Breaking Dawn filming location confirmed, R-rating not likely

More news about Breaking Dawn! Summit has officially announced the filming locations for the movie, as well as the speculation about a possible R-rating.

Twilight film studio Summit Entertainment has just confirmed the official filming locations for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vancouver, British Columbia. The decision to use Louisiana as a new filming location for this portion of the Twilight series was one which many had been guessing at over the past few months, and now we know that this information is for sure. The studio's announcement also confirmed that filming for the project will begin this fall (another popular conjecture). The news does not specify which sequences will be filmed in which of the two locations, but one might guess (though this is not official) that most of the outdoor sequences would take place in Vancouver for the sake of continuity while some of the indoor sets could be done in Louisiana (and, potentially, some of the newer outdoor settings like Isle Esme).

As for the R-rating rumour ...

It's hard to imagine Summit Entertainment making a "Twilight" movie that would require its tween-heavy audience to convince adults to buy them movie tickets, but the idea nonetheless remains a topic of discussion in the blogosphere. So we decided to put the question to Summit. While the studio acknowledges that discussions about an R rating are definitely taking place ("By all means," said distribution chief Richie Fay), the studio remains committed to its tried-and-true PG-13. "I don't see it ever becoming an R-rated movie," Fay told MTV News. "The middle road we have to travel is a mutual respect as to staying true to the book but not turning off your audience.

"It's always with the eye of making Stephenie Meyer happy and making the audience happy," he added. "I can't say for a fact, but I just don't see us getting into an R-rated area with any of the 'Twilight' titles." That sentiment jibes with what "Breaking Dawn" scribe Melissa Rosenberg has been saying for a while. "In this series, you don't sacrifice anything," she said in April. "There are some movies that wouldn't play at PG-13, like 'The Hangover,' but this is just not one of them for me. Again, if you're capturing character, emotion and emotional journey, you're OK."

via TwiExaminer, MTV


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