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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?  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.  And Twitter went nuts with the news.  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 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.

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.  Who do you think that might include?

As I knew they would, Gossip Cop went straight to Summit for confirmation or denial.  Here is what they have to say.

Reports everywhere this evening claim “Breaking Dawn” is going to be adapted into two movies.

The official word given to Gossip Cop from a rep for Summit is, “No 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.”

HOWEVER, a well-placed source tells Gossip Cop dividing Breaking Dawn into two pictures “is the direction that it’s going in.” We’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.

DEVELOPING…

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.  But I will say that I am ready for some genuine news!

  • http://twitter.com/MzLaurenNicole Lauren Clark

    Can't they just make something up?! I want a date already!!

  • ashgott

    I REALLY WANT TWO MOVIES!!! I hope they do 2 it will be soo much better and it will be just that much more time we will get to look and Rob and Taylor!! =]

  • UnalCullen

    Well as long as it is a go-ahead :)

    Summit have actually created an IMDb for Breaking Dawn… It says (2011)
    ..http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1324999/

  • Desi

    YES!! Two movies. Its just a must there's too much info. They would chop it completely to bits if its was just made into one. I absolutely must be into two!

    And high end director I can think of…… One name pops up immediately. A name who COULD be perfect……M. Night Shyamalan…..hmm He's good w/action, love, & definitely the Mythical…..

    Another poss…..Del Toro

  • Vivienneee

    I would prefer 2 films, because then they wouldnt have to squish everything in 1 movie, it will be a rush. So more time for Rob<3. I think the perfect ending for the 1st film would be Bella dying, then a black screen, then her heartbeat! :) But i agree, hurry up and make a decision i want to see it :)

  • team_tayward24

    lol i was gonna say Venicio Del Toro 2!! haha

  • tori13130

    I completely agree with you lindsay. I won't believe anything I hear regarding BD unless it comes straight from Summit.

  • TeamJasmett

    Personally this is what I think will happen :-

    - Breaking Dawn will start filming in October and through to April/May time.

    - By the time post production is done on the first half it will be out in december time and the second half around june 2012.

    But with the filming and editing it could take a good 2 or 3 years in editing and filming right? they should have shot it back to back with Eclipse.

    Its great that its turning into something…

  • teamedwardalwys

    Cant wait!!!! I dont understand what's taking so long! It shouldn't be that hard to make a couple decisions right? Hope they start filming soon and i hope it's two films!

  • twilightlover

    i want to know when it will come out! just maybe an estimate!

  • donnahays

    Am completely satisfied that it will be filmed, am so happy my favorite love story will be in movies as well. Don't need a date, just knowing its going to happen is enough. Also happy to be getting alot of Rob in other films. If you haven't seen Little Ashes, buy or rent it, it is beautiful!

  • Desi

    The last installment of Harry Potter was filming last year summer fall. Part one is I believe fall this year and the 2nd will be spring '11. So it may not take as long as you think.

  • donnahays

    Am completely satisfied that it will be filmed, am so happy my favorite love story will be in movies as well. Don't need a date, just knowing its going to happen is enough. Also happy to be getting alot of Rob in other films. If you haven't seen Little Ashes, buy or rent it, it is beautiful!

  • Desi

    The last installment of Harry Potter was filming last year summer fall. Part one is I believe fall this year and the 2nd will be spring '11. So it may not take as long as you think.

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