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Breaking Dawn split?

12.01.2009

Taking a page out of a vastly superior fantasy novel series-turned-blockbuster franchise, Summit may opt to split BREAKING DAWN, the final chapter of the TWILIGHT series, in half. This comes with the realization that A) It may be hard to turn an 800 page book into a coherent movie and B) It will make them approximately twice as much money by doing so.

This isn’t a done deal yet, as there are downsides, like having to pay everyone double for being in two movies, but I have to think that when all is said and done, they’ll greenlight the decisions as being more than cost effective.

There’s also the little problem of the absolute batshit insanity that populates the last book. I’m not one to bash TWILIGHT fans for their slavish devotion to the series, because as Kevin Smith says, it’s teenage girl STAR WARS, but when you actually hear just what happens in BREAKING DAWN, you have to think that the book might just be completely unfilmable.

I don’t need to go into detail here, because thankfully Devin Faraci over at CHUD has already done that for me. That piece is spoiler heavy to be sure, but read it and tell me there is a way to make this into a movie where everyone doesn’t run out of the theater laughing.

Update: What I said about not bashing fans no longer stands after I was just directed to MyLifeisTwilight. Good. God.

Extra Tidbit: I can just see Taylor Lautner reading the script for BREAKING DAWN. I fall in love with WHO? Im out. You can call Ben Barnes.
Source: Variety

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7:28PM on 12/03/2009
Believe me, this Breaking Dawn will not be the last book. Mark my word.
Believe me, this Breaking Dawn will not be the last book. Mark my word.
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10:46AM on 12/03/2009
Ahahahaha! Aha! Aha! This one's for all of you who called Transformers 2 the worst movie ever! Take THAT! After Breaking Dawn gets made, Transformers 2 is going to look like a combination of quality from Titanic, The Dark Knight, and Lord Of The f'n Rings! Hey I'm no Transformers geek and I agree, TF2 is a load of crap in terms of story but compared to this....wow! What a load of garbage...sick, twisted (not even in the nicest of ways) garbage.
Ahahahaha! Aha! Aha! This one's for all of you who called Transformers 2 the worst movie ever! Take THAT! After Breaking Dawn gets made, Transformers 2 is going to look like a combination of quality from Titanic, The Dark Knight, and Lord Of The f'n Rings! Hey I'm no Transformers geek and I agree, TF2 is a load of crap in terms of story but compared to this....wow! What a load of garbage...sick, twisted (not even in the nicest of ways) garbage.
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7:27PM on 12/03/2009
Man, I agree with you. Accidentally watched Twilight on cable via flipping channels, I couldn't make any sense why it's so popular. From what I heard, New Moon is even worse than Twilight.
Man, I agree with you. Accidentally watched Twilight on cable via flipping channels, I couldn't make any sense why it's so popular. From what I heard, New Moon is even worse than Twilight.
1:36AM on 12/02/2009

Pullin' a Harry Potter 7, eh?

Lmao @ David Cronenberg directing Breaking Dawn.

Wow, that summary was just plain balls-to-the-wall ridiculous.
Lmao @ David Cronenberg directing Breaking Dawn.

Wow, that summary was just plain balls-to-the-wall ridiculous.
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9:11PM on 12/01/2009
I just finished the book the other day and yeah it is almost completely unfilmable. It almost has to be done as one super long film or as two to even capture all of the book. I'm stoked.
I just finished the book the other day and yeah it is almost completely unfilmable. It almost has to be done as one super long film or as two to even capture all of the book. I'm stoked.
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9:42AM on 12/02/2009
You're a 22 year-old man.
The Hell are you doing reading Twilight?
You're a 22 year-old man.
The Hell are you doing reading Twilight?
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8:31PM on 12/01/2009

Twilight Saga

Wow so much hate for a chick fim franchise, so if this is the Star Wars for chick then let them have a taste of what it feel to be a fanboy or fangirl in they're case, besides it's only got two or three movies to go untill the next post Twilight phenomenon comes along, I ask you... how long was the Star Wars saga? how many times did we say The Dark Knight was the best film ever made? how crazy do we go when we see a new Iron Man poster or pics of Scarlete Johansson as Black Widow??? c'mon let
Wow so much hate for a chick fim franchise, so if this is the Star Wars for chick then let them have a taste of what it feel to be a fanboy or fangirl in they're case, besides it's only got two or three movies to go untill the next post Twilight phenomenon comes along, I ask you... how long was the Star Wars saga? how many times did we say The Dark Knight was the best film ever made? how crazy do we go when we see a new Iron Man poster or pics of Scarlete Johansson as Black Widow??? c'mon let the girls be geeks for once, you don't hear chicks shit talking any of our favorite franchise films... I'm just saying.

The split of the film in to two films seems like the way to go for the producers if they want to keep milking the franchise ala Harry Potter but it probably won't be so costly if they film the entire film but release as two seperate ones in theaters.
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9:45AM on 12/02/2009
Umm, are you trying to compare Twilight series with The Dark Knight and Iron Man? Because its sure sound like that. I dont have any problem with it personally, heck I even own all four novels (though read only the first), But even by shear movie quality Twilight saga is AWFUL. Just look up on Rottentomatoes, TDK earned 94% and IronMan earned 93% positive CRITICAL review, whereas Twilight had 49% and New Moon has 29%. These movies should never be on the same paragraph with the above two. Ever.
Umm, are you trying to compare Twilight series with The Dark Knight and Iron Man? Because its sure sound like that. I dont have any problem with it personally, heck I even own all four novels (though read only the first), But even by shear movie quality Twilight saga is AWFUL. Just look up on Rottentomatoes, TDK earned 94% and IronMan earned 93% positive CRITICAL review, whereas Twilight had 49% and New Moon has 29%. These movies should never be on the same paragraph with the above two. Ever.
5:52PM on 12/02/2009
Rizwan... I think X is comparing The dark knight/iron man to Twilight, as in the comic book movies are to fanboys as Twilight is to tweens and women. The Twilight series get shitty ratings on rottentomatoes because its mostly fanboys reviewing, not the movies core audience.
Rizwan... I think X is comparing The dark knight/iron man to Twilight, as in the comic book movies are to fanboys as Twilight is to tweens and women. The Twilight series get shitty ratings on rottentomatoes because its mostly fanboys reviewing, not the movies core audience.
7:35PM on 12/01/2009
The only thing I got out of this article is that I can watch the lovely Ashley Greene be massively freaking hot for twice as long.

Everything else relating to the plot can be safely cut out. And hopefully incinerated as dangerous waste material.
The only thing I got out of this article is that I can watch the lovely Ashley Greene be massively freaking hot for twice as long.

Everything else relating to the plot can be safely cut out. And hopefully incinerated as dangerous waste material.
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5:28PM on 12/01/2009
Ugh...I was counting down the movies until I never had to hear about Twilight again. Now my countdown has gotten longer.
Ugh...I was counting down the movies until I never had to hear about Twilight again. Now my countdown has gotten longer.
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5:18PM on 12/01/2009

I caved in...

My girl asked me to see Twilight with her. It's what you would expect, which means no Oscar for this movie in ANY category. It was ok, I've see worse. (I need to do a sack check)
My girl asked me to see Twilight with her. It's what you would expect, which means no Oscar for this movie in ANY category. It was ok, I've see worse. (I need to do a sack check)
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4:49PM on 12/01/2009
that article was amazing.

movie news makes me sad america is this dumb to enjoy this story.
that article was amazing.

movie news makes me sad america is this dumb to enjoy this story.
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4:36PM on 12/01/2009
I just read some posts on the my life is twilight website. It has to be a joke.
I just read some posts on the my life is twilight website. It has to be a joke.
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4:11PM on 12/01/2009

ROFLMAO

Oh God yes! please let this movie come out... just so the Twilight fans can see for themselves how BATSHITCRAZY Steph Meyers is! Breaking Dawn will make a Roger Corman movie look like an Alfred Hitchcock film! I hope they don't change a thing! (I seriously can't stop laughing:)
Oh God yes! please let this movie come out... just so the Twilight fans can see for themselves how BATSHITCRAZY Steph Meyers is! Breaking Dawn will make a Roger Corman movie look like an Alfred Hitchcock film! I hope they don't change a thing! (I seriously can't stop laughing:)
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3:23PM on 12/01/2009
Edward is what, 100 year old ? And Bella, something like 16-17, maybe 18 ? This franchise has been about pedophilia from the beginning, the fourth one only makes sense, taking it further. Sounds like it could be amazing trash, but Id still not pay to see anything Twilight related.
Edward is what, 100 year old ? And Bella, something like 16-17, maybe 18 ? This franchise has been about pedophilia from the beginning, the fourth one only makes sense, taking it further. Sounds like it could be amazing trash, but Id still not pay to see anything Twilight related.
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3:38PM on 12/01/2009
Don't forget necrophilia and bestiality.
Don't forget necrophilia and bestiality.
2:02PM on 12/01/2009
WOW.. reading that description of the events in the fourth Twilight continues to baffle me as to how anyone with any kind of creative integrity could support or even like this series. Holy fucking shit that was the worst thing I've ever read!
WOW.. reading that description of the events in the fourth Twilight continues to baffle me as to how anyone with any kind of creative integrity could support or even like this series. Holy fucking shit that was the worst thing I've ever read!
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1:35PM on 12/01/2009
Ha, an extra film is sure to drive the haters bat shit insane.

I'm sure Hollywood can find a way to produce something more coherent than the book. As for the fans, star wars fans have been getting freaking married as storm troopers for decades, so I think its more than even.
Ha, an extra film is sure to drive the haters bat shit insane.

I'm sure Hollywood can find a way to produce something more coherent than the book. As for the fans, star wars fans have been getting freaking married as storm troopers for decades, so I think its more than even.
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2:20PM on 12/01/2009
Yes Star Wars fans have been getting married in full costume but number 1: they still get made fun of and ridiculed. 2: At least Star Wars has had perhaps the most devestating effect on cinema, in history whereas Twilight is nothing more than a prolonged unoriginal sexual fantasy from Stephanie Meyers mind.
Yes Star Wars fans have been getting married in full costume but number 1: they still get made fun of and ridiculed. 2: At least Star Wars has had perhaps the most devestating effect on cinema, in history whereas Twilight is nothing more than a prolonged unoriginal sexual fantasy from Stephanie Meyers mind.
1:21PM on 12/01/2009

That's It...

...I've remained pretty in-different about this Twilight craze goin' on, but after reading that Breaking Dawn summary, I officially hate Stephanie Meyer and will take time out of my busy schedule to reticule and humiliate anyone I see carrying this book.

I mean...... What the fuckin' fuck?????
...I've remained pretty in-different about this Twilight craze goin' on, but after reading that Breaking Dawn summary, I officially hate Stephanie Meyer and will take time out of my busy schedule to reticule and humiliate anyone I see carrying this book.

I mean...... What the fuckin' fuck?????
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1:08PM on 12/01/2009
I am only a little over 100 pages into Breaking Dawn and so far it is just...brain melting. I enjoyed to a certain extent, the first three books. But Dawn may have zero appeal for the male audience. As for the extra tidbit, I hope they leave that out. It really creeps the shit out of me.
I am only a little over 100 pages into Breaking Dawn and so far it is just...brain melting. I enjoyed to a certain extent, the first three books. But Dawn may have zero appeal for the male audience. As for the extra tidbit, I hope they leave that out. It really creeps the shit out of me.
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