"Breaking Dawn" has reportedly gotten the green light by Summit Entertainment, as the fourth movie in the "Twilight" saga, according to TheWrap.com, although a rep for Summit Entertainment, the film's producer, told MTV News late Monday afternoon that the report is untrue.
TheWrap.com reports that a source close to the film's production said that "Breaking Dawn" will start shooting in the spring of 2010.
"Breaking Dawn" would follow production of the third "Twilight" film, "Eclipse," which Drew Barrymore recently revealed she won't be directing. Chris Weitz replaced Catherine Hardwicke on "New Moon," and it is widely believed that Juan Antonio Bayona will tackle "Eclipse," although a director has yet to be confirmed by Summit.
The anonymous Summit executive who spoke to The Wrap said that there was no production schedule for "Breaking Dawn" yet and no current plans to shoot in Vancouver, but the stars of the film will reportedly get some time off after finishing "New Moon" before they begin work on "Eclipse."
"Twilight" was released last November and was an instant smash at the box office. Because of the first film's success, "New Moon" was green-lit and will be released on November 20, 2009, and "Eclipse" should be in theaters in June 2010. "Breaking Dawn" would hit the release docket later that year.
Just last week, the rest of the "New Moon" cast was revealed, including "Twilight" newcomers Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen as members of the "legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world."
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