To me the success of the Twilight series is a huge anomaly, and the massive success of “New Moon” is a bigger anomaly since President Bush was re-elected. But, despite all my hatred for the series, I can’t deny that it insanely popular.
And, while “Eclipse” is hitting theatres this June, the studio is already making plans to begin the final film(s) of the series. In an interview with the LA Times the producer of the series, Wyck Godfrey, is looking to begin shooting the film in the fall.
Thanks to /Film:
“Summit is currently looking at a fall shoot for Breaking Dawn, and while producer Wyck Godfrey doesn’t know if the book will spawn one film or two, he does have some other notes about what we can expect.”
“The LA Times has an interview with Godfrey, in which he discusses some of the hurdles facing Summit with respect to Breaking Dawn. He notes that all three principal actors (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) are signed for the film, and that Melissa Rosenberg is currently working on the script. Whether it will end up as one film or two is a point on which he’s coy, but rest assured that if they can finagle two films out of it (star schedules and paydays included) it will be done.”
Is it just me or are they rushing the hell out of these films? I mean, you got “New Moon” that just came out late last year, “Eclipse” that’s scheduled to be released this summer, and now they are planning on shooting the last two films in the fall.
And, the studio seems to be copying WB by splitting the final book into two films.
From what I have heard “Breaking Dawn” will be the most CG heavy film, and with the crappy effects of the last two films, I sure hope they can do it right.
Do you think “Breaking Dawn” should be spit into two films? Or should it stay as one film?
“Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is set to hit theatres on June 30, 2010.