Monday, June 21, 2010

'Eclipse' DVD Info and What to Expect from 'Breaking Dawn'

At a press conference to promote the upcoming release of the film, director David Slade, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and producer Wyck Godfrey talked about exploring the characters and the mythology more deeply in Eclipse. As the one responsible for writing the adaptations, Melissa Rosenberg also gave some insight as to what fans can expect from a two-part Breaking Dawn.

Q: David, you were working with a ready-made cast for Eclipse. How did you help establish what would be expected of their characters for this film?

David: What I did was see each one of the actors, individually. We had one-on-one meetings. The first time, I would just listen to everything they told me about their characters and everything they thought about their characters. Then, we’d meet again and talk about the script, also one-on-one. Then, we’d meet a third time and a fourth time. By that time, we were talking about all the ideas that we were incorporating into that character and story. And then, the final stage was to go into an ensemble rehearsal, where all the actors came together, and we didn’t talk about character anymore. We talked about content and story. That was how I chose to go about it.

Q: Do you have any special features or extras planned for the DVD?

Wyck: There’s the nude scene we shot that wasn’t in the book. No. I don’t know. With any film, you go through the process of editing it down to its fighting weight and, ultimately, you’re going to have some scenes that didn’t end up in the movie.

David: There were a number of scenes which just felt excessive, in terms of beating the same story, but some of them were really nice.

Wyck: There was a great scene with Angela (Christian Serratos) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) that is really just two girls talking about guy troubles. It’s really, really sweet, but it took place in a section of the movie that we really had to cut.

David: What happens is that the film has its own momentum from the script. When you start going, by the time you hit the third act, you’re just blasting along, and that scene just came to a stop. But, it’s a beautiful scene that’s beautifully performed, and it’ll be a nice little bonus for fans of the book.

Wyck: I think there’s going to be a lot of classic behind-the-scenes stuff, where you’re going to get to see how we did most of the action and stunts in the movie, and a lot of the CG process. That stuff will flesh out the experience for audiences that do like to go behind the camera and see how it’s all done.

Melissa: It’s interesting, when I did the first Twilight movie, I actually wrote it before it was cast. I was writing in a vacuum, and it actually had a lot of humor in it. And then, we realized, as we got it on actors, that it just wasn’t appropriate. But, now the actors are more comfortable with it and I think the story lends itself to that. Wyck actually came up with the best line in the movie, “Does he own a shirt?” There’s a confidence level in the storytelling now.

Q: What will be the biggest challenge of splitting the movies for Breaking Dawn?

Melissa: They’re very dense with mythology. There are a lot of characters and a lot of detail, and it’s just really about who you choose to pull forward. It was a lot of the same stuff that I had to do with Twilight.

Q: Are there more backstories to come?

Melissa: There are more backstories to come, and there is an expansion of the mythology. All these different characters are being introduced, and Stephenie has developed a really intricate mythology that is very detailed, which is why it’s so much fun to play in her world.

Q: Some people have said that Breaking Dawn is unfilmable and not as good a book as the others. How do you approach it to make it work?

Melissa: I believe it is filmable and I believe there is a great story to be told in that. It was a very bold move, what Stephenie did and where she took her characters. She had them grow up, get married and have children, and had Bella realize ultimate potential of becoming a vampire. It was a very bold move. I think it lost some of the audience who wanted to continue the fantasies and the desire. Now, she’s got it all, so what do you do with it? It’s a very different kind of movie and a different kind of story. There’s definitely material enough for two movies, but for the first time, there is also a little breathing room. There’s room to explore a little bit and to expand. I’m excited about that.

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Iluvthemovies said...

I am not a big fan of BD, except for the wedding and Isle Esme, so I will probably see the 1st film of BD. However, I wish Stephanie had changed Jacob imprinting on Leah instead of Renesme. I have looked at the clip of the wolfpack with Julia Jones and she is one hot mama and I could see the fireworks between those two, that would have been a nice intro into a new hot romance for Jacob and very adult. Even Taylor has problems with this storyline from the Sweden press conference even though he is hoping the writer can come up with something clever. Good luck on that.

When the DVD is released I hope that Summit does not pull the same crap by putting extras on different DVDs sold at separate vendors like Amazon, Borders, Walmart, etc. Let us have one DVD sold anywhere that has all the extras like in Twilight. Don't be so greedy, Summit. I did not purchase NM for just that reason. I won't buy multiple DVDs and give Summit my money playing those type of games with the public.

twilightnan said...

wow way to go @ Iluvthemovies ITA or amen to your comments..looking forward to the "wedding and the honeymmon" in "isle esme"he you think Rob has finished reading the BD book yet?..otherwise he is in for a big shock! is such a long wait ...2012..hurry up summit!

Iluvthemovies said...

I believe Rob will be disappointed in BD. I heard that he has heard about some of the major plotlines, that is why he teased Taylor at the Twilight Convention about sleeping with the baby.

It really is going to be hard to integrate that storyline into the movie without it coming off as silly or creepy. I like Taylor he deserves a woman not a baby. I always thought it would be nice if Seth or Nahuel from South America would be destined for Renesme. It seemed more natural. Jacob was in love with Bella and now he is going to be the future mate of Renesme, can you just imagine the conversations when they are adults?
"Hey, honey I am so glad your mother chose your father because I would be with her now, don't you like how things turned out?." It is just weird to me. I am not trying to change anyone's opinion, after all it is just a book, but I will probably not be going on the
2nd half of the journey. All I want is plenty of feathers, gouged out headboards and scantily clad Edward and Bella on Island Esme. I also want Bella to look so beautiful in her wedding gown and of course Edward is going to look so devilishly handsome in his tux. That is what I am eagerly waiting to see.

twilightnan said...

@ Iluvthemovies ..I'm in hysteric here,it is realy hilarious the way you're describing a scene between jacob and renesme,.and definitely would also want everything that you describe in your comments..I'm smiling away here..he he..that vision of scantily clad edward and bella on their honeymoon with plenty of feathers and demolished headboard would be funny and endearing should write and send your suggestions to mellisa rosenberg,summit and stephanie may consider it.!and lastly the same as you I would love to see Bella in a beautiful wedding gown and Edward handsome in a tux..and if they can recreate how Alice decorated the cullens house with different blooms of flowers as written in the book that would be heavenly romantic!need to say goodnight now thank u for your comments, Iluvthemovies u r awesome!

Iluvthemovies said...

I am so eager to see how they have Alice decorate the house as well. I am certain we will talk more about this as it gets closer to making the movie. Have a pleasant evening.

RobPattinsonBerlin said...

@Iluvthemovies Thanks sister, I 100% agree with you!

behnaz said...

@Iluvthemovies tnx dear friend