“Breaking Dawn” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has already revealed that the Bella and Edward sex scenes will be a part of the final two “Twilight Saga” installments, but making sure all of Stephenie Meyer’s new characters fit into the films – that’s a whole different challenge.
“It’s extremely challenging to introduce those new characters because you already have quite a slew of characters to service,” Rosenberg told MTV News during the “Girls Gone Genre” panel at Comic-Con. “The Cullen family is large, the wolf family is large, you have three leads… finding room for all of them is a challenge.”
While Rosenberg wouldn’t reveal exactly which new faces may or may not make the cut – possibly including Bella and Edward’s vampire wedding guests and new members of the werewolf tribe – she said she’s trying to focus on the ones that have the most impact on the story.
“For me, it is about pulling forward the ones that are essential and really making sure they have a presence,” she added.
One of the new faces Rosenberg may have to make room for appears to be former “Pushing Daisies” star Lee Pace.
According to E! Online, who first reported the casting news, Pace is in final talks to step into the role of Garrett, a nomadic vampire and friend of Edward.
In helping to make her decision, Rosenberg said she often solicits the feedback of the Twi-hards to make sure the big screen translation reflects what’s most important to the rabid fan base.
“I ask people to really weigh in with what are their favorite scenes in the books, what’s important to them,” Rosenberg noted. “And there generally seems to be a consensus about one scene or another. It’s really helpful for me and I’ll interact with them sometimes.”
However, Rosenberg – who was worked as screenwriter on all of the “Twilight Saga” films – did reveal one fact about the upcoming installments, putting some fan worries to rest in the process about whether she would take the part of “Breaking Dawn” told from Jacob Black’s (Taylor Lautner) point of view onto the big screen.
“I don’t know where that idea came from, but that is not true,” she said of Internet rumors she wouldn’t be including the Book of Jacob. “We are going to see Jacob’s perspective equally, so don’t worry.”
The first “Breaking Dawn” film is slated to hit theaters in November 2011. No date has been announced yet for the second – and final – film.