Photo: Filming Continues in Baton Rogue and Rachel St.Gelais Confirmed as a Duplicate Renesmee

Over on Twitter Saints Nurse managed to capture the actors as they moved from building to building. You can clearly see Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer, Kellan Lutz, and producer Wyck Godfrey in the photo. We cropped the photo and blew it up so you’re not looking through the iron bars so much. There are also two, bright silver Volvo SUVs in the parking lot in some of the shots that some are speculating might be Edward’s car this time out. When we first saw the photos, we commented on Twitter,”Ah I can it’s time for the inmates to take their daily recreational walk at Stalag 17″. It’s a bit like playing where’s Waldo behind bars. See more photos on SaintsNurse’s Twitter

Also Rachel St. Gelais (who we first reported out here) is confirmed as being a part of the production. We are assuming she is a younger version of Renesmee. She apparently had a good time filming according to her Twitter. She chatted back and forth on Twitter with Erik Odom and Valorie Curry who play Peter and Charlotte.  You can follow her on Twitter here. The Twitter is run by her parents.

Producer Wyck Godfrey Spills Breaking Dawn Details to USA Today

USA today sat down with Twilight Saga producer, Wyck Godfrey, and asked the questions that many of us want answers to:

Q: Where does the story split in half?

A: “We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.

Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella’s point of view and a middle that’s devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?

A: “The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward’s makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”

Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002’s Chicagoand the director of 2006’s Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?

A: “These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can’t think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor.” Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. “He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilight books and movies.”

Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?

A: With Twilight‘s core of under-18 fans, “it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”

A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”

See more on USA Today!

We were able to talk to Wyck at the Eclipse premiere where he hinted that he and Stephenie will be doing other projects.

Scene Today Magazine Updates on Breaking Dawn Filming

Scene Magazine which you can get in PDF format here for free. spoke about how their recent coverage on the security surrounding the Celtic Media Center(where Breaking Dawn is filming) went viral in hours. Their magazine covers the burgeoning film industry in Louisiana.They also spoke about the atmosphere in Baton Rouge. From our perspective in covering this since 2008, it certainly seems like the cast has been the least harassed by invasive people (not talking reasonable fans, but paps or wacko fans who grope or invade personal space) in Baton Rouge. Here’s what Scene had to say (you can get full coverage on page 9 of the PDF.)

“As Twilight has fallen on Baton Rouge, some other news outlets have been less considerate than Scene of the actors’ and filmmakers’ space, reporting on specific filming on location and even revealing their places of residence. Yet, there have been no negative incidents to report. Actors and filmmakers have been largely allowed to simply work. And the respect has been reciprocal.
While attending the LSU vs. Ole Miss game with Scene Magazine and other film industry professionals, Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey was approached by an exhuberant fifteen year old fan. In true Tiger spirit, he graciously posed for the photo at left before entering the Chancellors Party to tailgate as a guest of the university.”

Collider: Wyck Godfrey Breaking Dawn Preparation

Here’s a synopsis of the video below from Steve “AKA Frosty” from Collider:

Producer Wyck Godfrey

•Didn’t we just talk…he talks about the crazy production schedule
•Says he is very busy prepping Breaking Dawn. Says they are shooting in Louisiana
•1:00 – What was the biggest hurdle to overcome on Eclipse
•1:45 – How involved is he in the IMAX release
•2:15 – How much talk was there to do Eclipse in 3D. Says they are talking about it for Breaking Dawn. How does he feel about post converted 3D?
•3:20 – How much got cut out of Eclipse that will be on the DVD/Blu-ray. Says at least 3 scenes that were either cut or cut down
•4:00 – Has there been any talk about doing an ultra box set for all the Twilight movies on DVD/Blu-ray
•4:25 – Do they have anything that they’re saving for the big box set
•5:05 – Bill Condon talk. How surprised was he that they got him for Breaking Dawn
•6:05 – Are they planning on changing stuff out of Breaking Dawn the book versus the movie
•7:20 – How long does he think each Breaking Dawn movie will be? Will they both be 2 hr movies?
•8:02 – Says they are shooting Breaking Dawn in Vancouver and Louisiana
•8:25 – What else is he involved with? Talks about his Wizard of Oz project at Warner Bros./New Line. Says his film is a faithful adaptation of the book
•9:15 – With two competing projects happening does he think whichever one goes first will get made
•9:45 – Talks about a Channing Tatum 10 year High School reunion movie that he’s working on. Also a Janice Joplin movie with Amy Adams directed by Fernando Meirelles

TWILIGHT Producer Wyck Godfrey TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE, BREAKING DAWNClick here for this week’s top video clips

Lexicon Premiere Interviews: Stephenie Meyer, Wyck Godrey, David Slade, Melissa Rosenberg

So is everyone getting excited for the next films!

IESB: Wyck Godfrey Twilight-Breaking Dawn the Evolution

IESB has one of the better interviews that we have seen lately with Wyck Godfrey:

“In February of 2006, Wyck Godfrey partnered with his friend Marty Bowen to create their own production company, Temple Hill Entertainment, and they made their first film together – The Nativity Story, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. A couple years later, he teamed up with Hardwicke again to produce Twilight, which became an international sensation, along with the second installment in the story, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third chapter of the cultural phenomenon, set to be released on June 30th and also sure to be a huge hit, producer Wyck Godfrey spoke exclusively to IESB about bringing Eclipse to the screen and why David Slade was the perfect director. He also talked about making Breaking Dawn with director Bill Condon, and his line-up of other projects that are in development.

IESB: At what point did you get involved with the Twilight films?

Wyck: I got involved when they decided to make Twilight and brought on Catherine Hardwicke. She and I had made a movie together, called The Nativity Story, and we were really good friends, and she kept calling and asking me for help. I was shooting a movie in Portland, and they were going to shoot in Portland and, at some point, she said, “I need a producer who has the same level of energy I have.” And Erik Feig, who runs the studio, had also called and said, “Can you come in and produce these movies for us? You know Catherine, you know how she works and you know how I work, so you’d be a perfect person to help, in the middle of it.” So, I’ve been on it every day, since that day two and a half years ago.

IESB: For people who aren’t necessarily familiar with what a producer does, what exactly is your involvement with the films?

Wyck: You really oversee the development and the production of the movie, coordinating between the director and the actors, everything that’s happening on set and the studio, and the guys that are paying for the movie.”

See more on IESB

Making Of: Eclipse Film Makers Interview

Making Of sat down with David Slade, Wyck Godfrey, and Melissa Rosenberg.

Eclipse Press Conference:David Slade, Wyck Godfrey, Melissa Rosenberg


Transcribed by Shock Til You Drop. Here are the thoughts of director, David Slade, producer, Wyck Godfrey, and writer, Melissa Rosenberg at the Eclipse Press Conference roundtable.

Q: What did you do to prepare for Eclipse and how did you bring your own style to the film?

There’s a vocabulary, a cinematic vocabulary to each of the films they’ve done. And it doesn’t come from that much premeditation. It comes from two things. One, seeing the film in my head before we go out and make it, and being very clear about that and planning it. Two, [doing] what’s right for the scene and the character. I believe the most interesting thing to look at in the world is the human face, so that is why I tend to be a little closer to human faces than maybe other directors will be.

Wyck Godfrey:
When you were first talking to us about the movie, you had said that by letting the background fall out of focus and really focus on the characters in the dangerous scenes it creates a heightened sense of anxiety. You feel like you don’t really know what’s back there, and in the romantic scenes it creates an incredible sense of intimacy. You really feel like you sense these two people in that world and I really think that was effective.

Read more on Shock Till You Drop, and before anyone has a total fit he’s kidding about the nude scene. It’s that dry British humor just like with Jamie Campbell Bowers’ nude scene joke from last year!

Eclipse’ Producer Wyck Godfrey on 3D, ‘Breaking Dawn,’ and More via Fearnet

I like to picture the two-part Breaking Dawn movie as a NC-17 gynecology horror flick packed with pillow-biting sex and bellies ripped open, and guess what? I’m not alone. In fact, Twilight Saga producer Wyck Godfrey is the one who brought up David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers when we met to discuss this month’s Eclipse, in which Twilight heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) finds herself torn between her vampire and werewolf beaus as an army of bloodsuckers threatens to kill everyone she loves. (He also told us he’d love to cast Stewart in his remake of the brutal French-language pic Martyrs. More on that here.)
But Godfrey knows his Twilight audience, so I asked him to set the record straight on rumors that the two-part final installment, Breaking Dawn, could go for an R-rating. Over the course of a highly entertaining discussion, he explained why 30 Days of Night director David Slade was chosen to helm Eclipse, what made Dreamgirls razzle-dazzler Bill Condon right for Breaking Dawn, and how elements of horror filmmaking factor into the vampire romance franchise.
We discussed Bella’s newfound confidence in Eclipse, and how her infamous upcoming childbirth scene could possibly go down with a PG-13 rating. He mused on how 3D might be used to film part of Breaking Dawn, which begins shooting this November. He gave a compelling defense of Bella Swan’s problematic attractions to both Edward and Jacob, a love triangle that reaches a boiling point in Eclipse but develops new complexity as we move into Breaking Dawn. Most importantly, Twi-hards, Wyck Godfrey promised plenty of feathers.

Click here for the full interview!

‘Twilight’ Producer Wants Kristen Stewart for ‘Martyrs’ Remake – FEARnet

When I caught up with producer Wyck Godfrey this weekend, I found out that he already has one young actress in mind to star in his upcoming remake of the French-Canadian fright film Martyrs — Twilight star Kristen Stewart.

“I would love for Kristen to do it,” said the Twilight Saga producer, whose previous genre credits include I, Robot and AVP: Alien vs. Predator. Godfrey, who has a long list of titles in development with producing partner Marty Bowen, seemed particularly enthusiastic about making an English-language version of Pascal Laugier’s 2009 French-Canadian tale of two young women out for revenge. (That pic, starring Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui, is considered part of a new wave of extreme French-language genre cinema, alongside films like Inside (À l’interieur), Them (Ils), and Frontier(s).)

See the rest here:Exclusive: ‘Twilight’ Producer Wants Kristen Stewart for ‘Martyrs’ Remake – FEARnet.