Ashley Greene gives E! some Breaking Dawn dirt!

E! spoke with Billy Burke and Ashley Greene and tried to get any BD dirt they could out of them.

When asked about it Billy said "All I know is that, as of now, I only signed on to do three."

Ashley was a little bit more forthcoming saying, when asked about the script, ""I haven't seen a page," but also let slip a juicy morsel about when filming will start for BD, "We're going to start right after Eclipse." Unfortunately any fans hoping that Cathrine Hardwicke would return for the fourth installment will be let disappointed "Catherine Hardwicke will be doing Hamlet [while] David Slade and Chris Weitz will both be busy in post production."

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Comment by Maxine on July 3, 2009 at 12:29pm
Well thank goodness Catherine won't be back. Twilight just didn't bring out the emotion that is in the book.
Comment by Twilighter76 on July 3, 2009 at 12:36pm
I agree Maxine. The emotions weren't brought out from the book and that was a HUGE DISAPPPOINTMENT !!!
Comment by Stephanie Leigh on July 3, 2009 at 12:45pm
I agree as well. Let's just keep our fingers crossed for the next 3!
Comment by Morgaine Chya on July 3, 2009 at 12:46pm
Maxine, I disagree. IMO, Hardwicke captured the magic of a young woman's first love. Hardwicke realized that this is, first and foremost, a love story. The tentativenss between Bella and Edward in the beginning, the hesitant opening up to each other--I didn't think that magic could be transferred to film, but Hardwicke did it.

I think you will be disappointed in Weitz and Slade's interpretation. First, they are men, and men do not see things as women do. This is a story about a young woman falling in love for the first time, written by a woman.

Weitz and Slade are directors whose moves have been largely testosterone festivals, where they use CG as a crutch because their directing skills aren't enough to keep an audiece. Even with the intense special effects and CG in "Golden Compass," Weitz destroyed the story. He was completely unable to bring to vide the heart of Golden Compass.

Golden Compass was supposed to be the next HUGE franchise, on he level of Harry Potter. It wa called by many a "one-in-a-generation" story, and compared to "Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia. Weitz, with his failure in bringing the story to the screen, basically destroyed any chance of a franchise, and plans to make the rest of the series into movies came to a screeching halt.

Summit has already committed to making Eclipse, but hat doesn't mean that they need to give it a large budget, decent press, and a wide release. If Weitz does for the "Twilight" series what he did for the "Golden Compass" trilogy, the "Twilight" series will see a minimized release of Eclipse (they are committed to making it at this point, so not making it would be diffcult), and BD may not ever be made into a movie.
Comment by Stina Riz (Team Twinkie) on July 3, 2009 at 1:24pm
Morgaine I always love how you take the time to say your opinions, I truly respect them. But in this instance I disagree with you.

Hardwicke's directing left me feeling unsatisfied. Of course this is just my opinion, but I thought the way she chose to put the story together, came off somewhat cheesy and melodramatic. Don't get me wrong I respect her attempt at bringing this book to life but, in my opinion I don't think she succeeded with anything other than giving me some sort of visualization.

As far as the comment about Slade and Wetiz ability to translate the next two books, I suppose that has yet to be seen, but I don't think the fact that they are men takes away from that ability. I honestly have a lot of faith in Chris, firstly because, he is much more professional of a director compared to Hardewicke. I felt like a lot of Catherine's choices, including the score (which in my opinion is the finishing, and one of the most important emotional touches that is put into a movie), camera angles, the characterization, and the scenes she chose to be in the final product of twilight were all wrong. It seemed as though there was no reason for them to be in love other than the fact that he had saved her. However maybe that's unavoidable being they can't put everything into a movie that is in a book.

Back to Weitz, I can see him making a masterpiece out of New Moon. He is a well respected director in Hollywood, and in my opinion, being a man says nothing of your emotional capacity. I can already see with the New Moon trailer, that he has strayed away from the 'cheesetastic' and 'teenybopper' feel that Twilight had to me. Also, the pictures we have seen of Edward and Bella in Volterra, it looks so stunning to me, the emotion they are projecting, I honestly felt was no where to be found in twilight. I feel as though Weitz has aided in there performances, almost bringing out MORE emotion (which was needed), than in Twilight.

Now with the Golden Compass fiasco, I actually heard that the directors's cut of that movie was spectacular but that whatever company that owned the rights to the movie made him change and cut many things. I don't think the fact that the movie was unsuccessful financially was completely his fault, sure he can take some of the blame, but, whether or not a story is accepted and loved by the public is out of his hands, regardless of the movie. Like I said with Twilight, it was a mediocre film, and didn't get many good reviews but it still made money.

Now on to Slade, I actually share some of your worries with him. Comparing him to Weitz, he doesn't seem passionate about the project at all. I read someone once state that he didn't have the mental/emotional capacity to film Eclipse, if he could blatantly insult a movie (Twilight) that he hadn't even seen according to himself. I'll have you know I have not seen Hard Candy, but I have seen 30 days of Night, and the movie was very well done, but it was a horror/vampire film. So I have no doubt he will do the fight seen in Eclipse justice. But, I truly do share your worry about him being able to convey the heart of the twilight saga which is the love story.

But with Chris Weitz, I can tell he is passionate, and that he cares about pleasing the fans, and that's really all I can ask for in a director. Not to mention, he knows what he is doing, is professional, and seems like he truly grasps and understands Edward and Bella's love.

I, myself, am so glad Hardewick will not be returning to do Breaking Dawn, I feel as though she doesn't have the emotional capacity that the Twilight Saga needs. I felt as though she was more concerned with what was 'hot' and what would catch you visually (which it didn't for me) than the true and deep emotions of the characters.

Wow, Morgaine I wrote a novel for you, lol. I look forward to your response if you happen to read mine :).
Comment by Vivi217 on July 3, 2009 at 2:36pm
I think Chris may fo a good job is he where to do Beaking Dawn..
But to me I wouldn't really mind the director okay maybe I am lying if I were cathrine I would lol..
But as long as I we get breaking dawn into a film...that all I care about..
Comment by Joana Marques on July 3, 2009 at 2:41pm
I think i agree with maxine. I cried reading the book but i didn't cry seeing the movie.
Comment by Joana Marques on July 3, 2009 at 2:59pm
But dont get me wrong, I still love Catherine. She did a great job because it's very hard to show on screen every emotions that they are feeling. In the book you are really reading what bella is thinking or feeling. The books will always be better than movies in that perspective.
Comment by Kathleen Cullen . on July 3, 2009 at 3:01pm
All i have to say is that i hope that Catherine will not be directing breaking dawn, becuase okay, Twilight was great, but i don't think she captured the emotion of a girl's first love.
I hope that Chris and David will be able to capture the emotion, yeah thier men but so what, maybe they will be able to get more of the emotion than Catherine.
I love the books, and yes they made me cry, but the thing is that the Twilight movie almost made me cry, i just think that there should have been more emotion!
By the way, i LOVE the twilight seires! :)
Comment by Gustavo on July 3, 2009 at 3:06pm
I think the problem with the films that really doesn't stood front of their books, it's not just the director ... often the fault is the screenwriter ... and I think that many people have been to hard toward Catherine Hardwicke (not defending her, I also did not like so much the film, in comparisson to the book), but forgeting the screenwriter Melissa Rosemberg, which is the same for other movies including BD if it's really go out to the bigscreen.


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