In the final chapter of Stephenie Meyer's hugely successful vampire romance novel series The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, newly weds Bella and Edward head to Brazil for their honeymoon. Director Bill Condon had planned to shoot these scenes on location for his upcoming adaptation of the book The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, but now it doesn't look like he wants to bring cast members Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson into the country.
In a story from The Daily Fill, it seems that a hostage situation in Rio has the producers too nervous to shoot there. While scenes were originally scheduled to take place in Brazil, a drug gang who had taken 35 tourists hostage at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rio de Janeiro has changed their minds. Now, the production is scrambling to find a new place to shoot these important moments from the upcoming film.
The hostage situation ended in a blaze of gunfire that took one person's life, and injured six others. The gang eventually surrendered, but there were at least 1,550 tourists in the hotel at the time, and the situation was not deemed an isolated incident. Producers of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 decided not to shoot within the country simply because they don't want to put their stars in any kind of danger.
At this time, Rio officials are lobbying to have Summit Entertainment still shoot in the city despite recent events.