Last week we learned that Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon signed on to direct the next installment of The Twilight Saga movie franchise, Breaking Dawn, and today we learn that the movie studio has set a release date for the film. As I’m sure you all all very much aware, The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released last November and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be released this June … but we are going to have to wait until November 2011 to see the next sequel film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:
Summit Entertainment has picked a release date for “The Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has set November 18, 2011 as the day when the final installment of the vampire drama movie series hits U.S. theaters. However, it has not been announced whether the last chapter of “Twilight” film franchise is going to be split into two parts or not. Latest report on the matter said that sources insisted “Breaking Dawn” will be made into two movies. It was recently announced that Bill Condon is hired to serve behind the lens for this fourth “Twilight” film. Later, the “Dreamgirls” helmer has reached out to fans by writing a letter, stating that the upcoming film will not be musical. “The Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn” will follow Bella Swan after she has made a decision between her intense passion for Edward Cullen and her profound connection to Jacob Black. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all expected to return to reprise their respective roles in this movie.
I would bet good money that Summit Entertainment will break up Breaking Dawn into two movies (in Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows style) so that they can capitalize as much as possible on the movie franchise. Twilight fans are a seemingly endless font from which the movie studio can extract money … why would they not milk their resource for all they can? To be honest, although there was only a 7 month span between New Moon and Eclipse, I don’t blame them for putting off the next film until the end of next year … again, it’s a good way to keep the fans wanting more. Mark your calendars, y’all … The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will premiere in theaters in November 2011 … my guess is that Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 will premiere in theaters in June 2012.