godfrey says the Dreamgirls director was hired, because Kristen Stewart will be exploring adult themes — marriage and motherhood — that are new to her).

When rumors first broke in February that producers were considering going 3-D for Breaking Dawn, 67 percent of readers responding to a PopWatch poll didn’t like the idea. But Godfrey makes a reasonable case for that as well:

“We have considered it, and everything’s being discussed, but I know that part of a way to differentiate the two movies would be to have one be in 2-D, and when she becomes a vampire we move into 3-D. But we haven’t really gotten far enough to decide what we’re going to do. I’m of two minds of it, frankly, and I think everyone is; I don’t want to chase the format if it’s not organic and appropriate. If we think it is, we will.”

The idea to switch to 3-D post transformation is definitely interesting... I wonder if it would be cheesy though :/

- Lorabell


  1. NO!!!! NOOOOO 3D!!!!! PLEASE i need to start a petition that is a terriable idea!!!!!

  2. I agree the thought of having to wear glasses throughout the last movie would put a barrier between us and the film. I hope they don't in new moon I was brought back to reality when you saw virgin plastered on the plane. That product placement was not needed at all. Luckily david slade did none of that. Even alice' Porsche was in the frame partially. I say no to 3D and no to product placement that is not mentioned in the book.

  3. I agree with you guys...Please NO 3D :( I don't know about you guys but I don't really see a difference in the 3D. It's so annoying messing with those glasses, and if you wear glasses even worst :/ I think if they do this, it will really mess up the last movies.

    Also, I don't understand why everyone is so nervous about the birth and Isle Esme scenes...if I can think of perfect ideas on how to do this so everyone is happy, anyone can lol ;)
    Please NO 3D, make the birth and Isle Esme good ^.^

  4. I can see why they would do 3D for the 2nd part. If we do see through Bella's eyes, then we will need something completely different then what "human" eyes see and quite honestly 3D can pull that off. Personally I'd like to see what they make the 8th color she had no name for :)

  5. NO 3D- it gives headaches and upsets stomachs!!!!!

  6. 3D would be cool when they're showing Renesme's "gift" of showing people what she's thinking and also when that freaky Amazon is making people see what she wants them to see

  7. I am honestly excited to see Kristen Stewart as Bella, pregnant. Kristen seems so edgy and rough and not "Hey I'll babysit the kids tonight". It will be interesting.

  8. I say NO to 3-D TOO!!! it will be hard enough to make Renesme as smart as she is in the book for the film,considering that she starts talking as soon as she's born!!!
    NO 3-D!!!


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