"It should feel visceral," the screenwriter says of translating the notorious scene for the screen

By Tim Nudd
September 02, 2010 09:20 AM
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The good news is, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and director Bill Condon plan to be faithful to the book when shooting Bella’s childbirth scene for the movie version of Breaking Dawn.

Or wait, is that bad news?

However Twilight fans might feel about the gruesome scene with Kristen Stewart‘s character, the screenwriter and director see little point in toning it down for the big screen. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a huge gorefest.

“We’re working on it. And we’re working on it to be as intense as it is in the book,” screenwriter Rosenberg tells E! Online.

Rosenberg has long felt that the scene shouldn’t be sidelined for the movie. But the priority for her and Condon is the emotional intensity of it.

“I don’t think it’s about the amount of blood you show,” she says. “It’s on their faces. It’s all from Bella’s point of view when you’re seeing what’s going [on]. It should feel visceral. I think it’s going to be pretty intense.”

Rosenberg and Condon have been working on script rewrites for the two Breaking Dawn movies of late. Asked when they might finish the scripts, Rosenberg replies: “It better damn well be before the beginning of November, because that’s when we start shooting.”