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'Breaking Dawn' Split into Two Films!

'Breaking Dawn' Split into Two Films!

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be released as two separate films, Summit Entertainment confirms to

The first of the two slated will be released in theatres on November 18, 2011!

Helming both flicks will be Dreamgirls director Bill Condon with the main cast reprising their roles: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Production for Breaking Dawn, which is based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series, will kick off this fall. Eclipse opens on June 30!

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  • Kirsten

    That’s surprising. Harry Potter is doing that as well.

  • Nicole

    I’m glad. Breaking Dawn is such a long book. So much would have been lost if it was one movie! Yay! I’m so excited! I hope they don’t come out that far apart though.

  • sahar

    OMG!! thank god cuz if it was one movie they would have skipped/cut out a lot and seriously november 2011 that is such a big gap!!

  • ivy

    Way to copy Harry Potter. Lame.

  • Ana

    Great. Two more movies to endure. When is this going to be over?

  • Harry Potter and Twilight are two different movies stop comparing them, they are nothing alike.

  • http://j ivanka

    can’t wait for this overrated movie come to an end

  • Dawn

    LOL. Summit didn’t confirm it too you. You got it from the press release like every other site.

    Besides, we knew this was happening months ago. Every reliable site out there was reporting that it was going to be two movies.

  • Vinicius

    Way to copy Harry Potter. Lame. [2]

  • lili

    Harry Potter wanna be

  • jaye

    Was anyone worried that this wouldn’t happen. I haven’t read any of the books, but from way back people were saying there was too much information in the last book to do justice to it with one movie. I don’t think they copied Harry Potter, it’s just makes sense. Those that make up the Harry Potter creative group don’t have dibs on doing something that makes common sense and is practical. I’d had been surprise if they hadn’t made it two movies.
    Btw if you don’t like the movies or books that’s fine, but you haven’t had to ‘endure’ anything. No one is forced to read any threads regarding the Twilight series either.

  • commonsense

    They’re going to milk this crap to the bitter end. Thank God Stephanie Meyer didn’t “write” 7 books! Can you imagine?

  • Dany

    Yay! xD I can’t wait!

  • KellStar

    When will the madness stop???
    Oh god think of the children! WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!?!?!?!
    *weeps dramatically in the corner*

  • AddyX

    Great……… NOT!!!!!!!! Why?

    1. Copying Harry Potter
    2. We have to deal with 2 more crap Movies.
    3. Breaking Dawn book was HORRIBLE!
    4. Twilight in General is bad.

  • sarahc

    hahahaha I love how everyone thinks Twilight is absolutely horrible. The movie actually wouldn’t be that bad if Kristen Stewart got acting lessons, it’s like she’s constantly spazzing out. But whatever, fact is, all these actors are making more money than us and probably don’t care if everyone hates there movie, cause they sure are making bank.

  • JH

    So this won’t end until 2012!?!? UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • JH

    @sarahc: I second that…they don’t care that they can’t act…they’re rich lol

  • um

    They’re milking it for all it’s worth! 2 movies is more money than 1! I won’t be surprised if they buy another book out of Stephanie, so they can keep the franchise going.

  • ~m~

    The big question is where will it be filmed….
    I really hope they come back to Vancouver!

  • dindin

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  • Ana

    Just in time for the end of the world.

  • Alyssa

    More money!

  • tin

    ok even though harry potter and twilight are two different themes…it would be great if twilight didn’t have to copy the idea of harry potter?…i think they should be original like have an intermission instead of dreading a year to see half of the book

  • stephanieMsux

    most overrated franchise of all time. love kristen stewart, hate the franchise. bought the set of books to see what the hype was all about. and seriously, stephanie meyer is not a good writer. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE that actually think the books are good???!!!! have they ever read anything else in their lives? omfg.

  • pt

    Why does everyone think they are copying Harry Potter? I mean, does that mean that Harry Potter copied The Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Caribbean? Utilizing the same sets, having all the actors in one place already, etc. – they only have to extend the actual shoot for a few months instead of starting over from scratch – a lot less money has to be shelled out for production.


    Stephenie Mayer – thank you for not wirting the last book till the end. We appreciate it.
    first movie was ok, even interesting. second- compeletely waste of time. They make this franchise only for money. Please, the kids are cool, but I truly believe there is life after Twilight.

  • jenny

    i like both harry potter and twilight, but why is it a lot of harry potter feel the need to bash twilight. they are two totally different things. i would have been more shocked if summit didnt break breaking dawn up, because it is their cash cow. most studios will milk everything they can out of their money maker.

  • KB

    They are just stealing your money, people. They are not doing you any favors…just themselves.

  • e

    What next? The Twilight Theme Park?

    Stop coping Harry Potter!

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  • Macchiato

    ridiculous just end this shit ! and i never heard of spliting a film until harry potter . copycats

  • GPS

    That Twilight chick has always the same stoned facial expression.

  • Nic

    who cares, all the films are shit anyway..

  • stephania

    GRRRRRR way to ruin good movies

  • wapik

    this is so lame….twilight will always copy hp cause hp is way better!TEAM HARRY

  • Iffy Miffy

    The birth scene – slow-mo of Edward biting through Bella’s uterus with his teeth …. the scene demands such detail that no wonder they are splitting it in two – this will be a movie on its own – bite out the baby – EPIC GOLD OF LOLZ!!!

  • mare

    they waited too long. Hope people do’nt lose interest. Taylor Lautnor will be 30 by then.

  • liki

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought after 2011 we won`t have to see any more of this crap!!!!! If they can make every `Lord of the rings` book in to one movie( every LOTR book has more details than stupid Breaking Dawn) why can`t they do the same with this movie?
    p.s They are copying Harry Potter big time!!!!!! Twihards just accept that!

  • great………. NOT

    Milk it to the end huh, thanks for more craptastic movies Summit. The least they could do is invest in acting lessons for the cast.

  • Callie

    Good! I’m glad the last one is coming out, I’m sick of all this twilight stuff

  • Jen

    I used to somewhat like the twilight series when they were just books but now I hate them because of the movies which are so awful. They are really trying to milk this to the end. More stuttering and bad acting from Kristen Stewart, how exciting lol.

  • jenn

    ewww people are already over the twilight thing. it’s lame

  • Isabella.

    I hate Twilight so much , I wish they could die.

  • lala

    @pt: harry potter deathly hallows actually needed to be cut into 2 parts coz you cant cut out any scenes coz it would ruin everything, breaking dawn is just basically narration of bella and jacob..i just dont see the sense in making it into two movies other than their plot into making more money…the movie is just so overrated now.

  • LisaAnn

    Ummm…2 films!?! Really?!? OH MY GOD?!?
    That is soo amazingly…LAME!! Why?!?! The “big” fight at the end just turned out to be a huge long lame conversation. Why do you need to make 2 movies about that darn book?!?! It wasn’t that great.

    And what a way to copy Harry Potter and the Warner Bros! Gold digger much?! People are making Twilight something that its really not!! The movies aren’t that great and I can’t understand why they won awards for them!!! Hot actors in the movie shouldn’t be a reason and an excuse why the Twilight Saga should be praised. It is not that great.

    The actors in the movie act like they’re spazzing half the time, Robert cant act crap and Kristen sounds monotone half the time in the movies! They can’t act.

    Its all about the money huh?! Thank god there’s only 4 books! All the hype and the madness made me lose interest in this saga. Plus the movies ruined the books.

  • LisaAnn

    …and why the heck am I comparing HP and Twilight?! They’re very different!!! Twilight doesn’t have anything on Harry Potter!! Twilight would never get the same big audiences, acknowledgments, recognitions and hype that Harry Potter received over the years. You can make Breaking Dawn into 5 films for all anybody cares but it would never surpass Harry Potter…or any other big movie really. It sucks that much.

  • Celia


    They are copying Harry Potter. LOTR is technically one book, but it’s always been sold as three books. Harry Potter is the FIRST to consider splitting ONE book into two films. They started talking about it all the way back in 2004 when Goblet of Fire was about to come out, because GOF is such a big book. They finally did it with Deathly Hallows, because if you’ve read that book then you would know there’s no other way to do it. Every single even that happens in DH is important to the overall storyline.
    Breaking Dawn is one of the worst books I’ve ever read in my life. It’s like 900 pages long and literally NOTHING happens in it. All the characters are different and weak, she keeps building up to a climax and then there is NONE. The book is pointless. I can’t even see it as one film and now they’re trying to make two.

  • carla

    what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in two part, god damn twilight will never be over. i’am already fed up of this film but now they want me to death. very stupid idea