Thursday, February 11, 2010
Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood, the deals have been struck to make Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer's longest novel in the Twilight series, into two films. They will be shot back to back in October. No word yet on the director.
Breaking Dawn is being adapted by Melissa Rosenberg, who has adapted the scripts for all the other Twilight movies. She'll have a bit more of a challenge with Breaking Dawn, as several of the scenes in the book are definitely not PG-13.
I'm not at all surprised that they decided to go with two films. It's just like The Hobbit. Why wouldn't you milk the franchise for all you can, if you can get the actors to sign on for both? Wonder how much Summit had to pay to make this happen, as the three main actors had only signed for four films.
Eclipse is due out June 30th.