New Images from TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2; Plus Bill Condon Talks Runtime and the Film’s Finale

     August 28, 2012


The Twilight film franchise will finally come to a close this November with the series’ concluding chapter, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  The film’s release comes with some added behind-the-scenes drama, but Twilight fans are likely just excited to see how Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson bring the franchise to an end.  A couple new images from the film have landed online, along with some quotes from director Bill Condon about the movie.  He reveals how long the film will be, talks about visualizing the Bella/Edward spawn Renesemee’s powers, and teases the film’s climax.  Hit the jump to check out the photos and Condon quotes.

robert-pattinson-twilight-breaking-dawn-part-2Speaking with MTV, Condon revealed that he’s currently mixing and color timing the film as well as adding “that last big bunch of visual effects shots.”  Currently, the film is running at just under two hours:

“The running time is one hour and 56 minutes, one minute shorter than the first one and as such, I think the shortest of all of them.”

The director was asked if there was anything that he’s come to love now that he’s seeing the film on the big screen, and Condon spoke briefly about the film’s finale:

“There’s a lot of that. I would say the whole climax, I feel like it’s the biggest musical number I’ve ever directed. It does feel, when you finally get the rhythm of that right, it makes it, I hope, very satisfying.”

kristen-stewart-robert-pattinson-twilight-breaking-dawn-part-2Condon, of course, directed the 2006 musical Dreamgirls and wrote the screenplay for 2002’s Chicago, so he has experience with choreographed sequences involving a lot of people.  Though the finale is certainly an important part of the film, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 also showcases some new vampire powers, especially those of the child Renesemee.  The director spoke a bit about how her powers will be portrayed onscreen:

“Her power, she touches somebody and she can show them what’s in her head and that you develop. There are some visual things, but a lot of that is done through Carter Burwell’s score, but then just recently in the mixing Dane Davis, who is a brilliant sound designer, he did The Matrix and so many other movies, he had her just speak and read poetry and things like that, and he’s turned it into hundreds of tracks. You don’t actually hear words but it becomes the chattering of her [voice], it’s a very abstract effect that I’ve never heard before. It’s really cool.”

As I understand it, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a difficult adaptation to pull off given that it deals directly with love between a young man and a child and has a rather anti-climactic conclusion.  Author Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg have cooked up a new, different ending for the film, so fans are surely eager to see how the film franchise concludes when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens on November 16th.



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  • wESh

    Not that it bothers me, but I really hope that Stewarts affair outraged all of the hardcore twilight fans that it flops. That would be a satisfaction for having to suffer for this cinematical mess

  • Bely Button

    Could the people in this cast be any uglier? Note that I said people and not actors and I believe we all know why.

  • Ms Grey

    say what you will. I have thoroughly enjoyed the movies (maybe not New Moon) and think they were pretty close to the books. I do not share some people’s opinion that actors’ personal lives must and do bleed into their film status or ability to perform so I hope this does as well as the rest. I most definitely will be there opening night and none of my friends are planning on missing it either.

  • Mezza

    Bely Button: Wow – social website posts really are the leading the ‘trend’ in faceless ways to degrade others to make yourself feel good, huh? So sick of the way the world is at the moment with respect to bullying and degrading others when you don’t know a person from a bar of soap. Grow up.

    • Bely Button

      Sorry my simple assessment of the physical appearance and acting ability of people whom are paid to appear in a movie and have their physical appearance and acting ability judged created so much butthurt for you.

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  • Ambika

    Hey I am much awaited to see this upcoming bonanza.I also wish the twilight couple to reunit

  • Anita

    I’ll wait for this one to come out on DVD/Blue Ray before watching it. I certainly won’t go and pay the theater prices for it. This isn’t a comment on the whole KStew/RPatz relationship either (as I don’t care about that.)…but this whole series could have been much, MUCH better without KStew…the girl can’t act! She’s frustrating to watch, I want to just reach through the screen and smack her saying “would you spit the words out already!!” This series could have been so much better had they used the girl who played Catness from “The Hunger Games” as Bella.

  • tarek

    this is just Twilight. Who cares…

  • Anie Cye’lantih

    I LOVE YOU EDWARD :) Ummmmaaaaach :D

  • rhiannon

    Does anyone know how long it is gonna take for breaking dawn part 2 to come out on dvd as I really want it to complete my collections of twilight dvd’s if so please reply thanks

  • Ariana

    i <3 this movie so much

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