“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” kicked off the film panels at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and io9 has posted descriptions of three bits of footage that were screened to the several thousand strong crowd in Hall H this year.
During the Q&A afterwards, star Robert Pattinson said that ‘Dawn’ “goes quite far. It’s quite graphic. There’s no way to do it in any kind of tame way” and his co-star Kristen Stewart revealed that the infamous birthing scene took two days to shoot.
Director Bill Condon says the last half hour of ‘Part 1’ is “a full-on horror movie, from the wolf attack to the birth scene. It won’t feel like a shmoopy romance, but a full-bore horror film.”
Here’s excerpts from io9’s extensive description of the footage screened – SPOILERS (no surprise there):
“Set after Jacob has pulled away from his wolf pack and is protecting the Cullens from his fellow wolves, the first scene has Jacob talking to two of the Cullens about the fact that they’ve just run out of blood, and Bella will need more even though Sam (the lead wolf) will kill them if they go.
Jacob is amazed that the Cullens are willing to die to protect Bella, and they are matter-of-fact about it: Bella is part of their family now. Jacob looks at the camera while the two Cullens go out of focus. “Yes, I can see that,” he muses. “This really is a family. As strong as the one I was born into. I know what I have to do.”
And then we see Jacob in the woods with two younger wolves, Lee and Seth. The two youngsters wonder why Jacob doesn’t want to shift into wolf form, but Jacob says it would be perceived as a threat. A few of the wolf guys appear in the woods, in human form, and spit on the ground. They accuse Jacob of abandoning his family and becoming a “parasite.”
Jacob says he wants them to take Lee and Seth back, so they can be safe. But Jacob himself isn’t coming back to the pack. “Not until I finish this. I need to wait until Bella’s separated from the problem,” meaning the baby. “Tell Sam that when the moment comes, I’ll be the one to destroy it,” says Jacob. “I’m the only one who can. They trust me.”
And then we saw the first glimpse of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon. They’re in a beautiful villa with tons of flowers, and Edward insists on carrying Bella across the threshold because he’s a traditionalist. Bella looks around the sumptuous place, and winds up in front of a large white bed, looking nervous. Edward gives her a sly “hell yeah” look.
Edward asks if she’s tired, and she shakes her head and takes his hands. “Do you want to go for a swim?” he asks. She says that sounds nice, and she needs “a few human minutes.” “Don’t take too long, Mrs. Cullen,” says Edward.
So Edward goes down to the beach alone and takes his shirt off. Cue a montage of Bella brushing her teeth, shaving her legs, looking at sexy undies and seethru nighties, against a dancy rock song. Then she winds up on the floor wrapped in a towel, with her head in her hands. “Don’t be a coward,” she breathes. Then she walks down to the beach wearing only her towel, pauses nervously, then lets it drop. She walks towards Edward standing shirtless in the water, looking incredibly pale.”