Chris Weitz Talks The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
06.07.10 by REELZ
Although The Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz declined to helm the movie adaptation of fourth novel Breaking Dawn, he still has plenty to say on the subject. In a recent interview with MTV, Weitz spoke about new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), Twilight fans, and Kristen Stewart's Breaking Dawn birth scene.
Of Breaking Dawn director, Bill Condon, Weitz said:
I think he's terribly talented. I know him, he's a solid citizen, great guy, very smart. I think he's going to do an amazing job.
He also gives his advice on Bella's birth scene, which sees half-human vampire baby Renesmee literally claw her way out of her stomach:
Think carefully about babies clawing out of people's stomachs. Ridley Scott sort of did it. Kristen Stewart giving live birth through the stomach in 3-D! I'm there. I'm paying.
On the subject of Breaking Dawn being split into two movies — a decision that looks more likely every day — he said, "The book is big enough that it would warrant it." Whether it warrants it or not, is two movies the right way to go? Fans would certainly pay to see both installments, but would it do the book justice? Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg would have to work hard to flesh the action scenes out, and with the movie's rating coming into question — the PG-13 rating would either have to change, or the book's content toned down. Whatever Summit decides, we can't wait to see how it turns out.