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Old 02-11-10, 04:56 PM
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Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Not very shocking...

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/ex...medium=twitter

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. Meanwhile, Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced last month that it will publish the first volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight on March 16th. Due to the length of the prose novel, the book will be divided into 2 volumes and the release date for the second volume is forthcoming. Containing selected text from Meyer's original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim, it's a fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques in mostly black-and-white with color interspersed throughout. Novelist Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

At least one of them's gotta be Rated R. But I doubt it'll happen.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

There is no chance in a million years that it'd be R-rated. None.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

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There is no chance in a million years that it'd be R-rated. None.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

I think there's a better chance they will make one of them 3-D now.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

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I think there's a better chance they will make one of them 3-D now.
Sigh.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

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At least one of them's gotta be Rated R. But I doubt it'll happen.
And directed by David Cronenberg.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

I'll only be interested if Devin Faraci writes the screenplay
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Good news. Now we'll get twice as much whining from Internet fanboys pissed off that not every movie is made for their demographic.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

I haven't read the books but think the movies are harmless entertainment... however my sisters who are twihards said that Breaking Dawn the book was BORING AS FUCK and would barely sustain one movie, let alone two... interested to see how these turn out.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

February 12, 2010
No deals yet for 'Twilight' stars to return for fifth movie
By Matthew Belloni

Summit Entertainment has denied reports that a decision has been made to split the fourth "Twilight" novel "Breaking Dawn" into two movies. But if the studio is planning to move forward with that plan, its lawyers should get busy locking in that cast first.

We've learned that no talent deals are in place with the principal actors to return for a fifth movie. And they're not even close, we're told. That means neither Kristen Stewart nor Robert Pattinson nor Taylor Lautner has yet signed on to a (possibly 3D?) supersized "Breaking Dawn."

That doesn't mean it won't happen, of course. After lengthy negotiations once "Twilight" became an international sensation, the stars are currently locked for the third movie (already finished and set for release in June) and a fourth to be filmed in the fall. But if Summit wants to extend the production schedule on "Breaking Dawn" and split it in two that will require a new deal for each of the actors. (The studio wouldn't dare claim the bifurcated "Breaking Dawn" is just one long movie that happens to be released as two. The final "Harry Potter" book is being divided into two movies, and we're told the talent deals were revised to pay the actors separately for both films.)

Reps for the "Twilight" clan are likely salivating at that prospect.The franchise has turned the trio into some of the hottest stars in town -- and at this point, Summit can't exactly recast. Lautner in particular has been running up his quote lately by signing on to a host of high-profile projects, demanding a reported $7.5 million for the upcoming "Northern Lights" and booking gigs as "Max Steel" and the toy-turned-tentpole "Stretch Armstrong."

They all probably have their price and, given the success of the franchise, Summit would likely back up the Brinks truck to make a fifth movie happen. But both Stewart and Pattinson have signaled a desire to move past the vampire melodrama and the teenybopper fandom that has come with it. Neither has capitalized on their clout by signing on for a major studio blockbuster, instead focusing on smaller pictures like Stewart's upcoming '80s punk rock biopic "The Runaways" and Pattinson's March romancer "Remember Me," for Summit. Given the millions they've made from "Twilight," getting them back might not be a forgone conclusion.

Complicating matters is author Stephenie Meyer's unusual approval rights over the property. She is said to support splitting the final book into two movies, but we're told part of the delay in moving forward is to make sure she's on board with the plan. We've got a copy of Meyer's deal for "New Moon," which contains approval language that is likely very similar to her "Breaking Dawn" contract. Here's an excerpt:

According to the contract, Meyer "shall have mutual approval of Summit's selection of (i) the cast members playing the roles of "Edward" (if not Robert Pattinson) and "Bella" (if not Kristen Stewart) in connection with the Picture, (ii) the cast member playing the role of "Jacob", (iii) the screenwriter (if not Melissa Rosenberg), and (iv) the director (if not Catherine Hardwicke) ..."

Will a two-picture "Breaking Dawn" be derailed by the cast? Probably not. But getting the Edward-Bella-Jacob trio to sign for another movie will likely require Summit to open the vaults. Luckily, it has the money.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

I look forward to it. Here's why.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

June 30th? Damn they're churning those out fast.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
that i would watch
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Good news. Now we'll get twice as much whining from Internet fanboys pissed off that not every movie is made for their demographic.
I'm looking forward to the 18 page thread filled with DVDTalk members saying how they couldn't care less about the Twilight movies.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
Directed by Takashi Miike
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I'm looking forward to the 18 page thread filled with DVDTalk members saying how they could care less about the Twilight movies.
"Fixed" for accuracy.

<you know, because people erroneously say "I could care less" when they should be saying "I COULDN'T care less, especially on message boards>
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
"Fixed" for accuracy.

you know, because people erroneously say "I could care less" when they should be saying "I COULDN'T care less, especially on message boards
? You do realize the saying is "I couldn't care less", right? That's my biggest pet peeve when someone says they "could care less". It seems like people are going to say that phrase wrong until it's grammatically correct to use it that way.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
I've not read any of the books, and the first movie did nothing to make me want to see any of the others, so I have to ask... Is that summary of the last book accurate? If so, WTF! That can't possibly be made into anything even remotely passable as a good movie, and certainly not two!
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

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? You do realize the saying is "I couldn't care less", right?
Yes, which is why I hid in the post above that people erroneously post "I could care less" all the time, in case anyone didn't already understand that from my putting "fixed" in quotes. Please try to keep up.

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I've not read any of the books, and the first movie did nothing to make me want to see any of the others, so I have to ask... Is that summary of the last book accurate? If so, WTF! That can't possibly be made into anything even remotely passable as a good movie, and certainly not two!
Oh, but it'll be fun to see.
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I haven't read the books but think the movies are harmless entertainment... however my sisters who are twihards said that Breaking Dawn the book was BORING AS FUCK and would barely sustain one movie, let alone two... interested to see how these turn out.
I like Breaking Dawn for the most part. The major problem is that there was not an editor with enough balls to cut about 100 pages of the characters sitting around waiting. Literally, the characters sit around and wait. This makes the middle of the book drag. There is no need for this book to be two movies if you have a decent screenwriter.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

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June 30th? Damn they're churning those out fast.
They need to, before the fans grow up and lose interest.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Bill Condon to direct Summit’s ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’
April 28, 2010 - 10:43 am

Confirming recent speculation, Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday that “Dreamgirls” writer-director Bill Condon will in fact direct the final film in the “Twilight” series, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”

As with the previous three films, Melissa Rosenberg is adapting the Stephenie Meyer novel, while Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will return to star.

Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Meyer are producing the project.

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen,” said Condon. “As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience.”

The film franchise, which unfolds as a youthful romantic saga involving humans, werewolves and vampires, has already generated more than a billion dollars in worldwide grosses. The third film, “Eclipse,” directed by David Slade, will hit theaters June 30.

“Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand, and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Summit production president Erik Feig.

Condon, repped by WME and Anonymous Content, also wrote and directed “Kinsey” and wrote the adapted screenplay for “Chicago.” He won an Oscar for adapting the screenplay for “Gods and Monsters,” which he also directed.

Condon recently directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the Hugh Jackman-hosted Academy Awards telecast in 2009.
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
I would totally see that movie, if its as written
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Re: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) to be two films

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
I would totally see that movie, if its as written
Yeah, I'm going to be rounding up a group of guys to get drunk and take cabs to the theater for the midnight opening. Unless they change the plot dramatically, there's no way this isn't going to be hilarious.

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