In the "Twilight" universe, there are levelheaded questions — will "Breaking
Dawn" be in 3-D? — and then are the improbable, yet intriguing,
ones. Among the more puzzling queries is whether, based on the many
scream-inducing elements of its source material, "Breaking Dawn," will
draw an R rating instead of the usual, Twi-approved PG-13.
It's hard to imagine Summit Entertainment making a "Twilight" movie that would require its tween-heavy audience to convince adults to
buy them movie tickets, but the idea nonetheless remains a topic of
discussion in the blogosphere. So we decided to put the question to
Summit. While the studio acknowledges that discussions about an R rating
are definitely taking place ("By all means," said distribution chief
Richie Fay), the studio remains committed to its tried-and-true PG-13.
"I don't see it ever becoming an R-rated movie," Fay told MTV News. "The middle road we have to travel is a mutual respect as to
staying true to the book but not turning off your audience.
"It's always with the eye of making Stephenie Meyer happy and making the audience happy," he added. "I can't say for a fact, but I
just don't see us getting into an R-rated area with any of the
That sentiment jibes with what "Breaking Dawn" scribe Melissa Rosenberg has been saying for a while.
"In this series, you don't sacrifice anything," she said in April. "There are some movies that wouldn't play at PG-13, like 'The
Hangover,' but this is just not one of them for me. Again, if you're
capturing character, emotion and emotional journey, you're OK."
Do you think an R-rated "Breaking Dawn" would make for better movies? Let us know what you think in the comments.