Last Twilight Film Will Likely Split in 2
Summit considers splitting Breaking Dawn into two films, a la Harry
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2009 9:25 AM CST
In this film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Robert Pattinson portrays Edward Cullen, left, and Kristen Stewart portrays Bella Swan in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."   (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Kimberley French)
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(Newser) – The Twilight vampires have followed Harry Potter and company into the world of hugely successful films—and the last installment could take a cue from the boy wizard. Summit wants to split the final novel, Breaking Dawn, into two pictures just like Warner Brothers did with Harry. There are a few hurdles, however, not the least of which is how much it will cost—Variety runs down a few:

  • Will New Moon director Chris Weitz agree to it? The back-to-back shooting schedule is tough, and he has said he's determined to direct non-Twilight film The Gardener next.
  • The cast is currently only locked for four films, and a fifth would mean big raises for all key members—possibly in the eight-figure range for the three principals.
  • Summit will have to reopen negotiations and get author Stephenie Meyer's approval before splitting the book.