Summit Entertainment doesn't mess around when it knows it has a blockbuster franchise on its hands. Before New Moon, the sequel to the first Twilight film, has even hit theaters (or finished shooting!) the studio has announced that the third movie will be released June 30, 2010. Twilight fans, flip ahead many new moons and mark your calendars! Here's more:
Melissa Rosenberg, who penned the Twilight and New Moon scripts, is working on Eclipse. Summit hasn't yet selected a director for Eclipse, in which Bella is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob.
It's hard to talk about a third movie before we've even seen what new director Chris Weitz can do with the source material. Something tells me his take on New Moon will look quite different than what Catherine Hardwicke did with Twilight — but different-good? Hard to tell. I'm guessing this means the studio is locking in its Edward, Bella, and Jacob actors through 2010 as well. And if they're already confirming a third movie, are you hoping they'll complete the series on screen and adapt Breaking Dawn? Which Twilight volume is your favorite?