Melissa Rosenberg’s OMG moments from the ‘Breaking Dawn’ trailer

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Upon release of the full ‘Breaking Dawn’ trailer, the Ministry had a tough decision to make: Let our heads explode with all the Edward-Bella-Jacob shenanigans, or call our friend Melissa Rosenberg for some insight.

We chose the latter. ‘The Twilight Saga’ screenwriter, entrusted to adapt Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series for the big screen, clued us in on her favorite moments from the new clip. Such as:


Ever after: Rosenberg was pleased that the trailer in part indicated that this film is about a marriage. ‘It teases the fact that this a story about ... a marriage going through some unusual stresses .... At one point in the movie there’s a line where Edward says, ‘They say the first year is the hardest.’ It’s very funny.’

Jacob’s heartbreak: We were struck by Jacob’s emotional goodbye to human Bella, as he knows she’ll soon be promoted to Edward’s immortal beloved. Rosenberg says that scene resonates more than we know. ‘It’s a really sweet moment, and it’s the moment the film turns. It turns into a horror film,’ she said. Speaking of which ....

The horror: Robert Pattinson’s previous comments that Bill Condon was making a horror movie were ominous, and the trailer in fact reflects terrible times ahead for the residents of Forks, Wash. ‘We’re beginning to get into the second half of the film, which turns more into a horror story. The images of Bella -- trust me, it only gets more intense,’ Rosenberg says.

What you never expected to see: If some footage surprises fans, or doesn’t conjure memories from Meyer’s books, Rosenberg understands. ‘I think fans may be a little freaked out. There’s some conflict with the wolves that they may not remember -- there’s a lot of conflict in the book that’s resolved with a conversation and we only hear about it. For this movie I was able to play off of that,’ she said.


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