Here’s the official press release from Summit about the release of “Breaking Dawn”:
Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2010 – 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.
The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. The TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
I almost can't even discuss how happy I am about this. My fave book get's DOULBE the screen time of the other movies. Which means, frighteningly that it can be doubly screwed up. This means way way way more time in Twilight land, waiting on movies and soundtracks and merchandise to be released. And honestly, I"m ok with Summit and the other companies cashing in on fans by making this all last longer, because I WANT it to last longer! I don't want to look forward to the day when this all ends!