There’s been rumors for a while now that Summit Entertainment is going to split Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn into two films due to the length of the book.
Last month, “Twilight” franchise producer Wyck Godfrey said that “The issue [of whether there will be one or two movies] is not going to be resolved until we get the full treatment and see whether it’s organic. It really has to do with how much level of detail from the books there is, with all of these new vampires that appear in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ the whole section about Jacob… It’s a very long single movie if it does become a single movie.”
Today, Deadline Hollywood is saying that the decision has been made and that filming on the back-to-back movies would begin in October. The site added that the studio is looking for a “high-end” director to helm the two films.
ComingSoon.net contacted Summit for confirmation, but the studio says that a decision hasn’t been made: “No decision has been made and as we have said all along we are continuing to work with Stephenie Meyer to bring ‘Breaking Dawn’ to the big screen.”
The third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, hits theaters on June 30th.