The producers have broken from convention in spectacular fashion, because frankly the previous posters were too action packed. Fans grew angry as the faces of our heroes were always concealed by ‘artistic’ statements that detracted from the intensity of the gaze, so now we have the three stars looking directly down the lens. Powerful. Bold. Not only that, but it says ‘Forever.’ WHAT CAN THIS MEAN?
The plot concerns Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her new husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) as they team up with hunky werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) to face a new threat. The Vampire/Dragon hybrid known mysteriously as Kevin has romped into town and is turning the residents into vampires, but then setting fire to them, because he’s also part dragon. Why does he bother? Only our heroes can find out. Kevin is a CG beast beautifully rendered to resemble Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert in ONLY FOOLS IN HORSES), indeed all of Phillip’s dialogue was lovingly cut together from the audio of that very show. ONLY FOOLS star Nicholas Lyndhurst has said ‘They captured his spirit perfectly,’ so high praise for the visual effects boys down at Temple Hill.
You may also have heard that KEEPING UP APPEARANCES stars Patricia Routledge and and Clive Swift visited the set. They played Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) in the show and are famous fans of THE TWILIGHT SAGA. Rumour has it that Pattinson and Stewart based the dynamic of their on-screen relationship on that of Swift and Routledge, so expect some in-jokes to occur. There’s every chance Bella will answer the phone at some point and scream ‘The BOUQUET residence, the lady of the house speaking!’
Here’s hoping. Have some posters:
THE TWILIGHT SAGA – BREAKING DAWN PART 2 is directed by Bill Condon and is released on the 16th of November.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter