Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Official! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" Gets The Green Light!

/24-7/ -- The fourth saga in the Twilight Series is going back to it's roots and will be filmed in Portland, Oregon. The original Twilight film was shot there. In addition, a new production company, Sunswept Entertainment, has been brought on board for Breaking Dawn. Sunswept Entertainment was created by Karen Rosenfelt, who is the daughter of former MGM Chairman & CEO Frank Edward Rosenfelt. Karen Rosenfelt served as Producer on both "Twilight" and on "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse". She did not work on "New Moon", but is producing "Breaking Dawn" through her Sunswept Entertainment banner.

There will likely be quite a bit of tweaking to the fourth novel in the series due to the explicit sex and birth scenes to avoid an R rating. Inside sources confirm that Breaking Dawn may be filmed and released in two parts - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I", and "Part II". Although this has not been confirmed officially by Summit, author Stephenie Meyer has stated, "it would have to be made into multiple movies because it's hard to imagine it fitting into ninety minutes".

Fans can expect a massive talent search for the role of Renesmee Cullen, the half-vampire, half-human daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, just as there was for the roles of Seth and Leah Clearwater in "Eclipse".

David Slade is directing "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", but it is unknown if he will also direct any of the Breaking Dawn films. "Breaking Dawn: Part I" should start shooting in September 2010, with a release scheduled for 2011.

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