Consider this good news for both "Twi-hards"—the die-hard fans of Twilight—AND anti-Twi-hards: The final film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, could begin shooting as early as this fall.
If you're a fan, this means you won't have to wait long for the final chapter (or chapters).
If you're not, it means we'll soon be rid of these sparkly vamps and their swoony teen paramours.
Here's what the Los Angeles Times reports:
When [Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn] was released in August 2008, fan reaction was intense and divided with some "Twi-hards" expressing confusion and dismay over a plot that involved *SPOILER ALERT* a recently graduated 19-year-old Bella giving birth to a half-human/half-vamp daughter named Renesmee, who grows much faster than the average mortal child and who possesses a unique way of communicating with those around her, clearly inherited from Dad's side of the family.
Wyck Godfrey, the producer of all the films in the "Twilight" saga, admits that the creative team still doesn't know how they'll handle the character in the "Breaking Dawn" movie, but said that the plan is absolutely for the production to go forward—as either one or two installments—with an eye toward beginning to shoot in Vancouver this fall.
The film will presumably bring back all the principals—sans Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria, who is being replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in the upcoming third movie, Eclipse—including Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward and Taylor Lautner as the shirtless Jacob.
Melissa Rosenberg is reportedly working on the script for Breaking Dawn.
Eclipse opens June 30.