Summit Entertainment will do whatever it takes to hold on to their Twilight cash cow. The film’s sequel New Moon has raked in nearly half a billion dollars in worldwide ticket sales thanks to its devoted Twihard fanbase. With New Moon out, and Eclipse in post production that leaves the last and final book Breaking Dawn up for grabs.
First off, we all know that Summit will produce Breaking Dawn, but for some odd reason they’ve been keeping quiet about it. According to Variety, the question isn’t whether or not they’ll produce the film, it’s how they’ll produce it. Sources close to their camp are saying that the studio may steal something else from Harry Potter besides Robert Pattinson. The final book in the Potter series, The Deathly Hallows has been broken up into two parts, and Summit may do the same to Breaking Dawn.
If they do decide to take the two picture route all of the main cast members deals would have to be renegotiated, and they’ll need Stephenie Meyer’s story approval.This would be a smart business move for Summit, but they will need to film both installments back to back or simultaneously for consistency. Are they forgetting that half the cast are “teenage” vampires who are supposed to stay young forever? Some of those 20-something actors can’t pull that off for much longer, a couple of them are already pushing it.
If they split Breaking Dawn where should the first part end, and the second begin?