Melissa Rosenberg gives Breaking Dawn details
With Eclipse being a box-office success, focus has shifted to Breaking Dawn, the final movie in the saga. The director is set, the release date is confirmed, and the producer is chosen. The screenplay, however, still has some sketchy details. Not much has been revealed about it. A few interviews have been conducted with Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter for the Twilight movies, and little by little, she reveals some details about it.
First, about the controversial (??) birth scene. She mentioned to LA Times and MTV that is might be offscreen, but it's up to the director.
"On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are, 'It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!' For me it's actually more interesting to not see it," Rosenberg recently told the Los Angeles Times. "You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth. ... It doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience."
When MTV News caught up with Rosenberg to talk about "Eclipse," she said she was going to leave a lot of those hard decisions, like how to show Bella giving birth to vampire spawn Renesmee, to director Bill Condon. "From a screenwriter standpoint that's gonna land more squarely in the director's hands," she teased. "That's one of those things [where] I kind of say [and] make a few sort of general suggestions on the page and say, 'Go! Go, Bill! Do it!' "
One thing's for sure, it will be PG13.
Having worked with all three Twilight saga directors before, Rosenberg was able to summarize the nature of the three (Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, and David Slade, respectively) in a single sentence apiece, and she also stated that when it comes to who'll helm Breaking Dawn, she has offered her input but that the decision is ultimately out of her hands.
She did seem confident, however, that Breaking Dawn would be rated PG-13.
"That's your audience. In this series you don't sacrifice anything. 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," she explained about the film's rating. (via TwiExaminer)
She admits that this time around, it's getting tough.
It's the big one, it's gonna be a big challenge, and I guarantee you that not all of the fans will be happy, and I guarantee you some of them will be. You have to give up the ideal of making everybody happy, it's just not gonna happen, but you hope you make the majority happy. Again, for that last book it is about taking that specific character Bella on her journey. It's a big journey, it's a massive change for her, and you hope to realize that. (via KOMO)
And why not! There's a lot of new characters in BD!
"It's extremely challenging to introduce those new characters because you already have quite a slew of characters to service," Rosenberg admitted of Meyer's final book. "The Cullen family is large, the wolf family is large, you have three leads ... finding room for all of them is a challenge. For me, it is about pulling forward the ones that are essential and really making sure they have a presence."
Naturally, Rosenberg didn't say specifically which characters would or would not appear in the films, but simply that she hopes "all of them will be there in one shape or another."
Fans interested in checking in more frequently with Rosenberg's "Dawn" progress can check out her Facebook page, which Rosenberg told us she checks regularly to see what Twi-hards are saying and involve them in plotline discussions.
"I ask people to really weigh in with what are their favorite scenes in the books, what's important to them," Rosenberg said. "And there generally seems to be a consensus about one scene or another. It's really helpful for me and I'll interact with them sometimes."
She added that the fan interaction has helped her to squash any out-of-control Internet-generated rumors about her "Dawn" scripts. "At one point, [the fans] were upset because they had gotten the impression that I was choosing not to put the birthing scene in the script, and I was able to go online and say, 'I don't know where that idea came from, but of course the birthing scene is going to be in.' " Another Net-generated rumor, according to Rosenberg, is that she won't include the Book of Jacob in the final film. "I don't know where that idea came from, but that is not true," she confirmed. "We are going to see Jacob's perspective equally, so don't worry." (via MTV)
Well, best of luck to Melissa!!