With rumor sites and good journalists
saying Breaking Dawn will be 2 movies, I wonder why it has been officially announced by Summit Entertainment. I found an article
which is talks of Breaking Dawn being 3-D and I think this is the hold up.
"The pluses are obvious. That third dimension has been proven to put
more butts in the seats and enhance the experience for all involved.
Everyone from Warner Bros. (”Clash of the Titans”) to Screen Gems
(”Priest”) to MGM (”Cabin in the Woods”) has been belatedly sending
their films to the 3D factory for conversion. Heck, WB’s solid B-movie
“Journey to the Center of the Earth” roped in $231 million worldwide
two years ago because it had an “in 3D” stamp on the poster. The
prospect of Edward, Bella and Jacob swooning on a z-axis may just put
the film(s)’ boxoffice in “Avatar” territory.
Summit apparently has to make a decision on both fronts soon — by the end of the month — to meet production deadlines. Our bet is they
decide to go whole hog, or wolf, as it were: two films, in 3D, with
much to gain and little to lose.
But what could stop either new approach from happening is the same thing that could derail any other “Twilight” development: Stephenie
Meyer. Her contract is chock full of approvals, over casting, director,
screenwriter, etc. Presumably, any changes that include splitting the
book’s narrative into two scripts or filming one or both in a new
format have to be approved by her. (And beyond that, even if she
approves a fifth film and 3D, the cast is only signed through four
films, which should make for a very intense round of renegotiating.)"