Twilight fans originally thought that they only had four movies to look forward to. Since Eclipse will be released on June 30, 2010, the series would soon be over. What fun is that? Although some have criticized the Harry Potter series for dragging on forever, Twilight movie fans felt as though they had been shorted with the minimal waits between movies.
Fans of Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black now have something to look forward to…another movie! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be broken down into two parts. This means that there will now be five movies in the Twilight Saga movie series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part 1, and Breaking Dawn Part 2.
It is no surprise that Breaking Dawn is being divided into two separate movies. The novel, which is the final installment in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, has over 750 pages. Note that the number of pages varies according to whether the book is the hard or soft cover version.
A movie which consisted of the entire plot of Breaking Dawn would be too lengthy or parts would need to be removed. The Twilight movie series, so far, has remained fairly true to the books. While there will always be some changes made during the book to film adaptation process, the movies have been very close to each book. By dividing Breaking Dawn into two parts, it seems like that Summit Entertainment will continue this tradition.
Bill Condon will be directing both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. He is the most well known for directing Dreamgirls, featuring Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson. Dreamgirls won Oscars for Jennifer Hudson’s role as a supporting actress and best achievement in sound mixing.
Stephenie Meyer will be co-producing both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn with Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt. Wyck Godfrey produced Dear John, Eragon, When a Stranger Calls, Daddy Day Care and I, Robot. Karen Rosenfelt’s previous production projects have include both Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequel, Marley & Me, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief. She is also working on the upcoming Yogi Bear movie.
It should be interesting to see what such a talented crew will do with Breaking Dawn!
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is expected to be released on November 18, 2011, according to Internet Movie Database. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will be released in 2012, but a release date has not yet been mentioned.