Final Part of "Twilight" to Get Two-Part Treatment?

12/02/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti

It's long been known that the final book in the Harry Potter series, "The Deathly Hallows," is getting filmed and released in two parts, and now it seems Summit Entertainment is following suit with the final book in the "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn." What better way to take advantage of the heavy moneymaking the series has brought so far?

No directors have been officially announced for consideration yet, but word is that they're likely to bring back "New Moon" helmer Chris Weitz. Surely that doesn't have least to do with the fact that his film has made significant profit, and that David Slade, who's currently working on the third film, has already been rumored to have a general distaste for the source material.

A big concern people are having with the idea of a "Breaking Dawn" film, though, is the content of the book itself, which borders on unfilmable. Where the other novels garnered some criticism for alleged misogyny (whether intentional or not, it's definitely there), the fourth one has moments that will surely bring declarations of domestic abuse and pedophilia, not to mention the incredibly disturbing aspects of graphic and overtly sexual body horror. Yes, I'm still talking about "Twilight," not a David Cronenberg film.

The thing is this:  Sure, that insanely disturbing content may not appeal to the series' primary fanbase (and the novel itself didn't get the best reaction from fans), but it sounds incredible to me. It has a chance at being a crazy camp-classic if it's faithful to the material.

Another thing to consider about the two-part treatment is what Cinematical says here:

"Problem is, none of the actors have deals for a second part, and so like what happened with Harry Potter, there's a very good chance Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner could be looking at upwards of eight figures for their participation."

Eight figures. Boy oh boy, at least the cast will be happy.

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