The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the final installment (or is it?) in one of the most lucrative literature-turned movie properties ever, bested only by the likes of the Harry Potter series and Lord of the Rings trilogy (with a successor lined up in the form of fellow Lionsgate-Summit franchise The Hunger Games).
Moreover, it marks the end of an era for a young generation that grew up watching Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) as she was swept off her feet by the broody vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), eventually decided to forgo a mortal life for an everlasting existence with her one true love, and was transformed into a blood-thirty immortal.
... For others, of course, it means the end of having to be dragged to these movies; not to mention, listening to recycled jokes about Twi-moms, effeminate vampires, and Taylor Lautner's acting as Jacob Black (until the Twilight spinoff, that is). No matter what side of the fence you fall on, the theatrical release of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is an occasion worthy of commemoration.
Today, we have a featurette that sketches an outline of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in terms of narrative. The film picks up shortly after the cliffhanger conclusion to Part 1, with Bella reborn as a vampire and eager to experience the world - not only as a woman with supernatural abilities, but also as the mother to her human/vampire daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Trouble brews when the Cullens are falsely accused of having turned the child into a vampire (a big no-no in Twilight vampire society), setting them on a collision course with the all-powerful Volturi.
Check out the new poster for Breaking Dawn - Part 2:
Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and scripted by Twilight franchise scribe Melissa Rosenberg, working from the original novels written by Stephenie Meyer. The cast includes Maggie Grace (Taken 2), Dakota Fanning, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Nikki Reed, and Lee Pace (The Hobbit).
Will you be checking out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 when it opens in theaters on November 16th, 2012?