Amanda at Twilight Examiner fills us in on the where and when for Breaking Dawn filming:
"Back in July, it was revealed that production for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 would take place in both Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as Vancouver, British Columbia.
A few weeks later, Production Weekly announced that the film "ha[d] opened up new production offices in Baton Rouge, [and] filming is scheduled from November 1 - March 15." Soon after, the site specified that the film had "opened up their Vancouver production offices at North Shore Studios."
Now, Production Weekly has offered up an even finer detail, stating that the movie "will relocate production from Baton Rouge up to Vancouver on January 11th."
Earlier this month, local news coverage from Louisiana indicated that officials in the area were already readying themselves for Breaking Dawn's production and that the general understanding of plans in place was that Baton Rouge would serve as a filming location for mostly indoor sequences.
Vancouver was the filming location for both The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and local native Christine Kilpatrick visited the production offices at North Shore and potential other locations for Breaking Dawn recently and posted that "'I wanted to know when they would be back at that location and they said 'January.'"
Also, information on the Breaking Dawn set visit being auctioned off for charity (which has reached a whopping $41,100+, bid by the way) indicates that the opportunity will be for a trip which takes place "between February 1, 2011, and the end of March 2011, when the crew is filming on the Vancouver set. The specific date within this range will be determined based on the film's production schedule and winning bidder's availability."
In other words, Production Weekly's latest information definitely fits within those parcels which were already known. So, it seems that the Twilight crew will be heading outdoors in the very cold season of Vancouver afterall.
Breaking Dawn - Part 1's release date is November 18, 2011, while Breaking Dawn - Part 2's release date is set for November 16, 2012.
IMDb.com has also added a synopsis for Part 1 that reads as follows: "The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven."
The movies are being filmed together, and Bill Condon is directing both (while Stephenie Meyer, Wyck Godfrey, and Karen Rosenfelt are producing both). Several casting announcements for each are expected in the near future, and wardrobe fittings have already begun for the movie as well, according to Peter Facinelli ("Carlisle Cullen"). Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is writing both scripts (as she has with Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse), and she recently issued a Facebook update which indicated that things were going really well between herself and Condon."
So I have to ask, which one of you Twifans will be making a rode trip this winter, and can you pick me up on your way.... ;o)