Twilight Producers Say 'Breaking Dawn' May Be Unfilmable

Twilight Producers Say ‘Breaking Dawn’ May Be Unfilmable

Picture 1While Twilight: New Moon has been sweeping the nation since it’s release last year, and Eclipse already in the can, producers of the franchise realize that they need to look forward to the final book in the series, Breaking Dawn. Unfortunately, nobody seemed to think the films would get this far, as producers are now stumped on how to film some of the outrageous moments of the final book.

For those like myself who have no intention on reading the books, [SPOILERS BE HERE] in the final book Bella becomes pregnant with Edward’s baby, and while pregnant, the baby grows at an accelerated rate. The baby begins to claw it’s way out of the womb, before Edward uses his teeth to perform a makeshift cesarean. They later discover that the baby has psychic powers and werewolf Jacob falls in love with it.

It looks like producers over at Summit finally read Breaking Dawn for the first time and realized that they may be screwed. From the L.A. Times:

Wyck Godfrey, the producer of all the films in the “Twilight” saga, admits that the creative team still doesn’t know how they’ll handle the character in the “Breaking Dawn” movie, but said that the plan is absolutely for the production to go forward — as either one or two installments — with an eye toward beginning to shoot in Vancouver this fall. All three stars are signed for “Breaking Dawn,” he said, meaning that Stewart and Pattinson will be dealing with the joys and woes of interspecies parenting and newly minted heartthrob Taylor Lautner will return as often-shirtless shape-shifter Jacob Black.

“I keep having visions of ‘[The Curious Case of] Benjamin Button’ in my head,” Godfrey said, referring to David Fincher’s Oscar-nominated 2008 fantasy about a man who becomes physically younger as he ages. “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.”

So no word on whether or not the baby-clawing, makeshift-cesarean-needing baby will stay in the movie, but worry not because they’re going to use Brad Pitt and a sound stage. From the sound of it, it doesn’t seem like the producers have a real grasp on what to do, as they still haven’t even decided whether or not this book will be split up into two films or remain one.

The next adaptation in the series, Eclipse, however, is completed and set for a June 30th release.

  • frothygirl/shannon hood
    January 13, 2010 at 10:42 am


    I totally agree with your first statement. It was crap, but not everything Myers writes is. And yes, the fans will *still* love Edward and Bella after Breaking Dawn.

  • deb
    January 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Unfilmable? Please! If James Cameron can do Avatar, Breaking Dawn is easy. The audience doesn’t have to see everything. (ripping baby out of Bella) What we want to see is Bella’s wedding, honeymoon, and transformation. Rosenberg misses the humor and intimacy between Bella and Edward. Please don’t lose this love story; that’s what drew us all in to start with. If we want action, we can watch G.I. Joe. Geez.

  • Cortney Zamm
    January 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    To Twilight Fan:

    I’m actually a fan of the books, and have read them multiple times. But “Breaking Dawn” was just sick. It wasn’t literature, it was fan fiction. It was like Stephanie Meyer read all over the internet everything everyone wanted from the final book and compiled it.

    I do think she can write, as I’ve read “The Host” and really enjoyed it. I just thought the baby, Bella’s last minute transformation, and the peaceful ending were a huge cop-out and an easy ending. A huge vampire battle with death and destruction, Harry Potter style, would have been more substantial.

  • emiliejane
    January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I personally think that it would be totally stupid if they did not at least try and film the last book seeing as it helps complete the whole story. I know many fans will say this but if you think of it from a professional angle you will see that it may cost a lot of money to make but you will also make that money back as it will be seen world wide. Many fans will obviously say that ‘you have to do it, oh my gosh it would be absolutely diabolical not to’ and seriously I feel that way too but they need to think about the fan based areas and how many fans – and actors who said that they would love to film all of them – will be disappointed. I at least think that they should try and write the script and think it through with the producers and actors and see if they can maybe split the film in half like they have done with harry potter. If they are able to film that – which is a lot hard than The Twilight Saga – then they can film Breaking Dawn.

  • Stephanie
    January 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    ‘Breaking Dawn’ was unreadable. No surprise that it’s unfilmable. I can’t imagine how they could make one movie out of this drivel, let alone two. Ugh.

  • Math
    January 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Regardless twilight has a terrible storyline anyway,suppose that no author before has ever created vampires,werewolves etc. no one would have read this novels.But since these creations have gained a boost in popularity especially last two decades it flies,it certainly wouldnot in the 80’s for instance.

  • Cindy
    January 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Don’t forget that the devil’s spawn baby’s first action outside the womb is to attack her mother and start “feeding” on her blood!

    Or the fact that while pregnant, the fetus “feeds” on Bella and attacks her from the inside leaving her looking like a thin, abused urchin.

  • Twilight Fan
    January 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Breaking Dawn will be made . . . check Stephanie Meyers website . . . plus it will not be as horrible as this article states. You need to read the books . . . seriously! The baby will not look anything like the one you have pictured – it will not be a MONSTER.

  • Cortney Zamm
    January 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Will the endless throngs of fans still think Edward and Bella are the perfect couple after he’s eaten her baby out of her tummy on the big screen?

    I think yes. Which is ever so depressing.

  • John Carle
    January 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    And here I thought all Twilight was just unwatchable. Now it is becoming unfilmable too.