Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Breaking Dawn: One Movie or Two?

Hot on the heels of speculation that Summit wanted Breaking Dawn — the fourth and final installment in The Twilight Saga — to be broken into two movies, with author Stephenie Meyer adamant it be one movie, comes this statement from Stephenie herself:

Just a quick note on the subject of the Breaking Dawn film: there is no drama over whether the book should be one movie or two. My personal feeling is that it would be very difficult to cram the whole story into one movie (as I've said in many interviews previous to this), but if a great way of doing that surfaces, I'm all for it. Two or one, whichever way fits the story best is fine by me, and everyone I've spoken with at Summit seems to feel the same way. We're all excited to move forward on this, and we are slowly and surely getting there. I know people are anxious for news, and so sometimes gossip gets fabricated to stir things up, but there's no basis to this particular story.


I agree that this is a case of gossip writers making a mountain out of a molehill. Stephenie has always been about what is best for the story, and I always believed she would do the right thing when it comes to her Saga's finale. I do hope it is split into two films, as there is just entirely too much to try to cram into a two or two-and-a-half-hour movie. It is rare in this day and age for a writer to have so much control over his or her work, and I am happy to see that Stephenie is calling the shots when it comes to her intellectual property. I will leave it to Stephenie to do the right thing, and I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.

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