Warner Brothers did it with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and now the Twilight franchise is following suit. It has been confirmed by Summit Entertainment that the fourth and final installment of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga will be broken into two separate films. The book Breaking Dawn is divided into three parts, the first and third parts are narrated by Bella and the second is from the perspective of Jacob.
The first part of the two part series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will arrive in theaters on November 18th, 2011 just in time for the Thanksgiving box office blowout. Summit announced that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Kellan Lutz. Since Summit confirmed the cast, we are guessing the Lutz/Greene salary drama has finally been put to bed.
Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg who wrote the script for Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is currently working on Breaking Dawn. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer are also attached as the producers of the two part project. Production begins in the fall at an undisclosed location and no release date has been set for part two of Breaking Dawn.