Writer Fleshing Out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn For Two Flicks
Every time I have to write one of these stories, I keep telling myself, "Just two more movies and we're done with all this silly sparkling nonsense." It's like knowing a jail sentence is about to expire. In any event ... here's more breaking news on Breaking Dawn even though we'd rather be breaking wind.
According to NBC San Diego fans of the “Twilight” films are going to have a little added story to sink their teeth into. The previous movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s vamp-lit juggernaut have gone pretty much by the book, but with the final novel “Breaking Dawn” being broken into two feature films, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg tells PopcornBiz she’s enjoying a little more leeway to add some fangy flourishes of her own.
“I did actually [get to do that] because we got to fill out the story because we're doing the next two movies,” said Rosenberg. “So there was room to play and expand on some of the characters that Stephenie introduces. That was a lot of fun. [Breaking Dawn is] a much more grownup movie – It's an adult story,” the writer said of evolving the franchise beyond its high school origins. “The stakes are raised even higher because it's not the story of teens. It's the stories of grownups, so we're talking about marriage and children and family – and these are pretty grownup things, but sexy.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will open in theatres on November 16, 2012.
Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice, and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.
The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer producing.
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