Breaking Dawn May Start Shooting This Fall
Despite the fact that the final entry in the Twilight book saga involves the main character giving birth to a half-human, half-vampire monster baby, there's never been any doubt that the movie would get made. After all, ka-ching! Talking to The Los Angeles Times today, producer Wyck Godfrey confirmed that the movie is indeed happening-- maybe even in two parts-- and may start shooting as soon as the fall.
Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote the first three films, is working on the screenplay as we speak, and Godfrey says what she comes up with will determine whether or not two films will be made. "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." Of course, Godfrey doesn't say whether or not there's a Summit executive parked on Rosenberg's couch as we speak, hinting ever-so-gently at what the studio would like to see happen.
Godfrey also said that Chris Weitz is unlikely to return as the director for the fourth film, even though a director hasn't been chosen yet. "I think everyone would be happy and excited if he came back, but I don't think it's going to happen." And for his grand finale, Godfrey compared the potential CGI effects in creating the character of half-vampire Renesmee to David Fincher's latest film. ""I keep having visions of [The Curious Case of] Benjamin Button in my head. "It's certainly going to be visual effects in some capacity along with an actor. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being a full CG creation, but it also may be a human shot on a soundstage that then is used to shrink down. I don't know. We need a director. When we get a director, that director will need to come with a point of view of how they want to tackle it."
Breaking Dawn is happening whether we like it or not, so there's no point in complaining about anything we've heard here. Really, they might be doing us a favor by getting these movies made so quickly-- at least we're getting it over with.
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