Official Summit Announcement: Breaking Dawn Will Be Two Films

June 12, 2010 at 5:36 PM (Breaking Dawn)



First Film to Arrive in Theatres November 18, 2011 

Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2010 – 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.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

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NOLA.COM: Studio Appears Serious About Moving ‘Breaking Dawn’ Production to Louisiana

May 17, 2010 at 8:11 PM (Breaking Dawn)

Two new developments arrive this morning related to the whisperings that Summit Entertainment is considering shooting the next film in the “Twilight” series (which may actually be two films) somewhere in Louisiana.

‘One of them doesn’t say a whole lot. The other, however, seems to be significantly more telling as to exactly how serious Summit Entertainment is about moving the production here.

First, Summit this morning (Monday, May 17) responded to my inquiry of last week for comment on the rumors, first reported in a story in The Hollywood Reporter that relied on an unnamed source for its inside information.

The studio’s statement came a few days too late for my story — which ran in Saturday’s editions of The Times-Picayune — and it was unsuprisingly vague. Here’s it is, in its entirety: “No details have been confirmed regarding ‘Breaking Dawn’ aside from the fact that Bill Condon will be directing.”

Insert shrug here.

The second, more telling, development comes in the form of incorporation papers filed last week with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office by an agent for Summit and establishing a new corporate entity called “TSBD LOUISIANA, L.L.C.” — which would seem to stand for “Twilight: Saga Breaking Dawn.”

Of course, filing incorporation papers is a long way from booking soundstages and crewing up — but as early signs go, it’s a good one that there might be truth to these rumors.

“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” would be based on the fourth book in the popular vampire-romance series, and there has been talk that it could be broken into two movies. Summit is hoping to beging production this fall.

Source: NOLA.COM

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Stephenie Meyer as a Producer & Will it be One or Two Films?

April 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM (Breaking Dawn)

Stephenie is producing Breaking Dawn:

“Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.”

This is awesome news because I don’t believe she has been formally credited as a producer on any of the films as of yet. Having the author as a important part in production is bound to make it close to the book! Especially with BD, it’s a daunting task for any director.

Also…do you guys want it to be one or two movies? Judging from the press release, it SOUNDS like one film, but we all know Stephenie wants two. That aspect is still entirely up in the air! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Bill Condon Officially Directing ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’

April 28, 2010 at 7:19 PM (Breaking Dawn)

Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.“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 Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment. 

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.” 

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. 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,” said Bill Condon.

 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. 

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman. 

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010. 

Condon is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. 

Source: Summit Entertainment

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Director Stephen Daldry a Candidate to Direct ‘Breaking Dawn’

March 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM (Breaking Dawn)

EXCLUSIVE: Add this name to the list of high-end auteurs who are being considered for the director’s chair on “Breaking Dawn”: Stephen Daldry.

Yep, that Stephen Daldry, the man who directed such Oscar fare as “Billy Elliot,” “The Reader” and “The Hours.”

Daldry joins a list that includes Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon and Gus Van Sant, all of whom have been approached about taking on the fourth film in the “Twilight” franchise. Like those three, there are not yet indications Daldry would actually take the gig, but the fact that Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the films, has reached out to him suggests where its intentions lie for the fourth film.

Having already gone indie with Catherine Hardwicke, polished/commercial with Chris Weitz and genre auteur with David Slade for the franchise’s first three movies, Summit clearly wants a high-end prestige filmmaker to handle the fourth picture.

Still, even by those standards, Daldry stands out. He’s been nominated for three Oscars, more than any of the other directors on the short list. In fact, Daldry is the rare filmmaker who’s been nominated for a best directing Oscar for every feature he’s made.

Source: LA Times

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Melissa Rosenberg on Adapting Breaking Dawn

March 25, 2010 at 5:53 AM (Breaking Dawn)

             Do you get any feedback from the fans when you, for example.. cut certain scenes? 

MR: “I have a fan site, and the fans will weigh in and say wow! you’ve cut too many things out.. or say I’ve done a fantastic job. They are very kind on my site, there are other sites I know that I don’t read, because I can’t handle that kind of intensity. You can’t make all the fans happy, you try to make as many as possible happy.” 

How is that going to be a challenge for the last one? (’Breaking Dawn’) because as you know, that’s the big one. 

MR: “It’s the big one, it’s gonna be a big challenge, and I guarantee you that not all of the fans will be happy, and I guarantee you some of them will be.
You have to give up the ideal of making everybody happy, it’s just not gonna happen, but you hope you make the majority happy. Again, for that last book it is about taking that specific character Bella on her journey. It’s a big journey, it’s a massive change for her, and you hope to realize that.”  

What did director Chris Weitz bring to ‘New Moon’ that you think was valuable to the series? 

MR: “He was so good. He opened up the franchise. He opened it into this sweeping epic story. Twilight was a very intimate personal movie. it was a small movie, it had almost an independent feel to it. Chris made it into a beautiful spectacle, he really expanded it, expanded the world of it.” 

Going back to ‘Breaking Dawn’, how far along are you in the planning, with production coming up pretty soon? 

MR: “It’s coming up very soon, it’s all deep into the discussions and working on the story, and figuring out what it’s gonna be… we’re deep in the middle of it.” 

Any word on when it will “officially” be green-lit?

 MR: “I don’t know, but obviously soon.. vampires aren’t supposed to age, so you know.”  


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Kristen Stewart Confirms Three Directors Approached for Breaking Dawn

March 17, 2010 at 5:51 AM (Breaking Dawn)

While any directorial decision will reportedly have to wait until Melissa Rosenberg hands in a detailed draft for the script — and there is still no word about if “Breaking Dawn” will be split into two separate films — Stewart professed her excitement about any of the three directors helming the movie.

“I think it’s awesome,” she said. “I think it’s so cool that they’re reaching. I think any one of those people would be great.”

Previously, Pattinson told us that Van Sant would be the perfect pick because of the setting and the content of many of his previous films — which include “Good Will Hunting,” “My Own Private Idaho” and “Elephant.”

“He shoots everything in Portland. He’s good at making it look beautiful,” Pattinson said, adding of “Breaking Dawn,” “It’s all about teenage love and obsessions. I think Gus Van Sant would be great.”

Source: MTV

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Breaking Dawn Official LOGO?

February 12, 2010 at 6:50 PM (Breaking Dawn)

Twilight Saga Fan-Site©


Could this be Breaking Dawn’s official logo?

It has been reported on many web sites today.

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Confirmed: Breaking Dawn Will Be Split Into Two Films

February 12, 2010 at 5:03 PM (Breaking Dawn)

“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.” 


Source: Nikki Finke – Deadline Hollywood

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Clevver TV: Breaking Dawn Update

January 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM (Breaking Dawn)

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Fanmade Video: Breaking Dawn Trailer

January 14, 2010 at 6:19 AM (Breaking Dawn)

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Breaking Dawn Could Begin Shooting This Fall

January 12, 2010 at 6:57 AM (Breaking Dawn)


“Wyck Godfrey, the producer of all the films in the “Twilight” saga, admits that the creative team still doesn’t know how they’ll handle the character [Renesmee] in the “Breaking Dawn” movie, but said that the plan is absolutely for the production to go forward — as either one or two installments — with an eye toward beginning to shoot in Vancouver this fall. All three stars are signed for “Breaking Dawn,” he said, meaning that Stewart and Pattinson will be dealing with the joys and woes of interspecies parenting and newly minted heartthrob Taylor Lautner will return as often-shirtless shape-shifter Jacob Black.
At the moment, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who’s penned all the “Twilight” movies, is working on the “Breaking Dawn” script(s). “It’s a work in process,” Godfrey said in an interview Friday. “The issue [of whether there will be one or two movies] is not going to be resolved until we get the full treatment and see whether it’s organic. If it’s not organic, I don’t think it will be done, and if it is, it will be. It really has to do with how much level of detail from the books there is, with all of these new vampires that appear in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ the whole section about Jacob… It’s a very long single movie if it does become a single movie.”

Source: LA Times

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Breaking Dawn Fanart: 25-year-old grandpa…?

January 11, 2010 at 5:01 PM (Breaking Dawn)


Artist: Burdge_Bug
Title: 25-year-old grandpa?
Description: “well, i know that’s not completely true;
seeing as carlisle is technically hundreds of years old…
and virtually in his 20’s. sweet.”

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‘Breaking Dawn’ Casting Scam

December 5, 2009 at 7:48 PM (Breaking Dawn)

Watch out guys, if you’re receiving e-mails regarding Breaking Dawn’s casting, it’s FAKE!! Scam!

Twilight fans have blown the lid off of a scam preying on devoted followers of the Twilight film franchise. Bogus e-mails announcing fake casting calls for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — the potential fourth film in the wildly-popular saga — have been popping up on Twilight fansites and in the inboxes of Twi-Hards all of the country in recent weeks, according to The Casting Scoop.

The e-mails encourage applicants interested in walk-on parts and role as extras in the next Twilight film to apply immediately, promising pay ranges from $80-250 after forking over a “registration fee” to a casting website.

“First of all, I knew it wasn’t credible because ‘Breaking Dawn’ doesn’t go into production for several months, so no casting director would have been hired yet,” says Casting Director Lana Veenker, who handled Northwest casting on the first Twilight film. “Also, the shoot location hasn’t even been announced! How would anyone even know which city or country to be casting in?”

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Variety: Breaking Dawn as Two Films is an Expensive Undertaking

December 1, 2009 at 6:17 AM (Breaking Dawn)


The two-week $481 million worldwide gross of “New Moon” has vaulted Summit Entertainment into the big leagues, but it also has created a high-class challenge for toppers Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.

They will likely have to cut a few big checks if they decided, as rumored, to split Stephenie Meyer’s final “Twilight” novel, “Breaking Dawn,” into two pictures. Sources said Summit has set Melissa Rosenberg — who wrote the first three films — to finish the series, but Summit has to clear several hurdles before Rosenberg learns how many more scripts she’ll write.

One of those hurdles is figuring out whether “New Moon” director Chris Weitz will respond favorably to overtures from the film company and the cast to shoot two more films, back to back.
Read the full article at Variety HERE!

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Breaking Dawn Spoof Ft. Peter Facinelli

November 25, 2009 at 7:45 PM (Breaking Dawn, Peter Facinelli)

Watch it Here!

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