Challenges Plague "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn"

You asked for it, and here it is! The fourth and final installment of the popular Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn, directed by Bill Condon, is set to hit theaters November 18, 2011, according to the Sci-Fi Movie Page. But before the wildly successful franchise’s final film reaches the big screen, there are still some hurdles to jump.
For starters, at a whopping 756 pages, Stephenie Meyer’s original 2008 novel Breaking Dawn is an intimidating project to tackle and adapt for film. Variety reports that the story will be split into two films because of the amount of detail necessary to properly bring the book to life.
(WARNING: Plot spoilers ahead! You’ve been warned!)
Next, Meyer herself has expressed real doubt as to whether specific plot points can really translate to a live action film format. In the novel, Bella and Edward give birth to a baby girl, Renesmee, who is fully alert, despite being a newborn. This presents obvious visual challenges to the filmmakers. “The one thing that I’ve never seen is a CGI human being who truly looks real,” said Meyer, who added, “they develop amazing new technologies everyday, and we’ve got a little time left.”
Another concern is scoring a PG-13 rating for the film which will be based on the novel’s very intense and graphic plot, and will include the controversial birth of a vampire/human child. The main cast of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are expected to return, and filming is set to begin in Vancouver some time in 2010.

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