An update on ‘Breaking Dawn’ film(s)
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We’ve got a new update on the status of the Breaking Dawn film(s). Er… do we?Â At first we got Deadline Hollywood‘s post that they have heard “definitive”-ly that Breaking Dawn will be made as two films, shot back-to-back.Â And Twitter went nuts with the news.Â As is often the case, a couple of Twitterers reminded us that this still isn’t confirmed from Summit, and that it could be a ploy for site traffic (thanks to @larry411 and @hitfixgregory). But just so you know what the article was reporting, here is the info:
I have this from several sources, and it’s definitive. Filming on theÂ back-to-back movies would begin in mid-October, and Summit Entertainment is looking at “high-end” directors.Â Breaking Dawn is the longest in Stephenie Meyer’sÂ 4-book series lengthwise and it’s the most graphic –Â presenting birth, attempted murder, death, and of course vampire bites.
It seems like it has been kind of obvious that they would go for the two films, but I thought what was more interesting in this particular post was that they are looking at “high-end” directors.Â Who do you think that might include?
As I knew they would, Gossip Cop went straight to Summit for confirmation or denial.Â Here is what they have to say.
Reports everywhere this evening claim â€œBreaking Dawnâ€ is going to be adapted into two movies.
The official word given to Gossip Cop from a rep for Summit is, â€œNo decision has been made and as we have said all along we are continuing to work with Stephenie Meyer to bring Breaking Dawn to the big screen.â€
HOWEVER, a well-placed source tells Gossip Cop dividing Breaking Dawn into two pictures â€œis the direction that itâ€™s going in.â€ Weâ€™re told that from a practical standpoint, separating the story into two parts and shooting back-to-back is what makes most sense.
Earlier reports seem to be fairly accurate when it comes to timing, specifically, that filming may begin in October.
Gossip Cop will keep you posted when plans are officially finalized.
What do you guys think? I feel like we keep hearing things that turn out to be untrue or premature, so at this point, I will just consider it all speculation until Summit tells us differently.Â But I will say that I am ready for some genuine news!
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