Final film based on Stephenie Meyer’s vampire-romance series will be released in two instalments

Rumours suggesting that the film of the final book in the Twilight Saga would, in fact, be two films, were confirmed today, Variety reports.

Breaking Dawn, the last tome in Stephenie Meyer’s four-book vampire romance, will be made into two films, the first opening on 18 November 2011, and the second at a later date.

Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the franchise, has recently signed up Bill (Dreamgirls) Condon to direct the film.

Catherine Hardwicke was behind the camera for the first Twilight film, while Chris Weitz directed the second, New Moon, which last weekend swept the board at the MTV movie awards.

The third film, Eclipse, which is released in the US on 30 June and in the UK on 9 July, was directed by David Slade. All four – or, rather, five – films were adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Meyer’s books. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds