LOS ANGELES, Calif. — As “Twi-hards” await an official confirmation on whether or not the saga’s final chapter, “Breaking Dawn,” will be split into two films, a new report suggests it’s all a done deal – if the studio could just get some of the stars to agree on financial terms.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Summit Entertainment is close to sealing the deal to split the fourth novel in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga into two movies.
However, while deals with the big three actors – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – are all close to being final, and deals for movie dads Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) and Billy Burke (Charlie Swan) are already done, it’s some of Facinelli’s on-screen kids who could be causing the hold up.
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene – who play Emmet and Alice Cullen, respectively – are reportedly seeking a bigger payday for the final installment in the series, and according to The Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. blog, Summit is reportedly not willing to budge.
“We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point,” a source close to the situation told the trade.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, a spokesperson for Summit said it was still undecided if “Breaking Dawn” would be one or two movies.
“That has not been determined yet,” the spokesperson told Access.
However, if there are indeed negotiations going on between the Cullen kids and the studio, Lutz and Greene may want to proceed with caution, as Summit has shown before that it’s willing to recast mid-series.
The upcoming third installment, “Eclipse,” which hits theaters on June 30, will star Bryce Dallas Howard as vampire Victoria, after Rachelle Lefevre was replaced after the first two chapters following a scheduling conflict.
“This thing is gonna be two movies,” another source told The Hollywood Reporter. “With or without the cast intact.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, whether it’s one film or not, “Breaking Dawn” will hit theaters on November 18, 2011, with director Bill Condon at the helm.
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