Opening in theaters on November 18th is the first installment of the final chapter of the Twilight film franchise, based on the extremely popular novels by author Stephenie Meyer, entitled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Returning to pen the last two movies in the series is screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote the preceding films, and taking over the director's chair is Oscar-winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls). The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 features the franchises returning stars Kristen Stewart (The Runaways), Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants), and Taylor Lautner (Abduction), as well as actors Nikki Reed (Thirteen), Peter Facinelli (Can't Hardly Wait), Elizabeth Reaser (TV's Grey's Anatomy), Ashley Greene (Skateland), Kellan Lutz (Immortals), Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender), Julia Jones (Jonah Hex), Billy Burke (Drive Angry 3D), Sarah Clarke (TV's 24), Maggie Grace (TV's Lost), and Michael Sheen (Tron: Legacy).
IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, as well as actor Peter Facinelli to discuss their work on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. They talked about the new film, first time Twilight director Bill Condon, how to split the book into two different movies, the eventual introduction of actress Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee Cullen, the much anticipated wedding scene, and why the ladies love Edward.
To watch our exclusive interview with Peter Facinelli and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, please click on the video player above.
The newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally consummate their marriage. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 takes a bite out of audiences beginning on November 18th.