‘Twilight’ producer Wyck Godfrey issues major ‘Breaking Dawn’ answers

 

Over the past year or so of talking about the various potentialities with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, we’ve come up with a lot of questions.

A sample:

Well, in an unprecedented and exceedingly informative interview with USA TodayTwilight producer Wyck Godfrey handles most of them in one fell swoop.

[If you’re not yet familiar with the name Wyck Godfrey, you should know that he is a bit of an answer man when it comes to the Twilight series. He’s been a hands-on producer of each film since the start, and most recently heappeared on one of the commentary tracks with Stephenie Meyer on the Eclipse DVD. He was also specifically thanked by Kristen Stewart on-stage during last night’s People’s Choice Awards.]

Addressing several important points regarding Breaking Dawn, Wyck Godfrey spoke to USA Today from the set ofBreaking Dawn. Here are some of the many details revealed in this interview.

  • The split:

“The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.

This is exactly what most fans have anticipated – which is a really good thing. Anytime actuality lines up with expectation, it’s a big win when it comes to this Saga.

  • Jacob’s Perspective:

“The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward’s makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”

When we talked about the must-have details fromBreaking Dawn, the issue of Jacob’s perspective came into play, though not quite as thoroughly as this promises.

Of course, the way that the book folds out, Jacob’s viewpoint becomes a central story in and of itself (one of the three parts, as you know, is solely devoted to his side of the story). So, it’s killing two birds with one stone, in a sense, to get a glance at what the character is experiencing during all of the turmoil associated with Renesmee’s birth – it offers lenity to the brutality of some of those moments and also ties in the book’s format of housing Jacob’s thoughts. Good choice, I think.

  • Honeymooning, Birthing, and staying PG-13:

“It would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”

No doubt. Almost every discussion of the ratings issue to-date has ended with the agreement that, for audience/demographic’s sake, Breaking Dawn will need to be PG-13. Still, as Wyck Godfrey points out here, there are moments (the honeymoon, the birthing sequence, etc.) which tend toward the mature end of the rating spectrum . . . So, how is this going to be handled? (Hint: we’ve sort of heard this before – from Wyck Godfrey then too.)

“She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”

This is probably the most tasteful (and watchable) approach.

As for what gets Bella to the birthing table, Godfrey also addressed the issue of how a PG-13 rating will couple with the romantic moments in Breaking Dawn.

“It does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual.”

So there you go.

You can and should go and check out the rest of USA Today’s interview with Godfrey for more details.

While Bill Condon covered Thanksgiving and Christmaswith his lovely set photographs, this interview must’ve been our New Years present. It certainly covers a lot of bases, and if I had known we’d have so many questions answered at once, it would’ve definitely become a part of the list ofmoments to look forward to in 2011.

So . . . after that influx of information, are you left with any further questions?

Source: Twilight Examiner

 

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THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 – Videos

 

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THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 – Photos

Congratulations!

Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite On Screen Team – Kristen, Rob and Taylor
Favorite Movie: Eclipse
Favorite Drama Movie: Eclipse
Other results
Favorite Movie Actor:  Johnny Depp wins over Rob and Tay.
Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron wins over Kristen and Rob.

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ROB TO STAR IN CRONENBERG-DELILLO’S COSMOPOLIS

via Nikki Finke
Deadline Hollywood- EXCLUSIVE: Robert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in the Francis Lawrence-directed Fox 2000 film Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer, a financial wunderkind who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination. The story is set in the near future.

As Pattinson and his Twilight Saga castmates plan their careers after the series is completed–Bill Condon is directing the final film right now, Pattinson is following a path based on strong filmmakers. He took the role because he is a big fan of Cronenberg’s work. He’s repped by WME and 3 Arts.

No confirmation yet but Ms. Finke is a very reliable source in Hollywood.

Update from GossipCop has reportedly signed on to star in David Cronenberg’s upcoming adaptation of Cosmopolis.

It’s not a done deal quite yet. A source in Pattinson’s camp tells Gossip Cop they’re in “negotiations.” Barring a hitch in the talks, Cosmopolis will be Pattinson’s next major role.

The movie, based on a novel by Don DeLillo, follows a young financial whiz named Eric Packer as he journeys across a major city by limo during one tumultuous day. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are reportedly attached to the project.

Update from Reuters Production is eyeing a mid-May start in Toronto.

Update from E!OnLine MarcMalkin “While a report today claims Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis for edgy director David Cronenberg, I’m told the deal isn’t done just yet. In other words, everyone wants it to happen, but they’re still in negotiations.

If it happens, Pattinson will be taking a very big (and very smart) step away from his vampire alter-ego. Based on Don De Lillo’s novel of the same name, Cosmpolis centers around Eric Packer, multi-billionaire finance man (that would be Rob’s part) who finds himself targeted by assassins after he loses a ton of money by betting against the rise of the yen.

The book takes place over the span of just one day with Packer crisscrossing through New York City in a high-tech limo to get a haircut at his father’s favorite barber shop.

“He has sex with two women, his art consultant and a bodyguard,” reads a review in Publisher’s Weekly. “He is hit in the face with a pie by a protester. He knows he is being stalked, and the novel stages a final convergence between the ex-tycoon and his stalker.”

Oh, he also shoots someone as the limo driver has to navigate around a presidential motorcade, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Packer has several meetings in the limo with folks like his doctor and some finance men.”

Character description from the Borders.com…thanks Nel via Robsessed
Eric Packer, age 28, is a billionaire asset manager, and on this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a destructive bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. This nationally bestselling masterpiece is from “our greatest contemporary novelist” (“Details”).It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism — when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments — are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol’s funeral, and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors — experts on security, technology, currency, finance, and a few sexual partners — as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future.

Update from The PlayList We have to admit, our first words upon hearing this were: “What the shit?” Haters gonna hate, but like it or not, Robert Pattinson is in a position to get things green lit, as he is taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis.”

Based on Don DeLillo‘s book of the same name, the film follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day. The adaptation was penned by Cronenberg himself and cast is currently rounded out by Marion Cotillard who will play Pattinson’s wife and Paul Giamatti as one of the two men stalking the billionaire. Let’s just slow this down for a second: Robert Pattinson and Marion Cotillard are going to play a married couple.

So why has Farrell bailed? Well, with the actor signed recently signed on to star in the “Total Recall” reboot that is scheduled to go in front of cameras this spring, roughly around the same time as Cronenberg’s film and we figure the bigger paycheck won out. The current plan is for Pattinson to finish his work on “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” with Bill Condon and move right on over to Cronenberg’s film.

Source: Robstenation


‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ and Kristen Stewart win big at People’s Choice

Tonight, the People’s Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles, California, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse andKristen Stewart won big!

For starters, Kristen Stewart won the award for “Favorite Movie Actress.” When accepting her award, she issued a bit of a spoiler about filming progress for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. “It’s going really well,” she said. She also explained that she had been filming Breaking Dawn this very morning and that she had been busy portraying a vampire on-set. Interesting, right? Especially when compared to the latest Breaking Dawn cast tweets.

For the “Favorite Movie Actor” category, both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were nominated, but Johnny Depp took it home. The same was true for the “Favorite Movie Actor Under 25” category (Zac Efron won, but Kristen and Robert were nominated).

Answering an earlier question about whether the entire cast was on a tight squeeze time-wise by coming to the PCAs, Taylor Lautner told fans that “we flew in just for this.”  According to Robert Pattinson (when grilled by Queen Latifah), the flight was “very posh.”

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse won both the “Favorite Movie” and “Favorite Drama Movie” awards as well, and when accepting the award, Taylor Lautner said, “I can’t believe this. You guys are unreal,” to the fans. “You guys have gotten us here today and given us the opportunity to filmBreaking Dawn . . . We’re having so much fun.” AboutBreaking Dawn, Taylor Lautner assured the fans, “Mark my words, the best is yet to come.” The three also won “Favorite On-Screen Team.”

Photos of the cast at the PCAs are attached and will continue to be added as they come.

Source: Twilight Examiner


‘Twilight’ tweets special edition: ‘Breaking Dawn’ filming updates

At last check, the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 had headed back to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to pick up filming.

As expected, they seem to have resumed production on January 3rd, Monday, and several of the castmembers have been tweeting away about what’s been going on down there in the Bayou.

According to Judi Shekoni (“Zafrina”) on January 3rd, “The party has started again!!!”

Her tweet was followed by these:

  • Janelle Froehlich: Yes! And we’re back on set. I love these people.
  • Peter Facinelli (“Carlisle Cullen”): Back at work. Having my make-up applied. How many men can say that on a Monday morning.
  • Janelle Froehlich: I can’t get over how good my @amadouly looks today.
  • Amadou Ly: Fun day on set.
  • Marlane Barnes (“Maggie”): I can’t think of a better way to start the year than making a movie w great folks!

Then, yesterday the following tweets about filming were shared:

  • Amadou Ly: Ready to go on set. The crew members are amazing. I couldnt ask for more. Have a great day everyone.
  • Janelle Froehlich: I am most looking forward to seeing the covens come to life…
  • Mia Maestro (“Carmen”): The question is how much fake snow these lungs can take….
  • Andrea Gabriel (“Kebi”): Back on Louisiana soil. Psyched to see my vampy friends and get back to work on this puppy.
  • Cameron Bright (“Alec”): Day 2 of filming in 2011. All is well. Huge sequence we are filming over the next few weeks. Very hot on set today. Can’t tell you any more about it. Sorry.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (“Caius”): Its full steam ahead. The rain is nice. X
  • Marlane Barnes (“Maggie”): Tea with lemon and galoshes are the only way around a rainy humid winter day.
  • Janelle Froehlich: I have to say… My hat off to our wardrobe and make-up artists. Everyone looks amazing.
  • Erik Odom (“Peter”): Swampy bayou
  • Janelle Froehlich: We are all wearing galoshes today. Mine are bright yellow. Loving it! Although it does feel like we’re on the set of “Deadliest Catch…”

What can be gathered from all of this? Evidently, all of the vamp actors (of the various covens and the Volturi) are with Amadou Ly (who many are presuming will portray “Nahuel,” though that’s not confirmed just yet) filming an outdoor sequence. Many speculate that this is the final “battle” sequence. Makes sense, right?

Source: Twilight Examiner


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