With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse shot and ready for its release on June 30, 2010 under the direction of David Slade (30 Days of Night), the majority of all Twilight-related rumors these past few months have circled on whether the final film--Breaking Dawn--will be broken into two films. And conflicting reports have once again surfaced online today on that issue.
Nikkie Finke at Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the decision has been made over at Summit Entertainment and that the adaptation of Meyer's final novel will indeed be split into two separate films, much like Warner Bros. Pictures has done with their final Harry Potter movie. The website also reports that the studio is looking for a "high-end" director to helm the two films.
Once that report was made online, our friends at ComingSoon contacted Summit for confirmation, which turned out to be a "negative." The studio has maintained in the past that they'll wait until Melissa Rosenberg completes the full screenplay and says currently that a decision hasn't been made yet. "No decision has been made and as we have said all along we are continuing to work with Stephenie Meyer to bring 'Breaking Dawn' to the big screen."
Conflicting reports. Both may be accurate. A decision may have been made but Summit Entertainment isn't ready to confirm it. If the latter is the case, we should expect a press statement sometime in the future. Production is expected to begin on "Breaking Dawn" in October.