Twilight: Breaking Dawn by Sofia Coppola? It Almost Happened If It Wasn't For One Scene
One particular moment robbed fans of the opportunity to have the best Twilight experience ever.
- Breaking Dawn Part 2 was a worthy finale for the Twilight saga, made by Bill Condon.
- Sofia Coppola was proposed to direct the final film, but Jacob and Renesmee's love story confused her.
- The imprinting is the strangest aspect of the whole story, and one that still divides the fans.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn is when Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga truly crescendoes. Bella has finally become a vampire and is training to use her new powers. Her and Edward's daughter grows beyond her years – literally. Jacob is desperately concerned for the girl’s well-being, having imprinted with the child almost before her birth.
And only the Volturi are not satisfied with the perfect life in the Cullen house. After learning that Cullens have turned the child into a vampire, the Italians rush to the US to punish the violators of the ancient laws. What could possibly go wrong?
Who Directed Breaking Dawn Part 2?
We all remember the last part of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2. It ended, dare we say, a cultural phenomenon, a franchise that no one seemed to believe in. The director of this chapter was Bill Condon, known for such works as Beauty and the Beast and The Fifth Estate.
Condon managed to end the saga on a high note – the power-hungry Volturi were punished, Bella and Edward finally got their quiet family life with their daughter Renesmee, and the scene of the final battle went down in cinematic history (albeit as a greatest deception of all time).
Yes, Sofia Coppola Could Direct Twilight
However, the final chapter of the franchise could have been very different. First, because a woman could make it. And second, that woman could be none other than Sofia Coppola herself.
In a recent interview, Coppola admitted that she considered taking over the production of Breaking Dawn Part 2, but there was one particular moment that confused her:
“We had one meeting, and it never went anywhere. I thought the whole imprinting-werewolf thing was weird. The baby. Too weird! But part of the earlier Twilight could be done in an interesting way. I thought it’d be fun to do a teen-vampire romance, but the last one gets really far out.”
And we totally get you, Sofia.
Jacob and Renesmee's Love Story Still Haunts Twilight Fans
According to the plot of The Twilight Saga, imprinting is a way for werewolves to find their soul mates. This thing works regardless of the will of its "owner."
No one knows where the imprint comes from or why it is even needed, but the characters have expressed some thoughts about it. Sam Uley claimed that imprinted werewolves have a much higher chance of producing offspring (and yes, we are still talking about a girl and a grown man).
Some fans strongly defend this concept of relationships, calling Jacob and Renesmee's relationship a romantic plot twist. In fact, it is perhaps the most implausible and ill-conceived plot device.
The author of the books, Stephenie Meyer, could, for example, carefully introduce this relationship, make the two of them friends, and over time (as Renesmee grows up) make them lovers.
But the preordained "engagement" robs the girl of her own will and right to choose. She hasn't even had time to be born yet, but everything has already been decided for her.
So it's understandable why Sofia Coppola refused to make a movie where a grown man falling in love with a little girl. But let’s face it, who who’d refuse to have literally the best Twilight experience – members of the Cullen family in overly lavish and modish costumes, stunning cinematography, a soundtrack by My Bloody Valentine, and in the end, Bella would most likely end up with someone like Alice. Or Rosalie.
Source: Rolling Stone