Hostage Crisis Threatens ‘Breaking Dawn’ Production
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan’s honeymoon plans might be ruined, and it’s all the fault of the Brazilian drug trade.
Summit Entertainment is considering rearranging its production schedule for the two-part Twilight sequel Breaking Dawn, after a drug gang held 35 people hostage at the InterContinental Hotel in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, killing one person.
In an effort to stay faithful to the book, director Bill Condon planned to film Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s honeymoon scenes on an island off the coast of Brazil, but the hostage standoff now has Summit thinking twice about it, out of concern for the cast and crew’s safety.
Apparently, even the undead have to fear for their lives sometimes.
Fearful of losing the money that such a production would bring into the local economy, state officials are currently trying to convince Summit to proceed with their plans to film there.
Do you think Summit’s fear is unfounded, or are they wise to look elsewhere for a shooting location? (And if so, where?) Let us know in the comments section. And make sure to visit The Forks Report for updates on all things Twilight-related.
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