Reports: Breaking Dawn will be two movies!

Nikki Finke with Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Breaking Dawn will officially be made as two movies, and filming will likely begin this fall:

I have this from several sources, and it’s definitive. Filming on the back-to-back movies would begin in mid-October, and Summit Entertainment is looking at “high-end” directors. 

Breaking Dawn is the longest in Stephenie Meyer’s 4-book series lengthwise and it’s the most graphic — presenting birth, attempted murder, death, and of course vampire bites. Published on August 2, 2008, it has a happy ending for most of the characters. Divided into 3 parts, the 1st and 3rd sections are told from the point of view of Bella (Kristen Stewart), and the second section from the perspective of Jacob (Taylor Lautner). It prominently features all 3 favorite characters including Edward (Robert Pattinson). Summit Entertainment no doubt will save money by making these Twilight Saga movies #4 and #5 back to back. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (who’s written all the Twilight Saga films) is currently adapting Breaking Dawn. Eclipse, the 3rd movie, will be released on June 30th.

Though there is still no official word from Summit, Finke is usually a reliable source. I’d say it’s only a matter of time until this is confirmed!

UPDATE: Read more on Portland Books Examiner, including speculation about WHERE the movie will be filmed!


4 Responses

  1. I may be alone in this opinion, but I think splitting BD is a mistake. I think it will make 2 mediocre movies instead of 1 alright one. (I’m not a huge fan of BD so I’m not sure a great movie could be made of it, regardless.)

    If it turns out to be true that BD is being split, I hope to be proven wrong. Actually, I hope BD exceeds my expectations in every way, no matter how it’s done.

    • I agree with you 100%. I think there’s a lot of excess fluff & time wasting in BD that would make for a very boring movie unless cut out considerably.

  2. anyone else wonder if they are doing it just cause the last HP movie is being split into 2? Like it’s the “cool” thing to do now, like having different directors for each film?

    • I’m not sure if they’re doing it because it’s the “cool” thing to do … but rather, because it’s another way to keep the cash flowing in. Marketing two movies costs more, sure … but the payout will probably be higher, too. I honestly think that’s the biggest reason behind this decision (if they decide to make 2 movies).

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