With less than a month until "The Twilight Saga" draws to its cinematic conclusion with "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," we weren't expecting another trailer for the long-awaited finale. And, well, there isn't one...but there is a fresh featurette!
A two-minute clip debuted today on iTunes, and it's a nifty little look behind the scenes with saga stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Mackenzie Foy and director Bill Condon. Much of the film footage is trailer retread, but what we bit into was the production shots, which offered a new perspective on familiar material. Here are our three favorite behind-the-scenes moments:
Bella Bests Emmett
It's a scene fans (and Emmett alter-ego Kellan Lutz) have been anticipating from nearly the beginning: new-born bloodsucker Bella completely owning muscle-bound brother-in-law Emmett during an arm-wrestling match. We've seen a snapshot of the scene, but here we get to see a bit of the action in real time.
Feats of strength aren't the only outcome of Bella's transformation; she can also run super-fast and jump super-high (something we've seen plenty of in the film's trailers). But here we get to see the movie magic behind the moment, as someone who we assume is Kristen's stunt double is flung across a forest attached to wiring. Better her than us!
A Winter Wonderhouse
When we talked to Nikki Reed recently, she revealed that the snowy showdown between the Cullens and the Volturi actually took place on a soundstage. We had a hard time imagining that epic moment being shot indoors, but here it is—a look at the sparse studio space used to shoot the scene. Kind of eery, no?
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hits theaters November 16.
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