“Breaking Dawn” NOT Being Shot in 3-D

Rumors and speculation have been swirling for months about whether “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” will be in 3-D. has a statement from Summit Entertainment stating that “neither film is being shot in 3-D.” 

However, this does not rule out the possibility of 3-D effects being added to the film in post-production.

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Dakota Fanning Supports UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital

Dakota Fanning is using her celebrity power to help UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital and their Holiday Card Program.  The cards feature artwork from children in the hospital and benefit the hospital’s Child Life/Child Development Program.  Learn more here and by watching Dakota’s video below.


“Twilight”-Inspired Road Signs Promote Safety

The Oregon Department of Transportation is capitalizing on the cultural influence of “Twilight” by utilizing signs inspired by the series to promote safety.  One sign reads, “You are not immortal.  Buckle Up.”



David Slade Talks About Making “Eclipse”

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” director David Slade recently spoke to The Vancouver Sun about what it was like making the third installment of The Twilight Saga – filming even before the second film had hit theaters.  He talked about filming, security on set, fans, and how he perceived the film to be more of a romance story. 

Slade says he saw Eclipse as more of a romance.

“Within the two pulling forces of romance and terror, I wanted to try and sample both,” he says. “I don’t think they really did it (in the previous Twilight movies) so much. I wanted Rob (Pattinson) to be scary. I wanted him to have a visceral quality, where a flash of his eyes kind of made it look like he could kill.”

Slade says he approached Eclipse as a stand-alone film. “There are films that came before, and you inherit cast and crew … but I really didn’t spend any time studying the other movies.”

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I’m among those relieved to know that they are not shooting “Breaking Dawn” in 3-D.  This gives some indication of their intentions with the final product, although there’s the chance of it being done in post-production.  I just don’t think I’d like to see Bella’s projectile vomit of blood or the birth of Renesmee in 3-D.   I’m just fine with the traditional method of watching films. 

I love the ODOT road signs, although I wonder if Summit will come after them for some sort of trademark infringement since they used a font and elements that are recognizeable as “Twilight”.  Although, ODOT isn’t profiting from it and the intent is to save lives…we’ll see.   I’d love to see a billboard with a screen cap of Bella and Edward in the car in Port Angeles telling each other to put their seat belts on.  LOL! 

I loved the David Slade article.  He really is a fascinating guy.  I think that he did a great job working with Rob for “Eclipse” and bringing Edward’s nature across so much better.  It’s also rather interesting that he didn’t spend time studying the other movies. 

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