As the release date for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse inches closer, movie folks hit screenings, and the vampire, his woman, and her werewolf descend upon every show known to man, eyes are turning more and more to the next film, Bill Condon's epic two parter: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. With the returning cast all set, and Condon prepping for production this fall, direction is focused on screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who's tasked with the challenge of making a dense, thought-heavy book with lots of gore and sex into an acceptable tween movie.

The LA Times talked with Rosenberg about the most buzzed-about challenges in the book and she's given a little nugget about how she's tackling the screenplays, which are still in the works. [Spoiler Alert] When asked about the book's scenes of Bella losing her virginity and giving birth in the most bloody way possible, Rosenberg said: "On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are 'It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!' For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth ... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience."

Obviously, she's only referring to the horrific childbirth, and not Bella's virginity, which any Twi-hard would attest IS less evocative off-screen. So, one big question down, and many more to go.
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