Bill Condon, the director of the last two films in The Twilight Saga, has written a very sweet, sincere letter thanking fans of the series for their dedication, which was posted on the official Twilight Saga Facebook page.
Greetings to our global Twihard family,
On the flight now from Madrid to Berlin, I wanted to check in one last time, as you’re finally getting a look at what we’ve all been working on so intensely. It’s hard to believe that after our Berlin premiere tonight, my TWILIGHT journey will finally come to a close. It’s been almost three years since I first wrote to you. I’m very proud of what we’ve created together since then, and I hope that PART II fulfills your expectations for the grand finale to Stephenie’s sprawling saga. Fingers crossed that you’ve also managed to stay at least mostly spoiler-free, in order to enjoy the twists and parting gifts we have in store for you…
Thank you again for making me feel like a member of your fandom family online…for sleeping in The Line in San Diego in order to laugh with us in Hall H…for traveling great distances to join us in L.A. for last year’s Tent City and this year’s Fan Camp. Above all, thank you for trusting me with this universe you care so deeply about – we tried to match your intensity in our attention to every detail. That said, I don’t think I’ll ever live down the shame of being spied on by Twihard covens around the world on our very first night of shooting in Rio. Thanks to photos shot and instantly posted online of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, we were called out in real time for missing a certain engagement ring… (Sorry — again!)
As with you all, what I’ll take with me from my time in Forks are so many great friendships – our massive cast of talented actors, and new creative partners such as Melissa Rosenberg, Guillermo Navarro and Phil Tippett. I hope to know them all for years and to work with them again soon, making movies yet to be dreamed up. At the L.A. premiere Monday night, Phil said we should make a “bloody, giant monster movie.” But is there room for a musical number?
Page to Premiere has come across some awesome B-Roll, aka extra behind the scenes filming footage, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2! It’s a little bit of everything all mashed up and it can be hard to hear, but it’s really cool to see how the film came together.
Watch the Daily has released a crazy behind-the-scenes look at the special effects used in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 battle scenes and how they transitioned onto the big screen! Tippet Studios, the special effects company behind the film, breaks down everything from adding wolves into the action to getting Renesmee on a wolf rig!
Of course, if you haven’t seen the movie yet– THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!
If you’ve already seen Breaking Dawn Part 2, you know that the ending is much different than the original book!
The Hollywood Reporter talked to Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg, and Bill Condon about how Stephenie came up with the new ending (over a steak dinner in Vancouver!) and what it means for the final film.
Here’s Melissa Roseberg’s account:
“[Meyer], at the time, was debating whether or not she wanted the fourth book to be a movie because she was concerned that the ending in the book climaxes at a very tense conversation, which was beautiful in the book — but for film, that’s not going to fly,” she continues. “We started batting around ideas and then we both had this idea at the same. I think she may have mentioned something first, ‘OK, this may be stupid, but what about this?’ And I was like, ‘What about that!’ And it was one of those moments; the light bulb came on, and we both suddenly got incredibly excited about it. That was it, we were both on board.”
The final fan camp was definitely a weekend to remember. I was lucky enough to meet Stephenie Meyer in person and get a personalized autograph from her. I really didn’t know what to say at that moment because they only give you a few moments with her, but it was still nice to actually meet her. She is truly a lovely woman.
I did state before there was a concert that included Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed, and I was able to record their performance on my phone. Obviously, it’s not the best recording since I’m too far away from the stage to get a good visual on them, but you should be able to hear the songs well enough.
The first song was performed solo by Nikki, which she stated she was very, very nervous about. I can say that I was impressed, really. She already has a beautiful speaking voice, so it should be no surprise that she has a beautiful singing voice as well.
The second song, I believe, is part of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack, title “All I’ve Ever Needed.”
The black carpet scene is as crazy and wild as you’d imagine it to be for the Twilight Saga. Unfortunately, a little too crazy at times as someone told me that someone got knocked off her wheelchair in the handicap section (please, if you go to a premiere event, try to be respectable to those around you and not push and shove!) Being that I am quite short and that I wasn’t in the front row, these pictures were as good as I could get. I missed some people when they got close enough, including the main three, but I think there are enough pictures of them everywhere anyway, right?
I got to spend the weekend at the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere fan camp, and we were treated to a concert that was MC’d by Jasper Hale himself, Jackson Rathbone. The performers were A Boy and His Kite, Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed, Anya Marina, and Christina Perri, who headlined the concert.
It’s 4:30 PM on the West Coast, which officially marks the start of Yahoo! Movies‘ exclusive livestream from the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2!
This is the only livestream covering the event, but they’ll be covering every angle– arrivals, the main stage, the black carpet, fashion cams, fan cams, and more!
Click here to watch the livestream!
Yahoo! Movies is also giving fans the chance to ask the stars their questions during the livestream! Go to their Facebook, Twitter (hashtag #BreakingDawnLive) or Yahoo! Answers to submit your questions.