Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Variety on 'Breaking Dawn' Movie

Bella Holding Renesmee
With all of the scheduled Twilight movies done filming and New Moon rocking it out in the theatres, Twilighters and the world want to know if Breaking Dawn will be made. If that is a yes, then will the massive book be converted into one movie or two? With the understanding that Breaking Dawn is a go ahead but details being hidden from the public we all want to know when and how many movies! Variety just let all of us into a few details that they have been clued into:

They will likely have to cut a few big checks if they decided, as rumored, to split Stephenie Meyer's final "Twilight" novel, "Breaking Dawn," into two pictures. Sources said Summit has set Melissa Rosenberg -- who wrote the first three films -- to finish the series, but Summit has to clear several hurdles before Rosenberg learns how many more scripts she'll write.

One of those hurdles is figuring out whether "New Moon" director Chris Weitz will respond favorably to overtures from the film company and the cast to shoot two more films, back to back.

Summit execs would not comment, but multiple sources said the company wants to go the two-film route, which means reopening negotiations and securing approval from the author. It also means making new deals with a principal cast that is only locked up for four films. If "Breaking Dawn" becomes two pictures, all of the key cast members will get fat raises, and the three principals -- Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner -- could land paydays in the eight-figure range.

That's what happened with key cast members when Warner Bros. extended its blockbuster "Harry Potter" franchise by turning J.K. Rowling's last book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," into two films that will be released in November 2010 and July 2011. The global success of the franchise made the paydays worthwhile.

While the solution to most of Summit's challenges will be determined by its willingness to open its wallet, the prospect of a Weitz return is more complicated.

After feeling violated by New Line's altering of his pic "The Golden Compass," Weitz said he felt redeemed and reinvigorated by the success of "New Moon." Yet, just before the film's release, Weitz was steadfast that he would next direct "The Gardener," a comparatively tiny film scripted by Eric Eason, with Paul Witt and Christian McLaughlin producing. At the time, he said Summit was in discussions to fund that film.

Summit hasn't closed a deal for "The Gardener," probably because the film company wants Weitz to postpone it and work on "Breaking Dawn" instead. Can Weitz resist the chance to finish a global franchise he helped build, even though it will mean more time away from his family for a long shoot? That's the question the helmer and his reps will weigh shortly. Though Summit hasn't officially made Weitz an offer, sources said the job is his if he wants it. After bringing in "New Moon" at around $50 million and keeping the cast happy, he's the logical choice.

{via Variety}

15 comments:

  1. i really liked the breaking dawn book, its one of my favorite out of the whole saga. i cant wait for the rest of the movies to come out! my whole room is decorated is edward/robert! i cant wait!
    Heather Fulton!

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  2. I REALLY LOVE THE WHOLE BOOKS FROM THE 1 TO THE LAST ONE I LOVE BREAKING DAWN I THINK THEY SHOULD REALLY DO THE MOVIE IT WOULD LOOK KOOL AM VERRY EXCIDED TO SEE ECLIPSE AND BREAKING DAWN... I LOVE EDWARD AND BELLA THEY MAKE SUCH A GREAT COUPLE IN THE BIG SCREEN.. AM A NUMBER ONE FAN OFF TWILIGHT SEGA.. MUCH LOVE
    ATT LIZMARIE

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  3. I so think that they should make that movie

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  4. Oh my gosh, Breaking Dawn was by far the best book in the saga. I love the whole series so much!!! its great, they better make the moviee!!!!!!!!!

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  5. omgee i lubb breaking dawn but everything about da saga i just wish they would tell us who will play reneesme jst so we cn see wat she can look lyk=<

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  6. OMGEEEE!!!!!!! YESSSS PLEASE MAKE THAT MOVIE I LOVE TWILIGHT SO MUCHH!!!!!!YESSSS MAKEE THE MOVIE

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  7. You guys so can't spell... -.-

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  8. i love the twilight sega i have all the books and i have the two movies that are out i love it i cant wait till eclpise comes out and then breaking dawn.

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  9. Wow exited fans , stephanie!!! isn't this convincing for the 4th movie???

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  10. i love the whole twilight cast i thank yu alll for everything keep up the great wrk i really cant wait to see the fourth book as a movie the book was so gud and i thnk Stephanie so much for her hard wrk i love the whole twilight saga thank yu thank yu thank yu..............GO TWILIGHT!!!!

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  11. um. I think Breaking Dawn will be a r-tarded movie, no offense. A teenage girl getting married at 18? Gets knocked up by her vampire husband, so the baby nearly eats it's way out of her stomach? Sounds more like Dawn of the Dead 2. Oh and don't forget Jacob falling in love with Bella's baby. that's not creepy at all, totally normal there, Steph Meyer. Jacob = pedo. Edward = sparkling faggot. Bella = ..idiot. :)

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  12. The directer wants to keep Breaking Dawn a M rated movie but the book was excellent,if they want the movie to be anything like the book,, it needs to be atleast an R rated movie... including all the sex scenes and a graphic birth scene!

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  13. omfg i soooo loved eclipse you sould so totally make breaking dawn i loved the book so much i would just die to see breaking dawn if you didnt make breaking dawn i would probs die ive been so excited for breaking dawn ever since i read it i just loved it it was out of this world amazing

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  14. Actually I liked the first book better than the rest.... The second book was too... Well I can relate to Bella being inept at staying upright and not injuring my self preforming the simplest tasks however in the second book Bella took on an insanity I can't grasp. I'm a blunt object, point blank range kinda person. As impossible as it seems if I was in Bella's shoes I would have told Edward he was a shameful evil creature for toying with a vulnerable human's emotions. (When he left even if he meant it for the best) I wouldn't have been able to hold my anger at bay. It was the plot of the second book that made me too distant from Bella to really enjoy the rest of that book... The only thing that saved that book for me was the interest I held for the shape shifters.

    I enjoyed the third book thoroughly, though not as much as the first. Breaking Dawn felt like Stephine Myer was reaching too far outside of the acceptable range since the target readers of the first three books were fourteen year old girls. I'm not knocking the book I actually loved it, but I don't think it is wise to make it into a movie since I think it's themes a bit too mature for its target audience being young girls.

    I don't know, I guess I still fall into the category of "young girl" being nineteen years of age. Its just a touch unnerving thinking about my fourteen year old sister reading "Breaking Dawn" let alone watching it's film incarnation. A combination of the sensual scenes of Edward and Bella in combination with Renesmee's birth is something I wouldn't want her to read or watch for a few more years.

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  15. Mrs. Robert PattinsonFebruary 4, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    OME they have 2 make the movie they just have 2 i fink i will die if they dont make it, i love all twilight saga but breaking dawn is my favourite.
    my whole room is covered in edward/robert
    Mackenzie Foy plays renesmee btw ppl
    so cant wait 2 c it :-D
    GO TWILIGHT !!!

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