Looks like the final film in the Twilight saga needs a little more work, as the cast and crew are off to Vancouver to do some re-shooting.
Now, don’t get me wrong – they’ve got time, but cor, that’s a bit frustrating, isn’t it? Deadline supposes it might’ve been generated by the bad reviews Breaking Dawn Part 1 generated, and I’m inclined to agree with them entirely – if director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Chicago) is a little worried about the reception it might get, re-shoots are not that surprising. Personally, I enjoyed it, but the overall reception at TFR was mixed.
He states that “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.” I’d imagine that’s the case with any film project, but my problem came from why exactly it took them to get to the editing room to realise they didn’t have enough footage. But the director explains this away efficiently enough.
“We’re not shooting any new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work with some of our cast and stunt actors,” says Condon, so perhaps some of their post-prod work isn’t quite matching up to expectations. Personally I’m all for it – the harder they work, the better the end result will be. Hopefully this’ll be the last we see of the production stages in the run-up to the film’s release later this year, and in the meantime, we can enjoy the trailers.