Joined: 14 October 2005
Independent film studio Summit Entertainment has got quite a gem on their hands, and its name is the "Twilight" series.
The first movie quickly became a blockbuster box-office hit in 2008 despite early concerns that the book series' rabid fan following wouldn't translate to ticket sales. The second, "New Moon," has grossed over $481 million worldwide since its premiere on November 20. The third installment of the franchise, "Eclipse," wrapped up shooting back in October and is slated to release June 2010.
With the enormous success of the franchise so far, Summit is already working to adapt Stephenie Meyer's fourth and final book in the series, "Breaking Dawn," into a movie. Currently, the studio is deciding whether or not it's best to split the 754-page book into two pictures, along the same lines as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
According to Variety, a two-parter is the path Summit is pursuing for "Breaking Dawn," with hopes that "New Moon" director Chris Weitz will return to helm both pictures. If the two-film route does come to fruition, Summit would have to negotiate new deals with the main cast -- Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner -- since they are only under contract for four features.
But there's a bigger issue to worry about here: How will they transfer the complex and graphic storylines in "Breaking Dawn" to the big screen? With even the biggest "Twilight" fans split on whether they love or hate the book, there's no question that its content will pose a handful of problems for a movie adaptation.
"Breaking Dawn" contains -- SPOILER ALERT! -- huge sections addressing the complications of vampire/human sex, an unconventional pregnancy, and the gory birth of a half-vampire, half-human baby. On top of that, there's a chunk in the middle of the book where Jacob takes over narration duty from Bella, leading up to him "imprinting" on the newborn child (translation: The teenaged werewolf falls in love with an infant).
Nowadays, nothing is impossible with a bit of movie-making magic. From a sparkly vampire to a boy who transforms into a wolf the size of a horse, computer-generated effects can work wonders. But just because it can be done doesn't mean it will live up to expectations. Stephenie Meyer has even expressed her worries on her official site: "The one thing that I've never seen is a CGI human being who truly looks real. An actress can't play Renesmee [the half-vampire baby], at least not when she's a few days old... She would have to be a construct, and CGI isn't quite there yet."
Special effects aside, the mature and explicit nature of "Breaking Dawn" will be a challenge for the studio to keep at a PG-13 rating. They'd have to leave out a lot of the material or figure out a way to tone it down. But in doing so, they run the risk of upsetting fans. On the flip side, if the film version requires an R rating, parents may be wary of sending their teen girls to the movies. Tough call.
What do you think? Can "Breaking Dawn" be successfully transferred
to the silver screen? Will it be able to stay true to the text? Is
Summit up for the challenge?
I hope its not posted before
The following 7 member(s) liked the above post:
fibrinogen9, Tangled, Angel-Jot., nondescript, Ambrosia, mallika_14, ....Poojie....,
Joined: 01 August 2005
Joined: 19 June 2005
I-F Crazy Creatives Head, BollyCurry Screen Writer
Joined: 24 March 2008
Joined: 13 June 2007
Joined: 29 April 2007
Joined: 14 October 2005
The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:
Joined: 13 June 2007
*Twilight Members Slambook*
Author: -Priii- Replies: 183 Views: 14902
|-Priii-||183||14902||05 July 2010 at 6:27pm by Angel-Jot.|
Five facts about The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Author: mallika_14 Replies: 15 Views: 2715
|mallika_14||15||2715||28 March 2010 at 12:17pm by Arushi.|
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse comes in IMAX
Author: mallika_14 Replies: 9 Views: 1812
|mallika_14||9||1812||19 January 2010 at 10:41pm by Sanyogeeta1|
Twilight Director Talks About New Moon&Twilight
Author: nimmy1010 Replies: 0 Views: 1294
|nimmy1010||0||1294||13 June 2009 at 4:10pm by nimmy1010|
Twilight The Book V/s twilight the Movie
Author: EkPaheli Replies: 10 Views: 2931
|EkPaheli||10||2931||19 February 2009 at 4:50am by whatsername|
Popular Channels :Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK
Quick Links :Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index