‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Talks ‘Breaking Dawn’ Movie Possibilities — Sort Of

By Sabrina Rojas Weiss

How jealous are we all of MTV News producer Lisa Gonzalez? Mere hours after finishing “Breaking Dawn,” she got to sit down with Stephenie Meyer. But since Lisa was asking her your burning questions, we all win, right? Anyway, you can read those answers here.

One of our own burning questions stems from Meyer’s conversation with Kim Stolz before the book was released, in which the insightful author said that if “Breaking Dawn” were made into a movie, it would have to be broken in two.

Stephenie got back to us on that one, with a not-so-controversial answer: “The book is actually broken up into book one, book two and book three, and the end of book two is kind of the exact middle of the story,” Meyer said, referring to the conclusion of the section Jacob narrates, when Renesmee is born and Bella becomes a vampire. “It really feels like the clearest place to stop the action, but I’m not a movie person, I don’t know. I just think it’s too long for one movie.”

But wouldn’t a movie that ended that way be a little, well, frustrating? It reminds me of sitting in the theater after the end of “Fellowship of the Ring” and watching the reaction of the couple in front of me who had clearly never read the books. Let’s just say they really weren’t happy to have to wait a year to find out what happened next.

So, Twilighters, let’s play fantasy screenwriter/director here: Would you split “Breaking Dawn” into two? Where? And who are we going to get to play Garrett?