Breaking Dawn, the fourth book of the hit vampire series, Twilight, will be split into two different movies, reports People.com.
Fans can expect to only see half of what is featured in the novel by Stephanie Meyer when the first part of Breaking Dawn is released in late 2011. The second half to the movie doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but production of both of the films is set to happen at the same time, starting this coming fall.
Oscar award winner Bill Condon is slated to direct both parts of Breaking Dawn and you don’t have to worry, of course Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will all be returning.
The latest instalment of The Twilight Saga, Eclipse, is set to hit theatres on June 30.
Stephenie Meyer, author of the famed and crazed Twilight book (and now movie) series, has released a short novella relating to the other Twilight books and had decided to release it online for free for her fans, PerezHilton reports.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has been released to coincide with the third installment of the film franchise, Eclipse (out June 30).
To read the novella for free, click here. And try not to drool all over your keyboard.
The now-infamous cast of Eclipse, the Twilight sequel have been spotted throughout Vancouver where the third installment of the series is currently filming. It will be a prime time for some snooping too, as rumours have been flying about romances between a number of duos on the set.
Lead actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arrived just days ago, Stewart still clad with a mullet from her title role in the Joan Jett biopic Runaways. They were sited a few nights ago getting cozy at a Kings of Leon concert in Vancouver Aug. 15, with photos of them practically making out appearing on RadarOnline.com and Just Jared. This comes after the two attended Comic-Con, an international and now celebrity hot spot comic book convention in San Diego, where they were practically joined at the hip according to the Los Angeles Times.
Just like many “Twilight” fans out there, Rachelle Lefevre — the Canadian who plays the evil red-headed vampire in “Twilight” and “New Moon” — was just as shocked to find out her character Victoria has been recast.
“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse,’ ” said Lefevre in a statement released Wednesday (July 29). The statement was released less than 24 hours after Summit Entertainment announced the Canadian actress would be replaced by “Lady in the Water” star Bryce Dallas Howard in the third “Twilight” installment.
Australia’s Xavier Samuel has been given a role in Eclipse, the third instalment of the Twilight franchise, reports Perez Hilton. Xavier, 25, will play Riley, a vampire who assists Victoria in her attempts to murder Bella.
“I was up against some truly great actors who I’m privileged to be considered among,” he said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity.”
Channing Tatum and Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton were reportedly also considered for the role.
Filming for Eclipse is planned to begin August 17 and wrap October 31. It is tentatively scheduled for release June 30, 2010, following the second film, New Moon, which hits theatres November 20.
Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment of the Twilight series, will shoot right after the third film, Eclipse, according to Perez Hilton. While the second and third films were previously slated to be filmed back-to-back, fans were concerned about no apparent plans for the fourth movie.
Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen in the films, recently revealed in an interview that she would be preparing to shoot the last installment immediately after shooting wrapped on the third movie. “We’re going to start right after Eclipse,” she said.
Filming for Eclipse is planned to begin August 17 of this year, and is expected to wrap around October 31.
Following months of speculation, Summit Entertainment has confirmed that “30 Days of Night” helmer David Slade will direct “Eclipse,” the third installment of the hit “Twilight” franchise.
The movie, which is scheduled for release on June 30, 2010, will be adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s vampire-romance novel by Melissa Rosenberg, who also scripted “Twilight” and its sequel, “New Moon.”
“Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Eclipse’ is a muscular, rich, vivid book, and we at Summit looked long and hard for a director who could do it justice,” the studio’s president of production Erik Feig said in a statement. “We believe we have found that talent in David Slade, a director who has been able to create complex, visually arresting worlds.”