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Fourth 'Twilight' film will be split in two (Reuters)


Photo: Summit Entertainment


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Why make one "Twilight" film when you can charge moviegoers to see two
of them?

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," the fourth movie in the vampire franchise, will be split in two, with the first half scheduled for
release on November 18, 2011, distributor Summit Entertainment confirmed
on Thursday.

The announcement, coming ahead of the June 30 release of the third film "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," was not a surprise. The closely held
studio had signaled that author Stephenie Meyer's 900-page "Breaking
Dawn" book was too complex to be adapted into a single movie.

But it had reportedly signed the cast for only four movies, and had to renegotiate costly deals with the newly minted A-list actors before it
could officially announce the new plan.

The films will shoot back-to-back in the fall, with Bill Condon directing from a script being written by Melissa Rosenberg. A Summit
spokesman said there was no release date scheduled yet for the fifth
film.

And yes, all the same lovelorn characters -- including Bella (played by Kristen Stewart ), Edward ( Robert
Pattinson
) and Jacob ( Taylor
Lautner
) -- will be on hand.

The fourth book centers on Bella 's marriage to the vampire Edward, her subsequent pregnancy, and her fulfilled desire to be transformed into a
vampire.

The first two films in the franchise, beloved worldwide by women of all ages, have grossed over $1.1 billion at the box office, Summit said.

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Comment by PRIS Marquez on June 14, 2010 at 1:05pm
Carol A. Tisdel - Ya I have been reading it with the book at the same time so I get that great effect on both parties (Bella and Edward) when bella is talking and to see what Edward is thinking at that moment I also wish she would do one on Edwards thoughts during the time that he Left Bella behind. What was he up too and how did he feel when he was a way from her now that would be interesting to read with the book its self
Comment by Carol A. Tisdel on June 14, 2010 at 1:01pm
to : PRIS Marquez - I agree with you - that would totally awesome!! I also wish Stephanie Meyers would be able to finish Midnight Sun. Have you read it? You can get to it on her web site. I think that is really good too. I've read it twice.
Comment by PRIS Marquez on June 14, 2010 at 12:29pm
I hope they do a movie about Jacob and Renessme
Comment by PRIS Marquez on June 14, 2010 at 12:24pm
Jen Morin I hope they don't do it like when they did New moon at the last part of it when He asked her to marry him
Comment by Jen Morin on June 13, 2010 at 3:47pm
Breaking Dawn is a lengthy book with many details to keep track of, but 2 movies?? That's insane! Is the first movie only going to have what happens in the first part of the book? Is it going to leave you hanging in an obnoxious way? I think the entire storyline is going to lose its continuity with 2 separate movies. I can honestly say that I do not have an alternative, other than making one really long movie. To each his own, I suppose.
Comment by Carol A. Tisdel on June 13, 2010 at 10:03am
Personally I am thrilled that Breaking Dawn will be split into two movies, there is far to much to try to fit it into one movie. If they tried to cram everything into one movie , a lot would have be left out & there's no point then to even making the movie. Some are saying it's just for Summit to make more money off the fans (by splitting the book) - they will of course, but it is still necessary to get the real feel of the movie. Also, who cares, fans are going to spend their money on Twilight anything if they want it badly enough. Personally I fall into that catagory. I don't go nuts, but if it's a movie, book, or jewelry, or what ever I will buy it. Enough said, just enjoy the whole Twilight experience / don't complain!!!

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