What to do About the Next Film in the Twilight Saga, "Breaking Dawn"?

1/12/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Hillary Weston

In the past two years, the Twilight Saga has caused a media frenzy, creating a vampire-worshipping obsession that has afflicted everyone from screaming tweens to crazed middle-aged women--and that’s only with the first two installments. Now that "Eclipse" is set to hit theaters this June, everyone is wondering just how and when the final chapter of the saga, "Breaking Dawn," is going to start production…that is if they can figure out a way to pull it off. If you thought "Twilight" could not get any more histrionic and over-the-top--Breaking Dawn is sure to satisfy your bloodlust.

First off, "Breaking Dawn" is most likely going to have to be made into a two-part film along the same lines a "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." The film is darker than the precursors and it includes a shockingly morbid birth, a plethora of supporting cast members, and what looks to be the most difficult part to adapt to the screen--a child that ages faster than you can say, “Bite me Edward Cullen!”

Producer Wyck Godfrey spoke with the LA Times and stated that he “doesn't think Chris Weitz will return and that whoever helms the piece will have to be good with both actors and effects.” The effects for the rapidly aging child, Renesmee, will have to be quite serious seeing as how in just a short amount of time, Renesmee ages from a half-vampire infant to an intelligent, beautifully grown person with the power to transmit thoughts to others by touching their skin.

What I would like to see is a really out-there director who I am sure would never have their name attached to the saga and direct this. I think with the right finesse and directorial skills, this could go off into a really twisted and gruesome way--while still retaining some of the natural humor that comes from a story so ridiculous as the one presented here. How about David Lynch? He’s got the right mindset to make a piece about a birth that’s so terrible, it breaks the mother’s bones and nearly kills her while the lines of perception blur and we are left boggled, hanging on the words of the Volturi.

Yeah, that’s not going to happen.  Let’s just wait and see if this film even materializes--or if it will crumble and "Eclipse" will end our Twilight-crazed souls.

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