Breaking Dawn Officially Will Be Two Movies
06.11.10 by REELZ
Late last night Summit Entertainment confirmed what Twilighters have assumed for a while: Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's series, will be split into two movies.
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement, which also confirms that all the main cast members will be returning for both movies — yes, even Ashley Greene (Alice) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett).
The Internet is already rife with fan discussions, with hot topics including whether baby Renesmee will be created with CGI, if Breaking Dawn will be filmed in 3-D, and just where the first movie will end. If ever there was a need for a major cliffhanger, this would be it.
Summit's official press release gives the usual rundown of cast and crew involvement, as well as news of when production will start.
Summit Entertainment confirmed today that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.
The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Are you happy with this announcement, Twilighters? At least there'll be some continuity between the movies, and more screen time for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. That's always a good thing, right? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.