After releasing "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" in late June, Summit Entertainment is gearing up to make the follow up. On Friday, July 9, the studio has announced that they plan to start production for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" and "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" this fall.
The filming will first take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they will take shots for interior locations. Then, once weather has improved in Vancouver, Canada, the production will move there sometime in the New Year. Bill Condon is on board to helm the two installments.
The first part of "Breaking Dawn" is planned to be dropped in U.S. theaters on November 18, 2011. However, Summit has not decided when the second part will come out as the distribution chief, Richie Fay, recently said, "We've targeted a number of dates, and we have yet to determine when it will happen. We haven't even determined that it will be the summer (2012). It's still the source of discussions."
Another project which reportedly already has a start date is untitled Batman 3 Project. Michael Caine, who played Bruce Wayne's butler in the previous "Batman" films, told Digital Spy that the next movie will kick off production as early as the second quarter of 2011. "I don't know about that," he said about his potential return for the third installment when met at the premiere of "Inception", "but I think they're going to do it in April, that's about as much as I know."
This is, however, in contrary to what Christopher Nolan said about the status of his third "Batman" project. Speaking to MTV News recently, the filmmaker who is currently writing the script for the follow-up of "The Dark Knight" claimed he wasn't as certain about when filming would begin on the much-anticipated sequel. Warner Bros. Pictures, in the meantime, eyes to release the forthcoming superhero movie on July 20, 2012 in the U.S.