During filming of their â€œBreaking Dawnâ€ honeymoon scenes, Twilightâ€ stars Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson and Kristen StewartKristen Stewart found time for some chess at Paraty on the Isle Esme in Brazil. The real-life couple did not hide their sweetness during the ‘match’.
In order to keep the budget on both parts of Breaking Dawn reasonable, which would be substantially greater than the previous installments in the series, filming in Louisiana was being negotiated in early 2010. Shooting in Louisiana would provide larger tax credits, which a studio as low-profile as Summit Entertainment would benefit from. Summit announced in a press release on July 9, 2010, that filming will take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vancouver over the next year starting this fall.
Both parts will be shot back-to-back as one project. The film will attempt to keep its PG-13 rating as it won’t be featuring any of the extremely gruesome scenes from the novel.
Filming officially began on November 1, 2010 and is set to conclude on March 15, 2011.The first scenes were produced in Brazil, with locations in Rio de Janeiro and Paraty.