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'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Trailer: Best 'Twilight' Teaser

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer Michael Sheen Volturi
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer: Michael Sheen / Volturi

June 20, '12, update: The Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer is out. Well, the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer, that is. And how does Summit Entertainment (now part of Lionsgate) tease you? Simple: by showing Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, while keeping the hybrid baby Renesmee hidden from view. (Please scroll down not to see Renesmee.)

Worth mentioning is that this Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer is one of the best – perhaps the best – Summit has come up with for any of the Twilight Saga movies.

The music in the trailer is appropriately epic (Carter Burwell composed the score); Guillermo Navarro's cinematography is crisp, almost stark; and it all ends in a climactic dash. Grandiose? Well, it has to be. After all, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the fifth and final Twilight installment. (Remember the great, epic Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 trailer? [French version.])

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer too confusing?

Now, if you're watching the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer and don't know what the heck is going on, here is a brief plot synopsis: Bella Swan-Cullen (Kristen Stewart), now a full-fledged vampire, attempts to protect her family – including baby daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) – from the cunning, ruthless, mortally dangerous Volturi (Michael Sheen [kinda looking like Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland], Dakota Fanning, Christopher Heyerdahl, Cameron Bright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Bewley). The Volturi think Renesmee is a baby vampire, which would make her not only a nuisance like most babies, but also a danger to both their secret and their livestock (humans).

In sum: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is a tale about family values. “I'll never let anyone hurt you,” Bella tells little (but fast-growing) daughter Renesmee at the end of the Breaking Dawn 2 trailer.

But don't despair. BD2 also offers some good stuff – “imprinting,” revenge, murder – to make this Family Movie more interesting and entertaining than most others.

Now, those who have read Breaking Dawn will probably be wondering about that final sequence, when the two groups – the Cullens and their allies; the Volturi and their allies – dash toward another … Is that gonna be a group hug or something? I won't say anything else.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

In addition to leads Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and the aforementioned supporting players Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, et al., Breaking Dawn - Part 2 features Billy Burke as Bella's father, and Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone. Plus Werewolf Pack members Julia Jones, Booboo Stewart, Alex Meraz, Bronson Pelletier, Kiowa Gordon, and others.

And finally, Breaking Dawn 2 will feature a number of guest vampires, among them Maggie Grace, MyAnna Buring, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, Angela Sarafyan, Daniel Cudmore, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, and Rami Malek.

Bill Condon directed from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on Stephenie Meyer's book. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens Nov. 16.

Michael Sheen / Volturi Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer screengrab: Summit Entertainment.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster: Robert Pattinson / vampire Edward Cullen

Robert Pattinson is back as the golden-eyed vampire Edward Cullen in one of three The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 character posters released earlier today. The other two Breaking Dawn - Part 2 posters feature Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Since vampires are immortal, all three have the tagline “Forever.” (Though I'm not sure that would apply to werewolf Jacob Black.)

Directed by Kinsey / Dreamgirls' Bill Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg (based on Stephenie Meyer's bestseller), Breaking Dawn 2 is the final installment in the Twilight Saga movie franchise. (Check out the Breaking Dawn 2 teaser poster.)

In Breaking Dawn 2, Edward Cullen and his newborn-vampire wife Bella Swan-Cullen (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) must face off against the Volturi Clan (Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Campbell Bower, and others) in order to protect their hybrid baby Renesmee (part Mackenzie Foy, part cgi). Though harmless, Renesmee is perceived to be a dangerous baby vampire. (Check out the Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart kissing scene.]

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens November 16. Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, and Jamie Campbell Bower, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone, in addition to Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, and Maggie Grace.

Plus: Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

Robert Pattinson / Edward Cullen Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster: Summit Entertainment.

Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster Bella Swan vampire
Kristen Stewart / Bella Swan vampire, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster

Kristen Stewart is seen above as the red-eyed, newborn vampire Bella Swan-Cullen in one of three The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 character posters released earlier today. The other two Breaking Dawn 2 posters feature Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. All three feature the tagline “Forever.”

Directed by Gods and Monsters / Dreamgirls' Bill Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg (based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel), Breaking Dawn 2 is the final installment in the Twilight Saga movie franchise. The movie opens November 16.

In Breaking Dawn 2, Bella and husband Edward Cullen (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) face off against the Volturi (Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, and others) so as to protect their hybrid baby Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Though harmless, like so many creatures of mixed heritage the part CGI-part human baby Cullen must endure all sorts of nasty prejudice.

In fact, Renesmee's mere existence could mean the very end of the Cullen Clan. It could also mean “imprinting” on the part of Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a werewolf who may have chosen that hybrid baby or no, Renesmee is his One and Only.

Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone, in addition to Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, Maggie Grace, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

Plus: Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

Kristen Stewart / Bella Swan Breaking Dawn 2 poster: Summit Entertainment.

Taylor Lautner Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster: Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

May 24: Taylor Lautner returns as the shapeshifter / werewolf Jacob Black in one of three The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 character posters released earlier today. The other two Breaking Dawn - Part 2 posters star red-eyed newborn vampire Kristen Stewart and golden-eyed centenarian vampire Robert Pattinson.

Since vampires are immortal, all three posters feature the tagline “Forever.” Now, I don't think werewolves live forever. Jacob's poster should read “For now,” especially considering how his affections shift from Bella to another key character in Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Directed by Kinsey / Dreamgirls' Bill Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg (based on Stephenie Meyer's novel), Breaking Dawn 2 is the final installment in the Twilight Saga film series.

In Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Edward Cullen and his newborn-vampire wife Bella Swan-Cullen (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) must stand their ground against the ancient Volturi Clan (Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Campbell Bower, and others) in order to protect their hybrid baby Renesmee (part Mackenzie Foy, part Chucky-like computer-generated imagery). Though harmless, Renesmee is perceived to be a dangerous baby vampire.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens November 16. Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, and Jamie Campbell Bower, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone, in addition to Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, and Maggie Grace.

Plus: Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

Taylor Lautner / Jacob Black Breaking Dawn - Part 2 poster: Summit Entertainment.

Kristen Stewart tumbler Breaking Dawn 2
Kristen Stewart tumbled?

May 5: Life imitates art once again. At the end of Twilight, Bella Swan goes to the prom wearing a cast. In order to dance, she must climb on top of Edward Cullen's feet, so he can sway to the music for both of them. Well, it turns out that Bella herself, Kristen Stewart, has hurt her foot while working on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 reshoots, or “pickup shots” or “additional shots” or whatever you want to call them.

On Friday, Stewart told The Tonight Show's Jay Leno that the additional work on Breaking Dawn 2, which took place in Vancouver this past week, was mostly focused on the hunting sequences in the beginning of the film. Bella's hunting scenes to be exact. (Please scroll down to watch the Kristen Stewart / Jay Leno video.)

Remember, Bella was transformed into a vampire at the end of Breaking Dawn 1. Once you become a born-again vampire, your baptism of sorts is your first hunt. The Cullen clan consists of “vegetarian” vampires, and Bella is now one of them. That's how Breaking Dawn 2 kicks off.

Oh, c'mon, that doesn't mean she'll be hunting for lettuce fields. When they refer to themselves as “vegetarians,” the Cullens mean they drink (non-human) animal blood: deer, bears, mountain lions, with squirrels and opossums as seasoning. (Not exactly my idea of “vegetarianism,” but never mind that.)

Among those also in Vancouver were Breaking Dawn 2 director Bill Condon, and Stewart's fellow actors Robert Pattinson and Michael Sheen.

Much more interesting than the usual p.r. stuff (Mackenzie Foy “is the coolest actress I've ever worked with”) was Stewart talking about the uncool “fake children” she had to work with. “I'm not criticizing any … It's a process. You get there. And it's gonna look awesome, I'm sure,” she began, adding that the various Renesmees look like “little Chucky dolls … Babies with wigs … Little sticky hands touching my face. Ugh. Not good.”

Kristen Stewart child actress

Also of interest was Kristen Stewart's remark that “I grew up on a movie set,” as her mother was a script supervisor and her father a stage manager. Stewart then mentioned her first role, tossing a pre-historic ring in the horror movie The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and just by chance – amazing, isn't it? – Leno had a clip of the film showing Stewart's back as she tosses the ring.

Adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn 2 will be released on Nov. 16. Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Michael Sheen, and Mackenzie Foy, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Taylor Lautner, the vegetarians Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone, in addition to Dakota Fanning, Booboo Stewart, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Billy Burke.

Plus: Maggie Grace, Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joe Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, Tinsel Korey, Chaske Spencer, and Lisa Howard.

Kristen Stewart photo: The Tonight Show.

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2 Comments to 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Trailer: Best 'Twilight' Teaser

  1. Susan D'Amigo

    I just Can't wait to see BREAKING DOWN PART 2 in the big screen. I was a little disappointed with the book - but I hope it'll be better cinematically speaking

  2. KateMet

    If you've read the books, you'll know that Jacob can choose forever, based on continuing to phase into wolf-form. Given the longevity of his chosen partner, it's hard to imagine him choosing another path.