I know two stories in one is weird, but they're related--
It's a new year, a new decade, and time for more "Twilight" drama! Surprisingly enough, this time it doesn't involve any of the cast members or crew, but instead the big moguls behind the series itself. E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports news from his Deep Twi that Stephenie Meyer and Summit Entertainment still having disputes over whether "Breaking Dawn" should be one film or two, which is what is causing production on the final installment of the film series to be at a standstill.
"Both sides have very different agendas," Ted reports his mole as saying.Apparently Stephenie doesn't think two movies is the right thing to do "creatively" for the series (and neither do we), while Summit wants to milk its cash cow for all it's worth.
Things haven't gotten dirty yet, but the way "Deep Twi" describes it, all the pressure is on Stephenie.
"They keep trying to persuade her it's the right thing to do artistically. They're constantly waiting for her input," the source is reported to have said.
At this time last year, after the success of "Twilight," shooting for "New Moon" was already underway and a director for "Eclipse" was being picked. Now, "New Moon" has already been released and "Eclipse" is in the editing room, but there hasn't even been a director picked out for "Breaking Dawn." "Eclipse" is set to hit theaters in five months, and if some major steps haven't been made in film production by then, Summit and Stephenie are going to have a lot of angry, anxious fans on their hands.
There have been a myriad of jokes thrown towards The Twilight Saga, but I doubt any will match the response that will surely be lodged when and if Breaking Dawn makes it to the big screen. The LA Times talked with Twilight Saga producer Wyck Godfrey about how on earth they could possibly make the final installment into a movie, and he lodged his ... rather interesting thoughts. (Spoiler alert: Do not continue reading if you aren't familiar with BD's plot.)( Collapse )The "source" is sketchy, so take w/ a grain of salt, but I think this is the first time I've ever agreed with SMeyer. Two movies would be horrible, but one will be hilaaarious. source one
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