According to the latest buzz, the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, may be broken up into two films. The rumor the last book would be split into two movies has been going around for a while, but it looks like Summit Entertainment may seriously be considering the idea.
A report by industry mag Variety says Summit Entertainment is contemplating splitting the final Twilight book into dual films and is ready to put the plan into action. However, director Chris Weitz,Â screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and author Stephenie Meyer have only been contracted for four films in total.
While Rosenberg and Meyer probably won’t mind receiving another hefty payday, Weitz isn’t all aboard the idea of yet another Twilight film. Weitz told Entertainment Weekly last week he might be interested in doing another Twilight film, but said “I just think I would die” if faced with another New Moon-like PR blitz tour.
To add on another film out of Breaking Dawn, Summit would also have to work out new contracts with the Twilight stars, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. Considering the huge haul New Moon has made in ticket sales so far, that could be quite a pricey negotiation.
Breaking Dawn is such a hefty, complex book, it might not be a bad idea to spit it into two films. The question is whether the Twilight frenzy among fans can be maintained long enough to play out through five movies.