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In the December issue of Syfy Magazine (hitting stores now, with The Walking Dead featured on the cover), Wyck Godfrey (producer on The Twilight Saga) talked a bit about how and fellow filmmakers decided upon hiring Bill Condon to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Explaining first how each of the previous directors matched up with their respective projects, Godfrey explained why he thought the final two were a good match for Condon.
“With Breaking Dawn, it’s a journey into adulthood. It’s a very mature step for Edward and Bella, moving into marriage and sex for the first time, pregnancy, birth. All of that really speaks to finding a filmmaker who could help our young actors, who hadn’t gone through any of that stuff … go through that process. Bill’s work has always come from a place of maturity, I found … He’s always directed films about misunderstood outsiders. And I feel that Edward and Bella are misunderstood outsiders, in terms of what they want. And Condon’s work also has some visual scale to it. Dreamgirls showed that he could direct a movie that had a really beautiful visual style to it.”
Godfrey also admitted that the Twilight fan community has been influential in more ways than one and re-iterated the point Bill Condon made at Comic-Con this summer, that fan blogs and opinions coming off of watching things from afar led to a few on-set changes during production.
“The first day of shooting in Brazil, Rob and Kristen’s pictures got taken everywhere. And overwhelmingly the response was, ‘Oh my gosh! His hair is too dark! His hair is black! What did they do? His hair is too black!’ And it literally forced us to go in the next day and look at him and go, ‘Did we go too dark with his hair? Should we lighten it a little bit?’ And I think we ended up lightening it . . . Also, you’ve read all the blogs about the books by the time you’re making the movies. So, in some way all that is subconsciously affecting your decisions as you’re working on the adaptations of the scripts. I know that numerous times we’ll be in a room talking about the script and someone will go, ‘No, No! That’s one fo the fans’ favorite scenes! WE have to do that!'”
Read the full feature in the December issue of Syfy Magazine (Note: The publication also contains a new interview with Kellan Lutz about “Emmett” in Breaking Dawn).
Here’s a new still of Rob from the Polish Water for Elephants DVD | thnx to robpattinson.pl for sending this to us
Here’s a great New Robert Pattinson wallpaper by @Kainat21 | Click to make bigger
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Robert Pattinson, who will marry Kristen Stewart in “Breaking Dawn” this November, is also set to wed Sarah Gadon in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis.” And, as Gadon revealed to MTV News, it’s going be a very interesting journey for the newlyweds in the film.
“I think it’s a really interesting film, and I don’t want to give away too much, but I think in a really kind of pared-down version of the film, it’s about a young millionaire who loses everything in the course of a day,” New Class-er Gadon said.
“I play his new wife, so I’m one of the only characters that comes in and out of the story throughout the film. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner together, and those are going to be some interesting meals.”
Having already worked with Cronenberg on the Freudian flick “A Dangerous Method,” Gadon said she was fully aware what she was getting herself into, so watching Pattinson get into the director’s dangerous method proved to be quite interesting.
“For me, it was really interesting and great to work with Rob at this point in his career,” she said. “And I think David Cronenberg is a fabulous director, and to see Rob meet with David at this point in his journey as an artist was really special for me to watch.
“I think when you work with David Cronenberg, it’s a really exciting and liberating and, at the same time, terrifying experience. And it was really great, having worked with David, to watch somebody new go through that … I think it’s really great for [Pattinson] to have chosen this role and be a part of our film.”