9. Breaking Dawn: The Movie
Very little is known about Breaking Dawn’s eventual cinematic incarnation other than nothing short of New Moon and Eclipse doing zero business at the box office will keep it from being made.
All we know at this point is that Robert Pattinson has implied that Summit are working on plans for the pic and that there's been no official greenlight yet.
But it sounds like the toughest of the books to adapt, mostly because A) like later Potter tomes, it’s massive (according to Meyer, it's “hard to imagine fitting it into 90 minutes”) and B) features a self-aware half-human/ half-vamp baby.
So what to do… Dodgy CG child? Major make-up job? Time will tell.
One option might be to do a Deathly Hallows and split the film into two, thus allowing more of the plot to breathe.
But given that the studio has usually compressed the books’ plots into each movie, we’re sure some slicing and dicing is more likely.
Another challenge for any director is the sheer scope of the thing, which plays like a greatest hits of Twilight’s plot to date – Jacob and the wolves are a big part of it, as are the Volturi.
Plus the Cullens recruit lots of vampires from around the world to argue the case for Renesmee’s survival, including Nahuel, a 150-year-old human/vamp hybrid, who proves that she’s not a threat. Looks like the effects budget will be stretched to breaking point…
So who could direct this mammoth finale?
Let’s look at possible contenders…
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