The official word from Summit via Gossip Cop is that Breaking Dawn will not be shot in 3D. But before you start thinking you're not seeing Bella's mind power projected on the big screen, let's look closely at what's really being said.
The site that created the latest debate and led to the clarification by the studio only said Breaking Dawn II would be "released" in 3D. And even Gossip Cop left open that possibility:
And a source informs Gossip Cop that while 3D effects can be added during post-production (as they have with some recent releases), right now it is too premature to say whether either part of Breaking Dawn will be converted.
That seems to go along with what Twilight Series Producer Wyck Godfrey told Fearnet just last June:
"We have considered it, and everything's being discussed, but I know that part of a way to differentiate the two movies would be to have one be in 2D, and when she becomes a vampire we move into 3D," says Godfrey. "But we haven't really gotten far enough to decide what we're going to do. I'm of two minds of it, frankly, and I think everyone is; I don't want to chase the format if it's not organic and appropriate. If we think it is, we will."And what Summit distribution head Richard Fay told MTV News in July:
In any of these roundtables conversations, [Summit CEO] Rob Friedman has always been concerned about the 'Twilight' patron," Fay added. "His concern is always the people that come in to see this movie. He doesn't want to turn them off or offend. That's why it's a creative decision. A big factor is the perception of our audience. What are their feelings going to be? If it lends itself to being a better movie because of 3-D, then that's the technology we'll use."So as Screen Rant puts it.. "we wouldn't rule it out just quite yet." Check out their excellent breakdown on the subject. Our biggest worry is that now that Summit ruled out shooting in 3D which would have meant the ultimate quality in that format, what we're left with is this "conversion" talk and fears of how that went for Clash of the Titans. Stay tuned..