Hot on the heels of our review of "New Moon" comes the rumor that the 4th installment of the "girly-ist crap-spastic poo farm" known as the Twilight saga may be split into a two-parter.
Principal photography has already wrapped on the third film in the franchise and one can only assume that Summit Entertainment is trying to figure out ways to wring a few more dollars from Stephanie Meyers undead teat before it dries up completely.
Variety states that Summit is considering just what it would take to split the fourth and final (PLEASE, God let it be the final) film in the Twilight series into two separate movies, in much the same way "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be doing:
Summit execs would not comment, but multiple sources said that the film company wants to go the two-film route, which means re-opening negotiations and getting approval from the author. It also means making new deals with a principal cast that is only locked up for four films.
This is interesting, since if they do decide to split the film, titled
The move is an obvious one for Summit Entertainment to consider. Unless book scribe Meyers decides to continue her drama about the vampire the werewolf and the talentless drama queen, the studio is going to have to turn to making movies for an audience other than 13 year old girls and sexually confused boys. And since they are making money hand-over-fist on this drivel right now, why in the world would they want to do THAT?
There is also talk that Summit would like to bring New Moon director Chris Weitz back for the fourth film(s), since he apparently worked so well with the cast and managed to bring the movie in under budget. However, Weitz has said that his next project is a smaller pic (also by Summit) called "The Gardner" - but we assume that this is merely a question of juggling production schedules around a bit with the studio and not that big of an issue.
In the meantime, expect the hoards of rabid teenage girls to have their parents driving them to the theater for the third installment in this series titled "Eclipse," which is scheduled to be released next June.