Okay, Twilight fans! The news you've been waiting for is finally here. You've got your director in Bill Condon, you've got your brooding cast in place, and now the official release date has been handed down so you'll know exactly when to head out to theatres to get all screamy.
Summit Entertainment has (finally!) confirmed that Academy Award-winning Bill Condon will direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.
We're getting a little tired of the rumor mill continuously working overtime on the fourth and possibly fifth installments of The Twilight Saga, but if the latest news can be believed, Summit is close to making an announcement as to who will be directing Breaking Dawn and whether it will one (3D) film or two.
There's pedigree and then there's the kind of pedigree the newest name being bandied about to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn carries. Despite only directing three feature films over the course of his career, Stephen Daldry has been nominated for an Oscar for each of them.
Twilight Saga News: New Moon Wins ShoWest 2009 Fan Choice Award; Summit Courts Oscar Nominees for Breaking Dawn
In what should be a surprise to no one, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is receiving the ShoWest Fandango Fan Choice Award for 2009's Best Movie. ShoWest, which runs March 15-18, 2010, is the most prestigious and longest running event exclusively for the cinema exhibition and distribution community, and this is the second year Fandango has sponsored the Fan Choice Award in conjunction with the conference.
With the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon just a few short weeks away (at 12:01 AM on March 20th to be exact), its director, Chris Weitz, has been making the interview rounds, and today came word that as far the Breaking Dawn installment is concerned, he thinks someone else should probably take the job.
Things are getting downright ridiculous in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn land. First Deadline Hollywood reports that "it's definitive. Filming on [two] back-to-back [Breaking Dawn] movies would begin in mid-October, and Summit Entertainment is looking at 'high end' directors." But then MTV states Summit told them, "No decision has been made." Further muddying the waters, The Hollywood Reporter chimes in with word that "the halls of Summit are also alive with the parallel potential of filming the last film — or films — in 3D."
We're already well into the new year, and still there's been no confirmation as to the means by which Summit Entertainment plans to unleash the final chapter in The Twilight Saga known as Breaking Dawn onto the throng of tweens and cougars who are anxiously awaiting it. Will it be one film or two? Is this causing "drama" between author Stephenie Meyer and the studio as alleged by some in the media?
Now that The Twilight Saga: New Moon has debuted to record-setting box office numbers and its follow-up, Eclipse, is being readied for a June 20, 2010, release, all eyes are turning to Summit Entertainment and what the execs there are planning for the final chapter in the Saga: Breaking Dawn. Will it be one movie or two? And whom will the studio tap to direct?
A couple of months back G4's Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn provided us with a pretty fantastic Twilight spoof, and now they're back -- this time with Twilight Saga star Peter Facinelli -- for another. Could this possibly be leaked footage from the still yet-to-be-announced Breaking Dawn installment in the Saga? Let's hope Bella and Edward learn their lesson (again) this time.
It's less than two weeks until the premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon so of course to go along with today's press conference, the film's main stars popped up with some high profile interviews. We've already heard from four members of the Wolf Pack and Kristen Stewart; now it's time for Edward and Jacob themselves, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, to chime in with their $.02.
Bryce Dallas Howard isn't the only new name attached to the third installment in the Twilight Saga, David Slade's Eclipse. The news came down today that Jodelle Ferland from Silent Hill, The Messengers, and upcoming The Cabin in the Woods has joined the cast as well.
In what's sure to come as no surprise to anyone, heartthrob Robert Pattinson, who's spending a little time soaking up the Cannes experience this week, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he's signed on for Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final installment in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga.