August 7th, 2011, by Rob

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Movie2k Movies – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Synopsis

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn, is an upcoming 2011/2012 two-part romantic-fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

The two parts form the fourth and final installment in the popular The Twilight Saga series. Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt will serve as executive producers for the film, along with the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer; the screenplay will be written by Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter of the first three entries.

All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, will reprise their roles.

Part 1 will be released on November 18, 2011, and Part 2 on November 16, 2012.


Movie2k Movies – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Plot

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the new found married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.

After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.




But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.

The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon.


Movie2k Movies – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Cast

  • Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
  • Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
  • Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
  • Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
  • Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen
  • Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen
  • Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen
  • Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen
  • Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale
  • Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale
  • Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee Cullen
  • Dakota Fanning as Jane Volturi


Movie2k Movies – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Production Notes

Talks for a Breaking Dawn film started after Summit Entertainment greenlit the second and third adaptations of the franchise, and scheduled the two films to be released six months apart. Wyck Godfrey, producer of the previous films in the series, stated in mid-2009 that they had every intention to make the film version of Breaking Dawn, but Stephenie Meyer, author of the series, explained on her website’s Breaking Dawn FAQ that if an adaptation were to be created, it would have to be split into two movies because “The book is just so long!”, saying that she would have made the book shorter if it were possible. 

She also believed it to be impossible to make a film due to Renesmee, writing that an actress could not play her because she is a baby that has complete awareness, “The one thing that I’ve never seen is a CGI human being who truly looks real”; however, she did acknowledge the film might be possible due to the quickly-advancing technologies. Moreover, because of the mature and explicit nature of the Breaking Dawn book, fans and critics questioned if the studio would be able to keep a PG-13 rating, noting that the movie should not be rated R for the ever-growing fan base. In March 2010, Variety reported that Summit Entertainment was considering splitting the 754-page book into two films, along the same lines as Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Since under contract for only four films, the status of Kristen Stewart’s, Robert Pattinson’s, and Taylor Lautner contracts were in question, making the possibility of a split unlikely. Producer Wyck Godfrey stated that all three main cast members were signed onto one Breaking Dawn film.




In March 2010, it was announced that Summit was searching for Academy-Award nominated directors to helm the project, with names like Sofia Coppola, Gus Van Sant and Bill Condon rumored to have been approached to direct. On April 28, 2010, Summit announced that Bill Condon, who directed Dreamgirls, would direct Breaking Dawn; producing the film will be Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and author Stephenie Meyer. “I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon. Condon spoke about Summit approaching him saying, “The very nice folks at Summit.. they sent me the novel. I loved it. I quickly imprinted on the material”. Gus Van Sant later explained that Robert Pattinson mentioning him as the ideal director for Breaking Dawn was what made him audition for the job and described the audition as “very nerve-wracking”. However, after Condon was hired, Sant suggested that the reason behind not getting hired was his style and way of auditioning being different from what the executive producers were used to.

In June, Summit officially confirmed that a two-part adaptation of the fourth book would start filming in November. A November 18, 2011, release date has been set for the first part, and the second part’s release date is set for November 16, 2012.

The Twilight Saga also helped motivate Rosenberg into launching a female-centric production company, Tall Girls Productions: “The charter of it, if there is one, would be to create some strong roles for women… the female Batman, the female Tony Soprano.” She explained that, despite the fact of the many hours of hard work ahead of her, it is what she wants to do.





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