With a firm but friendly hand, Bill Condon, director of Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2, nipped recent speculation in the bud today. Announcing via Facebook that some of the cast ofThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 would be reconvening in Vancouver for reshoots, Condon confirmed that the film’s leads Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were part of the recall. The open letter did however make it clear that no new scenes or dialogue were involved, just technical “I’s” and “T”s.
Condon’s statement in full:
Greetings from Los Angeles, where we’re hard at work on BREAKING DAWN, PART TWO. It’s truly crazy to think that it’s been a year since we wrapped production in Vancouver, since for those of us in the editing room the work has never stopped.
A film is a lot like a puzzle, with each piece – each shot, no matter how brief – needing to fit exactly with the ones around it. Our Part Two puzzle is finally coming into full view, and in a few weeks we’ll be heading back north to pick up some additional shots – the last tiny missing pieces. We’re not shooting any new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work with some of our cast and stunt actors.
I am really looking forward to being back on set with some of the friends I’ve made on my Twilight journey, like the great Guillermo Navarro, our cinematographer, and his crew. And yes, Rob and Kristen will be there too, to pop in those gold contacts one last time…
I’m excited to report that before too long we’ll have another trailer for you to decode. And wait until you see the first posters — they’re unlike any “Twilight” images you’ve seen before. And then November 16th will be upon us and the final film will be yours!
Until then, have a very happy spring, and I’ll check back in with you soon.
So, pretty clear then. Will Condon’s open letter stop the rumors? Doubtful. But one thing’s for sure, fans and movie-watchers will undoubtedly be wondering which cast members will join Pattinson and Stewart in Vancouver, what the new posters will look like, and exactly what Condon meant about decoding the next trailer?
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters November 16.