Robert Pattinson spoke a little about the birth scenes in the Breaking Dawn movie today at Comic-Con!
“The Miracle of Life,” that now-retro video show to confused and sometimes shocked middle school students in sex ed classes across the country, has largely been the only reference point for the machinations child birth for tween audiences, montages on MTV’s “Teen Mom” not withstanding.
That’s about to change – and if they thought their 80s-made educational film was unsettling, tweens better brace themselves for some vampire birth.
The birthing scene in “Breaking Dawn,” the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga,” features Bella finally producing her Edward Cullen-fathered vampire baby, Renesmee. It’s a graphic scene in the book, but words and images are far different beasts, which makes one wonder just how faithful the Bill Condon-directed film will be to the book in that regard.
According to Robert Pattinson, it’ll be just as potent.
“I think the birth scene… For a fantasy scenes that has kind of a youngish audience, it goes very far,” he told the audience of what he called a “hardcore” sequence at Comic Con on Thursday (via HitFix.com). “There was no other way to do it.”
That should please Meyer, who repeatedly emphasized her desire for the movie to match the book’s intensity.
“I’d love to have the birth scene be every bit as awful — I know it freaked people out, but for those of us who have been through childbirth a couple times, it is a scary, terrifying experience,” she told MTV News.
Here are the Breaking Dawn promo cards from this years Comic-Con!
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Summit Entertainment is rolling out promotional cards for the movie Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Good thing it’s not the 1930s anymore. Otherwise, people might be coming with pitchforks and torches to meet Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), the vampire love interest of Bella in Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
Twilight Examiner posted this great article detailing what Breaking Dawn scene we may see at Comic-Con this year. Here is an excerpt:
“We know from Wyck Godfrey (producer) that the split between Part 1 and Part 2 takes place “just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.” So, the end of Part 1, presumably, would be in Carlisle’s office/”Bella’s” make-shift delivery suite. Think you’d even want to see a clip of that standing alone?
More likely than that, since a great deal of Part 1 will have to do with the wedding and the honeymoon, Comic-Con footage of the same may be squared upon that facet of the story; this would be more exciting, don’t you think?
Of course, as the first teaser trailer for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 indicates, “Jacob” won’t be forgotten in the story and we’ll get to see a bit of his (as well as the Volturi’s) side – things and events we couldn’t know from the book until the second section when the narrative perspective shifted over to him. So, there’s always the possibility of some Jacob (or Volturi) footage at Comic-Con as well . . .”
Please see press release below regarding the Breaking Dawn panel at Comic Con this year (July 21st).
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASES 2011 FILM RELEASES AT COMIC-CON®INTERNATIONAL IN SAN DIEGO
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASES 2011 FILM RELEASES AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL IN SAN DIEGO
Los Angeles, CA June 13, 2011 – For the fourth year in a row, Summit Entertainment will provide the Comic-Con® International audience with a unique, interactive booth experience featuring films from the studio’s upcoming slate, including an action adventure update of the beloved THE THREE MUSKETEERS, the alien invasion thriller THE DARKEST HOUR with effects from visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, and the highly anticipated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1.
Those who stop by will be able to speak live via phone with select actors and filmmakers from Summit films, as well as participate in contests and giveaways. The authors of three novels that Summit Entertainment is bringing to life on the big screen will also complete autograph signings at the booth.
§ Erin Morgenstern is the author of NIGHT CIRCUS, a novel about 19th century teenage illusionists.
§ Isaac Marion is the author of WARM BODIES, in which an existentially tormented zombie begins an unlikely romance with the girlfriend of one of his victims. Jonathan Levine is attached to direct, with Nicholas Hoult (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and Teresa Palmer (I AM NUMBER FOUR) attached to star.
§ Veronica Roth is the 22-year-old author of DIVERGENT, which launched on the New York Times best-seller list. In the dystopic future of DIVERGENT, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue: honesty, selflessness, bravery, peacefulness, or intelligence.
In addition to Summit’s booth presence at Comic-Con®, the studio will also host one of the first panels of the day in Hall H on Thursday, July 21st dedicated to THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise. Fans interested in the story’s final chapters will be shown exclusive footage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 and be treated to a filmmaker and cast Q&A session providing details on the first half of the epic two part finale, in theatres November 18, 2011.
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