The film wrapped production a year ago but it looks like there’s still more work to be done as director Bill Condon announced on The Official Twilight Saga Facebook page that he will be up in Vancouver to do some reshoots.
Reshoots are common on large franchise films and this isn’t the first time Condon has had to do a ‘Twilight Saga’ reshoot this late after the close of a production. Around this time last year, he reshot a Bella and Edward honeymoon sequence in the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas for ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ 7 months before that movie was supposed to come out.
In the note Condon wrote, he made sure fans knew that no new dialog or scenes would be filmed. He also revealed that Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would also be there “to pop in those gold contacts one last time.”
It’s refreshing to hear from a director that is so open with the work that he is doing as it’s usually the norm for directors to keep tight lipped about anything involving a project until the movie is close to its premiere date (cough…Ridley Scott…cough J.J. Abrams…cough cough).
Here’s what Condon had to say:
A Production Update From Bill Condon.
by The Twilight Saga on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 5:20pm
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.
‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ isn’t slated to be released until November 16th this year but it’s nice to know that Condon is ensuring that the final installment of this saga will be done with the diligence and meticulousness in continuity and look it deserves.