Twi-hards everywhere can rejoice, we’ve just gotten word on the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. It’s the last book in the Stephenie Meyers series and is the only title that’s yet to be filmed. The Los Angeles Times, recently caught up with one of the film’s producers and he gave a timeline on when Breaking Dawn will begin production.
According to the article, all three of the main actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are signed on to reprise their roles in the film. Producer Wyck Godfrey stated that the project is slated to begin production this fall in Vancouver, and will be produced as either one or two films. A lot of people want to know if they will pull a Harry Potter and break up their final book into two movies, and according to Godfrey it all depends on the story.
“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.”
He also went on to say that they haven’t signed a director yet, because they want to find someone who can handle “the emotions and the intensity of the love story,” as well as the “action and visual effects.” Why don’t they just bring back Chris Weitz and call it a day? He seems like the director the actors responded to the best. Their relationship appeared to be pretty laid back and genuine.
Breaking Dawn will center on “a recently graduated 19-year-old Bella giving birth to a half-human/half-vamp daughter named Renesmee, who grows much faster than the average mortal child and who possesses a unique way of communicating with those around her, clearly inherited from Dad’s side of the family.” Sounds exciting.
Do you think Breaking Dawn should be split in two? Why or why not?