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'Twilight' news: 'Breaking Dawn' will be broken up (and feature a very large cast)

June 10, 2010 |  7:12 pm

Summit confirmed today what every Twihard and her cousin already knew: Summit will pull a Harry Potter and split "Breaking Dawn" into two films, with Bill Condon directing both (and shooting them consecutively).

Interestingly, there is no release date given for the second film (the first will come out as scheduled in November 2011). But given the urgency, we can only guess it will be the first half of 2012 or, at the latest, late 2012. But that's of course just a guess.

The company did say that in addition to stalwarts Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, other cast members will be returning, "including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett."

We've also heard that Tinsel Korey (who plays Emily), Alex Meraz (who plays Paul) and Julia Jones (who plays Leah) will reprise their roles from "Eclipse" in the first "Breaking Dawn" film. And there's always some new casting going on, providing hope and distraction to thousands of teenagers (and their parents).

-- Steven Zeitchik


Photo: Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the "Twilight Saga." Credit: Summit Entertainment

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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY im so glad that they have split it up i cnt wait to see BD

Great! Double the Twilight = Double the crapness.

Breaking Dawn isn't exactly complex, deep or compelling enough to make into 2 movies. They just want more money by s#%ing out two really really bad movies that require no effort.

I read the books and have seen both movies and have realized something that my sister saw as soon as she read them. They're bad writing with bad sub-plots. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with all of it's twists and turns deserve a two-part movie. Seriously, since Goblet of Fire, the movies should have been broken into two parts. Breaking Dawn does not. There's not enough story or plot twists that generate the need to have a two-part movie.

I can't wait for it to come out!!! I amm sooooooo excited!!! I am truly the biggest Twilight Saga fan and I am really excited. I also have a passion for acting so I am trying to find out when the auditions for Breaking Dawn is(if anyone knows please tell me)!! ((:

Thank You! It definitely needs to be 2 parts. There is so much in the book that cannot be left out of the movie. I just hope that make it as true to the book as possible

Man's ability to manipulate others for money knows no bounds. This is just impressive.

Although I'm a huge fan of the Twilight Saga, I think it's only for money that Summit has taken such decision..I mean I've read the books and everything and as anyone, I could have notice that there isn't too much to tell in the last book to break it into two movies...shame Summit! unfortunately 'wise people' as me can't do anything to avoid such a mess!

Well, that's just absolutely ridiculous. They seem to be entirely focused on pulling in as much money as they can. The books were hardly worth movies, it's simply that the fanbase mostly made up of over-sensitive girls is pathetically large and it became difficult to ignore. And believe me, I've read the books; I'm not just scoffing at something I've only heard critiqued about. They're hardly worth the attention and movies they're receiving.
Cannot wait for the Deathly Hallows.

I lol'd. At how stupid this decision is.

Breaking Dawn, if you look at the book, is written as 3 books in one. There is so much going on in this book that I would rather see it broken up in order to bring more of the book to the screen. I hate when they change things from a good book or leave out some important points because of time limits and such. So even if it is in 3 sections, I would love to see all of the book put on screen. Image the wedding, the birth, the change, the challenging fight seen and a child growing up faster. I love the books, and so far that haven't really screwed up by putting it on the big screen.


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