Isle Esme Resort Profiled

FoForks profiled what the Isle Esme resort looked like last week. Here are the details:

“We have dozens of excellent pictures from all angles, places and flavors of the wonderful house that would be used as set on Esme Island, during the shooting of ‘Breaking Dawn’ in Rio, in addition to some other information about the possible location:

Located at a paradisiacal region, the house designed by Thiago Bernardes has a complete infrastructure, with confort and privacy, in 220 meters of private beach. Besides, it has exclusive access by boat or helicopter. The accommodation has 2 suites with King Size beds, 2 suites with twin beds and independent rooms. There are 720 meters of decks and balcony with panoramic view and a complete kitchen. The house can be rented for holydays, with it’s daily rate ranging from 8 to 15 thousand reais ( 5.000 to 9.000 us dollars) , depending of the period of the year. You can check the house’s website at”

On Foforks see:

Aeriel photos of the beach
Outside Photos
Inside Photos

As has been previously reported, the location is reachable only by boat. The cast is taking a helicopter from Rio to a location nearby the island and then a boat from there. The location is completely secure. The public will not be allowed on site to observe from a distance. All crew members have signed strict confidentiality agreements with serious monetary and possible criminal penalties if footage is released.

Videos from Filming in the Lapa District Featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

The videos give you the overall of a the crowd scene which is probably an arrival scene in Brazil since you’d hardly expect Bella and Edward to be partying on their way out of Brazil! This is likely some of the only footage that will be seen in Brazil as other areas by all accounts will not be accessible to the public.

According to BlogTwiBrasil and FoForks on Twitter,  filming went through the night, approximately 7 hours. Lots of backing up and resetting to get crowd angles just right which is very typical of large crowd scenes. That many people are difficult to coordinate and timing is everything. Mostly the crowd of extras was cooperative. There were a couple of incidents of fan extras trying to hug Rob and/or Kristen in between takes. (photos here) There was also at least one extra who was removed from set for apparently being drunk and uncooperative.

Videos via BlogTwiBrasil and FoForks

Hush Hush Filming in LAPA Section

There will be some type of filming going on in the LAPA section. However, unlike the Marina where things will be in plain view (to some extent) of the public, barriers have been erected. Foforks witnessed the barriers being set up very early this morning for a shoot taking place hours later.

According to the report on Foforks, the residents of the area are having some trouble accessing their homes in that they have to produce ID to prove that they live there. Anyone who has been hired as an extra (earning approximately $70 US dollars accoridng to Fofork’s Twitter)has signed a confidentiality clause with a severe monetary penalty if they disclose details on what is filmed. Similar confidentiality clauses are in place in all areas of production from cameramen to limo drivers.

The most that is known is that the extras have been instructed that they are just to go about their business in the scenes being shot and not to look at Rob and Kristen so that it just looks like a normal background with nothing unusual.

More photos and write up on Foforks primary source on Globo

Apparently this “you need to show ID before you get home” thing isn’t going so well.

RPattz news picked up the story involving some arson in protest. Primary source on Globo

We’re trying to source out as accurately as we can. When we mention a primary source it is the originator of the material, use Google translate to get an idea of what is being said. We are using our knowledge of Spanish and limited knowledge of Portuguese to translate right now. Portuguese speakers please help us out if we missattribute, our translator isn’t around tonight!

Brazil Breaking Dawn Filming at a Marina

Originally it was thought that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be filming in the streets in the LAPA section tonight. Instead they have been seen in the marina district where Rob is behind a wheel of a boat. There is some debate as to if this will be an actual shoot (given what they are wearing) or just a rehearsal for a later scene. Update: they have apparently wrapped Robert and Kristen who are on dinner break. They may shoot more after dinner or leave it to stunt doubles. Also newly appearing photos on Quem (scroll down)clearly indicate that Rob is in make-up so it was not just a rehearsal. According to the latest, they are done with dinner and driving around in the boat. Photos here.

It was verified by the RK_Br Twitter and BlogTwiBrasil that director Bill Condon was on site.

Given Rob’s previous experience w/all things mechanical, we’d just like to wish them all luck.

You can see more photos on Foforks and via Quem (aka Who magazine)

All photos are taken from behind established barriers.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Appear in Brazil

Robert and Kristen stepped out on the balcony of their hotel to wave hi to fans in Brazil.

More images on Foforks

Brazil Filming: The Sunday Update, Lapa Streets Blocked Off and Stephenie Visits With Fans

According to FoForks a series of streets in the LAPA section of Rio are closed today for Breaking Dawn filming. Preparations included changing the names on the street signs and adding in some graffiti. Rumor has it that it’s a scene involving a taxi driving through the streets of Rio. There is also some speculation about a scene involving Jacob and Nessie on the run in Rio (Bella’s vision/plan in Breaking Dawn II). However, in that neither Taylor Lautner nor MacKenzie Foy have been spotted in Brazil, that is seeming less likely.

Filming is scheduled for around 8:00pm local time. It is unknown whether anything will be filmed within sight of crowds standing behind established barriers. For other movies various outdoor scenes have been observable such as the confrontation with the frat boys in Twilight, the Italy scenes in New Moon, and Riley’s transformation in Eclipse.  Other times outdoor sequences have kept the crowds at bay such as footage shot a Jacob’s house during both New Moon and Eclipse. Assuming fans standing behind barriers will be able to see, we will have that footage later.

See more photos here

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (or Ashley Greene for that matter) have not ventured outside the hotel. Stephenie Meyer has gone out. Yesterday she had dinner out with fellow producer Wyck Godfrey(I told you guys in Brazil you should be paying more attention to the middle-age, pasty, white guys in glasses! :p If Wyck was their earlier and unobserved, you can bet Bill Condon is there too! ). One fan who was eating at the same restaurant has her account on Foforks.

“Look, me, my mother and my friends (and Rafaella Julia Perez, and her sister) Found Out That Stephenie was going to Porcão (restaurant), and went there. Then, we got in, made friendship to the waiter, and When We Were done eating, Looked at her table and saw her coming to Our table. Then I thought, “Wow, I can not believe it.” Then she cam, Talked to us, I Told her I have a blog and like to write, and She Gave Me the super advice, she told me to never stop writing , told me to write EVERY day, all my dreams, my desires, That Was That She started this way. She was really caring and affectionate, I loved her. Then she signed books and took Our pictures, then left. There Were her with the security, the translator and another security. She looks like a doll and is really caring, and I loved meeting her.”

See full photos here. and here.

After the filming tonight, which could go quite late, the cast and crew are going to move to the Isle Esme location which by all reports is a distance from Rio and has to be reached via boat and/or helicopter.

FoForks Covers the Crowds Waiting in Brazil for Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Stephenie Meyer

FoForks has a post up talking about the fan experience of waiting to see Robert, Kristen,and Stephenie at the airport and at their hotel. Unlike Kristen’s trip to Rio earlier this year, which by many accounts was filled with various security breaches, their has been none of that so far. The crowds are all enthusiastic but not causing chaos.

They start describing people waiting at the airport.

“I arrived at the airport around 8:30 in the morning. The plane was originally scheduled for 10:10 and then moved up to 09:13 and then changed again to 10:20. Reporters at the airport said that Rob and Kristen got off the plane and were standing on the runway itself, where there was a police car waiting for them, offered by Mayor, Eduardo Paes…” Read more about the airport here(Google translate gives a pretty good translation)

Next they move on to talk about being at the hotel.

When the group got to the hotel, Robert put his face in the window of his room, but the media didn’t pick up on that part. Afterf he did it once clearly, you only saw shadowed figured behind curtains. And each time that happened the crowd went crazy shouting “Kristen! Kristen! “Or” Robert, Robert. “ and they waved their hands in the air. Every time a rumor popped up that they were leaving the parking lot side, everyone ran over there and then everyone came back again. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor Bill Condon were seen.

A few expected Rob and Kristen  to be down to the pool area for lunch, as it was reserved only for guests and it was more secure, but they preferred to eat lunch in their own bedrooms.

Security in place was MUCH improved[from Kristen’s last visit]. In addition to private security actors, the cars were all shielded. There were three military police cars outside the hotel, including a van, but also the municipal guard was helping to keep the masses of people as organized as possible, lol. There was even an ambulance a little farther from where were the fans were  in case some fan got sick or got hurt, which I thought was very nice of the organization. And really, if I stayed there another half hour dying of heat stroke! [Note: it’s now summer in Brazil]

Read more here on the hotel (Google translate helps)

This morning’s news has reports of intrepid fans still waiting outside. It’s raining and they are still there. It’s an interesting mix of Twilight people, Jonas Brothers people, and Vin Diesel people. All three groups are staying at the same hotel.

Rob and Kristen have not been outside yet, or if they have, they haven’t been spotted. The press reports Stephenie Meyer going out and doing some shopping in a jewelry store. She was accompanied by a security team, and there were some press, paparazzi, and onlookers, but there were not reported incidents with crowds or photographers rushing the group.

FoForks Has More Details on Filming in Brazil

FoForks, the Brazilian Twilight site, has learned some more details about the upcoming shooting in Brazil. We are bullet-pointing the highlights. You can read the full version on FoForks if you throw the site through Google translate you get a pretty good idea. (Which is how we translated because our Portuguese helper wasn’t available tonight. So, we translated via Google translate and knowledge of similar words in Spanish)

Be warned there is a bit of a spoiler on how the scene in the water between Rob and Kristen will be shot assuming their info is accurate. To avoid the potential spoiler, we left it out of our translated bullet points, but you can see it on their site. (Remember: FoForks is in Portuguese not Spanish!)

  • Stephenie Meyer will be in Brazil
  • Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Sebastião Lemos and Virgüez Carolina (Kaure) are certain
  • Virgüez Carolina is a Colombian naturalized Brazilian actress with several awards and nominations under her belt
  • There is some unreliable information indicating Taylor may be coming
  • There is some purely speculative information that MacKenzie Foy may be coming
  • There have been lots of items obtained that are all pumping money into the economy of Brazil such as  helicopters, multiple armored cars, underwater cameras, not to mention all the actual equipment needed to film
  • It is unclear where the actors with be staying. Usually celebrities stay at the Copacabana Palace. U2 and The Rolling Stones stayed there recently. However it would be a great distance from where filming would likely take place, so perhaps not. There is also speculation that this site might be used as interiors. Regardless of where they stay, security will be incredibly tight
  • 3 different islands were scouted as possible locations, the area of LAPA might be a location, their information indicates a possible scene in a taxi where they need a busy place, with many people that is brightly lit.
  • Actual filming is scheduled for 4 and a half days with another day devoted just to the logistics of setting things up. This will begin on or around November 3rd
  • A warning is provided that people should not attempt to go to the airport or filming locations as the security is tight and being able to obtain an autograph or photos or to be any place near the actors in those specific locations is unlikely and arrival times and methods are highly subject to change (Lexicon Note: we are a little hazy on this last part, we think it’s because they are saying the armored cars and the possibility of private planes makes this unlikely)

Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart Hit Brazil

Foforks, the Brazilian Twilight site, has a write up of Taylor and Kristen’s arrival for the South American press junket. If you toss it through Google or BabelFish for translation (Portuguese-English), you get a pretty cool account of how it went down.

Congrats to Grace and the FoForks staff!