Twilight’s Carter Burwell Returning to Score Breaking Dawn; Producer Wyck Godfrey Answers a Few Questions

Twi-hards the world over have been dying to hear how that darn birthing scene is going to be handled in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and producer Wyck Godfrey recently spoke abut that, along with answering a few other questions. But first comes the news that the original Twilight‘s Carter Burwell will be returning to score the final two installments.

Carter BurwellAccording to The Playlist Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell (pictured right) is set to return to the “Twilight” since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two-parter Breaking Dawn.

Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on Kinsey and Gods and Monsters, and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for New Moon with Howard Shore stepping in for Eclipse.

Now, what kind of dirt did Godfrey dish to USA Today? Below are a few excerpts. Hit up the link for more!

Q: Where does the story split in half?

A: “We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.

Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?

A: With Twilight’s core of under-18 fans, “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.”

A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”

Q: How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella’s love portrayed?

A: Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, “it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual.”

Q: At the end of Breaking Dawn, about 70 or so vampires from around the world gather to face off with the Cullens and their allies plus Jacob’s wolf pack. How can you keep both portions of the storytelling equally compelling?

A: “The second half is more of an action film in terms of life-and-death stakes.” But the domestic moments of the first film possess an emotional punch. “There are the pangs of newlywed tension that occur that are relatable even in a fantasy film. Marriage is not quite the experience that they thought it was.”

Part 1 of Breaking Dawn (which is being filmed simultaneously with Part 2) is slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Part 2 will follow a year later on November 16, 2012.

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