Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn production inherently has fans’ interest more than the previous films due to the book’s more mature subject matter that includes sex and a violent child birth. How those sequences and where the two-film adaptation will split has been foremost on the mind of fans.
In a revealing interview with USA Today, producer Wyck Godfrey has stepped up to the plate and directly addressed all the big Breaking Dawn questions. If you’re one of the handful of people whom hasn’t read the books and want to remain spoiler-free for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner’s last round in the vampire world, then proceed no further as major spoilers are present.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will primarily cover Bella’s path to becoming a vampire. The key acts of the film will be the wedding, the honeymoon, and lastly the birth of Renesmee. As Part 1 ends, Bella will be on the cusp of beginning her transformation into a vampire.
Part 1 will also follow Jacob and his own issues away from Bella. The narrative will likely jump from Bella and Edward to Jacob throughout the film.
In regards to the birth scene and achieving a PG-13 rating without compromising the book’s presentation, Godfrey explains that the birth has been filmed entirely through Bella’s eyes. He calls this decision a compromise; allowing viewers to experience all the pains, blood and bone-crushing delivery through a haze so its not directly explicit to attract an R-rating.
As for the love scene that will result in Bella’s pregnancy, Godfrey promises it will not be soft porn but will be “legitimate… romantic and sensual.” Soap opera sex scenes are probably a valid comparison.
Godfrey’s overall take on Twilight Breaking Dawn is that it needs to be more sophisticated than its predecessors due to the book’s maturity. That’s what the team behind director Bill Condon is striving for.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn opens everywhere on November 18.