Last week, the President of Riofilme, the group which aided production on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in Brazil this winter, shared a fragment of insight about what the first trailer for the film – expected to debut at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on June 5th – might contain.
According to him, fans can expect to see four moments which were shot on location in Brazil. The ones which we know were shot in Brazil include:
- Bella and Edward strolling and kissing in the crowded streets of Lapa
- The two stepping onto a docked boat and taking off for Isle Esme
- Filming inside of Casa em Paraty (“Isle Esme” in the movie)
- Bella and Edward relaxing beachside
- Romance at the waterfall
There were a few others inside the Casa em Paraty location as well, of course.
Most of the official The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 photos released so far seem to be derived from some of the above-listed scenes, as many of you agreed, so it certainly makes sense that the first trailer focus might be on those . . . but what else could it contain?
Of the non-honeymoon stills, all have been wedding-oriented (i.e., the first-look at the Denali Coven, both times at the wedding; Jacob and Aro both reacting to their invitation receipts; and Bella and Alice prepping her make-up and hair). So, it’s certainly conceivable that some of the wedding will be involved in the trailer . . . but probably not too much. The level of reveal for this will likely match what we’ve seen with the stills. Some portions of the wedding (imaginably, the dress, Edward in his tux, the vows, Bella and Jacob’s dance) will probably be reserved for later to serve as a surprise for the film itself. What portions would be unspoilery enough to show on-screen, I have no idea; but I’d be shocked if nothing of the event made it to the first trailer.
As for what else . . .
Well first of all, the split point between Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is, per an old Wyck Godfrey (producer of the Twilight Saga) interview, as follows:
“The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.
Since we’ve covered one and two already, now on to the birth. Obviously, to get to that point, bases A (the wedding) and B (the honeymoon) would have to be covered. That doesn’t seem to be a problem. Even then, though, a lot of explanation is necessary to get to C (the birth of Renesmee). It might be a stretch to think that could happen in a film’s first trailer. Not to mention, the nature of this moment may be rather graphic. So, I imagine that the subject of Bella’s pregnancy might come into play for the first trailer, but it may not be as large a focus as the other two aspects of Part 1.
Lastly, Part 1 promises a look at Bella’s transformation process. The trailer, however, probably won’t get us there just yet. From what everyone is expecting (the consensus seems to believe there’ll be a flash of her newborn eyes at the very end, cliff-hangering for Part 2), this will be a major lead-in for the second film but the vision of Bella as a new vampire won’t be developed enough in Part 1 to warrant inclusion in the trailer for the film. In other words, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is about the three things Wyck Godfrey mentioned above, and Part 2 is about Bella’s new life. It would be misleading to infer otherwise.
Same reasoning for Renesmee. Bella doesn’t see the baby until after she has come to from her transformation. There has been some information suggesting a flashforward sequence (like the telling prologues in the book series) might include her, however, but that really has no business being in the trailer.
So, to sum it up: I think we’ll see a glimpse of the wedding – brief but exciting – as well as a glimpse at the honeymoon before we get a hint of the aftermath. We might see the reactions of the Cullens and the Volturi to some of the events as well. Maybe even the humans.
Can you think of anything else that might be in the trailer? I’m attaching the trailers for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse in the videos section to see if you notice a trend at all.
As explained before, the first trailer for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is expected to debut at the June 5th MTV Movie Awards. That information comes from (1) the president of Riofilme and (2) history of the Twilight Saga‘s relationship with that show.
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