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Melissa Rosenberg on Adapting ‘Breaking Dawn’

Twihards around the world will watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 this weekend. In the latest installment of the blockbuster series, fans can expect to see a dramatic vampire wedding and eventful honeymoon.

We caught up with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to talk about writing scripts and the adaptation process. The highlights follow below…

Q: Describe the writing process when you are charged with adapting a book for a script versus writing an original script.
A: Each comes with its own challenges, but nothing is more difficult than starting with a blank page, as a writer does with an original project. I had the good fortune to start with an already fully fleshed out universe and mythology. But an adaptation comes with its own challenges: Honing a 500 page novel into a 110 page script. Externalizing very internal character arcs. Not pissing off the millions of fans around the world who don’t understand, or frankly care, that a book and a movie are very different animals, and that one can’t simply transfer the entire text into screenplay format and shoot it.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Theatrical Trailer Released

A full theatrical trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been unveiled.

The trailer has already received more than fifty-eight thousand “likes” on the movie’s official Facebook page, We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer has been released in bite-sized pieces. Back in June, the MTV Movie Awards featured a two-minute teaser trailer. Just last week, Entertainment Weekly released a sixteen-second snippet from the theatrical trailer. (via Shelf Awareness)

Taylor Lautner Interested in More Twilight Movies

According to Digital Spy, actor Taylor Lautner would be interested in making more Twilight movies if author Stephenie Meyer (pictured, via) writes a spin-off starring werewolf Jacob Black and vampire-human hybrid Renesmee Cullen.

USA Today reported that Meyer shared a lot of secrets with ten fans on the film set of Breaking Dawn Part 1. When asked about whether or not Jacob could father children with Renesmee, she responded: “That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.”

Meyer also talked about several projects for the future, including: a fantasy story, a sequel for The Host, a 1,000-page novel about mermaids, and finishing Midnight Sun (the first Twilight book written from Edward Cullen‘s perspective).

Warning–the final paragraph of this post contains Twilight spoilers.

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Mackenzie Foy Lands Renesmee Role in Breaking Dawn

Stephenie Meyer confirmed on Facebook that 9-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy (pictured) will play Renesmee Cullen in the forthcoming adaptation, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

The Hollywood Reporter has more: “Director Bill Condon is expected to use similar special effects as David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to show Foy aging 17 years over the span of seven years.”

Condon recently posted this racy photo from the movie set. Below, a spoiler-filled description of Renesmee from the novel.

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Taylor Lautner Cameo in Ron Charles’ Video Book Review

Ron Charles returned with a video review of By Nightfall by Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Cunningham.

Charles explained:  “It’s a horny novel about the power of beauty to rouse us ennui. The publisher says By Nightfall is heart-breaking, full of shocks and after-aftershocks.” Read GalleyCat Reviews‘ take on the book here.

The video features a cameo by a Taylor Lautner poster and a Jacob Black action figure (modeled after Lautner). Charles also impersonates the novel’s art dealer protagonist by walking through an art gallery, museum displays, classical fountains, and modern art installations.