Hostage Crisis Threatens 'Breaking Dawn' Production

Hostage Crisis Threatens 'Breaking Dawn' Production-photo

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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  • Carol
    Carol

    Stay on American soil. Hawaii would be a wonderful place to film. It's exotic and there are lots of private beaches not to mention a great place to visit even if it's for work!

  • leighm
    leighm

    Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly violent in many places in central and South America.....due to the drug "war" that is being waged... If I were a producer... I would absolutely find a neutral, safe place to film.... Lives are irreplacable... locations are not... And.... it would be a financial gamble, as well.... never knowing if some jerk in the drug world would take advantage of the notoriety of the film series to promote their own agenda... It's just not worth it.. There are so many other places that could be "Isle Esme..." where production crew and cast could be safe ...where they could concentrate on their performance... and where they could truly relax between takes... Isn't that more important than being exactly where the book says it is... Hollywood is more than capable of making a movie "look" like they shot something in a location without actually having to go there... So... what matters... lives and safety.. or authentic locations.. hmmmmmm

  • Tanha Zahra
    Tanha Zahra

    u guys should choose another place to shoot the scenes cause we fans are waiting and we will be waiting for breaking dawn so please start the shooting pleas pleas pleas.....

  • Melina
    Melina

    The safety of the cast and crew is the most important thing! So what if they have to relocate? There are thousands of exotic places in the world to shoot the scenes, where the people working on the movie can be safe.

  • Zulma M Quinones
    Zulma M Quinones

    There's a beautiful island in Puerto Rico, it's name is Palominico it's exotic and super romantic.

  • Allyson
    Allyson

    Film in Bahia, its about 3 hours from Rio and having been there, it looks and has the atmosphere of what the book describes, plus no crowds! Besides, what happened in Rio was an unusual thing...there are plenty of stars and people that vacation there without any problems. Its gorgeous!

  • RobstenFOREVER
    RobstenFOREVER

    Puerto Rico, Cuba, or Bali would be a good alternative

  • 345y
    345y

    film it in puerto rico

  • Mari_rio
    Mari_rio

    hahahahahahaha.... oh god!!! this was funny... this is not simpsons in Brazil... there was no problem when Beyonce, tom cruise, katie holmes, gerard butler , Madona or any of the others stars went to Rio... I can tell you that Rio is not that dangerous like people say... it's just the fact that the only thing the television say about it is the bad ones... It's a really beautiful place... and the police is taking care of it... we have today half of the violence of trafic there... I'm not from Rio, but it's one of my favorites place in world!!! the only problem they will have there, is the fans... but this problem they will have in every where they go!!! people have a bad idea from Brazil... totally agree! i mean, just because this horrible thing happened it doesn't mean anything will happen to the cast! they'll have a lot of security people and stuff...and the past couple of years more international celebrities have been coming to Rio, and nothing happened to them. Mariah Carey was here last week, she's still alive. last month or so, tom cruise and cameron diaz were here. I've lived in Rio all my life 20 years, and i've never been robbed or anything.... so, why would the cast of twilight, who'll probably have special security and stuff, be in any more danger than the rest of us??

  • twilightfan44
    twilightfan44

    Don't worry Robert and Kristen, my sources just sent me this photo of Brazilian authorities after they caught the ringleader of the evil drug cartel. You'll be safe now. love it

  • acnalbr
    acnalbr

    Try Puerto Rico. It's part of the US, it's close, has no terrorists, you don't see paparazis around buggin' actors, and has beautiful beaches all around it. Not to mention it has smaller marvelous islands around it. Can't go wrong with PR. Give it some thought !

  • twilightcougar
    twilightcougar

    They should do ground shots in Florida and Aerial shots of Brazil, So the cast can be safe.Honestly Louisiana, is not safe either the cast should be careful there too!!

  • Paula
    Paula

    That's not a good way to look at it. The problem may not just be in Rio. That's just where the news was. I'm afraid of USA too... People kill studants in school there... and there is a lot of crazy people... and dangerous neighbors... but I know this is not every day.. and the same is here... I'd like u to visit my country, and see with your eyes the beauty country we have!!!!!

  • Paula
    Paula

    i don't think that it would be smart to go to Brazil with this problem Of course ppl are gonna know that they are famous and might juss take them as hostages and wanna ask for a whole bunch of money to get them back. It wouldn't be smart to do the honey moon scenes in Brazil because of that problem. And that really sucks because i would love for it to look real and to stay true to the book. But i think the casts safety should come first. hahahahahahaha.... oh god!!! this was funny... this is not simpsons in Brazil... there was no problem when Beyonce, tom cruise, katie holmes, gerard butler , Madona or any of the others stars went to Rio... I can tell you that Rio is not that dangerous like people say... it's just the fact that the only thing the television say about it is the bad ones... It's a really beautiful place... and the police is taking care of it... we have today half of the violence of trafic there... I'm not from Rio, but it's one of my favorites place in world!!! the only problem they will have there, is the fans... but this problem they will have in every where they go!!! people have a bad idea from Brazil...

  • kekecullen
    kekecullen

    Oh this is ridiculous... there is crime in every where!!!! all the countries have good and bad persons... and probably they will have so many security... But anyway,.. it's true that Brazil have many beautiful places... people know Rio... but it's a lot of other places... It's as big as USA!!! we have much more to offer than Rio!!!! That's not a good way to look at it. The problem may not just be in Rio. That's just where the news was.

  • Paula
    Paula

    Oh this is ridiculous... there is crime in every where!!!! all the countries have good and bad persons... and probably they will have so many security... But anyway,.. it's true that Brazil have many beautiful places... people know Rio... but it's a lot of other places... It's as big as USA!!! we have much more to offer than Rio!!!!

  • kekecullen
    kekecullen

    i don't think that it would be smart to go to Brazil with this problem Of course ppl are gonna know that they are famous and might juss take them as hostages and wanna ask for a whole bunch of money to get them back. It wouldn't be smart to do the honey moon scenes in Brazil because of that problem. And that really sucks because i would love for it to look real and to stay true to the book. But i think the casts safety should come first.

  • Sasha
    Sasha

    I was replying to someone else's comments who thoguht celebbuzz was refering to the person who got killed as the "undead". and thats why i said they are refering to the vampires! get your facts strait before you act like such a smart ass. you dumb sh*t 1st You replied to "Sasha" ,which is me. 2nd I said it was inappropriate to joke around,considering the situation,whether or not the joke was about the person who died.From the beginning I knew the joke was about vampires and I still found it offending. The only one who needs to get his/her facts straight is you.Don't insult me just because you didn't understand what I had written.

  • ky
    ky

    ...you don't say....(sarcasm) I was replying to someone else's comments who thoguht celebbuzz was refering to the person who got killed as the "undead". and thats why i said they are refering to the vampires! get your facts strait before you act like such a smart ass. you dumb sh*t

  • tiziana
    tiziana

    ohh this is so scary...a person's safety has to come always first and I definetely think that the honeymoon scenes should be moved to another place for everyone's sake that is involved in the filming!...and my dream place would be to film it in MALTA...yeah my homeland..a little island with nice beaches, especially the island of COMINO with that blue sea....it would be perfect:D

  • pbl
    pbl

    Ok, Brazil is not the saffiest place in the world. But people who don´t know the place couldn´t talk about. Im not from Rio, I live in the very south of the coutry and visited Rio lots of time and never saw any violence. none! and I look like a foreign people, believe hehehe I agree with one fellow above there are a lot of beautifull and quiet beaches around the coast. If the members of the staff are worried about the cast, they probably could go to Fernando de Noronha. It´s a well preserved place, one of the most beautufull places in the world, and sure is safe. They have cotes of number of pepole to go there, is ver control by the local autorithies to preserve the place I have to say, I travel a lot and you will find violence in a lot of coutries. So, please respect each culture, if you don´t know the place, you should read more or try a visit to change the opinion. I hope theu came to Brazil, I think it will be a beautufull place to film. They will have great shots there, Im sure! regards!

  • Rio2011
    Rio2011

    What are you talking about? In Brazil it has much danger than in any other country. If it is to compare, let's talk about the massacres that happen in American schools. This is not perfect, but we are doing everything so that things improve. Now I think we do not have to accept that they come back here. Enough that the trouble caused when Sylvester Stallone was in Rio

  • Rio2011
    Rio2011

    What are you talking about? In Brazil it has much danger than in any other country. If it is to compare, let's talk about the massacres that happen in American schools. This is not perfect, but we are doing everything so that things improve. Now I think we do not have to accept that they come back here. Enough that the trouble caused when Sylvester Stallone was in Rio

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Don't worry Robert and Kristen, my sources just sent me this photo of Brazilian authorities after they caught the ringleader of the evil drug cartel. You'll be safe now. LOL! That just made my day!! Hahahaha!

  • Sasha
    Sasha

    Haha Ummm When they say "undead" I think they mean vampires! ...you don't say.... (sarcasm)

  • gidget
    gidget

    Forget brazil. it is so not worth the danger. If the country is so worried about their economy let them worry about cleaning the place up, and don't be talked into anything. If things should go south ( no pun intended) and someone get hurt or killed, you would so regret the decision to have stayed. There are so many beautiful places much further north that would be perfect and safe. I am sure you can find something else, be wise. Go somewhere else

  • ky
    ky

    Just...ugh... "Apparently, even the undead have to fear for their lives sometimes."...Seriously your going to joke about it?If the situation was different I would have expressed how happy I am that something actually stopped the almighty Twilight,but a person died...could you be any more inappropriate? And for all the people(children) who are going to whine about this...well I can only hope one day you'll magically grow-up. Haha Ummm When they say "undead" I think they mean vampires!

  • BRGirl
    BRGirl

    Totaly true!! the scene doesn't have to shot in Rio... but honestly, drug gangs will be the least of their worries! there will be thousands of teenagers from all over south america trying to catch a glimpse of k-stew and r-patz.... now, there are lots of bad things going on all over the world... if the killing and kidnapping happened in the US, near the filming site, Summit wouldn't transfer the actors to Europe because it's safer... People don't really know BR... specially north americans... unless they've been in Rio, São Paulo, or any other city in Brasil, they have no idea how it's really like here... they only know what newspapers and tv stations choose to display: violence, distruction, corruption, and so on... It's funny because if it happens in ny is ok, but because is in Rio ..oh is so dangerous.!...There are so many other options besides Rio...All the northern coast . They should check Fernando de Noronha which is an island on the east coast of Brazil (Brazilian Navy controls the number of visitor to protect it) ..

  • Angela
    Angela

    With the crimes going on in Rio now, I think it would be wise to either hold off until things calm down or change locations. There are other 'remote' islands we could possibly use. It is soooo not worth putting other people in harms way; whether it be Rob, Kristen or any part of the production crew. But if the Brazillian government think tat is safe...than maybe where BD is going to be filmed, the will be far enough away. I don't know, I don't think it is worth being so close to that kind of crime....They start filiming in like 8 wks....so idk if they can wait a little bit longer and see if things settle down.

  • bbr
    bbr

    It's funny because if it happens in ny is ok, but because is in Rio ..oh is so dangerous.!...There are so many other options besides Rio...All the northern coast . They should check Fernando de Noronha which is an island on the east coast of Brazil (Brazilian Navy controls the number of visitor to protect it) ..

  • RobstenLIVES!!
    RobstenLIVES!!

    its not threatening anything. they'll just find some other exotic place to film. Bali would be a good choice

  • anonymous
    anonymous

    Find another place to film the honeymoon scenes. Rob's safety is the most important thing. Oh yea, and Kristen too.

  • Marcus
    Marcus

    Im going for the lesser of two evils here so....go Team brazilian drug gang yyyeeeeaaaaaahhh

  • noah
    noah

    Don't worry Robert and Kristen, my sources just sent me this photo of Brazilian authorities after they caught the ringleader of the evil drug cartel. You'll be safe now.

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    wow, that's crazy. i would be concerned about the cast and crew's safety too. drug gangs are the real deal. hopefully they figure out something that'll keep the cast and crew safe while still helping Brazilian economy

  • Sasha
    Sasha

    Just...ugh... "Apparently, even the undead have to fear for their lives sometimes."...Seriously your going to joke about it?If the situation was different I would have expressed how happy I am that something actually stopped the almighty Twilight,but a person died...could you be any more inappropriate? And for all the people(children) who are going to whine about this...well I can only hope one day you'll magically grow-up.

 
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