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'Breaking Dawn' to be broken into 2 films

Actors Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson are seen in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

June 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
There will be twice as much anticipation for the final chapter of the "Twilight" saga. Summit Entertainment says "Breaking Dawn" will be broken into two movies.The first installment of the wildly popular vampire franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's books, is due out in November of 2011. The second part will be out some time later.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will all be returning. Scripts are currently being written for the celebrities. Production is set to begin this fall.

Bill Condon, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of his 1999 film "Gods and Monsters," will direct both movies. He also directed "Kinsey" and "Dreamgirls" and produced the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony with Hugh Jackman as host.

Meanwhile, the third installment, "Eclipse," opens June 30.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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