Twilight Bosses Confirm Breaking Dawn Split
The final installment of the Twilight movie franchise will be split into two separate films, movie executives at Summit Entertainment have confirmed.
Speculation has been rife that the last book, Breaking Dawn, will be shown in two parts which will reportedly be shot back-to-back.
Author of the vampire books, Stephenie Meyer, admitted earlier this year a decision had still not been made, while lead actress Kristen Stewart spoke out urging bosses to split the last book because the story "absolutely warrants two films."
Now heads at Summit Entertainment have confirmed a decision has been made to make an extra movie.
A statement from the studio reads, "Summit Entertainment confirmed today that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011.
"Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan, as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett."