It was announced on April 28, 2010 that Bill Condon will direct the film. Filming is expected to begin in October 2010.
On July 5th, 3:48 am, on Twitter, Melissa Rosenburg, the official screenwriter for "Twilight' announced that Breaking Dawn WILL remain a PG-13 movie. She added that, quote: "I think we can get awfully [hot] with PG-13. I'm not worried about the rating. I know a lot of fans are like, 'We have to go R to do it justice', but i don't think so. I think it's going to be pretty hot. Way hot!" Rosenburg says. Rosenburg was referring to the worry of some fans about the movie being rated R because of love scenes between Edward and Bella. She added that a lot can be done in a PG-13 movie, despite what skeptics may think or say.
It was revealed by Kellan Lutz that fight training for Breaking Dawn will begin in September.
According to Summit's Twitter and Facebook, the first film will be released on November 18, 2011 and the second on November 16, 2012.