Well, in a move reminiscent of Harry Potter, the latest and last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, is not only going to be made into two films but one of the books' most important (and bonkers) scenes will be missing.
Read more about the Breaking Dawn news after the jump... Some of you may be aware of of a rather successful book and film series called Twilight, where vampires and werewolves go to high school and fall in love with humans, then mope about because, if you think about it, undead/lycanthrope + human relationships really don't have much mileage to them.
Well, in a move reminiscent of Harry Potter, the latest and last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, is not only going to be made into two films - but one of the books' most important (and bonkers) scenes will be missing.
Now I don't want to bore you with in-depth Twilight talk, but essentially what happens is this: the main vampire character Edward (played by Robert 'R-Patz' Pattinson) ends up marrying the main human character Bella (Kristen Stewart) and takes her virginity. She falls pregnant, the baby (which is half-vampire with superhuman strength) breaks her ribs and severs her spine forcing Edward to perform an emergency caesarian with his vamp teeth, in the process making Bella a vampire. Oh, I forgot to add that a werewolf friend of theirs pops by and falls in love with the newborn baby.
Sounds brilliant, right? Well, not according to screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who recently told the LA Times: "On the fan site [ ] all the comments are 'It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!' For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience."
Exactly... and not because in any way would an R rating (or 18 certificate over here) alienate the series' teenage fanbase and lead to a possible drop in earnings for the ridiculously successful films...