From what I understand, things get bloody in “Breaking Dawn.”
Sorry about the really long title there! I started out following some links about the Janis Joplin biopic, then found that info was attached to a pretty detailed, informative interview with “Twilight” producer Wyck Godfrey on Fearnet. So first–
Just at the end of the interview, when asked what else Summit Entertainment is up to other than “Twilight” movies, Godfrey mentions that they have a Janis Joplin biopic in the works with Amy Adams to star. It seems like there have been legions of attempts to get a Janis Joplin film off the ground, all failing, and all with too many actresses attached to even keep track of. Renee Zellweger, Zooey Deschanel, Pink all were connected with various Joplin projects. Laughably, Vanessa Hudgens said she wanted to star in one. Let’s just put that in the Stupid Things Very Young People Say file. Oh, don’t forget, there was actually the fake Joplin biopic “The Rose” starring Bette Midler in 1979. That was back when Bette Midler wasn’t a well-groomed Manhattan matron advocating for the environment, but a messy, loud, funny, hard-living gay icon. She seemed a lot better for the part than all these well-groomed, mannered young ladies.
Anyway, Godfrey said Amy Adams with Fernando Meireilles to direct. Obviously, Amy Adams is way too pretty for the part, and vocally she does not seem to be the right type to play Joplin. But I like her too much to grumble about it so I’ll just hope for the best.
As for the “Breaking Dawn” info, here is an excerpt from Godfrey on Fearnet:
FN: The whole idea of balancing horror and fantasy elements with a greater love story also comes up in Eclipse, which ramps up the genre elements considerably from the first two Twilight films. Was there ever an impulse to go even darker, to tip the balance more towards horror with this installment?
WG: I think it’s not as mathematical as that. The core of the story is character based, and you have to nail that first — that’s why people love the franchise, but they also love the mythology and the genre elements of it. You want to make sure that you’re tracking Bella’s internal struggle along with the external conflicts of the movie, which is what’s happening in Seattle, what dangers are descending upon Forks and threatening both families she loves, the wolves and the Cullens. I think that’s something that we, Melissa Rosenberg, and Stephenie Meyer worked very hard on in the treatment stage and at the script stage to feel like we had a screenplay that represented both sides of that story.
So there you go–if you’re a “Twilight” fan, I think you’ll find a lot of interesting things in the interview.