As we reported yesterday, Sergio Sá Leitão, is the CEO of RioFilme, an organization that promotes Brazil as a location for filming among other industry related items. He confirmed that Breaking Dawn would film in Brazil. Well today he is back on Twitter responding to some fan questions.
Here is the translation based on our knowledge of Portuguese and Google translate.
Question from @raquelgaldino: Is there any chance of there being an event for fans that Robert and Kristen might attend?
Answer: Unfortunately not, it’s a matter of a security issue.
Continued answer: In regards to Breaking Dawn … The safety standards have nothing to do with the fans. It’s normal with a movie this size for there to be tight security. The cast and crew will be here for five days of intense work.
Continued answer: It is our hope that everything runs smoothly and on time. At this point we are dealing with a film being shot and not a promotional tour. Some of the conditions (Lexicon note: we think this means time availability of the cast) are determined by producers.
Continued answer: We (meaning RioFilme)did our part by making it feasible for Breaking Dawn to be shot in Rio. This filming of is bringing in funds and promoting our city and it’s also giving a better realism to the film.
Continued answer: Let’s look on the bright side. Having Breaking Dawn filmed here is better than not, right? So let’s celebrate!
The above information does not rule out a Brazilian promotional tour once the movie is released. In general, actors on large chain movies like the Twilight Saga do not do appearances while filming on location because budgets are tight and they are in the area for only a short time with day and night shoots. In general, they are also only contractually obligated to a set number of promotional appearances. So studios, want to save those appearances for events closer to the actual release of the film, especially a film that doesn’t release for a year.
On the other hand, Rob, Kristen, and the rest of the folks going to Brazil have to eat sometime. If you are lucky, maybe you’ll catch them walking around incognito taking a midnight stroll.