Twilight author Stephanie Meyers had given this interview to MTV in July of 2008 and I thought I’d bring it back and open up the debate about how many Twilight Saga movies there should be. As you can see, Meyers is a firm believer in having two films for Breaking Dawn, instead of just one. Check out her comments in the interview above.
A little over a week ago, newly hired actor Boo Boo Stewart (for the part of Seth Clearwater) put his young foot in his mouth when he opened up regarding a fifth movie for the Twilight franchise. Summit Entertainment executives quickly denied his statement and said the actor was “unfortunately uninformed and not accurate.” The studio did mention working with Meyers on the fourth book of the series: Breaking Dawn. It did sound a little like this does leave room for splitting the final epic into two movies, it wasn’t a total denial of the possibility of “doing a Harry Potter” on the end film (they did not say only four would be made) and giving fans two chances to say good-bye to the characters they’ve come to grow so attached to (and giving the studio a chance to milk more money out of moviegoers.)
Who knows how this will end, but they must be working on the script for BD soon. With Eclipse filming in Vancouver now, that would put Dawn on target for a February/March shooting schedule. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning in particular are such in demand actors, everything needs to be finalized quickly.
What do you think? Do you want it split into two films? Or do you feel it would just be a cheap gimmick by the studio to lengthen (and perhaps ruin) the saga?