Earth’s Mightiest Interviews Breaking Dawn Producer Wyck Godfrey

wyckgodfreyWyck Godfrey has been a producer on each of the Twilight movies. Wyck has been featured in a number of our videos and interviews over the years. he is always very forthcoming and generous in talking with fans and press.

Wyck just spoke with the Earth’s Mightiest website about Breaking Dawn and the choice of Bill Condon.

Check out his latest audio interview on Earth’s mightiest.

Wyck Godfrey Interviewed by Earth’s Mightiest


Twilight Saga producer, Wyck Godfrey, is interviewed by Earth’s mightiest covering the three directors and the future of the films. Click here for the audio interview.

Producer Wyck Godfrey: So Where Are We With Breaking Dawn?

Bella and Edward

This is an article that you are going to want to read. It covers timing, the Renesmee problem, and shooting location.  What is notable is that this is the first time a shooting location has been mentioned directly by someone from Summit. Several websites had information up claiming the production would be back in Portland. One site was so sure of this information that they actually had initially listed Lana Veenker as the casting agent and later put out a put a press release detailing Portland information.

“When it was released in August 2008, fan reaction was intense and divided with some “Twi-hards” expressing confusion and dismay over a plot that involved *SPOILER ALERT* a recently graduated  19-year-old Bella giving birth to a half-human/half-vamp daughter named Renesmee, who grows much faster than the average mortal child and who possesses a unique way of communicating with those around her, clearly inherited from Dad’s side of the family.

Wyck Godfrey, the producer of all the films in the “Twilight” saga, admits that the creative team still doesn’t know how they’ll handle the character in the “Breaking Dawn” movie, but said that the plan is absolutely for the production to go forward — as either one or two installments — with an eye toward beginning to shoot in Vancouver this fall. All three stars are signed for “Breaking Dawn,” he said, meaning that Stewart and Pattinson will be dealing with the joys and woes of interspecies parenting and newly minted heartthrob Taylor Lautner will return as often-shirtless shape-shifter Jacob Black.”

Read the rest on the LA Times.

Wyck Godfrey on Breaking Dawn Timeline

According to variety they are all still negotiating, but assuming negotiations go well,  this is their desired time line.

Wyck Godfrey: Where Do Twilight Saga Movies Go From Here?

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Making Of: Wyck Godfrey Exclusive

Making Of ( the folks that did a fabulous interview with Melissa Rosenberg a few months back) wrote in to tell us:

“Wyck Godfrey Talks with About Producing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and the Decision Behind Three Directors. 10 days before the highly anticipated release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” Godfrey sat down with MakingOf to share the decision behind bringing different directorial styles to each film, his close collaboration with director Chris Weitz and the team’s focus on satisfying the film’s rabid fans.

Click here to learn more about Godfrey’s on-set experience and stay tuned all week for more “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” coverage – including an exclusive interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, behind-the-scenes content and more.”

IESB: Chris Wietz, Melissa Rosenberg, and Wyck Godfrey

IESB had a chance to talk to New Moon director, Chris Weitz, screen writer, Melissa Rosenberg, and producer Wyck Godfrey.

“Q: Was there ever any thought of trying to get your mother to make a cameo in any of your films, like possibly the grandmother in the first scene of New Moon?

Chris: How fun. I think it would have been difficult for me to say, “Mom, we’d like you to play a woman who is so old she horrifies Bella when she recognizes herself in the mirror.” But, I’m glad that people still remember my mom. For all who don’t know who she is, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for Imitation of Life. I think she’s put movies behind her for good, and now she just raises me and my brother.

Q: There are a lot of hunky guy moments in this movie that the girls are going to go crazy for. Even Laurent gets to show up bare-chested. Can you guys talk about constructing those moments and then delivering them?

Melissa: I wish I could take credit for the moments of Jacob pulling off his shirt and Edward pulling off his shirt. They are in the book and it seemed unwise to leave them out.

Chris: That would be a cut that you would regret. I like to say that it’s all essentially economics. You see, the Quileutes don’t have a very high average income and they can’t afford the t-shirts they would need, given the amount of times they turn into wolves on short notice and their clothes burst. They’d really have to go to Wal-Mart, every 10 minutes. They just go around in shorts, for that reason.”

See the rest on IESB

Chris Weitz: LA Times Interview

The LA Times Interviewed Chris Weitz about New Moon, and Chris dished some never heard of before details:

“Driving home from a day of post-production, Weitz says he understands what’s at stake. There are 450 visual effects shots to complete, in addition to the score and the movie’s soundtrack, which he says will feature songs from Radiohead, Muse and Band of Skulls, among others. But the sequences he’s readying for the event — one, an action scene that will feature some of those effects, the other, a love scene sure to elicit hysteria from the crowd — will be done in time.

With so much on the line at Comic-Con, where word of mouth can often make or break a project, Weitz is feeling fairly confident that the reaction will be positive, especially since many of the cast members will be there.”

See the whole interview on the LA Times.

Hollywood.Com Set Visit Timeline has a timeline detailing what their set visit was like. (Sneak peak hint, a timeline is the exact style that the Lexicon’s report is done in for our set visit and you will be getting that info really soon). She has everything from arrival impressions, to a not yet seen interview with Melissa Rosenberg listed. Interspersed within the timeline are the previously seen interviews with Michael Sheen, Taylor Lautner, and Wyck Godfrey. So, now you get a sense of what order and context they happened in.  Here’s a bit from the not yet seen Melissa Rosenberg interview:

MR: I’m really enjoying writing Jacob. Jacob’s a great deal of fun to write. Charlie. Particularly writing for that actor Billy Burke. Charlie is someone — Billy Burke is someone — who you just can give a line to, you can give him a deep emotional line or a funny one-liner, and that guy can deliver anything and always brings something new to it. Of course, I love writing the relationship between Bella and Edward — it’s really important.

The biggest challenge:
MR: The biggest challenge is the Bella/Edward, because you’re always writing a line between real intimacy and what’s true versus overly maudlin or melodrama. True romance and true drama — that’s always the line.”

EDITED: Because this whole set up is really kind of overwhelming in its presentation, we are breaking it up into segments that are easier to find.

Get the entire timeline and full

Producer Wyck Godfrey Interview

Producer Wyck Godfrey was also interviewed by the four entertainment sites invited for a set visit in May about a week after we were there. We’ve met Wyck ourselves on more than one occasion and he talks a lot. We mean that in a good way, he gives out lots of information and is interesting. he’s not a yes and no answer kind of guy. Here’s the highlights of what he covered:

* Why the production shot in Montepulciano vs. Volterra, Italy
* On whether the cast members are all locked into four picture deals.
* On actors and directors campaigning to be part of the new films.
* Will there be celebrity cameos in “New Moon”?
* On casting Dakota Fanning as Jane.
* Quantifying original writer Stephenie Meyer’s involvement in the movie franchise.
* On why David Slade was chosen to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
* The difficulties of adapting “Breaking Dawn” to the big screen.

See the Wyck Godfrey interview here.